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Furnishings July 2, 2022

How to End a Walnut Log Mantel

As a wood, a walnut log is a sensible alternative for use for a mantelpiece. On the other hand, the natural beauty of this timber complicates finishing a walnut log mantel somewhat. Utilizing wood stain or lacquer on walnut is…..

Furnishings June 30, 2022

Wrought Iron Finishing

Wrought iron is a favorite material for do-it-yourselfers to build fencing, furniture, arbors, security doors and cosmetic products. Wrought iron is easy to cut, form and weld but it’s one drawback aspect: it rusts easily and fast. Because of corrosion,…..

Furnishings December 15, 2020

Easy Steps to Refinish a Cedar Chest

Cedar chests are prized by homeowners because of their natural beauty and durability. In some families, cedar chests are precious family heirlooms that have been passed down for decades. However, as they move from household to household and generation to…..

Furnishings December 6, 2020

How to Repair Drywall After Eliminating Tile

Attractive, washable tile produces a durable wall layer when installed on drywall, making it a permanent design element in most cases. If the shingles were installed correctly, removing them often damages the surface of the drywall, leading to ripped paper,…..

Furnishings January 20, 2020

Can Gourds Be Used for Hanging Pills?

Gourds contain three chief forms — Cucurbitaceae, including soft-shelled kinds like pumpkin and squash; Luffa, textured gourds often utilized to create back scrubbers; and Lagenaria, hard-shelled gourds also known as dipper or bottle gourds. Hard-shelled gourds are often utilized to…..

Furnishings January 6, 2020

How to Use Mr. Clean Magic Erasers to Wash Shower Stalls

When Mr. Clean Magic Erasers hit on the cleaning-product aisles in 2003, they caused friction — in a favorable way. The sponge’s micro-scrubbers of fine, microscopic mucous lift away scuffs, grunge, wax crayon marks and many other home-offending splotches, stains…..

Furnishings December 5, 2019

How to Eliminate Noticeable Brush Strokes on Ceilings

Noticeable brush strokes ceilings can make your paint job appear irregular, rough and less than ideal. You can touch the ceiling up and blend the brush strokes without repainting the whole ceiling. Some sanding and preparation will be essential, but…..

Furnishings February 26, 2019

What Type of Broom Is Required on Tile Floors?

Abrasives such as scouring pads as well as some brooms scrape tile flooring. Gentle broom bristles, such as people made of rubber or nylon, are non-abrasive and bend enough to avoid scratched tile. Tile Floor Sweeping Pick up particles such…..