25 Home improvement ideas #1

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It’s the sacred place where you hang out
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in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows.
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Doesn’t it deserve better?
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This is 25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly
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Improve Your Home by Peggy Wang
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1. Create wainscoting by buying frames from
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a craft store and painting them to match the
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wall.
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Okay, so here is the fun part.
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This idea allow you to Install Wainscoting
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Without Power Tools.
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and
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it requires a latex based paint instead of
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oil based paint.
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Find a reason on charmingzebra.com
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2. Regrout that shower.
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You will live your best life with a mold-less
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shower.
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Directions.
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Remove all the caulking
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Bring the shop vac into the bathroom to suck
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up the bits of caulking and grout dust.
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After that, go over the gaps where mildew
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had been with a solution of bleach water and
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a stiff brush. You could also use vinegar,
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too
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Next up: use Spectralock Grout and some color.
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Amazon it, everything.
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After that, make some mess with that stuff,
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Get some cheapie, glove or mask if you have
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to.
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Clean it, and wait few days to get your mix
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dried and hardened.
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Last, Caulked it.
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This video teaches you how to caulk properly
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if you never do it before.
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Oh! And make sure you’re using caulk specific
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for a shower/tub – you want something that
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can withstand the water.
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Result: Oh hey look – it’s NO mildew!
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How awesome is that?!
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3. Use peel-and-stick tiles to cover up a
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leaked-on cabinet bottom.
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When the floor of your sink cabinet needs
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a spruce-up, lay down squares of self-adhesive
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vinyl tile. They’re about a buck a square
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at home centers and provide an easy-to-wipe
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clean surface.
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4. Give your living room sofa a little perk
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by re-stuffing the cushions.
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This chair was looking really sad. But after about
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$35 worth of supplies, and less than an hour
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of my time, I have a chair that looks like
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new!
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This chair is less than a year old, but the
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stuffing hasn’t held up well, and makes it
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look worn and tired.
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The tip is
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I removed the cushion, and discovered the
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fill had separated, so I cut a small slit
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in the cushion to add more,
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then sewed it back up! The additional polyfill
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gave the cushion back it’s loft.
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I then cut the shape of the cushion out of
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2 inch foam and added batting to it, then
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put that inside of the cushion cover to provide
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support for the shape. This way the cushion
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can’t sag.
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5. Hang Mugs and Tea Cups on Hooks.
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Do you have a mug or tea collection threatening
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to overwhelm your interior cabinet space?
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Take a cue from these photos and hang them
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on hooks instead. This look is particularly
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fetching with brightly colored mugs or teacups,
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but simple white has a charm all its own.
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6. Coat your new kitchen countertop to look
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like an expensive stone.
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Step 1: Prepare the surface with the Diamond
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Embedded Sanding Tool (included).
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Step 2: Apply the Countertop Transformations
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Adhesive Base Coat.
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Step 3: Spread the Decorative Color Chips.
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Step 4: Sand and smooth.
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Step 5: Apply the Countertop Transformations
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Protective Top Coat.
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7. Turn your cheap dining room table into
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something straight out of a Restoration Hardware
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catalog.
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First use a couple cans of leftover FAT Paint
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chalk paint, mixed together, to come up with
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a table color. No sand or prime, just painted
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it on! all of the boards purchased in one
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bundle from Rona (Canada’s home improvement
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store) for $6! the wood top is nailed.
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8. Make new curtain rods out of copper pipes
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and fittings.
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Simply take any measurement you need, and
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cut accordingly.
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More info provided by thehandmadehome
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9. Replace your boring air grille with sheet
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metal you can buy at any hardware store.
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Always wondered what those sheets of metal
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with the cool designs on them were for? Now
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you know.
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Direction:
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I held the metal up to the intake and used
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my best judgement to cut the sheet using the
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tin snips pictured above. Next, I cut two
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long narrow strips to cover the space.
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Once the metal had the right size, I took
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it out to the garage to prime and paint it
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the same color as our baseboards.
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To paint the metal, I used a 6″ foam roller
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and laid the metal directly on the construction
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paper on the floor.
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10. Hide your knife rack under the cabinet.
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Suitable for tiny kitchen with tons of ammenities
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1. I invented it, simply standing at the stove,
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new knife in hand, without the assistance
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of Mr. Google.
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2. The slim profile of the magnetic strip
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takes up much less room than the bulky wooden
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under-cabinet knife block; it bears repeating
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– 64 square feet. All space is at a premium.
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3. Because it is so slim, the knife rack disappears
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when the cabinet is shut; you would never
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see it unless you knew it was there.
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4. It was a snap to install (well, if you
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have a handy husband with a drill, that is).
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5. When we eventually move on to some other
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tiny kitchen, it is flexible for wall or under-cabinet
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use. So there you have it: under-cabinet magnetic
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knife rack. I am in love with mine.
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11. Use kitchen cabinets and IKEA butcher
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block counter tops to fake the look of built-ins.
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Do I need to paint the inside the cabinets
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no one but me will ever see?
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(I mean, obviously I have no life.) No. But
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there’s something to be said for having
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an organized space look pretty too.
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I simply taped them off and did one coat of
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the color I used on the backs of the built
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ins.
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I had to do one coat each too – which totally
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surprised me. The paint is the SW Duration
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kind and it covered great.
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After it was dry I did a super quick purge
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and then loaded everything back in. I have
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a cabinet for holiday stuff.
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12. Turn your blinds into Roman shades.
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1st ~ Measure your window
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2nd ~ Release your mini-blind and sprawl them
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on your floor
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3rd ~ Cut away the thin, ladder-like strings.
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But
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Don’t cut that thick one!!! That is the
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cord that raises and lowers the blinds – you
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will need that!
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4th ~ Use a small screwdriver and pop off
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the plug on the bottom piece of the blinds
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5th ~ Slide off all the slats, except for
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the ones you need for your folds
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6th ~ cut your blackout liner to the exact
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size of your window. Then cut out a print
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fabric 1 1/2” larger on all sizes. iron
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the print fabric and then placed it print
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side facedown and the blackout liner on top.
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Use your Fabri-tac glue to glue the edges
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of the print fabric onto the blackout liner.
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7th ~ Place the remainder of the mini-blind
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on top of the glued fabric, placing the top
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at the top of the fabric. Glue the mini-blind
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top onto the blackout shade making sure you
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do not glue the pull-up cord of the blinds
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8th ~ Measure out where your slats will be
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on your fabric and glue the concaved side
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of the slat (the side with the most surface
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area) onto the shade. Make sure you DO NOT
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get any glue on the pull-up cord.
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9th ~ Now take the end of the pull-up cord
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and reinsert it in hole on the base of the
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shade. Re-tie a knot at the end of the string
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and put the plug back in. Glue down the base
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of the shade at the bottom of the fabric.
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10. Your new shade is done.
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