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...
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...
Have something you want no one else to find? The best hiding places are in plain sight. Follow these steps to create a shockingly sly storage space.
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.
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.
Middle-aged man shows how to hang a door properly. Very thorough explanation and subtitled steps makeup this informative video. The importance of sanding the door to fit properly are covered in this video. Hang a door properly on its hinges.
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!
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...
I bet you can't wait to hang that beautiful painting you just ran across. But before you try to hang it and damage your wall take a point from Barbara K. In this video she will demonstrate exactly how to hang small & large paintings on your wall.
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...
Add some style and color to your drab white walls. Rub on a blik decal with a spatula to decorate your walls. Watch these how to videos and learn how to apply a blik step by step.
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,...
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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.
Outside mount Roman shades not only keeps the sun out but they also add decorative touches to bare windows. They are very easy to install. In this Home & Garden how to video you will learn how to install outside mount Roman shades.
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.
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!
In this tutorial, learn how to make a very cool new lamp for your home. This string pendant lamp is so much fun, people will think you spent a ton of money on it, when in reality you can create it for less than ten bucks.
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...
Roman shades are a great addition to your home decor and they also provide much needed privacy. Luckily, they are easy to make at home without the pricey cost of installation.
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.
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...
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.
Watch this video to learn how to upholster the outside back of a chair.
Get tips from Renee Michelle on how to mosaic a dresser with broken tiles. Mosaic a dresser.
Video shows how to mount a curtain rail to a brick wall. Using a drill, plastic rack mounts, wall brackets and patience, mounting your curtains will be easier with the help of this video. Mount a curtain rail to a brick wall.
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.
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. ...
Nothing enhances a home more than music. In this video Barbara K will demonstrate exactly how to hang stereo speakers anywhere in your home.
Anyone can paint a room, but can you do it like a professional? Attention to detail and overall care are the key factors in getting the best paint job for your room. In this video you will learn exactly how to paint a room in your home like a professional.
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.
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.
Check out this video to learn how to cut, sew, foam and upholster a new welt and boxed dining chair.
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.
Learn how to use trisodium phosphate (TSP) to clean surfaces before painting. TSP removes dirt from surfaces and helps new paint bond with old paint for paintovers. Clean with TSP before painting.
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!
How to Make a Macrame Christmas Tree with Beads. This tree can be a good gift for New Year's or Christmas eve. You can use it as a Christmas tree decorations.
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...
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.
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...