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How to Repair a Medium-Size Hole in Drywall

From: One Project Closer Repairing drywall is a great do-it-yourselfer task because tools and materials are cheap, and there’s very little risk (to you or the house). Plus, if you can master the repair, it’s a skill that will serve you well no matter if you own or rent. So before you call the local […]

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Adding Small Touches of Fall to Our Home Décor With Michaels

From: The DIY Playbook By: Casey Finn Well, it’s officially September … which in my mind means it’s basically time for pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, and football season. Yep, fall will be here before we know it and I must admit that I’m secretly looking forward to those crisp days ahead. Read more …   […]

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Antique Window Restoration

From: Old Town Home By: Alex Santantonio Things have been pretty quiet here on the blog lately, but we’ve been hard at work on several projects. Rather than keep waiting until everything is done, we wanted to share an update to start getting you caught up. If you’ve been a reader here for a while […]

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Protect Your Home and Family: Severe Weather Guide

From: The Family Handyman It’s never too early to prepare your family and your home for hurricanes, severe weather or natural disasters. Use this “How-To” guide to help you protect your property and loved ones in advance of an emergency. Read more …  

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Eulogy for a Tree

From: May Dreams Gardens The other day, my sister, who lives with her family in the house we all grew up in, sent out a text to let us know a crew was cutting down the maple tree in the front yard the next morning. Without hesitation, I changed all my plans for the day […]

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Rain Gutters Out of 3-Inch PVC Pipe, DIY How To

From: Grandma’s House DIY By: Tarah This is a post on how Joe and I created gutters for our house using PVC pipe! So, quite awhile ago, I stumbled on to the coolest thing online: Rain gutters made out of 3″ PVC pipe. Since then I cannot find it online ANYWHERE! The only thing I […]

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Our Newly Painted House Exterior

From: Southern Hospitality By: Rhoda We had a few projects we wanted to get completed right off the bat in our new home and painting the exterior was one that was at the top of the list, along with a few other interior projects.  Mark really didn’t love the existing paint color. I didn’t hate […]

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Best Expandable Hoses You Can Buy Today

From: Epic Gardening By: Kevin It’s impossible to have a garden without water. Plants need it, lawns need it. We all have to have a way of conveying that water to where it needs to be. And we all have old, heavyweight hoses lying about, as they’re a requirement in the yard. But in recent […]

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Lessons From a White-Painted Fireplace Makeover

From: The Inspired Room By: Melissa You know that house in blogland or on Instagram (or in your neighborhood) where everything about it seems absolutely perfect? Well, I think “perfect” can be a misunderstood standard. Especially in our own home. What does perfect mean to you? Will a house be perfect if you can spend […]

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Beach House Progress: Original Trim Doors and Lots of New Tile

From: Young  House Love By: John Petersik Compared to the last nine months of gradual progress on our beach house, it feels like things are moving at breakneck speed lately. So this post is one big smorgasbord of updates (but the good kind of smorgasbord, with exotic cheeses and chocolate fondue). Just like I consider […]

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