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13 Home Improvement Ideas that you will LOVE


I love change.  I love to update a cabinet, add a backsplash or paint a room.  I feel that these simple updates can make all the difference in your house.  Here are some great home improvement ideas that you will love and also will make a huge difference.  Enjoy!!!  


1. How to Stain OAK Cabinets…the simple method (without sanding)!

2.How to Stain/Paint an Oak Banister (the shortcut method…no sanding needed!)

3.Faux Fireplace Mantle (for those without a fireplace)

4.Turn a Coat Closet…into the perfect MUDROOM!

5.DIY Floating Shelves……a great storage solution!

6.Home Improvement: Adding Column Supports to Counter Overhang (PLUS finished kitchen photos!)

7.Home Improvement: Build your own Fireplace Mantel & Hearth (craftsman style)

8.Home Improvement: DIY Board and Batten

9.Home Improvement: Trimming a Window (replacing the sill & apron, adding side/top molding)

10.Home Improvement: Laying Tile (on a fireplace, walls, or backsplash)

11.Home Improvement: How To REMOVE Hardwood Floors

12.Home Improvement: Replacing Outdoor Light Fixtures (don’t be scared!!)

13.Home Improvement: Painting a Straight Line on Textured Walls (a Pro Painter’s Secret)


Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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