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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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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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How to Install a Flag Pole Mount on an Awesome Stone Surface

February 20, 2017
How to Install a Flag Pole Mount on an Awesome Stone Surface

Generally speaking, a flag pole mount is pretty easy to install.  It is a little more difficult to install a flag pole mount on stone.  The wind can be very fierce and I didn’t want to drill into the stone, damage the stone, and then for the flag pole to not hold properly in the stone pillar.  Maybe I worry too much but I didn’t want to damage the house.

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Beginner’s Guide: Tile a Backsplash

February 14, 2017
Beginners Guide to Tiling a Back Splash

This is my first tile job and I chose to install tile on my backsplash. I didn’t realize it but the tile pattern I chose was not the best tile to choose for a beginner because of the pattern requiring many extra cuts on the tile saw. The blue arabesque tile was purchased by now so the process was already started and would be completed.

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Help When you Can’t Find a Stud in the Wall to Hang Heavy Objects

December 13, 2016
Help with Hanging Heavy Decorations on the Wall

Kristen asked for help hanging decorations and objects on the wall at her home.  She is having a hard time finding studs to secure the heavy pictures and decorations on the wall.  Together, we decided installing a decorative board around the room would be perfect so she could put her decorations anywhere on the wall and know they would be anchored well.

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How to for the First Time Wine Cork a Mailbox Roof

November 29, 2016
How to Cork a Mailbox or Anything Else

My mailbox is a little house which I painted long ago to match the colors of my real house.  It has a wood shingled roof which has failed when the wood started falling off slowly.  I decided to wine cork the roof with the many wine corks which I have for crafting projects.

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How to Make a Beautiful Frugal Stained Glass Mosaic Door on Wheels

November 4, 2016
How to make a Beautiful Frugal Stained Glass Mosaic Door

Hello everyone.  I hope your day is going fine, wherever you are.  I have looked for a movable door for my patio door openings for a while and decided I just need to make one myself… so here it is for you!  Please ask if you have any questions on the project.

I’m creating a mosaic door from a single french door using dollar store glass beads and Gallery Glass, which creates a faux stained glass effect.  This is an outside door which I will roll around for use between one of two door opening on my patio.  Two walls of the house make up two sides of the patio.  Barn doors make up the third side of the patio and the fourth side is a large glass garage door.

Furthermore, I will post on the large barn doors soon for you.

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How To Make A Beautiful Faux Stained Glass French Door

November 4, 2016
How To Make A Beautiful Faux Stained Glass French Door

Kristen’s plain glass french door is in need of a transformation since she desires a beautiful faux stained glass french door. This project is frugal, while being fun. The door, located between the family room and office, does not allow much privacy for work.

Gallery Glass gives the look of stained glass, but it can be peeled off the door at anytime.   Gallery Glass has provided me a beautiful faux stained glass on my two patio doors which I have completed. Continue Reading