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Tim Carter has a little fun comparing two orbital sanders. The Bosch sander absolutely has much less vibration than the other one in the video. Source: http://www.askthebuilder.com/Bosch_Orbital_Sander_Side_by_Side_Test_Video.shtml alaska home improvement all home improvement Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Sometimes, the most common household items can be used in unexpected ways. Learn what you can use (that you probably already have at home) to fix scratched wood. Orin Zebest, flickr It's never fun discovering that your beautiful wooden table is marred with a nasty scratch. But let's face it:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Excavating a new home lot must be carefully planned. Foundation holes have to be the proper depth and not too big. Your site excavation plans needs to consider sidewalks, driveways and the trees you want to save. Source: http://www.askthebuilder.com/891_Site_Excavation_Suggestions.shtml atlanta home remodeling atlanta home repair atlanta remodeling contractors atlanta renovation Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
I love leaving little notes and special treats in my daughter's lunches, but I don't have alot of time in the mornings so this simple carving works out great. De-seed your pomegranate To start we need to seed a pomegranate. This can be done before hand to make the whole... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
With these draft-blockers, it's a breeze to cozy up your hive. Two twists on the classic now promise better-than-ever energy savings Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ThisOldHouseLatest/~3/PJuB7W5YxHs/0,,20530758,00.html building renovation building supplies bungalow remodel bungalow renovation Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
The Random Light by Moooi has inspired many a DIY variation (including this cool hemp version), but this is the first time I've seen the aesthetic translated into wire--and I love it! It's a perfect statement piece for just about any style interior from contemporary to farmhouse, eclectic to modern.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Filed under: Crafts, Crafts & CelebrationsHere's how to think outside the bow. Decorating with ribbon has its moment. Ribbons come in every pattern and style. And you can use a $10 spool of ribbon for many things other than wrapping presents. When I let my imagination run wild, I had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
As soon as the snow melts, you'll probably start thinking of spring and summer and outdoor living spaces again. You can start the grilling and lounging-around-the-deck season a littler earlier with a patio heater. There are quite a few models... Source: http://www.luxuryhousingtrends.com/archives/2009/01/natural_gas_han.php bathroom home improvement bathroom home remodeling bathroom ideas... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
This is a simple children’s toy For this project you will need • a small block of wood about 1.5 inches wide, by 10 inches, and ¾ of an inch thick • about 16 feet of string • scroll saw (band saw or coping saw will work) • A drill... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
At the TOH TV house, traditional food storage and prep areas will be paired ?with modern amenities for a space that streamlines cooking from scratch Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ThisOldHouseLatest/~3/1krfGwGwvtc/0,,20530297,00.html anglia home improvements apartment remodeling apartment renovation apartment repairs Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Cheese is much easier to carve than most fruits or vegetables. It doesn't get brown or show mistakes as easily. To make this cutting board with a knife and tomatoes, I used cheddar cheese, a tiny bit of brie cheese, and paprika. I tried using ground ancho chile pepper, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Make an original laptop covering using a discarded hardcover book and a long zipper found at any Dollar Store, you might even have all the materials at home already! I created a book-styled cover for my small netbook and turned my boring computer into a netbookbook ! After seeing ChrysN... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Filed under: Kitchen & Bath, Big Projects, Living Rooms, Living SpacesWindows feeling extra heavy? We swear they're not gaining weight. Replace those window sashes and they'll open and close smoothly. Photo: Age Fotostock Maintaining old windows takes time, but it's is worth the effort if you like historical features, prefer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Ceviche is a great summer snack that's quick and easy to make. No baking required! Just toss some shrimp in with lemon juice, jalapeno, onion, tomato, and cucumber and enjoy! This recipe feeds about 2 - 4 people. Ingredients: 1/4 pound of shrimp 3 Lemons 1 Jalapeno 1 Onion 1... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Yo. This instructable is about being safe on the web, because everybody knows that the web is a dangerous place and you need to protect yourself. Safe Search Tool First off you'll need a safe search tool, here are some good ones: Web Of Trust Norton Safe Web McAfee Site... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Tired of the same old brass doorknobs that everybody in your subdivision has? Well, you could really stand out with a knob made from handblown glass. You'd stand out doubly if that knob was speckled with "black cow" spots. This... Source: http://www.luxuryhousingtrends.com/archives/2009/01/black_cow_handb.php bedroom remodeling bedroom renovation before and after renovations... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
You know how to paint a wall, or replace an electrical plate, or replace bathroom tiles. Now you decide that you want to replace your kitchen. You go to Lowes, check out kitchen cabinets, and talk to their friendly staff, and one of them starts talking about backings, roll-top counters,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
This is my "space", and as you can see it is quite sparse! Here is my story in a nutshell: My father passed away in may, leaving us with nothing so my mother has moved away with my little brother Michael, to a more affordable home... Not wanting to start... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Sometimes, the most common household items can be used in unexpected ways. Learn what you can use (that you probably already have at home) to fix scratched wood. Orin Zebest, flickr It's never fun discovering that your beautiful wooden table is marred with a nasty scratch. But let's face it:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
One way to unclog your drain using a two liter bottle is to fill it with warm water and squeeze the bottle while pointing it down the drain. The pressure will swoosh light debris away. When that doesn't work, get out the scissors and head on over to the Dollar... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Trash Design Manufaktur turns washing machine drums into furniture. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to create some tacky, doesn't it? The outcome, however, is nothing less than spectacular. Take the bistro table picture above for example. It makes washing machine drums LOOK like they were meant to be a bistro... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
A kitchen island can be an important part of your kitchen design. The kitchen island design can customized to fit the type of food preparation will you be doing. Here are some design tips to be sure your island fits into your kitchen. Source: http://www.askthebuilder.com/900_Kitchen_Island_Design_Tips.shtml bathroom renovations bathroom tiles bathtub... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Cans At first you need a lot of cans... about 350-400! Cutting Remove the cap and the bottom, then cut the cans if you want to give your suit a special optic. Connecting Connect the pieces the way you like. I clinched them... Connecting I needed about 2800 rivets to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
If you have children who dream of going to space camp, then you can inspire their astronautic aspirations with the appropriate cabinet knobs on their dresser or perhaps on the cabinets and drawers in the kids' bathroom. This space shuttle... Source: http://www.luxuryhousingtrends.com/archives/2009/01/space_shuttle_a.php basement finishing systems basement ideas basement remodeling basement... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog
Filed under: Crafts & CelebrationsIt can be such a challenge to come up with memorable kids party ideas, so I was thrilled to see this charming carnival theme. Working equally well for boys or girls, this idea is even easier to DIY. Lauren Nicole Studios This charming party came my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Alissa Renzjen's blog