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    DIY Inspiration

    How-to projects, upgrades and repairs for hands-on home improvers from This Old House and Hometalk.

    DIY Inspiration

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    White subway tile, a kitchen and bath staple, feels fresh when grout gets a kick from adding pigment, like this turquoise. Try Colorants' 1-pound blue cement and grout pigment.

    DIY fireplace with built ins and center above fireplace TV mount

    Lend texture and color to an alcove with reclaimed Douglas fir and hemlock paneling that comes pretinted in jewel tones from Colorhouse paints. Windfall Cladding, about $11 per square foot; catalog.windfalll... for retail info.

    Project Guide: How to Tile a Backsplash

    3-step DIY birch log planter - The Snug

    Gorgeous DIY starburst mirror for only $4.00!

    Bring new life to a worn table by cladding its top with laminate in a bold color. For a clean edge, add decorative edge molding to a square or rectangular top or iron-on edge banding to a round table.

    It took several months to complete but this kitchen cabinet redo is a done deal - from cherry wood to farmhouse white every detail is perfection.

    This homeowner started out with a hole in the wall from a pass through aquarium and with some thought and work ended up with a beautiful master bedroom fireplace.

    A 1980's kitchen gets a DIY makeover that gave it a whole new look and feel.

    Buying one can set you back about $4500. The cost of materials to cobble together your own fire bowl is much less. Here's how.

    Such a smart idea for organizing and saving space - a built in entryway table

    Use masonry anchors to attach working window coverings to a plain brick facade—and add some period charm, to boot.

    How to DIY a cedar-lined ceiling - step-by-step tutorial

    See how design pro Eddie Ross gave a utility cart a clever makeover, plus more of his ideas for reinventing home center staples

    DIY Shiplap Wall on a Budget

    Subway Tile Kitchen Wall & Tips for Making It an EASY Job!

    Super tutorial from Minnesota carpenter RJ Davisson on how to build a Chinese Chippendale balustrade.