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...
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.
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.
If you can think of a piece of junk, someone has probably found a way to turn it into a lamp. Granted, sometimes the result is more functional than beautiful, but DIY lighting is probably one of the most versatile projects you can take on.
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...
Paint stripper works wonders for removing paint. Tim Carter shares some paint removal pointers to help you get rid of your paint quickly and safely.
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 ...
Measuring and installation of fabric valances is easy. In this short video you will see just how simple it is to install a grommet valance. Watch this how to video and you can install a grommet valance into your home.
In this tutorial, we learn how to tile a shower floor and curb in your own bathroom. To start, you will need to apply the foundation of your tile with a smoothing tool from corner to corner of each of the corners. After the mortar is lied, grab your tile and press it down firmly onto the mortar. Use your hands to press down on all the corners of the tile, then place another one next to it and continue until you reach the end of the shower. Use a straight edge to cut tiles where the are too lo...
Say goodbye to that drip. Keep the paint in the can. Does the groove of the paint can get filled with paint when you pour the paint out into a paint tray? Here is a tip what to do to stop that drip. Take a nail and hammer a couple of holes in the groove of the paint can. When the paint gets into the groove, it will drip back down into the bucket. Stop that paint can drip.
Is the floor in your new home made of ugly, cold concrete? If this is the case and you would like to get rid of it, check out this tutorial. In this video, learn how to tile over a concrete bathroom floor.
This video shows the method to install bifold closet doors. The doors are of two sizes. They include a thirty inch and a twenty four inch door. The video first demonstrates the installation of the thirty inch door. This is then repeated for the other door. The middle line of the upper part is drawn over the opening. The middle line is extrapolated to the sides to put the bottom support. The tracks are installed on the top. The floor bracket is fitted at the bottom. The top glides are installe...
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.
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.
Take a break from watching your lava lamp, and have some freaky fun with phosphorescence. Inspired by the Instructables project: http://www.instructables.com/id/UV-Fun/
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.
A simple yet effective way to make one of a kind mosaic flower pots!
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.
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 textile Mandala flower is created using the macramé technique.
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In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to reupholster the seat of a chair. Begin by taking the seat off the chair and remove the staples on the back of the fabric. Remove the fabric and cushion, leaving you with the wood base. With polstry foam, cut the foam out 1/8" larger than the board. With wool batting, cut the batting 4" larger than the board and then staple it to the board. Finish it by covering it with some decorative fabric. Cut the fabric 4" larger than the board and staple it on...
Want to install a suspended ceiling yourself (perhaps enlisting the help of a construction-savvy buddy)? If you have the time and necessary tools (and provided your existing ceiling is structurally sound), the process is quite simple. This free DIY guide will walk you through the process from start to finish. Build your own suspended ceiling with this how-to.
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.
Wallpaper On Walls shows you how to easily remove wallpaper glue and paste with a sponge. You should use a dulcet sponge because it easily removes wallpaper glue. The scrubby side is used to soften wallpaper glue and the cellulose side is used to clean the residue. Next mix wetting agent with water and wet sponge. Using the scrubby side move in a circular motion to loosen the paste. Flip the sponge over and wipe the paste from the wall. Always rinse the sponge and change the water frequently.
Many acoustical or popcorn ceilings that were put in, in the 1970's, contained asbestos. If you are unsure about the contents of the ceiling take a piece and put it in a plastic bag and send it to a lab for testing. Once you know that the ceiling is asbestos free and you are ready to take it down, start by turning off the power to the room. Next put down a plastic drop cloth to cover the floor and furniture in the room and protect it from the water that you will be using in this process. Tape...
To make roman columns, ideal to create space between door and living room. Materials required :
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.
Fabric roll up valances add a decorative flare to your windows. Measuring and installation of fabric valances is easy. In this short video you will see just how simple it is to install a fabric roll-up valance.
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.
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.
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.
Macrame Tablecloth, Coaster Tutorial - square within square pattern. Table Mats & Table decorations. Home decorating ideas.
Small studio apartment decorating can be challenging, especially when it comes to creating separate zones and keeping clutter at bay. In this video, you'll see how to create an entryway using Ikea Billy bookcases and natural jute grasscloth. This bookcase room divider serves many functions, including separating the bedroom from the rest of the space, and providing extra storage, crucial to organizing small spaces. And best of all, you can take your bookcase wall with you when you move out!
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.
Wallpaper is so retro, but what if you want to add a little bit of extra color to a room? Wall decals are the answer! They're a great idea for renters or people who cannot make other permanent changes to their home.
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...
Just because you have a cathedral ceiling in your home, doesn't mean you can't enjoy the beautiful decorative texture of wood beams. Faux wood ceiling beams are a great way to add character and warmth to a plain room. Compared to real wood, they're cheaper, lightweight and easier to install. See how to install them in a cathedral ceiling. This video gives you step-by-step instructions for installing fake wood beams, including materials and tools list.
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.
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...