Stories tagged: diy
Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
Much of the interest in infused-gummies coincides with the popularity of microdosing, which has become popular with those reluctant to use cannabis in less precise ways, like smoking or vaping.
Sat., Aug. 31, 2019
A north Spokane family has taken on do-it-yourself projects one at a time, working together toward what they visualize as a dream home. Even the kids help out a bit.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
When I first saw these beautiful scraps of blown glass, I knew that I wanted to find a way to create something that really highlighted the color and radiance of …
Sat., July 27, 2019
Lots of books have been written about the craft of drywall installation and finishing. One of the best is “The Gypsum Construction Handbook” published by USG Corp., one of the …
Sat., June 1, 2019
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
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
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
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., 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., 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
Deck construction is serious business, and you need to make sure everything is done correctly.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
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
Changing the color of grout is possible, but it’s not easy.
Sat., May 12, 2018
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
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
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
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
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 …