Cheap Chaise Face Lift

I LOVE bargains. That’s just how I grew up. We did not have much money and yet my parents made our small modest home, fresh and trendy on a budget. I am still doing that at my home! I really wanted a chaise lounge for my bedroom. It has a French Country décor with blue […]

Stop Venting- It’s UGLY

I hate metal vents and returns and registers. These metal grates are not art; they are not meant to stand out on your beautifully painted walls and floors. Time to camouflage them. Watch this 47 second tip! You will need Spray paint, cardboard to place vents on, and a few minutes of time. I always […]

Get Kids Organized

Pop a shoe organizer over your hall closet door to collect all the mittens, gloves and hats. Kids can reach it, see into the pockets and do it themselves! When winter’s done you can take it down, roll it up and store it until next year.

Roll Out That Red Carpet – A Buying Guide

Pro Tips As much as I LOVE red, I don’t think I would ever put red carpet in my home unless I had a great big media theater room which I don’t. Most homeowners are opting for sensible long lasting, neutral carpet to improve their space! As many of you know, I just replaced my […]

Let’s Cut a RUG! DIY Tips to remove old carpets

You can remove wall to wall carpeting all by yourself. It is not as hard as you think. You only need few simple tools and no experience needed. For tools please grab: a utility knife, a hammer, twine or string, and a buddy. Seriously, remove the old carpets yourself and save money. Spend the money you […]

Are you afraid of the dark?

Try Easy to Install Programmable Outdoor Lights Long dark days of winter can be a little creepy especially if you live alone. But don’t be freaked out by the dark any longer. Head to Home Depot and look for screw in light controls for your porch lights. Westek makes a screw in light bulb adapter […]

The Heat is ON…Not! It’s Freezing in Here

Here’s what you can do to heat things up – DIY style If you want to save money and time getting warm again, consider these steps Check the thermostat first. Is it working? If digital, is it displaying numbers? Do you see a low battery warning? Change batteries and see if that restores heat. If […]

Duct Tape ME!

DUCT Tape fixes everything, right? As a Do It Yourselfer, I keep it handy but sometimes you need it to fix yourself. So grab a roll and tear off a nice chunk for your mouth! Yes, duct tape for your mouth. No, it’s not a Catholic school punishment for cussing. If it is, I’d better […]

Time to Step It UP!

    How many of you have old worn banisters or dated gunstock oak railings and are craving a fresh new look? Lots of you, myself included. Or at least I did. My home is 17 yrs old and when we bought it I loved everything oak. Over time, my tastes have changed but I […]

I have fallen and can’t get up- Senior Citizen Home DIY Tips

Fallen and I can’t get up…. no joke  A few days ago, my mother had a fall in her home. She dislocated both shoulders and broke one, hit her head and had a nose bleed as well. It all happened because she tripped over an extension cord! At 73, with multiple medical issues, she is not very different […]

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