How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

by DIY Maven

Take a look at Amy’s cabinets. She’s posted the entire process over on day-lab diy. Sure, it was a lot of work, but if you follow her steps, you could get the same fantastic results. This is the Cliffs Notes version of what she did:

  1. She removed all the doors from the cabinets.
  2. Then Amy removed all the hardware. 
  3. She sanded the glossy finish off the cabinets and doors with 220 grit sandpaper. 
  4. Next she cleaned all the parts with tack cloth. (Note...

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The Horrible Reality of Home Improvement T.V.

by DIY Maven

We’re supposed to think those people who appear on home make-over shows love the outcome of their reality t.v. experience. We’ve all seen it: people squeal with glee, they cry tears of joy as their garden or home make-over is revealed. Is it real? Or is it as fake as the blood in a Wes Craven movie? If statistics were complied, they would probably show that most people are pleased with their realty t.v. home make-overs. But if we peek among the...

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