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Types of Fire Pits and Fire Pit Safety - The DIY Village

Types of Fire Pits and Fire Pit Safety - The DIY Village

If you're starting a paint project, this is a MUST READ! Avoid these common painting mistakes for the best results in your home.

Paint at Lowe's: Exterior Paint, Interior Paint, Stain

Create visual appeal in a room by playing with patterns and colors with these 9 simple tips.

9 Simple Ways to Incorporate Patterns into Your Home Design

For maximum vertical emphasis, mount hardware close to the ceiling. To make your windows appear larger, install hardware well outside the window (up to 1 foot). Double up the panels for an extravagant look. Add relaxed style to a room by allowing panels to puddle slightly on the floor.

Window Treatment Tips

Trace outlines of your objects on sheets of brown paper, and mark where the hangers are located. Group and move the shapes around on the floor until your arrangement feels right. Then use painter's tape to stick the papers on the wall. This way you'll find the perfect location before you start putting nails in the wall!

Revamp an old lampshade with paint! Apply strips of wavy tape to the lampshade. These can be wrapped horizontally, as shown above, or vertically. Press the tape firmly against the shade around the tape edges and at the seams in the shade.

Spray-Painted Lampshade

Steps to take for Painting a Door - Add a Pop of COLOR by painting the door. Ditch the typical white (interior or exterior) door and add a splash of color. Check out this great how-to with 5 easy steps to transform a door!

Pop of Color: How-To Paint a Door

10 Ways to Hide Valuables In a Home In Plain Sight: Add a piece of artwork to the front of a medicine cabinet.

8 Secret Spots to Hide Valuables at Home