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Jason Prickett loves to write about home maintenance and stuff you can do yourself instead of hiring any professional. His step by step guides will assist you in completing your home maintenance tasks.

How to Build a Grape Trellis

How to Build a Grape Trellis

Do you grow grapevines and need a trellis? Here are a few tips on how to build your own trellis and decide what size fits  your needs best. It is not as difficult as it may seem. Here is a step by step way to build a grape trellis with moderate ease and simplicity. Read […]

How to Use Chakra and Its Seven Centers as an Energy Source

How to Use Chakra and Its Seven Centers as an Energy Source

Derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “rotating wheel,” the term chakra has been used to connote energy and force permeating throughout the human body. This concept revolves around having seven focal points of force from the body’s head to torso called the seven primary chakras. These chakras are identified as the base or source of […]

How to Use a Grout Bag

How to Use a Grout Bag

Any person who place roofing tile for a surviving can tell you that grout is a necessary component to placing them. The grout is a cement and gravel combination that is mixed with some water to load in among joint when placing roofing tiles to a surface. This assists to retain liquid from getting beneath […]

How to Make Bench Cushions

How to Make Bench Cushions

Comfortable seating positions are very important so that you will be able to relax while you are in your living room. Here is a great way to know on How to make bench cushions in the living room. This is an easy project which only requires fewer materials and can be changed anytime as you […]

How to Make Weather Vanes

How to Make Weather Vanes

Weather vanes are very good instruments for experiment and play. They tell us the direction of the wind. Making weather vanes at home is really simple. You can use items that are present in the kitchen or at your own storage rooms. To make a fun weather vane, try to think of a theme that […]

How to Pack an RV Kitchen

How to Pack an RV Kitchen

When you plan a family trip in your RV, one important key is to know the RV kitchen. Know the equipment you have and what other gadgets can function inside. Most likely you won’t have the cooking gear to serve a fine feast for the family. Learn how to maximize your RV’s kitchen so you […]

How to Open Up a Daycare in Your Home

How to Open Up a Daycare in Your Home

Opening a daycare from your home requires more than just the love for children or experience working with children. It won’t all be just playing games all day, and there are a number of steps you need to follow. You are starting a business, and you will need to have a business plan, and be […]

How to Repair a Toilet Seal

How to Repair a Toilet Seal

Repairing a toilet seal is rather simple and can be easily done with some basic, household supplies. Broken or loose toilet seals are among the most common causes of a leaky toilet. The toilet seal in most contemporary toilets is present in the form of a ring-shaped seal that has an adjustable collar for tighter […]

How to Build a Loft Ladder

How to Build a Loft Ladder

The loft is a perfect place to store any items that are not used regularly. For example: suitcases, sports equipment etc. Unfortunately, lofts are rather awkward to reach so the best plan would be use a specially designed loft ladder. Specially designed loft ladders from the hardware store can be expensive, so the cheaper alternative […]

How to Treat Floorboards with Limed Effect

How to Treat Floorboards with Limed Effect

Here, new pine floorboards have been treated with a limed effect and the overall finish is a soft, rather hazy look that complements cool, neutral furnishings. Three hundred or so years ago liming paste was prepared as an extremely toxic solution that was applied to kill off the woodworm and bugs that were eating their […]

How to Stencil a Floor and Use Floor Stencils

How to Stencil a Floor and Use Floor Stencils

Stencils have been used in decoration for hundreds of years and by many cultures. Here is a simple, cost-efficient technique for achieving an even and regular pattern. This stencil was taken from an ancient Greek key pattern. It was made up from thick opal acetate that was easy to see through and match up with […]

How to Renovate Floor Tiles with Paint

How to Renovate Floor Tiles with Paint

Thanks to exciting new paint products, it is now possible to repair and to paint old floor tiles. A new multi-colored floor can add a vibrant touch to your kitchen. You do not have to live with patterns and colors (and cracks!) you do not care for, or go to the trouble and expense of […]

How to Paint Your Tile Floor with Acrylic Floor Paints

How to Paint Your Tile Floor with Acrylic Floor Paints

With the new acrylic floor paints you can give full rein to your imagination. The pattern used here is based on the floor tile design of a medieval church. For years floor paint was only available in two or three colors. Oil based, it was very smelly and took a long time to dry properly. […]

How to Paint Your Floor with Household Emulsion Paint

How to Paint Your Floor with Household Emulsion Paint

This compass design is much easier to mark out and paint than it might appear. Using household emulsion paint, it makes an attractive and unusual decoration. Despite the wide selection of quick-drying floor paints, emulsion paint is still an interesting option. Its main advantage is its drying time – in warm weather two coats can […]

How to Paint Faux Flagstone Floor

How to Paint Faux Flagstone Floor

To lay a real old stone floor is a very specialized task and often requires expensive material – but you can enjoy the colors and impression of stone with this paint effect. Real stone floors are usually associated with cold and draughty dwellings, but I can assure you that the painted version is much warmer […]

How to Paint a Faux Leopard Rug on the Floor

How to Paint a Faux Leopard Rug on the Floor

An imitation leopard skin rug allows the beauty of this print-like pattern to be admired without cruelty. This is fun to paint and will add a touch of the exotic to any room. Beautiful animal skin patterns are often simulated in fabric and fake fur and this project is meant to create a fun paint […]

How to Make a Painted Floor Cloth

How to Make a Painted Floor Cloth

This brightly colored floor cloth has been achieved with acrylic paint and is extremely practical. Cut to fit a staircase, it can be taken up when you move home. Floor cloths arc made of a canvas cloth cut to size and then primed, painted and sealed. They were often used in the eighteenth century and […]

How to Do Custom Marble Paint Effect

How to Do Custom Marble Paint Effect

This project shows you how to reproduce a marble effect and transform a base of hardboard into a rich and opulent surface with depth and color. For many centuries the beauty and richness of natural marble has been imitated. Sometimes it is simulated to perfection, sometimes painted as an effect. We have opted for painting […]

How to Decoupage the Floor

How to Decoupage the Floor

Decoupage allows you the freedom to turn your floor into a giant picture, creating themed images or abstract shapes. Here the work of the artist Matisse has provided inspiration. Records of decoupage date back to the seventeenth century, when engraved and printed designs were cut out of paper and mounted onto furniture that was varnished […]

How to Create a Beautiful Mosaic Floor

How to Create a Beautiful Mosaic Floor

Here is a quick and effective way of creating a beautiful mosaic floor. A full spectrum of colors gives the potential for a wealth of motifs and interesting patterns. The small glass tiles used here are those usually found at the bottom of a swimming pool. They are available in a wide range of colors […]