Tag: Hometalk

Dazzling DIY Countertop Transformations

Provided by: networx.com After cabinets, countertops are the main focal point of your kitchen. Besides serving as an essential work surface, your counters set a mood and express your character. Do you prefer the rustic country look of wood or go for sleek Los Angeles style tile? Whatever your countertop personality, you’ll enjoy taking a peek at these amazingly creative do-it-yourself countertop renos from Hometalk readers. 1. WOOD   Chapter 37/Hometalk Chapter 37 started off her DIY countertop project by shopping for “just plain wood from the lumber section.” Staining and six coats of poly created counters that are not only eye-catchingly elegant, but...

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The Best Options for Cooling Bedrooms This Summer

Provided by: networx.com From air conditioning to cold baths, we can help you get a good night’s sleep. Most people in most climates can tolerate hot days in the summertime (if allowed to complain ad nausea), but it’s at night when the heat really gets to us. You lie there sweaty and sleepless, wishing you could master levitation just so you wouldn’t have to touch your sheets. And forget about cuddling up with your spouse. The last thing you need is contact with another 99-degree blob who’s just as grouchy as you are. It’s at times like this when you...

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7 Edible Weeds

Provided by: networx.com You can harvest these weeds instead of killing them! One man’s garden annoyance is another man’s salad. Along with gardening season comes the battle with weeds. They compete for soil nutrients, sunlight, and they enjoy disturbed soil. But did you know that many common garden weeds are actually edible? In some cases, they’re quite nutritious and delicious. The following is a list of seven common edible weeds. At least one of them, and, depending on where in North America you live, perhaps a handful of them may be growing in your yard right now.       While it’s...

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12 Household Objects with Design Potential

Provided by: networx.com Save yourself a trip to the store. You might have what you need at home. Sometimes, the best place to go hunting for fresh design ideas is in our own home. So, before you jump in the car and head off to a home store or craft store, take a look in your cupboards and drawers. You might be surprised what you find! 1. Mismatched glasses make great candleholders or vases. Wrap twine or string around the glass and tie off for a little extra touch. Basic glue or Mod Podge can be applied to hold it...

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Upgrade Your Home, Thrifty Style

Provided by: networx.com Take it from home bloggers: craft makes up for $$$, every time. Have you been dreaming of concrete-finish counters, a sleek panel wall, or some other luxury finish for your home, but goggling at the actual price tag? It can be frustrating to add upgrades to your house when you see how it affects your pocketbook, but I’m here today to let you in on a little secret: you actually don’t need to spend tons of money to get the same beauty, grace, and gorgeousness as fancy upgrades. Home bloggers across the United States are using thrift,...

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