DIY Floating Fireplace Mantel on Brick Wall: No Fear Beginner’s Guide
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DIY Floating Fireplace Mantel on Brick Wall: No Fear Beginner’s Guide

Do you want to build and install a floating fireplace mantel shelf on a brick wall? This post will show you how to do it, step by step! Many older homes (like mine) have fireplaces built into brick walls, or with brick surrounding the fireplace opening. If you want to install or update an existing…

Make Roman Shades from Mini Blinds that Hide the Blinds (No Sewing)
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Make Roman Shades from Mini Blinds that Hide the Blinds (No Sewing)

Vinyl Mini Blinds are the workhorses of window coverings: they are cheap, easy to install, and do their job admirably. They also provide a nearly perfect structure for a more professional looking window treatment: DIY Roman Shades.  You can make Roman shades from cheap vinyl mini blinds (that hide the blinds hardware) with only five…

How to Hang a Hammock Chair From a Tree Without Climbing It
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How to Hang a Hammock Chair From a Tree Without Climbing It

For years, I’ve wanted swings in our backyard. I could just picture my kids gently swinging and enjoying the peaceful scenery of a summer evening. But the hanging of said swings was always something I could not figure out, and it was just enough deterrent to keep me from pursuing the children’s idyllic childhood bliss….