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How To: Install a bifold door like a professional

This video is about installing a bifold door. This door opening is 54" so we will use a 30" and 24" door to fit. To align the door: Scribe a line on the ceiling which is the distance on either side of the door opening. Run the line down the bottom so the hooks are in the same position and the doors are vertical. Start at the bottom. Use a square on both sides of the wall which is set as half way point. Put the larger door on the right. Have the doors open inward. Place the tract on top of the...

How To: Tile a kitchen floor with a border

In this video, we learn how to tile a kitchen floor with a border. First, you need to remove the flooring that is currently on the ground and sweep it clean. After this, lay down the paste and then the filling for the middle of it on top of the paste. Make sure this is pressed down firmly, then lay down the white paste on top of it. From here, you will be able to la down the tiles in a pattern that will make all of them line up together. Place the border around the sides and you will be finis...

How To: Make a fake stained glass window

If you want to make a beautiful fake stained glass window, in order to decorate the bathroom, kid’s room or any other room, without much fuss and money involved, here are some tips. First you need an old window on the desired dimensions and then you need some resin from local hobby store (like Michaels) and some marbles. Put the marbles on the window in any way you would like. Be creative! Then you mix the resin and pour it on the marbles.

How To: Paint and distress furniture for a rustic look

In this video, Deana teaches us how to distress furniture. You will need the furniture you want to distress and then paint over it with green furniture paint in the parts you want to change. Apply the paint thinly and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, or until dry. Now apply your stain onto the green paint, then add distressing to any parts you want to change, then wipe off with a rag. Buff off all excess oil you have leftover and you're finished! You can use this technique to distress any of you...

How To: Create a suede finish on your walls with Home Depot

This is a video which shows how to create a suede finish on walls using paint. To do this the right tools are necessary. Use a special suede finish paint and a nine inch specialty roller. Arrow wood merant is used for the color. Tape the ceiling and base boards. Paint the corners with a two inch brush. Work top to bottom on the unfinished areas with the roller. It will appear uneven. But that is fine. It should be allowed to dry. Use a 3 inch latex brush and excess paint, start at the top and...

How To: Install wainscotting (wod paneling)

Ron Hazelton brings you this video on wainscoting. Wainscoting is paneling that runs about a third of the way up a wall. Ron shows you how to use a chair to figure exactly where to place the chair rail. When installing around electrical outlets be sure to turn off the electricity. Next cut all the panel sections to length. When you attach them to the wall be sure to attach at top and bottom. Next attach the paneling, you can use a scarf joint to hide the seams. When installing the chair rail,...

How To: Re-cover a lampshade

Updating an old lampshade is a great way to brighten up a corner, freshen up a room, and lighten up your life. Learn how to re-cover your lampshade with this tutorial. All you need is fabric, spray adhesive, fabric glue, ribbon or cording to easily cover your lampshade at home.

How To: Give your boring old couch a sofa makeover

In this clip, learn how to stitch super simple items like bedsheets and use them as covers for your worn out sofa cushions. If your couch is looking dingy and old, follow along and give it a facelift. This quick fix will take less than five minutes per cushion and you will give you entire room a whole new look!

How To: Stencil paint your walls with help from the Home Depot

This is a step by step tutorial on stencil painting your walls, brought to you by The Home Depot. Beginning with a brief description of the art of stenciling, you are then shown the materials you will need to proceed. Next, you are shown how to prepare your room and surfaces. The goal will be to use a single stencil in multiple positions. The stipple method of application is stressed to achieve a multi-dimensional application. Two colors are used to give the added dimension of shadow to the i...

How To: Install laminate flooring with the glueless method

This video shows you how to install laminate flooring using a glue-less method. You will need a tape measure, hand saw, and circular saw. You will also need spacers, a rubber mallet, tapping block and a pry bar. Make sure the sub-floor has been prepared. Remove all debris. A moisture barrier should go down first. Next use an under laminate or padding. Measure the room to determine which sizes you will need. For complete instructions you should visit findanyfloors.com.

How To: Paint quicker and more evenly with a roller

To save time and get a more uniform result when painting with a roller pour your paint in a five gallon bucket rather than a roller pan. Put a painters screen down into the bucket and hook it over the edges of the bucket. Dip the roller into the bucket and roll the excess off of the roller by rolling it on the screen in the bucket. This allows you to have far less stops refilling the pan and if you keep the bucket near the wall you save time loading the roller with paint. When you are ready t...

How To: Install hardwood floors in your home easily

If you're interested in changing the look of your home, as well as add value to it as well, the floors are a great place to start. Carpet, tiles, laminate flooring can all be great options, but hardwood flooring is always a smart option. Hardwood floors deliver a certain look and feel that may not be attainable by other flooring options and can make any home look new.

How To: Install a replacement window in your home

Renovating your home can bring new life into an old space. There are many areas to focus on when you're renovating your home. One of the best areas involves the windows. Many windows from the past, aren't as energy efficient and don't hold as much cold or warm air as the new ones today. So in this video tutorial series, you'll find out how to install replacement windows in your home today. It's a diffitul task that requires time and patience, but will result in a beautiful window in the end. ...

How To: Paint trim with a trim guard

This video demonstrates how to paint trim with a trim guard. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to paint trim with a trim guard, For Dummies.

How To: Create an easy tape dispenser

Low tack tape or painter's tape is essential when doing a paint job in your home. In this how to video, home improvement expert Danny Lipford teaches you a great way to keep your tape on hand. This is a cheap and more helpful alternative to the store bought tape dispensers. All you need is some coated wire and you can make this tape dispenser.

How To: Remove bits and pieces of wallpaper

Here are instructions on removing wallpaper bits and pieces. You will need: a circular electric sander and a microfiber clothe. Simply place the microfiber clothe over the electric sander. Begin to move your way over and across the wall. Much as you would if you were painting; moving up and down and diagonally. Adjust the microfiber clothe as necessary - it may wiggle around as you glide across the wall. You will notice quite a dramatic difference after finishing. Doing this saves a lot of time.

How To: Make a mosaic stained glass window

In this video, you will learn how to make a mosaic stained glass window as well as techniques for using mosaic to decorate other items in your house. Host Laura says she's decorated her house so much that her neighbors say if you stay too long, they will become mosaic by Laura. The materials you will need for this project are a window, stained glass of which Laura says you can buy cut up, silicon, and grout. Laura takes you with her to her local hobby store and shows some different stained gl...

How To: Hang a coat rack on a brick wall

Andrew explains all the details of hanging a coat rack. He teaches you how to hang a coat rack on a brick wall. This video shows you an easy 5 step process and can be useful if you're hanging other things on brick Hang a coat rack on a brick wall.

How To: Make a serving tray from a picture frame

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a serving tray from a picture frame. First, grab a picture frame in a larger size that comes with glass on it and a backing. From here, you will grab some scrapbooking paper or another type of paper and cut it to size to fit on the background of your paper. Then, find two handles that you have and screw these onto the sides of the picture frame. After this, glue your favorite pictures onto the paper and then let it dry. When finished, stick this under th...