Shur-Line Edger - MyFixitUpLife

Paint job on your list? Get a perfect edge without tape or cutting-in.

So if you aren’t familiar with the concept of ‘cutting-in,’ it doesn’t matter. You do know that you want your paint job to look professional, even if it’s your first time opening a can of paint.

How to build a deck

Ask it: How to build a patio deck

Question: I’d like to build a patio deck. It’d go right on top of my patio. I have 8 3/4-inches between the slab and the top of where the deck needs to be. My concern is that slab has no pitch and holds water (puddles). What options do I have to keep the area under the [...]

Lamps Plus - MyFixitUpLife - Bronze

Is bronze really a metal that’s trending in outdoor lighting?

Now I’m going to start geeking out on finishes and what’s trending in outdoor lighting.

Workshop organization -- Instructables

Instructables: Project Question Answered

So we’re really lucky and get to share our DIY and projects with the awesomeness known as Instructables. And one of the things we love about sharing is questions and new ideas from the community of DIYers and makers. Sometimes they get buried in a trillion comments, though. Here’s a great one from Fred about [...]

Black & Decker vacuum

How to get a man to vacuum the house

How do you get a guy to vacuum? Making the experience not drain him of his life force is a start. But we have to vacuum. Based on where you land on the slob scale—somewhere between hoarder an Felix Unger, you may need to pony up your housework to keep your relationship with your wife [...]

furnace is tripping

Home inspection: Furnace is tripping. What does this mean?

Hey Mark & Theresa—My furnace is tripping. I know it sounds like the ‘your refrigerator is running so you better go catch it’ gag, but that’s what the home inspector told me. I’m selling a house and I’m worried I might be in for a big repair bill. Can I fix it myself? #PleaseSayYes —Stephen, [...]

Theresa Painting at PQI MyFixitUpLife

What I learned at the Paint Quality Institute

“In a can of paint, you really get what you pay for,” says Debbie Zimmer from the Paint Quality Institute.

How to install tile

Ask it: How to install tile backer board

Hey MyFixitUpLife—I have a question about how to install tile backer board. Can you help? Question: I know, generally, how to install tile but I could use an assist. I’m putting down backer board for a tile floor in our kitchen and want to make sure I apply the thinset properly. To fill the voids [...]

Remove molding

DIY Project: How to remove molding

When you want to remove molding from a door or window, the big challenge isn’t so much getting the molding separated from the wood and the wall; it’s separating it without causing any damage. That’s the trick. So with the help of OLFA (OLFA sponsored this article’s production but not its content; that’s all ours), [...]

Bathroom Romance - MyFixitUpLife - Lamps Plus

Lighting bromance: bathroom romance with the perfect LED light fixture

If you approach a bathroom like a laboratory, a place where we become clean and neat, you’ll forget about mood lighting, atmosphere, and creating intimate spaces. That’s why lighting is an essential element for the perfect bromance. Lights must dim for a bromance to bloom.

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