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How-to Clean and Repair Wood Floors | DIY Advice

10 votes, 3.60 avg. rating (72% score)

Hardwood offers a lot of value to the home in terms of resale desirability, durability and aesthetics. Learn... Read More »

Age Unfinished Wood | DIY

2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

When workers remodeled the kitchen of our town hall several years ago, they tossed out an old unfinished... Read More »

Choose the Right Finish for Wood Floors

6 votes, 3.83 avg. rating (76% score)

When choosing the finish for your wood floor, you’ll need to select one of two basic types: penetrating... Read More »

Create Your Own Nesting Dolls

6 votes, 4.17 avg. rating (82% score)

Matryoshka Dolls have delighted me since childhood.  There is something surprising and whimsical about taking apart a figurine... Read More »

DIY Magnets | A Simple Father’s Day Gift

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Father’s Day is Sunday June 16, 2013 which means you have a couple weeks to plan a gift... Read More »

DIY | Colorful Stair Runner

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

When we moved into our charming, century-old, Providence home, there were several changes that I wanted to make. ... Read More »

DIY: Build a Backyard Greenhouse

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Small, backyard greenhouses like the kind shown in mail-order catalogs are a gardener’s dream. They prolong the growing... Read More »

DIY: Fix Sticky Drawers

6 votes, 4.36 avg. rating (85% score)

Fighting with a dresser drawer that sticks can be the most frustrating of domestic disputes. Left unaddressed, these... Read More »

DIY: Install a Colorful Stair Runner

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

When we moved into our charming, century-old, Providence home, there were several changes that I wanted to make.... Read More »

DIY: Recover a Dining Room Chair

4 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (63% score)

Redecorating a room doesn’t have to cost a fortune or take months to accomplish. For example, changing the... Read More »

DIY: Refinish Wood Furniture

3 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (69% score)

If you want to extend the life of a dreary-looking piece of wooden furniture and you’re sure it... Read More »

Get Scratches out of Wood | Practical DIY Advice

90 votes, 3.36 avg. rating (67% score)

Over the course of time, furniture that gets a lot of use starts to show wear. Before you... Read More »

How to Repair Torn Upholstery | DIY

7 votes, 3.86 avg. rating (77% score)

Sending an upholstered couch or chair to be recovered when the fabric gets torn can sometimes cost as... Read More »

Make a Cake Stand | Simple DIY Project

Make a Cake Stand | Simple DIY Project

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Cake stands are adorable and useful (especially during Christmas cookie season), but tough to collect. They cay be... Read More »

Make a Custom Stencil

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Stencils, mainly in the form of adhesive wall stencils (really more like stickers), have become all the rage... Read More »

Make a DIY Pet Bed | Inspired Ideas

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Pets love to nest, and making a practical, comfortable bed for your dog or cat is fun and... Read More »

Make a Repurposed Quilt | Inspired Ideas

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Snowy days call for ice skating, hot-chocolate picnics, and sledding parties. But even the hardiest New Englander needs... Read More »

Paper Bag Stool Top Decorating Technique

3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Gwynne Gardner, the Vermont homeowner who used this brown-bag technique as a floor covering (How’d They Do that?... Read More »

Paper Crafts | Canvas Art from Scrap Paper

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Summer seems to be a time that craft projects take the back burner in New England.  Beaches, flea markets,... Read More »

Quick Fixes for Wood Furniture Stains

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

For a return on your investment, there’s no substitute for wood furniture. Cherry, maple and oak are the... Read More »

Recycled Bottle Vases | Easy Paint Craft

8 votes, 3.62 avg. rating (73% score)

One of my favorite summer traditions is lining the kitchen windowsill with several small flower bouquets, each nestled... Read More »

Remove White Rings from Wood Furniture | Repair Stains, Dents & Rings

28 votes, 3.69 avg. rating (73% score)

Remove White Rings from Wood Furniture It’s inevitable. Someone carelessly set a glass on a table in your... Read More »

Stop Rocking Chairs from Walking

Stop Rocking Chairs from Walking

1 vote, 1.00 avg. rating (49% score)

You may have noticed that some rocking chairs will “walk” forward or move from side to side when... Read More »



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