This great video provided by Home Depot demonstrates the right way to install tile for your kitchen countertop with a sink. Make sure to make your measurements precise as any inconsistencies will stick out like a sore thumb.
This is a video about how to make the photo display board. You just need foam display board, fabric to cover the board, batting paper, pins, and some ribbons. First you have to cut the fabric about one half inch extra of the board to cover the board. Next you have to cut the ribbons upto 6 to approximately 21 inches long and cut one ribbon to hang the photo board. Next laying out the fabric on the table first. Next place the batting on the top of the fabric. Next take the foam board and place...
Check out this video to learn how to cut, sew, foam and upholster a new welt and boxed dining chair.
Stumped on what frame to use for your favorite piece of artwork or photo? The perfect frame will make your painting, photograph, or piece of artwork stand out on your wall. Here's how to find an ideal match.
Some people hate wallpaper, but some people love it inside their homes. Those that do will eventually have to deal with wallpaper that will lose it's attachment. It will eventually bubble and curl. Curling wallpaper seams ruin the decorative effect of wallpaper. Eliminate the ugly signs of aging wallpaper with these steps.
Get the hardwood look in your home! Floating vinyl plank flooring is easy to install, easier than tile or carpet. It's also fairly inexpensive! This video shows you the best way to install this versatile flooring in any room in your house.
So you have a picture you're dying to get up on the wall, but don't want to risk hanging it crooked. This video is your answer! Learn a few tips and tricks to make sure that every picture you hang is perfectly straight and level.
Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates great ways to caulk tiles with a caulk gun and some acrylic or latex grout. You can learn them too!
Are your chairs still covered in that faded and threadbare chintz your great-grandmama picked out in 1936? She'd be the first to tell you—it's time for an update, dearie. This tutorial teaches you how to re-upholster a chair. It is easier than you think to replace the upholstery on your chairs. Watch this how to video and you can quickly reupholster your chairs at home.
To make roman columns, ideal to create space between door and living room. Materials required :
This textile Mandala flower is created using the macramé technique.
You don't need to call the plummer to dismantle your entire bathroom just to retrieve your wedding band. In this video Barbara K will demonstrate exactly how to retrieve jewelry from down the drain.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a lampshade out of plastic cups. First, you will need to purchase clear plastic cups and use a stapler and tape. To start, lay your cups on the ground with the bottoms facing up. Now, take your tape and tape the cups together two at a time, then connect all the cups in a circle. Next, use your stapler to staple the cups together, going two at a time. Start adding more cups around the circle of original cups using the stapler. After you get to two cups wi...
There are tons of materials you can use to make your own coasters, from wine corks to old magazines, but something as basic as concrete can look surprisingly sleek. These DIY concrete coasters by Blair over on Man Made DIY look great and are super cheap and easy to make. All you need is a box of quick set concrete, some plastic cups, sandpaper, and felt if you want to line the bottoms. The process is simple—just mix up the concrete in the cups, let it set, remove it, and sand down any rough e...
In this video, we learn how to lay floor tiles. Lay the tiles in a diamond pattern, using a tape measure to make sure you have enough of them. You will need to cut the corner tiles so they fit in with the rest of them. Lay the tile adhesive down first before you lay the tiles down and make sure they are pushed down into place securely. Continue to lay the tiles down until you have covered the entire area. After this, you will lay mortar in the middle of it and then wipe it off clean to finish...
In this tutorial by Lowe's, we learn how to prep and paint kitchen cabinets yourself! First, you will want to make sure you don't have laminate or tile countertops, because these can simply be replaced. After this, you will need to use sandpaper to sand down the surface of the cabinets. Next, you will need to paint primer on the surface of the cabinets, making sure you get into the creases of them as well. Now, paint over the primer once it has dried with your choice of glossy paint. After th...
Looking for a unique picture frame? Learn all about decorative picture frames including rustic frames, veneer frames, ornate and dark wood frames and more in this free video series about professionally framing pictures.
It isn't a disco ball, but it does shine just like one. If you have some old cd's around the house use them to make a decorative chandelier for your room. Watch this how to video to learn how to put your CD chandelier together. All you need is: CDs, glue, and and old lamp shade. Make a chandelier with CDs.
Box pleated fabric valances give your windows a great clean tailored look. Measuring and installation of fabric valances is easy. In this Home & Garden how-to video you will see just how simple it is to install a box pleat valance.
This video shows how to improve light in a room for different moods and effects. You will see how the lighting will fit the design of different
Decorative concrete can turn an ordinary room into extraordinary. Watch this how to video to learn all about decorative concrete toppings and proper selection. Learn all about overlays, toppings, and resurfacing.
Aba Wood Flooring demonstrates how to sand between coats when working with water-based finishes on hardwood floors. When you use an electric sander, avoid overheating the surface when sanding between coats of a water-based finish. Accomplish this by replacing conventional sand screen pads with a Velcro triple head sanding plate and soft interface pads. The triple head sanding plate and interface pads offer better dust extraction and a more effective final sanding. This system also offers bett...
Inside mount vertical blinds not only keep the sun out but they also add decorative touches to any window. They are also super easy to install. In this Home & Garden how to video you will learn how to install inside mount 3.5" vertical blinds.
Glass shelves add a elegant beauty to your home, but imagine how much more elegant and sleek they would look if they were simply floating against the wall. Floating glass shelves are the innovative way to create stylish wall arrangements.
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.
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.
If you are not done with your paint project and you don't want to totally clean up, wrap your brush, with paint on it, in a cellophane wrap. Make sure it is sealed tight and put in the refrigerator. You can keep it in the refrigerator 10 to 12 hours. When ready to use, remove from the frig, remove wrap and start working. Preserve a paint brush overnight.
Until you decorate, your house won't feel like a home, but when you start hanging picture and frame on your living room walls, you should watch this video from Lowe's for some pre-hanging tips!
Copper is one of the many material that looks it's best after it's aged for a while. If you don't want to wait five years for your copper to develop that perfect patina, watch this video to learn how you can use ammonium chloride to age copper at home.
If you have an endless supply of purses and a limitless supply of wall empty wall space, it's about time you made some DIY purse racks. In this video, you'll see a very easy (and cheap) way to hang all of your purses (and please your boyfriend). For this DIY purse rack, you'll need some coat and hat hangers (hooks), feather boas, screwdriver and a tape measure.
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...
Sarah McColl, the hip and modern Martha Stewart of Brooklyn gives us a great video on how to reupholster a retro dinette chair. Sarah is learning along with you, so don't be overwhelmed by the task ahead.
This video shows you how to wallpaper a switch plate. You should take a piece of paper and match it. You will need wallpaper, scissors, a razor knife and spray glue. Shake the glue and spray the backside of the paper and the front of the switch plate. Match the pattern to the wallpaper on the wall. Turn the switch plate over and trim off the excess on the corners. Fold the ends in. The switch plate is covered. Next you need to cut it out. Take the razor knife and run it along the edge of the ...
Don’t pay a handyman to do this simple job—learn how to become handy yourself! You Will Need:
If you already have basic faux wood ceiling beams installed in your home, then you may still want to go a bit further, and suspended faux wood beams is the way to go. It's decorative, cheaper than real wood, lightweight and can add character and warmth to a plain room. This video gives you step-by-step instructions for installing fake wood beams, including materials and tools list.
Wallpaper is totally outdated, isn't it? Have you ever moved into a new house and decided - yikes - this wallpaper HAS to go? We have all been there and in this tutorial, Lucky Larson will show you exactly how to get rid of those icky flowers or ugly stripes. Lucky uses enzyme spray and a simple putty knife to remove the paper in the easiest way possible.
This is a short video that shows how to transform any white wall into a dry-erase whiteboard in less than five minutes. Whiteboards are handy to leave messages on, or to work out simple problems, that can be erased, so the surface can be used over and over again. Cut down on paper waste in your home. All you will need is clear plastic book covering paper. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a whiteboard on any white wall.
Frustrated with a bedroom closet that doesn’t work for you? You’re not alone, and you don’t have to live with it the way it is! In this episode, a renter’s closet gets a makeover so she can have easy access to everything and have more hanging space. Taking the sliding doors off and getting rid of the shelf above the rod opens up all sorts of possibilities, including adding a double hanging rod. You’ll see how easy it is to organize your bedroom closet to maximize the space, all on a budget.
I have an interest in using recycled materials in sculptures, particularly circuit boards and other wasted electronic and mechanical components with which I put together sprawling cities lit with fairy lights. These cityscapes can conjure an image of a parallel society built from what we throw away. Utopian or dystopian, the ‘Electri-Cities’ remain a feast for the eyes and the mind. What makes them particularly intriguing is the population of tiny model railway people—they bring a host of nev...
Hey what a great idea. Is installing tiles such a simple activity? Why not install glass and ceramic? Learn from this Lowe's video on how you can install a beautiful backsplash.