Paint Can Lid Conservation Continued

by DIY Maven

Paint Can Lid Conservation Continued
 

 

 

 

 

 

After living with my paint can lid coaster for a few days, I realized it only looked like a coaster when my coffee cup was sitting on it. Otherwise, it looked as if, somewhere, a paint can was missing its lid. So, in the spirit of beautification, I held the lid. I let it speak to me.

"Beads," it said.

"Perfect," I said.

Tarting it Up

I flooded the lid’s rim with my favorite tacky glue.

I sprinkled into the glue ring leftover silver and black...

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Paint Can Glam

by DIY Maven

Paint Can Glam
What You Need

Empty, cleaned paint cans. I used a quart sized can, but gallon sized cans will work too. (If you don’t have an empty paint can laying around, most hardware stores sell new, unused paint cans. A quart size will cost you about a buck.)

Drill

1/8" drill bit

A Sharpie

Metal or wood block to support the inside of the can

Sandpaper. Any grit will do.

Small jelly-jar-sized-jar (or larger jar for gallon sized can)

Votive candle (or larger pillar...

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How to Flip a House in 90 Days: The B & B’s

by DIY Maven

If you’ve been following this post, you’ve probably guessed that we hired out very little work. We did, however, hire a few tradespeople along the way.

People, People Who Need Trades-People

How to Flip a House in 90 Days: The B & B’s

Time being money, we chose to hire a sheet rocker who was able to hang 50 sheets of rock in the basement in eight hours. An impossible feat for most DIY’ers. We also hired a taper. Although we employed this fellow to get the job done fast, we also wanted...

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How to Flip a House in 90 Days: Construction Continues

by DIY Maven

As we covered approximately 2000 feet of molding and 20 six-panel composite doors, it was was necessary to employ several tricks to keep our sanity.

Painting Tips That May Prevent Insanity

 

Since we had removed the baseboard moldings where we were going to install the hardwood floor, we were able to paint the walls with little taping. Before re-installing the unpainted moldings, we cut 6 inch strips of poly sheeting and tucked that...

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