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Store Bought Drapes Get Custom Details for under $20

I was born and raised on a budget, that’s just how it was. So I totally understand what it is like when you want the look of custom and it’s not in the budget. Recently I had a client who loved the look and color of her drapery panels from Linens and Things (remember them) […]

How to Keep Dirt and Dust under Control in DIY

I hate sanding projects. Dust goes everywhere and I mean everywhere! So aside from covering up return vents and doors, here is a little trick I discovered that really works. Grab your vacuum because it’s time to channel your inner Karate Kid – Wax on, Wax off!

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 […]

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