Painting and Staining

Help! I Don't Know which Color to Paint My House!

Tips for Choosing Exterior House Paint

You've decided to paint the exterior of your house. Good for you! A new paint job will increase both the curb appeal and resale value of your property while bringing new life to your home. Now you only have one problem: What color to paint?

What's the Perfect Gift for Mom? You!

Give your time and her home an upgrade.

Moms are sentimental by nature: who else would save clay imprints of your hands, your messy Valentine's Day card, or the woven potholders you made her in seventh grade? Whether or not they're still on display, you can bet that any project you did for her holds a special place in her heart. These gifts last because they come from a special place—the heart of her child.

Get Green Clean!

Do you ever peer at that collection of all those cleaners under the sink and wonder if they're safe? See what biodegradable products can give you alternatives to toxic cleaners.

Faux-Painting Secrets: Give it the Tuscan Treatment

Cover your furniture and floor with tarps. Don't forget your gloves and protective eyewear. Apply taping mud, also called joint compound. This is a substance you already have on your walls in a thinner and more even coat; it helps get rid of the seams between pieces of drywall.

Green with Envy: 7 eco-friendly tips for tackling this spring's DIY projects

Get green this year with these helpful but simple and easy tasks that will make the planet a better place for us all.

Cabinet Couture

If you feel like your kitchen is stuck in 1965, 1975 or 1985, all you need are a few tools, some know how and the patience to bring your kitchen into this century.

An Island Getaway You're Sure To Love!

Kitchen islands are fantastic for giving a large kitchen even more much-valued counter space. But, what if yours is, well, less than idyllic?

How To Remove Old Wallpaper

Using a flathead screwdriver, remove all of the switch and outlet covers from all of the walls that you want to work on. Once you've done this, cover the outlets and the switches with blue painter's tape.

Is Your Dining Room a Turkey?

Alas, no sooner does Halloween end that the holiday season is upon us. Malls have begun hanging their wreaths while retailers are advertising the greatest new gifts for your friend/mom/boss/neighbor/boyfriend/cat. We know, the holidays are supposed to be about giving, but what about doing something for yourself and your home?

How To Paint Stripes

Turn your stark white walls into a contemporary room with movement and unity—paint crisp stripes.


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