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DIY No-Sew Cushions

DIY No-Sew Cushions

Looking to make your own DIY no-sew cushions?

Here’s an easy, one-evening project that will transform the look of a room with just one simple change, and it’s affordable too!

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How to Support a Peninsula Countertop

How to Support a Peninsula Countertop

When we decided to install a butcher block countertop, I didn't even think about the extra step of installing supports. However, about a month after install, we noticed the countertop started to bow downwards a little, and when pressure was applied we were worried it...

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PROJECT FAIL: Single Sheet Sawhorse

PROJECT FAIL: Single Sheet Sawhorse

Not all projects turn out the way we're hoping, and we plan to share those fails with you as often as they happen! This project was supposed to turn out as a sleek, wooden sawhorse to use at tradeshows for the company, but that should also be functional as sawhorses...

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Removing Floors to Expose Original Hardwoods

Removing Floors to Expose Original Hardwoods

When we saw the cheap flooring they had put down in this house, we crossed our fingers that it would be easy to take up AND that there would be original hardwoods underneath. Both of our wishes came true, and we couldn't have had a better first night of renovation!...

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Our Own Fixer Upper’s Kitchen Inspiration

Our Own Fixer Upper’s Kitchen Inspiration

By the time we purchased this house, I thought most of the design decisions had already been made, and that things would go so quickly and smoothly...it would be a lot of work, but it wouldn't take very long, right?? Wrong. 🙂 As everyone says, home renovations take...

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How to Patch and Paint a Brick Fireplace

How to Patch and Paint a Brick Fireplace

For all you Fixer Upper fans out there...this is a classic Joanna Gaines move, and it's one I was excited to try for myself. This fireplace was in dire need of an update, so I thought I would try my hand at freshening it up a bit. Primer: water-based, stain blocking...

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Home Renovation: The Grand [BEFORE] Tour

Home Renovation: The Grand [BEFORE] Tour

Welcome to our new home renovation project! This is our first home purchase EVER so needless to say we are very excited, but also a little nervous because we have no idea what we are getting ourselves into. Our plan is to renovate the house, pretty much from top to...

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How to Store Skis in a Small Space

How to Store Skis in a Small Space

How to Store Skis in a Small Space by Allie Merrill This tutorial includes the same instructions for our previous two posts, so we won't go into great detail explaining how to do it, but go ahead and check out the posts on how to hang a bike on the wall and how to use...

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How to Use Drywall Anchors

How to Use Drywall Anchors

How to Use Drywall Anchors by Alex Merrill There are innumerable household tasks that call for -- or should call for -- drywall anchors. A drywall anchor is usually a plastic sleeve that is inserted into drywall, which then receives a screw. The purpose of the anchor...

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How to Mount a Bike on the Wall

How to Mount a Bike on the Wall

How to Mount a Bike on the Wall by Alex Merrill Living in small spaces necessitates innovative ways to store things. Since Allie and I have found ourselves confined to a 600 square foot apartment with no additional storage, we have faced many dilemmas about how we can...

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How to Build a Roof Rack

How to Build a Roof Rack

How to Build a Roof Rack by Alex Merrill If your car is like mine, it has the front to back ‘rails’ from the factory, but it’s missing the cross rails, which hold up whatever it is you’re trying to carry on the roof.  I’ll say at the outset that I receive more...

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How to Make a Rope Swing Shelf

How to Make a Rope Swing Shelf

How to Make a Rope Swing Shelf by Allie Merrill If you want a quick and easy project that pays off in good looks, this is the one for you. I built this in about thirty minutes! Supplies 5/4 x 6" board You can use whichever size board you prefer, but since I was...

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How to Make Wooden Wall Art

How to Make Wooden Wall Art

How to Make Wooden Wall Art by Allie Merrill This was a fun one for me. I have never used a router before, but after this project, I'm hooked! As a new resident to the state, I chose Washington as my design, but you could do any design you want. It took me about ten...

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How to Frame a Wall

How to Frame a Wall

How to Frame a Wall by Alex Merrill So, you want to build a wall? Well, hopefully you want to build a little more than that, but every journey begins with a single step. Here are some basics to get you thinking about the right things in the right ways when it comes to...

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