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Antique New Furniture

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:23 PM

With a few simple (and fun!) techniques, you can transform a new piece of furniture into an aged beauty.

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Build a Storage Bench for Toys

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:21 PM

If you're a parent, chances are you need help controlling chaos and clutter. Build a storage bench that can double as seating. It's inexpensive, fun, creative and easy!

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Build Your Own Backyard Beach Sandbox

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:20 PM

Create an escape for your children with a backyard sandbox. It's fun, creative, and easy to do with these simple instructions. Try one today!

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Build Your Own Picnic Table

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:18 PM

Dining outdoors is always a lovely experience for the family. Why not try building your own picnic table? With these step-by-step instructions from our expert, you'll be able to master this task in no time.

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Build Your Own Swing Set

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:16 PM

Fun for the whole family, a tree swing makes a lovely addition to the backyard. With the right tools and wood, you can build one that will last a lifetime. Learn how here.

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Become an Expert Painter

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:14 PM

Join us for painting 101. We've got everything you need to know about prepping and painting a room in just a few easy steps. To start, move all of your furniture to the center of the room. Then you can begin!

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Create a Home Office

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:12 PM

Do you have an awkward nook in your home that you aren't quite sure what to do with? Consider transforming it into an efficient work space with these great ideas.

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Create Storage Space in Your Garage

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:10 PM

Traditionally, garages are so poorly organized that homeowners can't park their cars where they're meant to be parked. Learn how to clean it up and get it organized with these smart solutions to a super-cluttered space.

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How to Build a Christmas Tree Pedestal

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:08 PM

A Christmas tree can be the focal point of room during holidays. Why not prop it up on a pedestal on display, while creating room beneath it for presents?

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Construct a Fireplace Mantel

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:07 PM

Don't spend big bucks for a beautiful mantel shelf. Make your own! Try using clear pine that you can stain. It's easy to do and looks beautiful over a fireplace. Get all the information, including fire safety, here.

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How to Build a Wood Storage Box

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:05 PM

Sometimes, a pile of loose firewood can be an eyesore next to an elegeant fireplace. Consider building a beautiful wooden storage box. There's one secret to doing it right. Get it here.

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How to Create a Home Theater Atmosphere

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:02 PM

No media room is complete without great lighting. With track lighting that you can control with a dimmer, you can create ambiance and enhance the picture on your television.

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How to Hang a Plasma TV

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 7:01 PM

Hiring someone to install a plasma television can be expensive. Consider doing it yourself with our expert's advice, and instructions, guaranteed to help get you through the process.

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How to Replace an Exterior Door

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 6:59 PM

When your front door is full of cracks, or the laminant has worn off, and it's simply beyond repair, it's time to replace it. This isn't something you need an expert to do. You can conquer this challenge yourself. Learn how!

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Replacing a Broken Window

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 6:56 PM

The bad news: broken windows are common. The good news: they're not so difficult to fix! You don't have to replace the whole window either. All it takes is one hour of your time and the right tools.

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Replace Old Floors With Tiles

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 5:43 PM

If you've got an unsightly old linoleum floor, don't despair. Laying tile over the old floor is all it takes! Learn how to do it, complete with the right safety information, straight from our expert.

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Design Your Own Headboard

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 5:41 PM

Create a personalized and beautiful headboard for your bedroom. It's easy, fun to do, and really inexpensive! Learn how here.

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How to Make Your Own Outdoor Fire Pit

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 5:39 PM

If the idea of roasting marshmallows around a fire is your idea of a great night, why not install a fire pit in your yard? With the proper safety precautions and the right tools, it's something you can do yourself. Really!

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How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 5:37 PM

A raised garden bed makes allows for more nutrient-rich soil because you have more control over the soil that goes into it. Learn how to create one yourself with these smart, and easy steps.

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Refinish Old Furniture

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 5:35 PM

If your old furniture is tattered with water stains, burn marks and other signs of age, here is how to salvage your beautiful piece. There's one key secret to caring for old furniture though. Do you know what it is? Find out here.

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