Two Big Reasons To Paint Over Your Exposed Brick Right Now
I’ll just start off and say that there’s a lot to love about exposed brick walls. I’ve lived with many over the years, and there’s no substitute for the warmth, texture, and authenticity they bring to a room. But those are just the pros, because exposed brick can also be kind of a nightmare. So, read on to decide if all that historic charm is worth the headache.
May 3, 2019
How to Keep Your Orchid Alive — According to Instagram
With Google at your fingertips, you can pretty much learn anything you’d want to know in .2 seconds. But — and you can call me a romantic or a nostalgic or whatever — I think there’s something inexplicably better about getting your life advice via word of mouth. Let’s face it: Google is an algorithm. And it can’t hold a candle to great advice from real people who’ve found secrets that work for them.
May 3, 2019
Before & After: A Surprisingly Bold New Entryway on a Tiny Budget
Mila participated in a recent round of the One Room Challenge, but didn’t want to get overwhelmed by a major hard-core makeover. So, instead, she chose to redo the single wall just inside her entryway, which is also part of her living room. As is, the space was fine, but she was bored with the current gallery wall of photos, and wanted instead to make it as impressive as possible with just a little work and money. Her goal for the end of the project?
May 3, 2019
Genius Disguises for Textured Popcorn Ceilings
No scraping required.
May 3, 2019
Attic Insulation Gets You a 107.7% Return on Investment
We often update our homes to make ourselves more comfortable or happy. We switch up paint, change out hardware and maybe even tear down a wall or two. But, when it comes to resale value, not all of those things are worth it. So, before you retile the bathroom or paint your kitchen cabinets, there’s one thing that you should consider doing first. It’s one of the only projects that will actually pay you more than what you put in. Each year Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs.
May 3, 2019
How to Get Your Whole Home in Order, One Weekend at a Time
Slow and steady wins the race, even in cleaning. In the proverbial tale of the tortoise and the hare, the hare is all of those people who drive themselves crazy with back-breaking quick-sprint cleans before their mother-in-laws drop in for the weekend. We… we are the tortoises. By signing up for Apartment Therapy Weekend Projects, you’re already one step ahead in the race.
May 3, 2019
This Stitch in Time Saves You From Having to Re-Do Your Shower
With so many home maintenance tasks that "should" be done, it's inevitable that a few go by the wayside for a bit longer than is ideal. Let's check this one off the list.
May 3, 2019
This is The Easiest Weekend Project You’ll Tackle All Year
This weekend, we're going to fill the bucket from which we pour.
May 3, 2019
This 280-Square-Foot Apartment Isn’t For Everybody
If the idea of living in a 280-square-foot space triggers your claustrophobia, then don’t click through to see this Swedish apartment. It’s got some clever storage solutions (and a really nice outdoor space), but make no mistake: it’s small. Surprise, surprise, it’s a studio! As you can see, they worked vertically to fit in both an adult-sized bed and sofa into one room.
May 3, 2019
How To Grout a Tile Backsplash Like a Pro
Grouting tile is as easy as frosting a cake (a very difficult, really pretty cake anyway). If that sounds like it’s above your skill level, hire a professional. But, if you’ve got the can-do spirit, are handy, and pick up a few grout-specific tools for the job, you’re going to be just fine. (FYI, I feel it’s important to note that I actually tiled and grouted this backsplash myself.) Before starting, choose your grout.
May 3, 2019
Tackle This One Small Push for a Better (and Happier!) Space by Monday
When you're done, you'll be amazed to discover how much energy it took just to navigate your home's little annoyances.
May 3, 2019
3 Simple Ways to Make Flowers Last Much Longer
If you’ve ever done the January Cure, you know how much we at Apartment Therapy love flowers. Put simply, cut flowers are beautiful, add life, and help humidify the air. They are a small, healthy gift to give your home, and a great way to instantly refresh your space, for very little money. Here are a few tips for making them last. Flowers really only need a couple of things to stay happy, and clean water is one of the big ones.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: This Is No Longer ‘The Ugliest House I’ve Ever Seen’
It would be fascinating to meet the person who decided to decorate this living room—in what its new owner described as “the ugliest house I’ve ever seen”—with bright green walls and all red furnishings, but we’ll have to be content with seeing how this Christmas-y space was transformed into a bright, modern, and colorful—but not quite as colorful—room.
May 3, 2019
Chalk Paint Is The Practically Zero-Prep Way To Transform Your Kitchen Cabinets
Painting your cabinets is one of the most transformative and inexpensive ways to upgrade your kitchen. But to do it right, there’s the sanding, priming, more sanding, and painting. No doubt, it’s a lot of work. Turns out chalk paint lets you skip over many of those steps so you can get straight to the new color, even if that new color is just a fresh coat of bright clean white.
May 3, 2019
These 8 Time-Saving Under $25 Buys Make Paint Jobs Easier
Oh, goody, you’re about to start a paint project! There’s nothing more dramatic than an amazing color change in a room, so of course it’s well worth the work and cash money. That doesn’t mean we all enjoy the actual work, however, and while it’s still on the low end of budget spectrum, any redo costs can still mount quickly—especially if you splurge on the good paint. After painting many (many!
May 3, 2019
5 Reasons Why Gray Kitchens Aren’t Going Anywhere
We’ve written before about kitchens with green cabinets, and blue cabinets, and black cabinets, and those are all lovely, but this post is dedicated to a particular favorite of mine: gray cabinets. Whether you’re looking for a pearl gray or a seal gray or a dark almost-charcoal gray, this color has a timeless allure, and suits practically any space. Here are five reasons why this style is here to stay.
May 3, 2019
Four Reasons You Won’t Make Money Flipping Houses
Who among us hasn’t entertained visions of buying a distressed house, fixing it up, and selling it for a handsome profit? HGTV shows make it look downright easy—and fun, too. But even veterans of these shows and big-pocketed pros sometimes struggle to make money flipping houses—or, at least, enough to make it worth the stress and hassle. Not convinced?
May 3, 2019
Pros Weigh In: These Are The Best Paint Colors For Your Kitchen
Years ago most kitchens were dark and full of autumn tones, like red, gold, and even orange. More recently, those bolder shades have given way to all-white kitchens. Why? Homeowners are building and renovating kitchens to be open to the rest of the floorplan, rather than segmented. “Kitchens have basically become invisible to blend with the rest of the home.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: This Garage Sale Dresser Makeover Gives Us the Best Feelings
This little cutie pie garage sale dresser has been hankering for a makeover for a decade—and the results are well worth the wait. Perhaps inspired by the fantastic results, the rest of this corner got itself a spruce too! Before we gaze lovingly at the dresser as it looks today, let’s hear a little bit about what it was before: The side tables were a garage sale find for $10 which we had bought at the start of our marriage 10 years ago.
May 3, 2019
10 Michaels Money-Saving Tricks You’re Not Taking Advantage Of
You’ve clipped the coupons, you’ve scoured the weekly ads. But if you really want to save on all the bits and bobs at Michaels that fuel your DIY hobbies and home decor dreams, you’ve got to strategize. Here are 10 ways to maximize the savings. By all means clip those Michaels coupons (or better yet, download them on the app), but if you haven’t signed up to get coupons from the company’s competitors you’re missing out.
May 3, 2019
Vintage Travel Trailer Paint Jobs You Won’t Ever Forget
We had so much fun exploring The Best Vintage Travel Trailer Makeovers on Instagram that we’re back with 20 more. This time the focus is on exterior paint jobs, but the adorable trailer names—Sassafras Lou, Delilah, Sprout, Beatrice, Archie, and Mrs. Schmick—are still going strong. Let’s hit the road! These pink scallops are the sweetest, cutest thing ever, and a big change from the original mossy-green stripes.
May 3, 2019
“Someday” is Today, With Your Soul-Enriching Weekend Project
What’s the thing you would do if you “had the time”? So often, our wishes and dreams and even just our simple wants get pushed aside by the demands of everyday life. I do believe that there’s joy and gratefulness to be found in the seemingly thankless diurnal tasks, but many of us aren’t tapping into the well of enrichment that can be found in regularly doing something that serves no other purpose than making us happy.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: This $60 Lane Cedar Chest Makeover Is Remarkable
When Nicole Goodreau and her fiancé spotted this mid-century Lane cedar chest at their local Goodwill for $30, they knew they had to have it. While the existing army green color and retro knobs didn’t fit their home’s modern aesthetic, they were confident that, with a little elbow grease, they could transform it into the perfect storage piece for their petite city apartment.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: Behold the Transformative Power of White Paint
The “Paint It White” philosophy gets a bad rap sometimes, but it can be a great method for unifying disparate elements while emphasizing texture and form. In this home, white paint was used judiciously to update a living room fireplace, with wonderful results. This fireplace surround involves quite a few textures, including the red brick, and the white paint unites them all.
May 3, 2019
Here’s the Trick to Picking the Very Best Paint Color For Your Walls
I used to live dangerously, buying paint willy nilly without ever trying it out on the walls first. Who needs samples anyway? Be bold, be daring, and trust your instinct, right?! Once, I even made a choice just by looking online and letting the painter pick it up at the store. Surprise! I made some regrettable choices. In fact, it’s kind of amazing how many times I was happy with my decision without trying out paint first. But how many ways did I find paint disappointment?
May 3, 2019
The One Thing You Should Never Leave the House Without
With recent plastic bag bans and eco-conscious movements sweeping the nation, now’s the time to plan ahead so you don’t find yourself in a pinch in the checkout line. Sprinkle your life with reusable bags: Keep one in your car, purse, and office so you never leave the house without one. And while you’re at it, why fill your cabinets, drawers, storage nooks with mediocre bags you only bought last minute out of necessity at the grocery store?
May 3, 2019
Designers Reveal the Best Colors to Paint Your Front Door
When guests walk up to your home, the first thing they see is ususally your front door. If it’s chipped and peeling or dull and drab, trust us: Your guests (or potential buyers) are going to notice. The front door is your opportunity to make a great first impression, so it’s important not to treat it as an afterthought, or worse, forget it altogether.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: This Sofa Makeover Took 10 Minutes and $20 of Spray Paint
It looked and worked better than anyone thought.
May 3, 2019
One Weekend Project You Have to Finish Before the End of the Year—Or It Could Cost You
This weekend, while we can't make this aspect of "adulting" any more exciting, we're going to at least take the time-crunch stress out of it.
May 3, 2019
One Thing Everyone Should Do This Weekend to Slow Down
We're not waiting for the moments, we're making them.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: These Vintage Kitchen Cabinets Are Now Unrecognizable
This kitchen had everything: tile countertops, plywood cabinetry, a built-in oven and microwave, square recessed lighting, and so much beige. In six short weeks, it went from dated to wonderfully now. After living with the original kitchen for two years, Studio Plumb was able to do a major upgrade, replacing the floors and countertops, painting the plywood cabinetry, replacing the appliances, painting the walls, and restructuring the fridge/microwave cubby and the island.
May 3, 2019
How to Spend the Most Important Hour of the Holiday Weekend
Apartment Therapy Weekend Projects is a guided program designed to help you get the happy, healthy home you’ve always wanted, one weekend at a time. There are two weekends left in the year, and therefore two more assignments in our Weekend Projects series. But I’m guessing you have more pressing commitments on your to-do list in order to close out your year, so—spoiler alert—these last two tasks are a breeze. Not ready to say goodbye?
May 3, 2019
Before and After: These Kitchen Cabinets Got An Unexpected Paint Job
While this kitchen was quite tasteful and full of quality finishes, it didn’t fit in at all in the rest of the colorful, relaxed, free-spirited home. With just $80—and plenty of hard work—its owner gave it a fresh, fun new look. Here’s a little more information about the kitchen and the home, and what led to this undertaking: My kitchen was very dark and traditional before. Our cabinets were a dark cherry wood.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: Who Knew a $75 Craigslist Find Could Look This Good?
This tall, vintage, secondhand dresser needed a little wood filler and a lot of love, so its new owner gave it all that and a gorgeous coat of paint that totally transformed its look. The new owner of this dresser, who bought it on Craigslist for $75, described it as “a glossy cherry wood… ick!” It did, however, have nice lines, antique charm, and plenty of refined details without too much old-fashioned folderol.
May 3, 2019
Bored With the Same Old Stuff on Amazon? Shop This Secret Section
As if we needed another reason to buy everything on Amazon, we go and uncover a whole new hidden section of awesome offerings: a unique Amazon store that’s devoted to nothing but new and innovative products created by startups, so you’ll never get bored shopping for stuff.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: $800 Went a Very Long Way in This Newly Redone Kitchen
Take this warm-toned kitchen, add one or two gallons of paint and some well-priced accessories then subtract one wall and the textured vinyl floor, and suddenly there’s a brand-new kitchen, full of life, light, and color. And all for only $800. Kelsey Sigars—@kelseylenesigars on Instagram—made smart, thrifty choices that have transformed this kitchen.
May 3, 2019
The Time to Make a Home Inventory Is Now—Here’s How I’d Do It
Tackle this small task while everything is business as usual and nothing (except this article) is reminding you that you don't have one yet.
May 3, 2019
Easy Dryer Repairs That Will Save You the Cost of a Service Call
For some, the image of fresh, clean clothes whipping in the breeze conjures up the happy feels, but to me it just means lugging around a heavy basket of wet clothes, fiddling with clothespins, and dealing with unwieldy drying racks. No thanks. I love having a dryer and when it breaks, laundry is an unwelcome and tedious chore. Here are a few simple things I do to keep my dryer working properly, and how to troubleshoot when yours isn’t.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: This Kitchen Goes from Dark and Cramped to Light and Bright
This kitchen was small and it didn’t help that it had a tiny, barely usable breakfast nook just off to the left. Honestly, I don’t think a bagel, let alone a human, could fit in that space, so it just didn’t make sense to keep it. On top of that, the small kitchen was dark and uninviting.
May 3, 2019
How to Create Private Spaces in Multigenerational Homes?
Q: One of the *new* things in recent years is going back to the old-school multi-generation houses or joint-family multi-home properties. Sometimes grandparent(s) move into a suite, converted garage, or detached cottage. Or sometimes parents and kids move into the first floor, big basement, or barn on grandparents’ property. And with so many immigrant families, the some communities have kept a lot more of the multi-generational household tradition.
Apr 30, 2019
Before & After: A Rental Property Adds Curb Appeal (On Your Advice)
It’s been two years since readers gave Laura advice about increasing the curb appeal of her rental property and she’s back with an update. Her plan was to make the lawn healthier and add some shrubs. She was also considering painting the shutters or siding and asked readers to help decide what color might go nicely with the yellow. So, let’s find out how this house looks now and which advice Laura ran with!
Apr 30, 2019
9 Ways Paint Can Modernize an Outdated Bathroom
At the mercy of tile trends and ever-changing hardware styles, bathrooms that aren’t updated often (who can afford a yearly renovation?) can look outdated very quickly. One of the most affordable ways to help this room race against the clock without outpacing your budget is to let inexpensive paint lead the way. Some color on a vintage tub or a swipe of paint on an old vanity will give an older bathroom its sparkle back.
Apr 30, 2019
A $30 IKEA Table Gets a Glamorous Spray Paint Hack
Textured spray paints have come and gone over the years and for the most part, I’ve been happy to see them go. But I think I finally found one product that I’d like to have stick around for a while — Rust-Oleum’s Stone Creations Spray. I used it to transform this cheap metal IKEA table into a granite and brass look-a-like. Here’s what I started with, the GLADOM tray table in green which costs $29.99.
Apr 30, 2019
The Genius Reason You Should Put Tape on All Your Hardware
Painter’s tape is a modern miracle isn’t it? I mean, sure, the Great Pyramids are cooler, but when it comes right down to it, there isn’t much the blue tape can’t do. We’ve used it to spruce up furniture, for child safety, and to pull off quick and easy design projects. But there’s another genius use for the stuff, and we wish we’d known about it sooner. There are a few things in life that make me cringe.
Apr 30, 2019
Why Painting Your Home Can Be Good for Your Relationship
My husband and I have a bit of a country mouse, city mouse relationship–he grew up in rural Virginia surrounded by cattle and I grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by professors. Normally we’re two peas in a pod, but occasionally we’re reminded of our different upbringings in unexpected ways—like when we were picking paint colors to paint our first apartment together.
Apr 26, 2019
10 Inexpensive Tricks for Expensive-Looking Wall Art
One of the easiest ways to effectively upgrade any living space is by adding some artwork—and contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend a fortune on it.
Apr 26, 2019
How to Fill Your Entire Home With Flowers—for Just $8
Have blooms in your house every day of the year—and stay on budget.
Apr 25, 2019
This Simple Change Makes Your Closet Look Like a Showroom
If your closet closely resembles an upended store at the mall, one simple change creates a sleek space.
Apr 23, 2019
9 Things to Switch Up at Home This Spring
Spring is sprung, and the gorgeous warm weather makes it easy to get lost outdoors. But your home deserves attention, too—and we’re not just talking about spring cleaning. These seasonal switch-ups make your home more cheerful and livable all spring and summer long. Do you switch your fan to rotate clockwise during colder months? (You should: For those who don’t know, this pulls cool air up towards the ceiling to make a room feel warmer.
Apr 18, 2019
8 Things You Should Consider Renting—Not Buying
When it comes to the space you live in, there are two clear choices: rent or buy. But did you know that you have that same choice about the things you put inside your home? From the basics, like furniture and art, to more specialized items like power tools and solar panels, there are lots of things you can use without forking over a ton of cash. Here, some things it may make more sense to rent than buy.
Apr 16, 2019
5 Small Changes to Make a Thimble-Sized Space Feel Larger
Feeling stifled by your small space? Just because you’re tied to a small footprint doesn’t mean your home has to feel limiting. Just ask tiny home dwellers. All you need to do is shift your thinking. To help you maximize the space you do have, we asked designers to share their best tips—no renovations required.“When floor space is at a premium, take to the walls,” says Decorist designerErika Dale.
Apr 16, 2019
8 Easy Woodworking Projects for Beginners
“Woodworking” might sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Wood is relatively cheap, making it a fantastic DIY material for experimenting. Once you master the basics, the possibilities are near-endless. These beginner-friendly woodworking projects prove you don’t have to be a master craftsman to try your hand at handmade decor. No power tools are required for this simple blanket ladder—just a saw, rope, and some dowels.
Apr 15, 2019
These Wall Murals Require Zero Artistic Skill
Mural, mural, on the wall Who is the fairest of them all?Answering that question right now is a tough challenge. Fantastic, design-forward murals are all over the interwebs—and the right one can seriously elevate your space. Plus, retailers are working directly with independent artists to create affordable, large-scale murals. That’s a nice bonus for us wall-art size queens who lack the means to buy originals.Even better: Modern murals are easy to apply and even easier to take down.
Apr 11, 2019
Here’s the Truth About Those Fancy Pot Fillers
I remember my first time—seeing a pot filler, that is. A couple years back, I walked into the freshly remodeled kitchen of a friend, who also happens to be an incredible interior designer. It had all the drool-worthy bells and whistles: the butcher block-topped island, a gorgeous marble backsplash, ceiling-height custom cabinets, and a breakfast nook with statement lighting. And a pot filler.What is that for? I asked.
Apr 10, 2019
Are You Plunging Your Toilet Wrong? Here’s How to Tell
File under Who Knew?!: That plunger you probably have sitting by your toilet isn’t the only kind of plunger out there. It’s probably not even meant for what you think it’s meant for. The plunger and brush combo kit hanging out in everyone’s bathroom is a move-in staple bought on auto-pilot. Plungers are one of the most common tools for dealing with life’s little emergencies, but they are not a one-size-fits-all-toilets tool.
Apr 9, 2019
7 Ways to Fix a Royally Screwed Up Paint Job
Oops. That’s the last word you want to hear coming out of your mouth when you’re painting. But things happen. Painting may seem straightforward, but a surprising number of things can go wrong. Blame it on bad luck, poor planning, or Mercury in retrograde—whatever. Sometimes things just get royally screwed up and you need to fix them, now. Almost anything paint-related is fixable, if you know what to do and act in the appropriate timeframe.
Apr 9, 2019
Before & After: Painted Furniture & Cabinetry Projects
The power of paint can’t be denied – we all know how it can transform a room, but the effect is also powerful when it comes to projects that involve the application of paint to furniture and cabinetry. Here are ten examples from the archives (including one where the “furniture” didn’t even exist prior to the paintjob!); check out the befores in this gallery and then click through on each for the always-fun-to-see afters.
Apr 7, 2019
This Weekend: Make Sure You’re Completely Covered
Invest In Your Favorites: You can definitely get more wear out of your precious jeans, not to mention the soft sweater you’d sleep in if you didn’t get so hot at night. Inspect all their forgivable flaws, patch them up, and send them back out onto the field for another season.
Apr 6, 2019
How To Dry Out (and Hopefully Save) Wet Phones and Tablets
A good majority of us have been there- that moment when you realize your phone is headed straight for a big puddle/tub/bowl of liquid. The moment that practically guarantees you have to buy a very expensive replacement. But if you’re quick enough, you may be able to throw one last Hail Mary and revive your digital device from the brink of death with this pantry staple. 2-4 cups instant rice Large zip top bag 1. As soon as possible (seconds count, act fast!
Apr 4, 2019
Casting Call: Do You Want an Indoor or Outdoor Paint Makeover? Let Us Help!
Let us give your home a paint makeover! We’re looking for a reader whose stylish home has several opportunities for some cool paint makeovers. If you’ve been wanting to give your space a more defined and stylish look, you might be just the person we’re looking for.We’re working with an advertiser to help our readers explore two different paint project upgrades in their space and to document it in two before-and-after videos.
Mar 26, 2019
PSA: You’ve Only Tapped 1/15th of Sandpaper’s Full Potential
Some single-use gadgets and home tools just take up space versus regularly make our lives easier. It’s hard to purchase an entire device that just de-pills sweaters, for example, when you know it will wind up languishing in your cabinet or drawer. Which is why it’s great to discover multiple handy uses for ordinary objects and materials you already have lying around the house. Today’s unsung household hero: sandpaper.
Mar 22, 2019
Before and After: This $130 Bathroom Makeover Colors Outside the Lines
Anne-Claire recently completely a guest bathroom makeover and was so pleased with the results of that project that her own master bathroom suddenly looked, in comparison, a little sad and cluttered. She decided to change up that one too, but wanted to keep the project small and cheap (and doable), so major moves—like changing the tiles—were not an option. The whole project took a week and cost around $130.
Mar 21, 2019
Makers Spotlight: The Crafter’s Box
I can’t remember how I first heard about Morgan Spenla and the company she’d started just a few years ago, The Crafter’s Box, but something made me stop, check out the site and call her up to find out what she was doing. What she was doing was building a company in her hometown of San Diego around a personal passion and a professional belief that crafting is a true antidote for our web addled world.
Mar 14, 2019
This Was the Most Popular Paint Color the Decade You Were Born
Walk into any recently renovated home today and chances are you’ll see a lot of greige—a neutral color that’s the perfect combination of gray and beige. There’s no denying it’s the paint color du jour. It’s funny how, oftentimes, you can instantly pinpoint how modern (or not) a room is just by looking at the color of the walls. Some day our children might look back and wonder why we all plastered our walls in such a boring color!
Mar 14, 2019
Before & After: This $400 Bathroom Redo Has a Genius Way to Cover Textured Walls
Before Ashley put her guest house up on Airbnb, she wanted to give the bathroom a fun update. It was simple and sparse in comparison to the rest of the home, so, even though she was working on a tight budget, she was determined to use her DIY tricks and unique style to make it an exciting space for guests. Ashley carved as much time out of her schedule as she could—during nap times, evenings, and weekends—to work on the bathroom.
Mar 14, 2019
Clever Paint Jobs That Make Your Old, Cheap or Thrifted Furniture Look Expensive
We all know about the transformative power of paint for your wall, ceilings, and even floors, but have you thought about updating your furniture? With all the great colors and techniques out there, it’s easy to freshen up an over-loved piece or thrift flip something plain and make it extraordinary. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite paint transformations to get you started. Faux textured furniture can quickly look dated once the original finish gets dinged.
Mar 13, 2019
Hot Tip: How To Keep Your Paint Rollers and Brushes Fresh
My fiance and I have spent our last two weekends priming ceilings. It’s hard work, but rewarding. Every night after a few hours’ work, we fastidiously clean out the rollers and brushes, using more water than we’d like—and they’re never up to par the next day. This was our practice until a friend stopped by today and let us in on a painter’s secret.To make the rollers and brushes last much, much longer (and save gallons of water in the meantime!
Mar 13, 2019
How To Convert the Dining Table Into a Desk Workspace
After careful deliberation, my girlfriend recently decided to say farewell to hour long bus commutes to pursue some promising freelance opportunities and work from home. The bad news? We only have one home office space between us in our modest sized one bedroom apartment (and in reality it’s only the smallest of converted closet spaces).When space is at a premium, dining tables can easily become serviceable desks. The challenge is keeping it organized for dual duty.
Mar 12, 2019
How To Get Rid of 20-Foot-High Cobwebs?
Q: The ceiling in my stairwell to the basement rises the full height of the house. From the bottom landing to the ceiling is probably more than 20 feet, and the corners up there are getting heavy with cobwebs. How on earth can I clean up there? My largest extending tool only goes to six feet. I’m 5’3″!
Mar 8, 2019
These Paint Roller Hacks Will Save You Time, Money and Mess
Make your whole project that much easier.
Feb 26, 2019
How To Paint a Brick Fireplace
The fireplace is almost always the centerpiece of the room —all furniture and decor tend to revolve around it. If you don’t happen to be head over heels for yours, chances are you won’t ever really love that room. The most effective and satisfying way to remedy the problem? Update the interior with paint. Cleaning supplies (vinegar + water, nylon scrub brush) Dropcloth Painters tape Paintbrush Small paint roller for textured surfaces Primer Flat or Satin topcoat Clean.
Feb 24, 2019
How To Replace an Electrical Outlet
Are your outlets holding plugs nice and snug? If not, it might be time for you to change them out. Yes, fatigued outlets are a nuisance but they can also be potential fire hazards. And what about the appearance of your outlets? Are they old and outdated and could stand a new look? Don’t be intimidated! It’s not as hard as it looks (or expensive!) to replace an electrical outlet. ScrewdriverNeedle nose pliersNew electrical outlet (Also called a receptacle.
Feb 24, 2019