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Front Porch Job

01-13-2016 03:13 AM by dustynewt | 96 comments »

I posted this blog on LumberJocks about seven months ago. I had to edit it to restore photos (I have changed my photo host) so while I was at it, I thought I would post it here for my first HomeReburbers blog. The first major problem (project) started when I walked out the front door of my house one day and my foot went right through the slate porch. It shocked me more than anything because I thought the slate was bedded with a solid concrete pad. We have lived here for 25 years. I have al...

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Bathroom Remodel #8: A little trim

12-02-2015 06:52 PM by Dan Lyke | 127 comments »

Took me a couple of tries to get a mirror shape I liked: A few things I learned about cutting the oval (which took me 3 tries, although one of those was unrelated to the cutting): Cut from the front, not the back. I was concerned about the mirror coating peeling off when I broke the glass, but it turns out it came off just fine. Alas, it was too thick for my cutter to cut through. Don’t try to clamp it into the frame. Then i built up a frame for the mirror and routed...

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Bathroom Remodel #7: They say it's only vanity

12-02-2015 06:37 PM by Dan Lyke | 107 comments »

The face is 2” thick cherry, which will be carved, so I had to modify the clamp for my dovetail jig to hold it in place while I cut the dovetails: And then the top is an inset sink into a block of the same marble we used for the diagonal pattern: Because the inside of vanities can be super nasty, the side is a louvered panel to provide airflow: And the drawer is notched to fit around the drain: The front of the vanity is carved: And then I had to ...

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DIY Ideas #2: Creating a Vintage Interior Look

08-04-2015 11:26 AM by Katies_DIY_Blog | 102 comments »

I’m sure we can all have a good go at creating a modern interior with modern styles and trends. We can all buy a bunch of materials and tools and get to work on a brand new untouched space and finish with a masterpiece. However, what if you’re looking to create a more vintage look rather than a modern one? How can you create that antique look yourself? I did a bit of research online in an attempt to figure out for myself and for this blog just how can I create a vintage look for my interior o...

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DIY Ideas #1: A few of my ideas of how to turn you bedroom from drab to fab

07-27-2015 10:36 AM by Katies_DIY_Blog | 47 comments »

If there’s one thing I hate it’s sleeping in a bedroom that’s full of clutter and clothes everywhere. I always try to clear up my bedroom as best I can but unfortunately my boyfriend doesn’t seem to share my sense of tidiness and it always ends up with clothes and what not spread about the room! When I do get a chance to clean and tidy the room though, there are a couple of ideas I have in mind on how to turn it from something that’s average into something beautiful. Of course there are...

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06-26-2015 01:20 PM by budgetwindowsqld | 43 comments »

Everyone’s houses have different types of doors and with those differences raise different types of repairs in respect to perfection of the doors or fixing the doors. Few of the door repair types are as mentioned below: • Fixing a Door That Impasses• Fixing a Loose Door• Fixing Wood Door Problems Through passing of time, doors cause to bind and stick. As your house settles, doors sag in their frames. Door at times may have been misaligned from the start. A variety of proble...

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Guide to Selling Your Own Home Going into 2015

06-19-2015 02:44 PM by Katies_DIY_Blog | 40 comments »

Many people assume that using an agent is necessary to sell one’s home, especially in the current housing market. However, this is not the case. Selling your own home without an agent can be more complicated, but it is possible if you follow certain steps. Why Sell Without an Agent? While an agent handles a great deal of the home selling footwork for you, there is one good reason to sell without one: finances. An estate agent will charge a fee, usually a percentage of the home...

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Ready for a Home Makeover? Here’s How To Do It.

05-30-2015 08:00 AM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 42 comments »

Today people are looking for ways to improve their homes for better living and more enjoyment. Investing a little time and money will go a long way to transform your home into the pride of the neighborhood. Curb Appeal – Let’s begin outside. Mow the grass, pull the weeds, edge the lawns and give the bedding areas the attention and maintenance they deserve. Liven up the planting areas with perennials for substance, and then go for color with annuals. Select a color scheme such as reds...

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Exterior Tool Storage Closet

05-04-2015 02:18 AM by Dan Lyke | 87 comments »

This went from “I wonder if Rubbermaid makes some outside storage cabinet thing” to this monstrosity, with sliding door, on the back of the workshop. Still need to clean finish fastening the sheet metal sides, but I was out of steam…

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Fast Forward Plan for Spring

04-30-2015 08:53 AM by ReubenD | 49 comments »

It is finally starting to resemble spring again in our area after a very long and very cold winter. While most years there would already be a fair amount of green in the lawns and trees would have buds and the daffodils would be up, this year we are just getting rid of the last patches of snow in the shady areas. This has brought some concern to the other half of our home, the part that is outside the four walls of our house but is what everybody else sees and where we like to spend a fair bi...

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