Installing a chandelier can bring a whole new style to your home’s design. Even though it might seem like a job only a professional can do, it really is quite simple. This DIY video illustrates just how easy it can be to install the chandelier yourself.
When installing baseboards, crown molding ("moulding") and chair rails, it's tempting to cut 45-degree miters at the corners and hope for a sure fit. The problem is that most walls aren't square. Joining two 45-cut molding pieces may give you a square joint, but a square joint may not work for your crazy corner. In fact, it seems like every wall is just a “hair” out of square. This problem could be due to a framing error or a buildup of drywall compound in the corner. But even a perfect miter...
Ron Hazelton shows the most secure way to hang heavy mirrors or art on plaster walls using toggle bolts. Attach a sturdy hanging wire to the piece if necessary. Draw a level line on the wall where the top of the piece will go. Stretch the hanging wire taut and measure the distance between the wire and the top of the frame. A two-bolt system will keep the piece level. Drill two holes this distance below the wall line. Using masking tape prevents the plaster from chipping. Fold the toggle wings...
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...
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.
Would you like to apply stack molding on top molding but don't know how? Learn from this DIY home improvement guru how. Create interesting detail and character by making simple modling more elaborate.
This video demonstrates the proper way to hang a sun catcher in in your window. This video may help if you can't figure where to place the suction cup on a sun catcher.
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.
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.
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!
Nothing enhances a home more than music. In this video Barbara K will demonstrate exactly how to hang stereo speakers anywhere in your home.
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.
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 ...
There are a number of ways to deal with screw holes that are visible. You can buy some wood buttons and put them in the holes. You put a little wood glue in the hole and then tap the wood buttons into the holes using a hammer. This is a decorative solution to cover up screw holes. If you want to completely cover up the holes completely put a plug cutter on your drill and cut a plug out of a piece of wood that matches the wood that the hole is in. Take the plug put a little glue on it and tap ...
Beautify your home and windows with these easy to install Roman blinds. This tutorial teaches you how to install outside mount Roman shades. Installing Roman shades is an easy process that you can do yourself with this how to video. Install outside mount Roman blinds.
Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice.
You don't have to buy new light fixtures to get a whole new look. In this how to video Don shows you how to revamp some of your old light fixtures. This is a great DIY home improvement project.
To make roman columns, ideal to create space between door and living room. Materials required :
Fabric valances add a great decorative and finishing touch to any window. You really can do fabric valances yourself. Learn how to measure for beautiful custom fabric valances in just two minutes with this how to video.
Prior to painting, pour some vanilla extract into the paint. The vanilla doesn't stain the paint, and the room won't smell like paint fumes.
In this tutorial, we learn how to remove vinyl wallpaper. First, take your putty knife and slide it underneath the wallpaper. Once you do this, you will be able to see the paper and put water on the wall to help remove the paper. Tear the wallpaper down in large chunks until it's all completely gone from the wall. Make sure you wet the wallpaper as well, because this will help it come off more easily. Let the wall dry before you paint it or add on new wallpaper, then you can decorate how you ...
When buying blinds or shades, first you will need to determine whether to choose an inside or an outside mount shade. Both options block light and reduct energy costs. Watch this how-to video to learn what you need to know so that you can choose which mount is right for you.
Painting ceramic tile is an easy and inexpensive way to cover up ugly tile. Meghan Carter walks you through the steps for painting ceramic tile. Her tips will make painting ceramic tile a painless process, and ensure that you get professional results.
In this tutorial, we learn how to install stone veneer on an interior wall with Lowe's. This can add a dramatic look to any home by bringing the outside look indoors. First, you need to measure out your entire wall space where you want to add the brick .After this, you need to prepare all of your tools that you will need. Now, prepare your wall by cleaning it and taking off the circuits and covers. After this, use a moisture barrier to stick onto the wall by nailing it in place. After this, y...
If you're looking for ways to improve the look of your bathroom, the answer may lay in the towels. Although some may think it's dumb, folding your towels a certain way can help improve the style of your bathroom and give off a sense of being clean. This tutorial will give you some adivce on how to achieve a clean look. Enjoy! Use towel folding techniques to improve your bathroom.
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...
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Inside mount Roman shades are easy to install and can be the perfect solution to bare windows. In this short tutorial you will learn how to install inside mount Roman shades in your home. Watch this video and you can dress your windows with inside mount Roman shades in no time.
This textile Mandala flower is created using the macramé technique.
This unique hand made star ornament can be used as a tree ornament. They look lovely hanging in a window, on a door or somewhere else.. This Macrame pattern is flexible and you can make it in different sizes.. If you want it can be used as a keychain or other purposes..
If you want to change the look of a bathroom, giving yourself a brand new tile floor is a quick and fun way to go about it. It's also easy — that is, provided you can assemble all the necessary tools and materials: You'll need grout, cement board, cement board screws and tile as well as a wet tile saw, a mastic trowl, a grout trowl, a tape measurer, spacers, a hammer, a matte knife, a jigsaw, a cordless drill, a tile scraper, a bucket and a mixer. For complete, step-by-step instructions on re...
This instructional video teaches you how to install laminate floors at home. Save money by this costly procedure into your own hands. This guy really knows what he's talking about and offers some very helpful advice.
Decoupage is a great arts and crafts technique. Learn how to create your own mosaic bookends in these free videos.
Suspended ceilings have come a long way from rice cake-looking panels supported by a metal frame. To show you how far suspended ceiling tiles have come and why they are so practical host Meghan Carter visited Armstrong to get a first-hand look at drop ceiling tiles.
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.
Color wheels are fantastic little tools that tell you whether colors are complementary or not. If you're designing a room and want to make sure your walls and other decorations work together, check this video out and learn how a color wheel can help you design a harmonious room.
When hanging a picture up on the wall, it's important to know exactly which is the right size for your wall. Choosing too small of a picture hanger can result in it being lost in the wall, while it being too big can result in an ugly looking hole.
Lure luck your way at your workplace by arranging things according to the ancient Chinese design philosophy known as feng shui. De-clutter your desk and workspace, which is the most important thing you can do to balance the _chi_—or energy—in your office. Repair or get rid of anything that’s broken—like a pen that’s out of ink or a flickering desk lamp. They block your chi. The placement of your desk and chair should allow you to see who’s coming into the room. Business and opportunity symbol...
Don’t pay a handyman to do this simple job—learn how to become handy yourself! You Will Need: