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How to Create a Colorful Laminate Backsplash

This clever idea lets you use laminate to transform your backsplash.

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  1. 1. How to Use Solarization to Keep Soil in Great Shape

    Solarization employs plastic to heat up the soil, eliminating garden pests and diseases that overwinter in the soil.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. How to Install Kitchen Cabinet Lights

    These steps for installing lights in kitchen cabinets can brighten dark kitchen cabinets and also serve as party decor.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. How to Avoid Problems When Making Half-Lap Joints

    A half-lap joint is made of two rabbets that partially overlap. See how to avoid a bad half-lip joint -- one that doesn't mate up well ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. How to Grow Hamburg Parsley

    Though it looks and tastes like flat-leaf parsley above ground, Hamburg parsley also grows a thick edible root similar to a parsnip.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. How to Install Self-Stick Floor Tiles

    Easy to apply adhesive-backed tiles make this a DIY project you can complete in a day, and the results are rewarding. Learn how to inst...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How To: Creating A Holographic Checkerboard Backsplash

    Create a checkerboard kitchen backsplash using stick-on holographic tiles. Mixing colors and designs gives your kitchen visual appeal.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. How to Make Decorative Dovetail Joints

    Like lap joining, dovetail joining holds two pieces of wood together to act as one piece. Use these step-by-step instructions to learn ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Make a Fabric-Covered Window Cornice

    Change fabrics on this window cornice as often as you like -- it's held on only with finish pins.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. Removing Stains From Wood

    When water has penetrated wood, sanding and bleach are the best antidotes.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. How to Create Colorful Lampshades

    By dripping colorful shades of paint, old lampshades are turned into a look of modern art.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How to Build a Message Center

    Making a message center out of spare or leftover building materials is an easy and low-cost way to add a custom touch to any living spa...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Make a Temporary Work Table

    Learn how to use bar clamps to make a temporary work table. Host David Thiel also demonstrates how to use short bar clamps and 'C' clam...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. How To Make Clay Bugs for the Backyard

    These colorful clay bugs will brighten up any backyard.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. Entertaining Kitchen: The Island

    A kitchen island receives a paint treatment that makes it the focus of the room. Learn how to paint your own kitchen island.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How to Insulate a Garage Door

    There are a couple of ways you can go about insulating your garage door to save a bundle of energy costs

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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