Hot Interior Design How-Tos

How To: Easily Replace a Damaged Laminate Floor Plank

Laminate floor planks look beautiful and add elegance to a home. However, if a plank gets damaged, it detracts from the beauty of the flooring. Do you call in a professional and pay tons of money to replace the plank? Thankfully, no. There actually is an easy way to replace a damaged laminate plank if you are ready to spend some time and have a little bit of patience.

How To: Fix curling wallpaper seams

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.

How To: Hang heavy art on lath and plaster walls

This Home and Garden video tutorial shows how to hang heavy art on lath and plaster walls. This is really very easy and simple to do. Heavy objects of art will need big size nails for hanging. Hammering big size nails on lath and plaster wall is not possible. The nails just go in after a little distance. Then what do you do? There’s a really very simple and easy method of hanging heavy art objects on lath and plaster walls. You just need to screw in. Take a screw, hold it perpendicular to the...

How To: Prepare surfaces before painting with Lowe's

In this video, we learn how to prepare surfaces before painting with Lowe's. First, you will need to place a drop cloth on the floor and apply painter's tape to all the outlets and spots you don't want paint to touch. After this, clean off the walls and remove all the dust and debris, including nails. Next, grab the paint you need along with brushes and paint rollers. Remove any wallpaper that is on your wall, then start to paint. Pour the paint into the tray, then use the roller dipped in pa...

How To: Mount a full-length mirror on a door

In this video, Mark Donovan shows us how to mount a mirror on a door. First, take the mirror and position it the height you want it located. Then, mark the top with a pencil and make sure the mirror lines up with lines on the door and it's in the center. Now, screw in the door attachments in the thickest part of the mirror. Attach the mirror and screw the screws so that the mirror is completely secure. Now, you can hammer in the screws to make sure they are completely attached to the door and...

How To: Remove vinyl wallpaper without a scoring tool

This video by WallpaperOnWalls shows you how to remove a paperback vinyl wallpaper without using a scoring tool. Although the use of the scoring tool is common practice the tool is not always necessary and these tools might cause damage to your walls. To easily remove the front of the wall paper use the wallpaper wetting agent and remove the wallpaper coating as shown. Wet the wallpaper backing with the wallpaper removal pump sprayer and wetting agent as shown and leave standing as recommende...

How To: Steam remove paint

John Leeke demonstrates using steam to remove heavy paint build up from wood surfaces in this five minute video. Steam paint removal softens the paint film so it can be more easily scraped away. It works well with the heavy paint buildup commonly found on the exterior of older buildings during house restoration and historic preservation projects.

How To: Remove a popcorn ceiling

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...

How To: Design an asian tea set arrangement for your home

The editor in the video designs an Asian 'Tea Set Arrangement'. He has put a green flower foam on a dish and a small bowl is also kept on the dish. He takes sprouted iris bulbs and arranges them next to the foam and then puts the chopsticks on the small bowl. He fixes ivy leaves on the foam and then arranges bamboo foliage in the middle. He takes three bamboo sticks, one long and two small in size. The longer stick is placed in between and the smaller ones on both the sides. After that he pla...

How To: Make coasters or decorative tiles with photographs

In this tutorial, we learn how to make coasters or decorative tiles with photographs. To make this fun art project, you will need: glue, glue stick, paint brush, tile, picture, and scissors. After you have gathered these, cut your picture out if you printed it out. Then, apply the glue from the glue stick to the back of it and place it on the coaster. From here, apply the glue to the area around the coaster and brush it around with a paint brush. Once you have covered the entire area of the c...

How To: Install cabinet organizers for pots, pans & trash cans

This do-it-yourself video from Lowe's describes how to plan and install a pull-out wastebasket and a two-tier shelf. He explains how storage should work within the kitchen triangle. The pull-out wastebasket frame attaches easily with screws. He then adds a slide-out feature so that the door pulls the wastebasket out. The two-tier wire basket is used to hold pots and pans. Slides are attached to support brackets, the frame is set inside the cabinet and attached with screws. Cabinet organizers ...

How To: Marble your home decorations

Marble your home decorationsItems needed: Marobu easy marbling kit with 6 paints, a bucket of water and items to decorate.Make sure the water in the bucket is deep enough to submerse the jar. Add 6 or 7 drops of green, blue and black paint into the water. Stir. Put your hand in the jar and dip it into the bucket of water. Clear the paint from the water for the next project. Place red, yellow and white in the bucket of water and stir. Add the candle. Place it on the side to dry. Clear the pain...

How To: Deal with a hollow door when installing bath fixtures

This is a video tutorial in the Home & Garden category where you are going to learn how to deal with a hollow door when installing bath fixtures. Bob Schmidt shows you how to do this while installing bath accessories such as robe hooks, towel bars or towel rings. The product that you need to do this is called easy anchor. It is a metal anchor specifically designed for the right depth for a hollow core door. Take the anchor and drill it down the door until it is fairly close to going in fully....

How To: Make a fake stained glass window

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.

How To: Install a Hanging Room Divider - IKEA KVARTAL

Whether you own or rent, it’s not always easy to decorate a studio apartment to keep the bed out of sight. In this episode, you’ll see how to divide a studio apartment with an IKEA KVARTAL system. Panels, curtains and art hanging from the ceiling tracks give the illusion of a wall, creating a separate living room that’s easy to open up anytime. All it takes is a few simple tricks and you’ll see what an easy project this is for decorating a studio apartment or any space that could use a room d...

How To: Wallpaper a switch plate

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 ...

How To: Install laminate floors in your home with Lowe's

Lowe's home improvement expert Mike Kraft is back again to show to help us install laminate wood flooring in our homes. It has been assumed that proper sub-floor preparation has been done. All the tools, equipment, and materials are gone over in detail for your safety. Proper tests for moisture are described which is very important when dealing with concrete. Laminate floors are called "floating floors" because they are not physically joined to the sub-floor and can be installed over many dif...

How To: Stop that paint can drip

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.

How To: Install towel hooks when remodeling your bathroom

Towel Hooks add function and a casual elegance to any style bathroom. AsktheDecorator.com host Meghan Carter demonstrates how to position all towel hooks and complete a towel hooks installation job. Why settle for messy towel bars when towel hooks keep a bathroom neat and tidy, while being stylish? Watch this how to video and learn how to install towel hooks when remodeling your bathroom.

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 faux wood cathedral ceiling beams in your home

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.

How To: Install inverted pleat drapery panels

Drapery panels are one of the most beautiful touches you can add to your overall decor. Drapery panel create the illusion of a larger window opening and a finished touch to your windows. Watch this Home & Garden how to video and learn how easy it is to install inverted pleat drapery panels on your windows.

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