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An Easy to Build Headboard Using Unexpected Pieces

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How to Build a Headboard with Old Cabinet Doors I scored a bunch of old cabinet doors at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for a dollar each. They are in really great condition and since I am in the process of updating my bedroom, I thought I’d use them for a nifty project… Let me show you how to build a headboard with old cabinet doors! My headboard looks quite small for my bed – the bed is king-size and is on a wall with two windows so the headboard had to be made to fit between the windows.

An Excellent Bench with Built-In Storage

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DIY Plans to Build a Maxwell Shoe Storage Bench Tired of the mudroom or entryway being a huge mess with piles of shoes and umbrellas? The DIY plans to build a Maxwell Shoe Storage Bench can help solve that problem! Featuring eighteen cubbies, the bench is the ultimate in shoe and umbrella storage, and would be an excellent place to stash pet leashes or a few hat and scarf sets! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Lumber: 3 – 1×2

An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Give a Ceiling Fan a Makeover

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Painting the Ceiling Fan with a Chalky and Worn Finish I’m trying to give my bedroom an update and one of the things I needed to update was the ceiling fan. The ceiling fan in the bedroom generally runs non-stop. Multiply that by 10+ years and needless to say, it was completely packed with dust! Before painting the ceiling fan, it needed a seriously deep cleaning! After giving the fan a makeover, I am thrilled with the results. I started by turning off the power at the breaker. I took the ceiling fan down,  by removing the blades and brackets first.

A Whimsical Chest of Drawers

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DIY Plans to Build the Ava Chest of Drawers This chest of drawers is constructed by basically building a box that houses each drawer. The boxes are then stacked in either a straight line or offset for a bit of whimsy! The DIY plans to build the Ava Chest of Drawers are really easy to construct and require no drawer slides, though they can be added if desired! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional Drawer pulls Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Paste wax Lumber: 1 –

An Interesting Twist to a Simple Sideboard

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DIY Plans to Build a Cato Sideboard This is a very simple sideboard but what sets it apart from other “simple” sideboards are the squares on the front doors! The DIY plans to build a Cato Sideboard feature two large doors and a shelf inside. The squares overlap the space between the doors for a very cohesive look. Even though there are 120 squares to cut, the sideboard can still be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/2″ screws 5/8″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 2 sets of hinges Wood glue Sandpaper (100,

Avoid Slips and Falls on the Stairs This Winter

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Installing Handi-Treads on Exterior Stairs Thank you very much, Thom Disch at Handi-Treads for providing the treads and screws for me to install on my steps for this review! If you have exterior stairs or steps, you know that there is a great risk for slips and falls, especially when the steps are wet from the rain or icy/snowy in the winter. Let me tell you about a fabulous product called Handi-Treads, a safety product produced by Handi-Ramp… Handi-Treads are just that – treads – that can be applied to steps, decks, ramps, or docks and offer a superior level of

A Media Console with Simple Lines and Lots of Storage!

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DIY Plans to Build a Jamie Media Console This media console is very simplistic in design but has quite a bit of storage. The DIY plans to build a Jamie Media Console feature a planked top with a mitered frame, three drawers, and a large open shelf. This will be quite the inexpensive build and can be completed in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 2″ brad nails Edge banding, optional Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer) Paste wax Lumber: 4 – 1×3 at 6′ 2

Time to Change the Furnace Filter!

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Changing a Furnace Filter with 3M Filtrete I have partnered with 3M to write this post about home indoor air quality. I was compensated with a few of the 3M Filtrete filters to use to help with the air quality in my home! This is the second post in this series. Three months ago, I wrote a post about the importance of maintaining the furnace filter and shared steps on how to change the furnace filter. Regularly scheduled filter changes are a must to keep the furnace running in tip-top shape and to avoid costly repair bills. Changing a furnace

Fantastic Tables That Make Use of a Small Space!

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DIY Plans to Build the Branson Nesting Tables Need a larger end table that provides a lot of space but doesn’t take up a lot of room? The DIY plans to build the Branson Nesting Tables are an excellent option! The triangular tables nest together with the smaller table on casters which helps create more table space when needed. The plans are suitable for beginners and can be built in a weekend. Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails Edge banding, optional 3 – 1″ casters Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or

An Excellent Seating and Storage Solution!

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DIY Plans to Build a Laura Storage Bench Sometimes a place to sit while taking off your shoes plus a place to put those shoes is necessary – especially if you have kids! The DIY plans to build a Laura Storage Bench are the perfect solution to that dilemma. An easy bench to build (which requires straight off-the-shelf lumber) with matching crates is a project that can be done in a weekend! Materials: 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws 1-1/4″ brad nails 3″ screws Edge banding, optional Wood glue Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits) Finishing supplies (primer &