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10-31-2013 09:32 PM

Spilled Furnace Oil - 11 replies

Oct 31/13 Any tips on getting the smell out of the house after a semi-major furnace oil leak in the basement? The oil was cleaned up pretty quickly (good thing we hadn’t gone away last week) ... but the smell lingers on.

10-14-2013 07:40 PM

OOPS!!! - 6 replies

Oct 14/13 I was cleaning up the spam on the site and got into a rhythm of the buttons to push….. and focusing on that I accidentally deleted a legitimate home refurbishing project or two. I hope our members will repost them. Again my apologies—for the spam and for the deletion of projects.

03-20-2013 09:54 AM

HR's Anniversary - 12 replies

March 20, 2013: HomeRefurbishing is now 5 years old! Happy Anniversary HR

02-22-2013 10:14 AM

Future DIY-ers - 37 replies

this was posted on LumberJocks. .. Just had to share it

08-20-2012 12:25 AM

Privacy Fence Idea - 83 replies

I was at a wedding this weekend at a park pavilion. The west wall was quite intriguing. Perhaps you have seen this before… As shown in the picture, the wood is all on angles allowing air to move through the pavilion. If I were to build a privacy fence I might consider this option.

05-29-2012 01:05 PM

Challenge - "Colour Me This" - 5 replies

May 29/12 Just a couple days left to enter this challenge Details for challenge

03-20-2012 09:45 AM

4 years ... - 7 replies

Happy Birthday “HomeRefurbers” March 20, 2008—HomeRefurbers went online.

03-10-2012 12:00 PM

HomeRefurbers Challenges - 24 replies

The following are challenges that we have/are holding at HomeRefurbers.com.We hope you’ll join us in these fun, inspirational, and educational activities. Current Challenge-03: Mirror, Mirror PastNote: (we’d love to still see your contributions to these challenges, even though they are past events) Challenge-02: Hallowe'en Chall...

07-28-2011 05:53 PM

Spam - reported - 9 replies

sorry about the remaining spam. We’ll get it all cleaned up as soon as we can.

02-02-2011 12:02 PM

kitchen cupboard insulation - 29 replies

2/2/11 what is the cheapest way to insulate cupboards in an old brick farmhouse? it’s my daughter’s first winter in her new home. She just discovered that her olive oil is “solidifying” in the cupboard due to the cold

01-09-2011 12:14 PM

flooring: laminate or hardwood? - 27 replies

1/9/11 we’re going to put flooring in our bedroom. what are your thoughts re: laminate vs hardwood?

12-09-2010 12:43 PM

FREE Book Draw - Sewing Home Furnishings - 53 replies

One’s home is one’s castle and what better way to make it extra special than by adding your own finishing touches to the decor. Fox Chapel Publishing’s illustrated guide to “Sewing Home Furnishings” provides you with the “how to” steps to sew everything from drapes to slipcovers, to bedskirts. Taking you from the beginni...

09-26-2010 12:12 PM

Window Challenge - 7 replies

no entries yet.. just days remaining. all we need is a before/after pix, some “how to tips” and the entry tagged as CS1.

03-20-2010 12:50 PM

Happy Birthday HR!! - 11 replies

March 20/10 HomeRefurbers is 2 years old today!Happy Birthday.

10-28-2008 04:53 PM

Kitchen Cupboards - 15 replies

Ideas Welcome! Being just 5’ tall most of my kitchen cupboards are not accessed easily and it’s very frustrating. And then I thought—hey, there must be some way to make them more accessible (besides surgery to stretch my legs). I’d thought about a drop-down shelf of some sort that would bring the shelves down to me&...

04-07-2008 12:01 AM

Spring Maintenance for Deck - 69 replies

We have a deck made from pressure treated lumber and it’s time to give it a spring cleaning and what-not. What products do people use /recommend for getting this ready to look great for another year?

03-20-2008 08:21 PM

New Canadian Tire commercial - 45 replies

March 2008 There’s a new “Canadian Tire” commercial where a couple step outside and are inspired because it is spring -”you know what that means”.. the guy starts thinking and a sign pops up above his head that says “hammocks”... and the woman starts thinking and a sign pops up that says “painti...


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