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Best Fit Face Mask

Over the weekend I completed something I'm really proud of! Honestly, I worked like a dog because I felt the urgency to share this tutorial with the world. If you happen to follow me on social media, you already know that I created the Best…
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71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects

If you make things out of wood you know almost every project leaves scrap wood. Why not use up those scraps by making some of these 71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects? 71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects These projects definitely won't…
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How to Safely Use and Store a Generator

When storms threaten your power, do you have a generator to keep you comfortable and save your food from spoiling? I've contemplated buying a generator before each major storm threat, but they are usually sold out by the time I make it to…
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Paint Colors in My Home

I owe you an apology. This post has been on my "to do" list for at least two years. But like many of my "to do" list items, it got pushed back many times. I get many questions about the paint colors I use in my home. Each color has been…
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How to Add Molding Panels to a Flat Door

When my sister brought me on to the Topsail Beach condo renovation, she had a laundry list of DIY projects she wanted me to complete. One of them was dressing up the hollow flat doors with moulding panels. She showed me a pin that led to One…
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Ewwww, What’s that Smell – Replace Your Car’s Cabin Filter in Minutes

Driving two boys and a dog in the Handymobile several times a day can lead to some truly funky odors. The other day I found myself wondering what the latest funk could be attributed to. Was it the stinky socks and shoes left behind from water…
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Building a Window Seat with Storage in a Bay Window

Building a Window Seat with Storage in a Bay Window You know when you dream about the finished product on something that you've been planning for a long time? And then you finish and your dream becomes a reality? And you think to yourself, am…
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Cabinet Hardware {The Jewelry of the Kitchen}

Cabinet hardware is akin to the finishing touches on an outfit. It is the jewelry that really catches the eye in a kitchen. I'm not a big jewelry person. I only wear my wedding rings on a daily basis. And I have necklaces and bracelets for…
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Art and Craft Studio using Flow Wall Reveal

Can I get a huge cheer and a big raise the roof sign on this project! This was the project that took FOREVER because of a few speed bumps: pneumonia, mono, water leak, mold growth, asbestos discovery, and finally being evacuated from our own…
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How to Salvage Wood from Shipping Pallets

Pallet upcycling is all the rage today. But, if you've ever tried to actually remove wood planks from a pallet, you know that it is not an easy task. The nails that are used are typically spiral nails and are designed to really grip that wood.…
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Laundry Room Reveal using Flow Wall

TGIF! Our spring break is officially here. Sadly I'm not going to Cancun to party it up like a bunch of MTV teenagers (As if!). But, I am hanging with two guys! My two little guys that is. I'm looking forward to crafting a little bit with…
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Time to Clean Your Dryer Ducts – Prevent Fires

Once the weather turns cold and the heat kicks on, your home starts to get dry and static electricity arrives once again. This minor nuisance that causes siblings to shock each other for fun can actually be dangerous if it ignites lint that…
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Quite Possibly the Most Comfortable Boots Ever – Bogs Boots

I get a lot of emails asking me if I want to try XYZ or ABC product. If the products work with my blog or I think I can use them in a project, I accept. However, if I don't like the product, you won't hear about it here. So, when a Bogs representative…
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MirrorMate Installation

Do you have an ugly builder's mirror? I'm betting about 85% of you do. The other 10% were lucky to buy a home that has a beautifully framed mirror. And the remaining 5% either made or bought a new mirror with a frame! When I was first introduced…
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New Life for a Borders Bookshelf

I hope you will take a moment to view how I test drove my Dremel Trio. This is seriously a really fun power tool! Just be sure you are safe so as not to ruin the fun. Eye protection, face mask, and ear plugs. Check. For those of you who like…
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Refinishing a Garden Bench

Recently I decided my garden bench that used to be a Craig's List bed frame, needed to be refinished. I repaired, sanded and repainted the bench before setting it onto our porch where it would get less exposure to the rain. Well, it wasn't…
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Aging is so Distressing – Techniques for Antiquing Furniture

Well, despite the fact that I am starting to feel my age, this post will help you achieve that beautiful well worn, loved, aged and antique look on furniture and decor items. This is something you can do to new furniture or to give old furniture…
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Changing Out an Old (UGLY) Outlet

So, this is one of those not so pretty posts, but I promise it is Oh So Handy! Especially if you live in an old house (20 yrs. or more). Our home was built in 1978 and most of our outlets are almond colored and many are so worn that they won't…