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10 Clever Uses for Sawdust
"Ugh, the dust collector is full again! I always hate dumping a huge bag of sawdust into the trash, so I started doing a little research to figure out what else I could do with those wood shavings. Apparently, there's all sorts of uses for sawdust! It works great in your garden, as a fire starter and even as crafts. These sawdust saving tricks will make you think twice before throwing it all away!"
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5 Tricks for Painting Textured Walls
Textured walls are great for hiding a multitude of construction sins, but it's not the easiest to live with! Painting textured walls can be quite the challenge, with all those peaks and valleys preventing you from getting even coverage and crisp lines. But I've painted a LOT of textured walls over the years, so today I'm sharing my tips and tricks for getting great results!
the ultimate guide to pressure treated lumber
The Ultimate Guide to Pressure Treated Wood
This guide will answer all your questions about pressure treated wood! How it's made, when to use or avoid it, and how to stain or paint it successfully!
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Can You Paint Over Wallpaper?
Are you wondering if you can paint over wallpaper? Find out whether you can, and whether you should, in this article!
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How to Tell if Your Furniture is Solid Wood
Wondering if your furniture is solid wood? Learn how to tell the difference between solid and engineered wood furniture. Knowing the difference will help you make your next furniture purchase.
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How to Remove Wallpaper - 3 Different Methods
Old wallpaper can make a space feel dated. This tutorial shows you how to remove wallpaper three different ways to give your room a new look!
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How to Install a Door Knob with Keypad
earn how to install a door knob in a few easy steps! In this tutorial, I'm replacing a standard door knob with a door knob with a keypad.
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Grout vs Caulk - Where are they used?
You find grout and caulk in similar places, but they're not the same thing. Learn the difference between grout vs caulk and where to use them!
Can you spray paint glass? Yup! Here's how!
I've spray painted a LOT of things over the years, from window blinds to wooden beads to PVC pipe. I'm constantly amazed at how well spray paint holds up on almost any surface, including glass! You can find all my tips and tricks for how to spray paint like a pro here!
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How to Install a Door Knob with Keypad
Learn how to install a door knob in a few easy steps! In this tutorial, I'm replacing a standard door knob with a door knob with a keypad.
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How to Install Ceiling Hooks for Hanging Plants
Learn how to install ceiling hooks correctly to transform your space with beautiful hanging plants safely and securely.
counter top contact paper tips and tricks
Countertop Contact Paper Tips and Tricks
People thought I was crazy. There's no way contact paper will hold up in a kitchen, they said. Well, here we are two years later, and it's still going strong! Even with water, heat and everyday abuse, that contact paper countertop still looks amazing!
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Cedar vs Pressure Treated Lumber
Are you wondering about the difference between cedar and pressure treated wood? These two types of wood are popular for outdoor use because they are both resistant to insects and rot – but which one is best for you?
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What's the Difference Between Engineered and Solid Wood Furniture?
Shopping for new furniture and want to know the difference between engineered and solid wood? Learn how to spot each type and which is best!
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How to Paint Straight Lines [3 Different Methods]
Struggling to paint straight lines freehand? I'll show you how to paint straight lines between the wall and ceiling three different ways!