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  1. 1. A Chandelier of Beads for a Bohemian Eclectic Living Room

    Colorful beads are added to a chandelier for the finishing touch of this Bohemian living room makeover.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. How to Create Photo Artwork

    It's easy to turn ordinary snapshots into extraordinary masterpieces. And you can get that "photo lab" look right from your home printe...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. How to Make a Multiple-Hole Jig

    Host David Thiel demonstrates how to make a jig that keeps shelf pegs neatly in a row.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. How to Patch Concrete Porch Steps

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. How to Make a Lap Joint

    When there's a piece of lumber that's too short for the project, a second piece of wood can be used to extend the length. Lap joining i...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How to Bend Metal With a Jig

    A homemade jig can be used to bend sheet metal into almost any desired shape. Use these instructions to easily add beauty to a regular ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. How to Plant Herb Pots

    Fresh herbs are a requirement for many home cooks. By planting a variety of herbs in containers, anybody can enjoy the flavor of these ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Install a Track Drain System

    The goal is to dig the trench at a slight pitch, or angle, to allow gravity to pull the water along the pipes and out the clear out.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. How to Paint a Stencil Pattern on Seat Cushions

    An Art Deco design is painted on cushions with stippling and foam brushes to bring out the purple in the sofa.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. How to Create a Custom Branch Chandelier

    Add rusticity to the kitchen with a custom light fixture crafted from branches gathered in your own yard. Wood glue, zip ties and simpl...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How To Create a Play Area

    This new play area is padded with rubber mulch and outlined with plants. Edging keeps the rubber mulch out of the new sod.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Maintain a Fireplace and Chimney

    Learn how to maintain a fireplace and chimney with these basic step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. How to Repair a Lawn by Sod Coring or Plugging

    Essentially the lawn version of a hair transplant, this method works well only with spreading grasses such as Bermuda or St. Augustine...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. 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
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