How To: Make Your Tile Floors Look New Again (A Grout Makeover)

by Brittni Mehlhoff

If you've ever had tile floors in your home, you know that keeping the grout clean can be a nightmare, especially if it's in a high traffic area. As a result, the floors start to look dirty overtime, even when they're clean because of grout stains. So when I found this before and after of a tile floor, I knew I had to share it. The tile looks brand new now, thanks to a simple grout fix.   

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Two Just Right Restorations

by DIY Maven

Some people might think restorations take less time than full-blown makeovers. In my experience, they take MORE time. You can cover a multitude of sins with filler and paint, but getting down to original raw wood takes a lot of patience and elbow grease. Take for example these two projects, both executed by my multi-talented nephew, John. Not only is he an athlete and a musician*, he's a chip off the old DIY block. First up is a kitchen built-in located in a circa 1900 apartment

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Painting Upholstery: Experimenting With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

by DIY Maven

Big Sis had a Victorian side chair that she'd been itching to have reupholstered. I suggested painting the fabric with Annie Sloan's chalk paint. She hadn't heard about the technique, but she was up for it. She found a local retailer and bought a pot of Barcelona Orange. That was a few months ago. On Christmas day, I noticed the chair, still dressed in its traditional tapestry and asked why she hadn't painted it yet. She said she had been intimidated by the notion of taking paint to its fabric, and then she asked me if I'd do

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