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Home decorating, repairs, and ways to recycle.

If you want to add color and personality to your kitchen and to your table there are many vintage kitchen collectibles that will fulfill your design vision. It's easy to take a generic kitchen and transform it with collectibles...
Here are some of the easiest, fastest, most effective and affordable methods/ideas I've tested to date: #1: Best all-purpose (natural) cleaner, hands down Recipe: 1C white distilled vinegar, 1C distilled water, 12 drops tea tree essential oil, 12 drops orange or...
If your home was built before 1960, it may have lead-based paint on indoor or outdoor surfaces. If you suspect your home has lead paint, Health Canada recommends taking a few extra precautions to protect the health of your...
Just like the title says, let's get to sawing and measuring! Of course, we'll need a saw. I suggest a hand saw, coping saw or one of each. Make sure that they are the correct size for your child....
Baker's twine is one of the most versatile crafting articles. Initially, it was used by bakers to wrap up freshly baked bread and cakes. Typically a bakers twine was white with red stripes on them. Today these lovely striped...
The early settlers who came to North America were a very driven group of people, and entire families worked hard at making their new venture successful. They had escaped severe hardship in the country of their origin and were...
Wood treatments, paint, or other chemicals may not be your best answer when it comes to preserving wood outdoors. Learn why wooden pagodas built in the far east lasted for centuries.
Recipes and Homemade Tricks with Green Tea In addition to its excellent properties, the uses of green tea are not limited to its preparation as an infusion. You can find out about many other green tea applications, through a variety...
Resilient to abuse and versatile by nature, 'Cast' iron was so named because it is made by 'casting' (pouring) molten iron into a mold. The 1830's through the middle of the 1850's was a period when cooking vessels -...
Do You Know These Toxic Substances at Home? With many areas of the country in drought conditions, all of us could use a reminder list of ways to cut back on our water consumption around the house. You can go three...