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I know some of you are saying,”Laminate? On a countertop? Doesn’t that go on the floor? She must be crazy!” No, I’m not talking about laminate flooring, I’m talking about laminate for a countertop (the crazy part is still up Read more…


How to Use a Bandsaw – the Basics My dad gave me a band saw about a year ago… Until recently, I had no clue how to use it! I asked him to come over and give me a lesson Read more…


How to Cut Handles in Wood Using a Drill Press and a Paddle Bit Building a crate or box and need handles cut in the side but don’t know how? Well… I have created a step by step tutorial on Read more…


DIY Picnic Table Makeover I have had my picnic table for over 10 years and it was starting to show its age. Structurally, it was fine with no loose boards or rotting wood. It was the overall aesthetics of the Read more…


About a year ago, I thought it was time to remodel the kitchen. I’m not sure what possessed me to do it while I was finishing school, working, and raising teenagers… The allure of new cabinets, countertops, and a new Read more…


DIY Organizers for a Miter Saw Stand My miter saw sits on a metal stand, and because of the way it is designed, there is no place to set a pencil or a tape measure. After working on a project Read more…


Coping and Installing Crown Molding Honestly, I never have good luck installing any sort of trim. Mitered corners never really worked for me. Recently, I decided to try my hand at a very old technique – coped joints – and Read more…


Tips to Install, Finish and Paint Trim and Casing for a Professional Look I am working on a remodel in my dining room that consists of new window and flooring installation. I am in the homestretch and installing trim around the Read more…


How to Patch a Large Hole in Drywall This month’s theme for the Power Tool Challenge is Home Improvement and I was so thrilled about it! It was fabulous timing because I was finally replacing the windows in my dining Read more…


The Pfister Clarify Faucet with Xtract Technology Do you ever consider the purity of the drinking water in your home? I have no clue what of the “purity” of drinking water is in my home but we are about to find out! I’ve partnered with Read more…

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