DIY Basics

how to remove paint from dried up paint brushes in five minutes - 2

Do y’all know how much money I waste on paint brushes?  I don’t even want to think about it.  I always buy Purdy paint brushes for my projects (specifically my favorite Purdy XL Cub), which run about $12 each.  I buy those because they’re the best, and they make my painted finishes look so nice, […]

panel moulding used throughout bathroom remodel

Favorite Decorative Mouldings & Trims (and how I use them)

top tool recommendations for DIYers - compound sliding miter saw

Tool Basics:
Essential Power Tools
(Revised 9-2014)

drapery hook

Sewing Basics:
Basic Info About Sewing Lined Draperies

Painting Basics:
How To Paint Anything And Everything

MDF vs Plywood - view of the edge of MDF

Building Basics:
MDF vs. Plywood, What’s The Difference?

credenza makeover 4

Furniture Basics:
How To Remove Wood Veneer

coffee table base for ottoman - 9

Building Basics —
How to Build A Coffee Table Base With Shelf

diamond tufted upholstered ottoman - 24

Upholstery Basics —
How To Do Diamond Tufting

tips for installing beautiful moulding - use caulk in corners and where the trim meets wall

Home Improvement Basics —
Tips For Installing Beautiful Trim Moulding

How to paint cabinets with a paint brush (8 steps for a near-flawless finish)

Painting Basics —
How To Paint Cabinets With A Brush (Without Brush Strokes)

kenmore sewing machine

Tool Basics —
Essential DIY Tools:
Sewing Machine

Essential DIY tools - electric sander (orbital sander)

Tool Basics —
Essential DIY Tools:
Electric Sander

DIY tools - miter saw

Tool Basics —
Essential DIY Tools:
Miter Saw

My alternative to stripping wallpaper - step 2 - sand the seams

Home Improvement Basics —
How To Remove Wallpaper (Without Actually Removing Wallpaper)

How to install a prehung door - tips from a novice

Home Improvement Basics–
How To Install A Prehung Door

how to upholster a dining seat cover with welt cord - thumbnail

Upholstery Basics —
How To Upholster A Dining Chair With Welt Cord & Buttons

continuous bias welt cord 19

Sewing Basics —
How To Cut Continuous Bias For Welt Cord

painting tips 4

Painting Basics —
My Top Five Painting Tips For Furniture And Cabinets

how to tie a perfect bow 10

Crafting Basics —
How To Tie A Perfect Bow

garage sale

DIY Basics —
How To Shop At A Garage Sale Or Flea Market

how to hang draperies like a pro 8

Decoratinig Basics:
How To Hang Draperies Like A Designer

thumbnail--paint a brick fireplace

Painting Basics —
How To Paint A Brick Fireplace

thumbnail--brad nailers

Tool Basics —
Air Compressors And Brad Nailers For DIYers

button tufting

Upholstery Basics —
Removing The Mystery From Button Tufting

thumbnail--hang pictures on tile

Decorating Basics —
How To Hang Pictures On Tile With No Drilling Or Damage

thumbnail--discard unused paint

Painting Basics —
How to Discard Unused Latex Paint

thumbnail--change cabinet hardware knobs to pulls

Home Improvement Basics —
How To Change Hardware From Pulls To Handles

woven shades

Decorating Basics —
How To Shorten Length On Store-Bought Woven Shades

paint cabinet doors

Painting Basics —
How To Paint Raised Panel Cabinet Doors

thumbnail--is primer really needed

Painting Basics —
When To Use Primer And When You Can Skip It

thumbnail--reason to love oil based

Painting Basics —
Why I Prefer Oil-Based Primer

thumbnail--how to clean oil based paint out of a brush

Painting Basics —
How To Clean Oil-Based Paint From Brushes

damask draperies

Sewing Basics —
How To Figure Fabric Yardage For Draperies

thumbnail--top five tools

Tool Basics —
My Top Five Must-Have Tools For DIYers

thumbnail--painters tape around curves

Painting Basics —
How To Use Painters Tape Around Curved Items

mod podge

Crafting Basics —
How To Mod Podge Paper Without Bubbles Or Wrinkles

how to hang a mirror on a mirror

Decorating Basics —
How To Hang A Mirror On A Mirror

The easy way to scrape a popcorn ceiling

Home Improvement Basics —
The Easy Way To Scrap A Popcorn Ceiing

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