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How To: Make paint smell good

Can new paint smell good? How to de-funk your paint. Add a cap full of either vanilla or lemon extract. Remember though that the fumes are still there so be sure you have the room well vented. Make paint smell good.

How To: Hang heavy objects using toggle bolts

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...

How To: Create a cute DIY purse wall hanger on a budget

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.

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: This DIY Concrete Cheeseboard Will Make You Hungry

Concrete decor has been popular as of late, and the newest trend is dinnerware. At the London Design Festival last week, designer Vidó Nóri debuted a gorgeous new collection of geometric serving trays and bowls. There's no arguing that they look incredible, but this particular set will run you $20-80 per piece, which adds up quite a bit. If you don't want to spend that much cash, it's really simple to make your own elegant-looking concrete cheeseboard. Rebecca on A Daily Something made this b...

How To: Light up your ceiling without recess lighting

This video tutorial is in the Home & Garden category which will show you how to light up your ceiling without recess lighting. Tamara Maslar shows two easy lighting projects to brighten up your living room. The first project is lanterns. You will need paper lanterns, assorted fabrics, some screws with hooks at the ends, a glue gun with sticks, fishing line, 40W bulbs, extension cords and light kits. Put three screw hooks on the ceiling. Prepare the lanterns by fixing the bulbs to the light ki...

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: Reupholster a drop-in chair seat

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.

How To: Install a new shower curtain rod & shower curtain

A new shower curtain rod and curtain is one of the best ways to freshen up the look in a bathroom! This video shows you how to mount a new shower curtain rod and hang a fresh shower curtain on your new shower rod! For this project, you will need: a shower curtain rod, shower curtain rod mounting brackets with screws, a tape measure, a number 2 pencil, a Philips head screwdriver, shower curtain hanging rings and a new shower curtain.

How To: Make a curved cut in ceramic tile

If you lay tile it is rare to do a job and not have to cut a curved piece of tile. If you do have to cut a curved piece there are two ways to do it. First, you have to draw outline of the cut that you need to make on the tile itself and mark the part you are going to remove with an X. The low tech method involves using a pair of tile nippers. You nip away pieces of the tile until you have nipped away the whole area until you have a circular cut out. For a more polished cut you can use a spira...

How To: Install ceiling tiles

Installing ceiling tiles is a do-it-yourself job, but before you put in ceiling tile yourself you need to know some basics about how ceiling tiles can be used and where they can be put in your home. To get all those answers and more host Meghan Carter visits Armstrong.

How To: Make Sleek & Super Simple Drink Coasters Using Concrete & Plastic Cups

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...

How To: Replace & Hang a Chandelier

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.

How To: Install a pebble tile wall with Lowe's

In this video, we learn how to install a pebble tile wall with Lowe's. First, you will need to measure out your walls to figure out how much of the tile you need. Now, lay down a drop cloth on the floor so you don't get the floor messy. Next, turn the power off and remove the outlet cover and outlet from the wall. After this, wash the walls so they are clean, then apply your waterproof sealant from top to the bottom. Apply two full coats and make sure they dry completely before you move on. N...

How To: Use sushi rollers to make a Japanese-style flower vase

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a Japanese-style sushi roller flower vase. This flower vase uses recycled items. The materials required to makes this vase are: a newspaper, scissors, raffia, sushi roller, acrylic paint, brush, tin foil, tape (or glue gun) and an empty bottle (300 ml). Cut the newspaper to about 3" x 12". Paint the newspaper to your preferred color. Cut the top part of the bottle. Roll the bottle in the sushi roller. Wrap the newspaper around it and tape it. ...

How To: Arrange a fall themed pumpkin arrangement for a home

He starts with a pumpkin and some flowers from the supermarket, and some greens that he trimmed from a bush in his yard. He first cuts off the top of the pumpkin and cleans it out. He put newspaper in the bottom of the pumpkin, then puts a container with floral foam inside the pumpkin so the foam is sticking up a bit. He attaches the lid of the pumpkin to the foam with a piece of wire. He starts with the foliage and then begins adding flowers. He puts a tall stem of Japanese Lantern in the mi...

How To: Remove wallpaper with tips from Lowe's

Lowe's presents a video that can give you a few tips on removing wallpaper from a room. First off you do not want anything to be in the way so clearing the room out is a must. This video shows you a abundance of products that can help you with the task. Also it shows some safety precautions to take before you take on this task. This video will show you a few different methods that can help you when giving a room a new look.

How To: Install vinyl cove molding

Vinyl wall base molding is an easy-to-install substitute for wood baseboard molding. In areas that you have installed a vinyl or carpeted floor, vinyl wall base molding is a very decorative and functional option for surrounding the room perimeter. You have several color choices that can provide a nice accent to the colors and design of the entire room. Because it is pliable and resilient, it is easy to install and resistant to scuffs and scrapes that can occur over time. Ideal applications ar...

How To: Make a chandelier with CDs

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.

How To: Mount rod pocket drapery panels

Rod pocket drapery panels are one of the most beautiful touches you can add to your overall decor. Drapery panels create the illusion of a larger window opening and a finished touch to your windows. Watch this Home & Garden how to video to learn how install rod pocket drapery panels.