How You Like Me Now, Grout? | Young House Love (We used this technique in our shower - still looks fantastic 2 years later.)

Making Old Discolored Grout Look Like New

How You Like Me Now, Grout? | Young House Love (We used this technique in our shower - still looks fantastic 2 years later.)

When you paint a room, put some extra paint in a jar* and keep it handy for quick touch-ups. pinner said *I did this Aug. 2011 - don't use a baby food jar - use a peanut butter jar that has a PLASTIC lid or it will rust - that was a tip from my painter - it's all stored in a cabinet in the house - just take it out and shake well and use a q-tip for quick touch ups. This has got to be one of the best things I've ever pinned!!!!

New Uses for Old Things: Kids Edition

When you paint a room, put some extra paint in a jar* and keep it handy for quick touch-ups. pinner said *I did this Aug. 2011 - don't use a baby food jar - use a peanut butter jar that has a PLASTIC lid or it will rust - that was a tip from my painter - it's all stored in a cabinet in the house - just take it out and shake well and use a q-tip for quick touch ups. This has got to be one of the best things I've ever pinned!!!!

Interior trim work basics: All the trim basics, start to finish, plus a clever way to get miters tight

Interior Trim Work Basics

Interior trim work basics: All the trim basics, start to finish, plus a clever way to get miters tight

Interior Trim Work Basics. All the trim basics—start to finish—plus a clever way to get those miters tight.

Interior Trim Work Basics

Interior Trim Work Basics. All the trim basics—start to finish—plus a clever way to get those miters tight.

Awesome website for homeowners: The Family Handyman. Anything that you need fixed, there's a step by step guide with difficulty rating and cost.

How to Replace a Bathtub Spout

Awesome website for homeowners: The Family Handyman. Anything that you need fixed, there's a step by step guide with difficulty rating and cost.

Installing a kitchen tile backsplash..if I can do it..so can you

How to Install a Kitchen Tile Backsplash

Paint a door (without taking it off the hinges) - The Ugly Duckling House

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The secret for a glove-tight fit for trim corners is a coped joint. With this technique you can even make complex crown moldings fit without leaving gaps. Because inside corners are rarely square, simply butting two mitered pieces into the corner almost always looks lousy. The only foolproof method for great-looking inside corners is cutting a coped joint.

How to Cope Joints

The secret for a glove-tight fit for trim corners is a coped joint. With this technique you can even make complex crown moldings fit without leaving gaps. Because inside corners are rarely square, simply butting two mitered pieces into the corner almost always looks lousy. The only foolproof method for great-looking inside corners is cutting a coped joint.

Changing Out an Old (UGLY) Outlet.  What every woman should know (because her husband takes too long to get things done!)

Changing Out an Old (UGLY) Outlet. What every woman should know (because her husband takes too long to get things done!)

To Fix a Squeaky Floor:  When the floor framing in your house is accessible and there’s a slight gap between the top of the floor joists and the subfloor, try using polyurethane construction adhesive (about $4 per tube) to silence the squeak. Inject the constructive adhesive into the gap and work it deep with a plastic spoon so it flows toward the nail shanks that are causing the squeaks.

How to Repair a Squeaky Floor

To Fix a Squeaky Floor: When the floor framing in your house is accessible and there’s a slight gap between the top of the floor joists and the subfloor, try using polyurethane construction adhesive (about $4 per tube) to silence the squeak. Inject the constructive adhesive into the gap and work it deep with a plastic spoon so it flows toward the nail shanks that are causing the squeaks.

Tiling a backsplash adds style to any kitchen - and often color and value: http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/backsplash/tile-a-backsplash/?socsrc=bhgpin061414tileabacksplash

Tile a Backsplash

Tiling a backsplash adds style to any kitchen - and often color and value: http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/backsplash/tile-a-backsplash/?socsrc=bhgpin061414tileabacksplash

Perfect Trim on Doors, Windows and Base Moldings - Step by Step | The Family Handyman

Perfect Trim on Doors, Windows and Base Moldings

Perfect Trim on Doors, Windows and Base Moldings - Step by Step | The Family Handyman

Invisible Drywall Patching Tips- patch holes without ever seeing them again!

10 Tips and Tricks for Patching Drywall Like a Professional

Invisible Drywall Patching Tips- patch holes without ever seeing them again!

You've picked your color, but how many gallons will you need for your room? Calculate the wall area of the room; you'll need one gallon for 450 square feet. To determine the wall area, multiply the height of each wall by its width (don't subtract for doors and windows unless they take up more than half the wall); total the figures for the walls. Add 10 percent for future touch-ups. For two coats, double the number.

How Much Paint?

You've picked your color, but how many gallons will you need for your room? Calculate the wall area of the room; you'll need one gallon for 450 square feet. To determine the wall area, multiply the height of each wall by its width (don't subtract for doors and windows unless they take up more than half the wall); total the figures for the walls. Add 10 percent for future touch-ups. For two coats, double the number.

Use a polyester filler to rebuild rotted or damaged wood. You can mold and shape it to match the original wood profile. It takes paint well and wont rot.

Use a polyester filler to rebuild rotted or damaged wood. You can mold and shape it to match the original wood profile. It takes paint well and wont rot.

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