Using 3M Bondo to Repair Mistakes and Patch Holes

We will show you how to use 3M Bondo to repair mistakes, patch holes, and patch holes. Because we do many DIY home improvement projects, Bondo has become one of the repair materials in our arsenal. Be sure to check out our YouTube video that also shows you how to repair mistakes and patch holes…

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How to Remove Carpet Like a Pro

Removing carpet can be a bit of a task, but with the right tools and approach, it can be done effectively. In this post, we will show you how to remove carpet like a pro! To view our YouTube video describing how to remove carpet, click HERE. Background We have renovated many houses, including our…

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Caring for Geraniums to Produce Beautiful Blooms

light pink geraniums in a planter

Geraniums are popular flowering plants known for their colorful blooms and easy care. We will share how to care for generiums so you will have beautiful blooms! Background: How I learned to care for geraniums A few summers ago, I became obsessed with geraniums. They come in many different colors but I fell in love…

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Important Considerations Before Starting a DIY Home Improvement Project

Doing a DIY home improvement project can be satisfying and improve your home or property; however, reflect on these important considerations before tackling a home improvement project. If you don’t think these things through, you can waste time and money and possibly ruin your home or property. Background: Neal and I do A LOT of…

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How to Stain a Deck and Railing

Staining a deck and railing can enhance their appearance and protect them from the elements. Below is the step-by-step guide to help you through the process. Background We have a very large deck on the front and side of our house. In 2011, we purchased our lake house. In 2013, we renovated and added an…

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Chicken Spectacular Casserole

chicken and wild rice casserole

If one of my friends  . . . has a baby, is recovering from surgery, or has a death in the family . . . this is the chicken and wild rice casserole is the perfect casserole to make for them. It is my “go-to” casserole because it is easy to make and DELICIOUS! My…

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How to Raise a Headboard: A DIY Transformation

headboard attached to bed frame

We purchased this mahogany headboard from a thrift store for $35. It was a diamond in the rough. First, we stripped, sanded, and stained the headboard ebony. However, beds (including headboards) are taller these days. Hence, Neal built two boxes (one for each leg) to raise the headboard.

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How to Transform a Thrift Store Headboard with Ebony Stain

installation of vinyl plank flooring diy home improvement project

We purchased this mahogany headboard from a thrift store for $35. It was a diamond in the rough. We stripped, sanded, and stained the headboard ebony. We are thrilled with the results! Originally, we painted this with crackle paint (not our best project), and our daughter used it in her college apartment. Because it was…

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How to Create a Gallery Wall

farmhouse gallery wall with window with wreath, tractor seat, cow picture, gather sign, bucket of cotton

We recently updated our basement living room area and I decided it would be a nice touch to create a gallery wall over the table. In this post, I will show you the steps I took to create a gallery wall. Materials: Step 1: Gather possible items to use in a gallery wall We had…

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