DIY Projects

Laying diagonal tile on a bathroom floor.

How to Tile a Bathroom Floor

Tiling a small bathroom floor like this one is not that hard if you know the basic steps involved. The tile can be laid directly on top of an existing tile floor as long as the old floor has been cleaned thoroughly first. To make a small bathroom like this one feel larger, the tiles were laid diagonally. Read more to find out how.

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How to Frame Pictures Like a Pro

Framing pictures is a great way to preserve photographs and artwork to keep them safe for years to come. Take the mystery out of the process with these tips on how to frame pictures like a pro. Read on to find out more.

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Homemade suet bird feeders.

How to Make a Suet Bird Feeder

When the weather is cold, many birds rely on fat to help them survive freezing temperatures. A bird feeder made of suet or other fat is a great way to help out the birds during the winter, and it’s an easy and fun project to tackle on a cold winter’s day. With supervision, this can be a great project for kids, too.

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Tomato cages.

Christmas Tree in a Snap!

Here’s an old Southern tradition for a quick and easy Christmas tree that’s perfect for the front porch, a nook in your kitchen, or even for your entryway. And all you need are tomato cages! That’s right, just take about four regular sized tomato cages—or one big one if you have it on hand—and turn them upside down to create your “tree”.

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Homemade Christmas tree.

From Trash to Christmas Tree, Sans the Partridge

I was remarking on my personal blog that I would likely be a Scrooge this year and not put up a Christmas tree. I received a challenge, shortly thereafter, to build my own tree using recycled materials or scraps from the job site. Not being one to turn away from a creative challenge, I started scrounging around the shop and found a piece of scrap wall paneling, so here’s what I did.

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Arbor swing

How to Build a Backyard Arbor Swing

This backyard garden arbor swing makes a great DIY project for your yard. It’s made from pressure treated lumber and fastened with galvanized nails. Watch this video to find out how.

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Danny Lipford installing a Chandelier.

How to Install a Chandelier and Dimmer Switch

Installing a ceiling medallion and chandelier is a great way to improve the look of a room, and adding a dimmer switch makes it easy to control the level of light. Watch this video to find out how.

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How to Make a Fabric Covered Window Cornice

A fabric covered cornice over a window can really dress up a room. Since this window was almost 10’ long, the cornice was made from two pieces of 1/2″ plywood 24” wide joined together with metal mending plates. The arch in the middle of the cornice was cutout with a jigsaw then sides and a top were applied to give it depth.

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