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Category Archives: Home Improvement


DIY Wall Shelving Between the Studs The new front room of the house is very tiny. The area only measures 7 feet deep by approximately 14 feet long. It sounds super-cramped but truly isn’t, and in order to keep it Read more…


Building an Upholstered Sofa: The DIY Upholstery Part Three in the Building an Upholstered Sofa series is about the DIY upholstery. (In case you missed them, here are Part One and Part Two!) To me, the upholstery is the easiest Read more…


How to Power a Smart Thermostat Without Connecting to a Furnace I am not a licensed electrician. If in doubt or have specific questions about electrical work, consult a professional. While I will not undertake large electrical projects nor offer Read more…


Things You Can Do With 2x Lumber I really think 2x lumber is awesome… To me, it seems more economical to buy 2x lumber and rip it down to suit my needs especially ripping 2x4s into 2x2s (I can’t seem Read more…


Repairing the Lens on a Solar Light I love solar lights and have used them for years! The light adds a warm ambiance to the outdoors and is so welcoming. The only problem is that the lens on the top Read more…


Installing New Drywall: Tips and Tricks for Beginners (Part Two) Continuing with this article on installing new drywall: tips and tricks for beginners, part two (part one is here) outlines a few techniques on marking the studs on the drywall Read more…


How to Install an Outlet on the Top of a Desk or a Table We have finally finished the front room of the house. When the tree fell, I thought we’d never get to this point because rebuilding the front Read more…


Installing New Drywall: Tips and Tricks for Beginners, Part One Installing drywall is definitely not on my list of favorite home improvement projects. It’s mainly because I feel that I’m not very good at it and can pick out every Read more…


How to Replace a Light Socket I love refurbishing lamps! Some of the lamps I find are very old (and so is the wiring), and some of the lamps just need a new socket. In this tutorial, I will share Read more…


DIY Supplies from the Discount Store A lot of DIY projects generally require a ton of supplies. Often times, these supplies can be expensive! I have compiled a list of DIY supplies from the discount store that can be inexpensively Read more…

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