home decor

Cat Tree Plans and Ideas

Cat Tree Plans and Ideas

Our four-legged family members have become an integral part of our lives and we’ll do almost anything to make them happy. And by “them” of course, I really mean “us”. Here’s a statistic that will blow your mind. In 2011, in the worst economy in decades, US households spent $50.96 billion on their pets. Of […]

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Plumbing Access Camouflage

Plumbing Access Camouflage

I needed to provide access to the bathtub "wet wall" plumbing during a recent renovation. It had to be located in a highly visible place – right beside the flush where it was subject to close scrutiny. Since we planned to add bead board panelling to the lower part of the wall, I figured I’d […]

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Design: Plan For Your Pets

Design: Plan For Your Pets

The days of banishing Fido to the doghouse in the backyard would appear to be over. And rightly so. Today, we consider our pets as much a part of the household as us humans. Pets are our faithful companions and they want to hang out with us, no matter where we are in the house. […]

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Crowdsource your DIY Dilemma

Crowdsource your DIY Dilemma

In this day and age, do-it-yourselfers have more information and ideas, literally at their fingertips, than ever before. Many DIY situations you’ll come up against are somewhat unique and the answer may still be outside your experience. That’s where crowdsourcing comes in. For example, I ran across a discussion the other day on DIY Chatroom […]

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How to Hang a Wall Mantle

How to Hang a Wall Mantle

Heavy items like kitchen cabinets and wall mantles are easier to mount on the wall when you use a beveled cleat to hang them on. The key to this method is to mount a cleat on the wall with a beveled top edge and a corresponding piece on the cabinet or mantle. The weight of […]

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Hand-Painted Tile Window Valance

Hand-Painted Tile Window Valance

These hand-painted tiles were just the right accent for our kitchen valance. With a little imagination and a few tiles you can add character to wall shelves or a coat rack, a bathroom vanity, kid’s furniture or just about anything you could think of. Let your imagination be your guide.

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