April 7, 2014

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Kitchen Paint Refresh

Not everyone can change a dryer belt, build a cat condo or assemble your kid’s bike. But everyone can pretty much paint a room. You might not be a pro, but you have no problem picking up a brush or a roller (but never one of those paint pad things), opening up a gallon of … Continue Reading

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I Re-tiled My Kitchen

It was 1999. We were looking for a home and knew exactly what we wanted. A mid-century, concrete block, terrazzo floor-laden home. Our realtor found one. It had the flat sweeping roof line and terrazzo made of black, gray and pink stone—it was perfect. But perfectly creepy. Like someone-just-died-in-the-home-and-they’re-still-there creepy. So overwhelmingly creepy that we … Continue Reading

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Small Parts Organizer Organizer

This post is about organizing. From a person whose desk looks like a paper truck collided with an armored car. An armored car that only carries pennies. And both trucks were struck by a rocket-propelled grenade—a grenade filled with cat hair. Anyway…when I was a kid, my mom used the excuse “he’s creative.” So I … Continue Reading

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DIY Couch Cup Holder and Remote Caddy

Ahhh… the big game is coming soon. Who’s it gonna be? The Tigers vs. the Sabres? I don’t care. Those aren’t even football teams. I just watch the commercials. But I do like the surrounding hoopla. I grill out, drink a few beverages and wonder if the CPI for $4M 30-second spot is worth it. … Continue Reading

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Philter Phun with Photoshop Elements

It’s filter week here at Dadand. First I’m changing oil filters, now I’m applying photo filters. During my first few years of using Photoshop, it seemed all I heard about was filters. “Hey man what filter did you use?” Everyone was “filter-happy.” Filters were something anyone could do easily. Open a photo, apply the filter … Continue Reading

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How to Change Your Oil

We use to say “Oil” like “Earl.” As in… “There’s earl in them thar hills.” Black gold. Texas Tea. And then the Clampetts pull into my driveway in their ’23 oldsmobile truck and help me change the oil. These are the things that run through my head every time I change my oil. And yes, … Continue Reading

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Energy Efficiency Using Smart Technology in Your Home

As far as technology goes, we’re all over it. From tools to cars to the systems in our homes we can’t get enough. We love it most when technology comes along to save some green. As Handyman Bloggers for Lowe’s Creative Ideas we’ve been trying to show you things you can do yourself to make things … Continue Reading

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Painting Awkwardly-shaped Objects (Patio Chairs)

Waaay back in this post, I built a small deck on the front of my house. Concealed in a planting bed, the deck offers us a place to sit, relax and watch the kids play out front. I can’t believe it’s been two years already. Two years. Two years since I bought some Adirondack chairs … Continue Reading

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Patio Floor: From Pitiful to Porcelain

Or simply “Tiling Your Patio Floor.” Or more realistically, “One Weekend of Tiling Turns into Three Weeks on a Hot Patio.” I’m gonna fix the “hot patio” part soon, but for now let’s get to the ground. Oh hey, did we mention we’re now Handyman Bloggers for Lowes Creative Ideas? Well, we are. And in … Continue Reading

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Project Popup – Cleaning Greasy Parts

Hello spring slash summer.  And spring slash summer for many means camping. And somehow I’ve been camping like three times in the past two months using a TENT. While project popup remains less comfortable than a tent. And remains in my carport. While I camp. In a tent. So in between practicing how to sweep … Continue Reading

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