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Modern Ceiling Lights

You want your house to look awesome, right?

You want that look from a magazine (or Pinterest) yet don’t know where to start!

A good place to begin is with your lighting because it sets the tone for your room.

Think about it, nobody will say your kitchen looks great if the lights are from 1987 (trust me on this one since we had a pool table light over our island, LOL).

It’s no surprise that replacing dated ceiling lights presents challenges though.

Like getting shocked or starting and being confused by all the wires!!

Yes, this has happened to me several times and fortunately I lived through each incident!!

You might need just a few tips to feel more comfortable with this kind of project.

So today I’ll share some techniques that’ll give you more confidence.

It’s way simpler than you probably imagined.

I’m stoked to show you this tutorial, let’s get started and get your house updated one step at a time :)


How to Paint Straight Ceiling Lines

My Mom cringed when she saw our orange dining room.

She just isn’t use to strong colors but after a few years she decided it was a great choice.

Painting walls any color other than white can be a real challenge.

Especially if the colors are bold like orange, yellow, blue, or even RED!!!

The tricky part, at least for me, is getting a straight line between the white ceiling and wall.

Good news, you don’t have to be Picasso to learn this.

And you can cheat a little by using the right supplies – which cost only $27 and can be used for years!!

Last weekend I had to paint a bathroom ceiling. So I decided to share all my tips and show you how to paint a straight ceiling line without using painter’s tape.

I’m fired up because I think you’ll get a better paint job after this tutorial. Plus I’ve got a special surprise at the end. Let’s get started :) KEEP READING

Best Way to Remove Wallpaper

The best way to remove wallpaper without chemicals is steam.

We bought a Wagner steamer about 7 years ago to remove butt ugly wallpaper.

After a few days of work I my wife declared the steamer was her favorite tool ever!!

Yes, it works that well.

You might have a different opinion on what works for wallpaper removal.

After reading this post and watching my video please add your 2 cents to the  comments, but I think you’ll be impressed with my methods :) KEEP READING

Fiber Fix

Fiber Fix is one of the coolest products I’ve ever used.

I recently discovered it at the cash register while at the local hardware store.

And I decided to use it to fix my hammer after reading the box.

Fiber Fix is like duck tape on steroids, you can mend anything with it – splintered wood, broken pipes, car hoses, your daughter’s bicycle (oops on this last one).

The best part is that it doesn’t break the bank. A 2 inch wide roll costs about $9.

I’m stoked to show you this tutorial since I have a feeling you have something that could use a little TLC.

By the end of this tutorial I promise you’ll be humming the MacGyver theme song. So let’s get started :)

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How do you fix small holes in the wall?

Stuffing aluminum foil or toilet paper into the void isn’t exactly a good solution.

And it probably won’t go over so well with your spouse or landlord.

Although the look on their face would be a Kodak moment for sure.

In this post I’m going to share a little known way to fix this problem.

It doesn’t require a ton of money or supplies and will make your wall look like new.

So let’s get started and by the end you’ll be a drywall repair expert :)