Stories tagged: DIY
Sat., June 1, 2019, 10 a.m.
For a new-bathroom feel without the hassle of a full remodel, Jasmine Morvay, an interior designer in Ottawa, Ontario, has a few ideas: Install a glass door or change the …
Sat., May 11, 2019, 3 p.m.
Does your green conscience cringe when you get to the end of a tube of sunscreen or lotion? Upcycle it into a tiny pouch instead of tossing it.
Sat., April 13, 2019, 3 p.m.
This technique for dying eggs with old neckties or other silk fabric scraps is simple and creates beautiful designs that pop.
Sun., March 10, 2019
Welcome to Upcycled Life, a new monthly column from Katie Patterson Larson. Each month, she’ll teach us how to create something beautiful from something we already have.
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019
If you’ve ever attempted a DIY project at home, only to be disappointed by the results, you’ve got lots of company. That’s the takeaway from a survey by Improvenet.com, which …
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019
I grew up in an older home with an attic. I love storing things up there. When I watch new homes being built, all I see are trusses with all …
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Never allow grease to go down a drain. It solidifies and will clog drain pipes. Same goes for flour and egg mixtures into your kitchen sink drains.
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 3 p.m.
Deck construction is serious business, and you need to make sure everything is done correctly.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 6 a.m.
The good news is that crappy caulk jobs can be repaired with relative ease.
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
Based on the email that I get, I’d say the biggest mistake you might make when building or buying a pre-built shed is that it’s going to be too small.
Sun., July 29, 2018, 8 a.m.
Changing the color of grout is possible, but it’s not easy.
Sat., May 12, 2018, 2 p.m.
The good news is all the wiring needed for a typical low-voltage deck project can be done with no power connected to the circuit.
Sat., April 14, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
Oxygen bleach great for outdoor cleaning
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
I’m not going to try to transform you into a plumber with this column, but I’d like to share some pointers that might come in handy if you decide you …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
True whitewash is just a mixture of hydrated lime, salt and water. When done right, it produces a brilliant white finish that bonds tenaciously to any masonry or coarse wood …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 7 a.m.
My 10-year-old house developed some cosmetic cracks in the mortar. I got some bids to have tuck-pointing work done and nearly gagged when I looked at the cost.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, noon
Make these DIY holiday presents in the comfort of your kitchen.
Sun., June 7, 2015
DEAR TIM: My new house is full of defects. The builder will not fix them. Fortunately, I was able to hold back lots of money, and now he’s suing me. …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013
Monique Kovalenko hasn’t bought deodorant in four years. After living through cancer a decade ago, she’s interested in avoiding mysterious chemicals contained in store-bought products – but also in not …
Sun., Dec. 28, 2008
“Doing it yourself these days?” asks the Depression-era ad for bleach. It shows pampered hands wading in a tub full of laundry. There’s more doing-it-yourself in this Great Recession, as …