Is your home in need of minor repair? Do it yourself and save money! Real Simple has a great how-to article on minor repairs such as leaky faucets and cracking drywall.
Another Pinterest project complete! Headboard made from two 36" x 80" doors ($21 ea at Lowe's), a piece of baseboard moulding ($7 at Lowe's), and a quart of black satin paint ($8 at Lowe's). Total cost of materials was less than $60. I trimmed about 8" from the bottom of the doors so that they wouldn't look too tall and fastened them directly to studs in the wall using 3" drywall screws. The moulding is attached with Liquid Nail and 3 finishing nails (1 in the center and at each end).
The homeowners said good-bye to dated wood paneling in favor of gray-painted drywall in their living room. For a contemporary twist, they amped up the character of the fireplace with a three-dimensional product made of recycled sugarcane waste. It installs like tile—but costs less—and it's paintable, so you can choose any color you want.
This is a plywood floor. I chose sheets of plywood that was sanded on one side and full of knots. The Lowe's employee ripped the boards in half for me, the cut the halves into 6" planks. I sanded them and stained each board twice, then my friend installed them with silver drywall nails. After they were installed he went over the floor with more stain then sanded the edges to make it look worn. Total cost for five boards, small can of stain and a box of nails- $68.
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Kitchen back splash using drywall compound! Make a grid in any tile pattern with thin masking tape. Trowel over the tape with dry wall compound When the compound is 2/3 dry, carefully remove tape. Let the "tile" cure for a couple of days then proceed to paint and seal with polyurethane. I filled in the grout spaces with real grout to give it an authentic look. The entire project cost less than $15. The best part...You can easily repaint the tile as your style changes- Linda Craig
Drywall exists in many homes today because of its low cost and ease of installation. Stone walls, on the other hand, are much more expensive and difficult to install. You can get the best of both worlds with a faux finish on your drywall, creating the textures and colors of stone without the difficulty or cost. If you have never applied faux...