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How to Jazz Up a Living Room – 5 Creative Ways

Just because you do not have the budget to do a renovation does not mean that you will have to endure the dreary look of your living room. So how to jazz up a living room on a budget? There are tons of simple, creative ways to jazz up...

How To Install a Strong Doorstop

I need doorstops in my home. Strong! Inexpensive! Doorstops! I recently repainted my oldest son’s room and as part of the process needed to make a few repairs in the walls. (Life happens.) One of the repairs I had to do was fix a hole in...

Home Improvement

Butcher Block Countertops

Lately I have been thinking about the far off, but much anticipated kitchen redo for my little starter home. I actually love my kitchen, but there are a few things I would change or add to it. Besides taking down the TWO layers of...

The Easy Funny Pipe Fix

Since Cath showed an example of the hard way to fix a funny pipe problem I decided an example of the “easy way” to fix funny pipe should be in order.  In my version there’s no gluing or pvc or overachieving or looking...

Furniture Renovation

Curbside TV to Living Room Feature

Trash to Treasure TV Transformation Here’s a teaser of the final product.  But this isn’t what it originally looked like.  In fact it looked very, very different. My fist impression was that someone had left their garbage in...

The New Office or Metal Desk Makeover (part 2)

Just to prepare everyone, this is a before and after type post.  And as with all the best such posts, the before is none to pretty.  If is was pretty, why would I change it.  But I can’t start with the before.  It’s just...

Quick Tips

Chalkboard Dollar Store Pumpkins

A few weeks back I spotted these carvable pumpkins at the local dollar store and the wheels in my brain started churning.  There must be something fun I could do with them. I’m all about options.  I change my mind on a regular...