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As a rule of thumb, it's a good idea to have chimneys cleaned at least once a year. Usually before cold weather sets in.
Having laminate on your kitchen or bathroom cabinets is okay at first, but after a few years of use (or of having destructive kids), they can get tired and peel off easily. Wouldn’t it be easier to just paint your cabinets the color you want them and be done with it? Well, this post by Kristen at kfddesigns will help you out! It includes a detailed tutorial on how to remove your cabinet doors, peel off all the laminate, and paint them! Check it out, plus some great photos of the finished result:
it took quite a bit of ripping, slicing, scraping and sanding to get it off!
thankfully, it peeled off pretty easily, and we got most of the fronts off within about 2 hours. as you can imagine, the surface underneath was perfect for applying paint – rough and fairly porous. Use paint that self primes and has a glossy finish!
Home maintenance and upgrading can be a pain. It’s time consuming, and is never easy on your bank account. However, there are some home improvements that can save you money in the long run. Some will even pay off big time if you plan on selling your house! Check out this post by Anna Williams at the Learnvest blog for smart home upgrades. The list also includes what each of these are, and how they help save you money in the long run. Check it out!
-Cellular PVC trim
-Solid vinyl fencing
-Fiberglass entry doors
-Paler paint colors
If you’re like me, you hate being surrounded by bland things. I can’t stand just solid white walls, white fixtures, and white appliances. Or gray. Or metal. It’s just so boring! I need color. But how on earth do you add color to things like fridges? This post by Yahoo Lifestyle will brighten up your dorm (or your bar!) in an instant. Here’s how to spray paint a mini fridge:
-Clean fridge thoroughly
-Sand the glossy surface
-Mask anything you don’t want painted
-Spray paint with color of your choice! (Be safe! Spray outdoors or use a respirator)
-Wait 20 minutes for it to dry, then add another coat if desired.
Spring is just around the corner! It’s time to open all the windows, get rid of the stale air, and dump all the winter clutter. A good place to start? The garage! It’s an area that accumulates mess really easily. The pros: it’s a really big area, and you’ll have a huge sense of accomplishment. Plus, it frees up space for storage (and maybe even a car!). Cons: …it’s a big area, and it might take a while. So where do you start? Well, this post by Jenetta at A Lazy Girl might help:
-Remove the cars
-Take care of large items first- organize, trash, or donate.
-Work on smaller items- shelves and cabinets are your friend!
-Organize the tools
Chevrons (basically, zig-zags) are a hot pattern right now. A simple search on Pinterest turns up chevron clothing, home décor, and even wedding themes. And why not? It’s a cute, simple, classic pattern that adds fun to whatever it’s on! It’s easy to understand why tutorials like this one from Casa Cullen are all over the place. Plus, adding them to an accent wall is super easy with this tip:
Use a square chalk line grid to keep the stripes even.
Duh! By dividing up the wall into squares first, you can then divide each square in half to create perfectly zig-zaggy chevron stripes!
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