Workshop organization

Workshop organization: DIY materials cart

Is workshop organization kind of a part time job for you? Seems like it is for me. The fewer places I have to store things, the slower things go. Except screw-ups and frustration. Those things speed up. Whether it’s for the project d’jour or the ‘I know I’m gonna need this’ repair, all the materials [...]

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Add lighting drama with LED backlighting ideas

That’s why I love that it’s easy to try out LED backlighting. Using lamps that you already own, or battery-powered LED strip lighting, you can achieve the look without having to change what’s already in your home. And for the less-than-visual family members, testing out a look helps give them an opportunity to react to your ideas.

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Old doors, new style

  Don’t throw your old doors away! We have ways to upcycle and bring in some awesome new style to your home. If you have old doors, they don’t need be thrown away. Check out some of these ideas for upcycling. For more amazed and amused check out our Pinterest page.    Door wall. Doors are [...]

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7 Shingle art designs to dress up your home…what?!

While searching the internet, I came across shingle art. Now, the concept is pretty cool, except for the fact that it might not make a quality roof. What do you think? Are these good for keeping your house dry or just an awesome art project? Comment below, send us an email, or connect with us [...]

Patch textured drywall

Video: How to patch textured drywall

If you can patch drywall, you can patch textured drywall. Even if it’s a DIY First, our video shows you how…without boring you to sleep. Promise. Watch the bloopers. ‘Textured drywall’ is a finish sprayed on to regular drywall boards during construction. It’s joint compound, but instead of a smooth finish, it’s left as ‘orange [...]

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Yes, LED light bulbs can have a warm glow.

If you love a warm light, you can be happy with LED light bulbs. Having a savvy shopper attitude is an essential when shopping for LED light bulbs. There are lighting specs and lingo that we need to know in order to make sure we’ll purchased the kind of product that’s going to give the [...]

Touch up paint

Do you need to touch-up a painted wall? We got this.

We love paint, and we love it when it’s easy to touch up. Here’s a little tool that makes touch ups easier. Unless you live without any surprises, you’ve probably had to deal with a painted wall that needs a touch up. Whether it’s a child’s ‘experiments,’ a few wall art changes, or some other [...]

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LIVE! MyFixitUpLife talk show: What’s new in lighting trends and design?

Do you want to know the top kitchen, bathroom, and lighting trends? Join us live from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show You won’t want to miss the unveiling of new innovations in lighting, and interviews with experts and celebrities about the hottest trends in kitchens, baths, and lighting. Guests include designer Michael Murphy, Laurie [...]

DIY HVAC Maintenance

DIY HVAC maintenance? No go. Call a pro

DIY HVAC maintenance is…yeah…NO. Look, we’re all about DIY and taking on a challenge. But, we’re also all for not screwing up expensive, complicated equipment. Plus, it doesn’t matter how many tools you have. You don’t have the right ones. But don’t take our word for here. Take our word for it in this video, [...]

Understairs Seating

8 Stair-age designs to save space

 Stair-age [Stair-age] – stairs that contain storage. We have found some amazing designs that will help save space in almost any home. Some stair-age is designated for organization and a way to save space. However, we found some awesome designs that gives the home owners a place to cozy up with a book and hot [...]

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