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Manufactured Home Bathroom Remodel Installing Laminate Flooring (Part 2)

February 23, 2018
Laminate Flooring Install in the Master Bedroom

We are clearing out the carpet and removing the carpet pad on the floor in the master bathroom in preparation for the waterproof laminate flooring.   We rip out the carpet by cutting the carpet into a couple of pieces using a box cutter so we can carry the carpet outside to the trash.   Next, we rip out the pad using the box cutter too.  Then we pull out the tack strips and discover there is more linoleum under the carpet pad too.  Next, we rip out the entire linoleum and sweep and clean up all the mess.  That really was a lot of mess after we ripped up all the flooring.

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DIY Garden Home

Chain Link Gate to Hide an Area of the Yard

January 15, 2018

Here we are at the beginning of a new year and I want to hide an area of my yard using a recycled chain link gate.  We have a storage shed but I need a place to hide flower pots and ladders.   My goal is complete concealment of unattractive items in the yard and I think this a great step toward that end.

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DIY Garden

DIY Side Yard Landscape with a River

October 24, 2017
Side Yard Landscape with a River

I decided to landscape my side yard with a dry river because I love the country.  Our area has been extremely dry the last five to seven years but we finally got some rain this year.  Most people are abandoning their thirsty yards and installing rocks, bark, and succulents.  The side yard has always been an awkward area so river rocks were installed and basically forgotten.  I’m sure you know the story.  The next thing I know it is covered with weeds and very ugly.

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DIY Garden

DIY Jacaranda Mimosifolia Bouquet

August 7, 2017
Jacaranda Bouquet

The Jacaranda is one of my favorite trees in the area.  I think the purple blooms are so pretty and the leaves are really nice and similar to ferns.  I need to trim my beautiful overgrown tree though.  So why not make a nice bouquet from the trimmings.   I just have to find a large vase and trim the ends of the trimmings and place them in lots of water.  Below is a picture of my Jacaranda tree.

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DIY Garden

Easy DIY Dragonfly Yard Art

May 23, 2017
Easy DIY Dragonfly Yard Art

I love everything dragonfly so I wanted to make a cool unique one so without further ado here is my DIY dragonfly yard art.  I hate wasting anything which I guess comes from growing up poor so it is fun to repurpose things.  My DIY yard art started life as a ceiling fan.

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DIY Home

Door Repair after Severe Sun Damage

May 7, 2017
Repairing Sun Damage on an Outside Door

My stained front door was sun damaged on the lower half so badly that it had small cracks in two locations. We have an exterior storm and screen door but it doesn’t protect the door from the sun.  I did not want to sand the entire door, stain it again, and varnish it.

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DIY Furniture

Do It Yourself Spidey Decoupage Step Stool

March 27, 2017
Do It Yourself Spidey Step Stool

I picked up this step stool at a garage sale and wanted to do a Spidey theme on it for my Grandson.  An old Spidey calendar had the perfect images to decoupage on the stool.  I am sure Michael will love it because he loves all super heroes.  The step stool is very boring and needs some added interest for Michael to pay any attention to it.

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