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To everyone who has asked where our House Crashing posts have been lately, we’re sorry for the hold up and we’re excited to share this one! It’s a well overdue tour full of inspiration, affordable finds, and a really unique style perspective. Plus it’s full of transformation photos because Lindsay and her husband started with such a rough “before” of a house (they totally saw a diamond in the rough). So let’s poke around and see what they’ve done, shall we? Here’s Lindsay now. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband and her Great Dane, Gracie – and was so gracious to virtually invite us all over.
This is what the living room looked like before Lindsay and her husband got their mitts on it…
… and here’s that same wall after they worked their magic.... read more at This Young House
Posted 5 hours 1 min ago on This Young House
Back in September we announced some cool new ways to connect your WordPress.com site to your Google+ account. One major improvement was the ability to bring your WordPress.com and Google+ profiles closer together by sharing your content via Publicize.
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Today we’re happy to announce yet another way to integrate the two platforms. You can now use Publicize to share your WordPress.com content on your Google+ Page too!
While Google+ Profiles are used by individuals, Google+ Pages function as a space for organizations, companies, public figures, and other branded entities (for example: your blog!).... read more at Edmund Barry House in Heritage Hill
Posted 13 hours 57 min ago on Edmund Barry House in Heritage Hill
Holiday Tool Gift Buying Guide Every year at A Concord Carpenter we try to put together a list of tools we think most guys would appreciate. We call it out 2013 Holiday Tool Gift Guide. Check it...
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Posted 1 day 5 hours ago on A Concord Carpenter Comments
Another crazy/adorable house from New Zealand! God love ‘em down there with their summer Christmas, multitudinous sheep, and Middle Earth stuff. The “Boot House“ is actually rented out as a couples’ vacation getaway so you can give your sweetie “the boot” for an anniversary gift. :) But who wouldn’t be thrilled to spend a night in this amazing creation? Hosts Judy & Steve offer their Boot […]... read more at housecrazy
Posted 1 day 9 hours ago on housecrazy
Yep, that's right. As has been tradition for the last few years, any "real" or forecasted snow storm in the DC metro region needs a catchy name. Snowpocalypse, Snowquester, and Snowmageddon were classics in recent years, so this time around we're blazing the trail and are coining this potential snow storm...
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We're keeping our fingers crossed that we have snow that rivals the 2010 storm shown below, though we know it's highly unlikely and we'll probably see 3"-6", tops.... read more at Old Town Home
Posted 1 day 16 hours ago on Old Town Home
The stockings were hung by the … err… no chimney here. No fireplace, no mantle. At least not one that would be suitable for Santa's entry point. So instead we use our bookshelves as a mantle substitute.sources: JOY sign / felted bird / Frasier fir garland/ stockingsWe've been using the shelf to hang stockings since we moved here but I styled it a little differently this year to spice it up. Kudos to Young House Love for thinking up of the most clever fireplace alternatives I've ever seen. Do you have your own workaround?For those of you without a roaring fire to roast chestnuts, what do you use for your stocking display?Want more? Like Brooklyn Limestone on Facebook and follow me on Twitter for behind the scenes peeks, portraiture and random rants + raves... read more at Brooklyn Limestone
Posted 2 days 5 hours ago on Brooklyn Limestone
In the never ending pursuit of increasing energy efficiency, we decided to insulate all the copper piping coming off of our boiler. I also had an ulterior motive of keeping my shop from overheating this winter.
The pex piping is not too bad in terms of its heat transmittance but all the iron and copper piping just radiates the heat from the hot water. (Of course you can build a simple radiator of iron or copper pipe so that makes sense…)
We insulated with 1.5″ fiberglass pipe insulation which will help keep a lot of that heat in the pipes. It’s approximately an R11 and is wrapped in foil paper with a white exterior.
It is easy to cut, and fast to install.... read more at Madison Square
Posted 3 days 17 hours ago on Madison Square
My family makes Christmas gifts for one another. We still buy the latest toys for the kids, but the adults simply don’t need or want a lot of stuff. These are some of the gifts that the wife and I have made.
Most of these projects require some basic tools (the most specialized being a table saw), but all of them are cheap and easy to make. If you’re thinking about making your gifts this holiday season, you’re welcome to copy any of these ideas.
DIY Wood Block Tea Candle Votives
DIY Teacup Candles
DIY Wine Bottle Holders
DIY Book Safe
DIY Hanging Chalkboards
DIY Barbecue Spice Rub Jars
DIY NC-Style Barbecue Sauce
DIY Stuffed Animals
... read more at Chad Chandler's Blog
Posted 1 week 22 hours ago on Chad Chandler's Blog
This is a comprehensive guide for how to install a tile floor (ceramic or porcelain). Below you’ll find tutorials for every step of the process, with expert knowledge and tips from professional tile contractors. Read on for links to the individual articles and recommended tools for laying tile. We hope you enjoy the series!
This series covers everything for installing a ceramic or porcelain tile floor, including leveling the floor, installing underlayment, marking guides, laying tile and grouting joints. Just follow the steps below, and you’ll have the know-how to install tile in almost any situation. Keep in mind that the content is provided without warranty.... read more at One Project Closer
Posted 2 weeks 8 hours ago on One Project Closer