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DIY Mailbox Upgrades

Make your mailbox memorable with these easy DIY upgrades.

Maximizing Bathroom Ceiling Fan Ventilation

Prevent troublesome excess moisture in the bathroom with a well-working exhaust fan.

How to Install Level Shelving

It doesn't matter how much work you put in your shelving if it's not level.

How to Transfer Old Boxes Into Shelves

Learn how to upcycle old wooden crates into trendy, and functional shadow boxes.

Make This Industrial Bull's-Eye Lamp for a Tight Space

Sometimes the best solution to a problem is to just start welding.

Spray Painting Ceiling Fan Light Fixtures

When your ceiling fan light fixtures become dull and dated, give them a fresh look with a coat of paint.

Fixing a Drooping Ceiling Fan Blade

If your ceiling fan isn't working properly, a drooping, or unlevel, blade may be the culprit. Fortunately, it's easy to replace.

How to Paint Acrylic Resin

Many trinkets and other items are made from acrylic resin, which can be updated with a fresh coat of paint.

How Long Can You Run a Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans are a good way to circulate air throughout a home in both cool and hot weather.

Why Babies Stare at Ceiling Fans

Why are babies so fascinated by ceiling fans?

How to Add Additional Layers of Fiberglass Resin

When laying fiberglass, multiple layers of fiberglass resin are often necessary. Allow proper dry time between coats.

Pros and Cons of Acrylic Resin

Durable and versitile, acrylic resin is a workhorse. Unfortunately, it's no friend to the environment.

Advantages of a 3 Blade Ceiling Fan System

When you choose a ceiling fan for your home, consider the blade count.

How to Keep Dust Off Your Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are a great way to stay cool.

How to Get Rid of Ceiling Fan Ticking Noises

Ceiling fans are enjoying a comeback because they save homeowners money. Ceiling fans can reduce energy

Wiring a Ceiling Fan With Two Switches

One job that you can do at home without hiring an electrician is wiring a ceiling fan.

Make a Folding Screen Room Divider

Add privacy and elegance to any room with a folding screen divider.

Fun Lighting Options for a Teen's Room

When decorating a room for a teen, you can add some funky style and interest by using interesting and

How to Repair an Acrylic Resin Statue

Preserve your sentimental souvenirs even after a brutal fall with these repair methods.

How to Install a Mounted Coat Rack

Whether you want to install a coat rack for hanging coats, hats, or keys, check out this guide to get started.

How to Display Dried Flowers in a Shadow Box

Let your hobby be seen by displaying it on your walls inside of a shadow box.

How to Cast Acrylic Resin

Crafting odds and ends is easy with acrylic resin casting. Learn how to make your own molds and how to cast them with these steps.

Which to Choose: Stand-up vs. Ceiling Fans

Find out which fan will be more efficient for your living space before deciding which to buy.

Creating a Shoji Screen

Create your own decor statement piece with a Shoji screen. The process is easy for almost any level of DIYer.

Placing a Mantel Shelf Over a Fireplace

The fireplace mantel shelf is one of the most important elements in integrating a fireplace into a room's decor.

3 Best Ways to Secure Items in a Shadow Box

This wide type of picture frame can hold a lot of memories, but do you know how to keep objects from shifting? Find out!

Upcycled Shopping Bag Lights

Reduce, reuse, upcycle plastic shopping bags into unique lighting for your home or yard.

DIY Tricks to Revamp Your Lamps

Easy, DIY tricks to make old lamps look new again.

10 Steps to the Ultimate Guest Room

Take your guest room to the next level. But be careful -- if you make them too comfortable they may never want to leave!

Install Floating Corner Shelves

Just 5 steps to defy gravity

Dwell on Design 2014: Things I Saw That You Want

A baker's dozen of the coolest things at the show

Spring Home and Garden Show: Things We Saw That You Want

It's time to dig out and get building (or decorating).

Dwell on Design 2013: Things I Saw That You Want

Highlights from the largest design event in America.

Ceiling Fan Repair: Solutions to Common Problems

Knowledge of ceiling fan repair can be very handy in summers when your fan suddenly stops working or

Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Reattachment Step-by-Step

One of the most common issues with fans is a broken ceiling fan pull. Children will often yank on the

Choosing a Decorative Ceiling Fan Pull Chain

The ceiling fan pull chain has grown beyond just a long thread with a knob to hold it in place. Today,

Easily Program a Universal Ceiling Fan Remote

Having a universal ceiling fan remote allows you to easily control your ceiling fan's particular speed.

LED Desk Lamp Pros And Cons

An LED desk lamp can save you money on electricity while also preserving energy. LED or Light-Emitting

3 Types of Ceiling Fans to Consider

There are many kinds of ceiling fans that you should consider when looking for a new fan for your home.

How to Remove Ceiling Fans

Before installing your new ceiling fan, you must first take down your old ceiling fan. Ceiling fans can

How To Adjust The Height of Your Ceiling Fans

It is important when choosing a ceiling fan to measure your room correctly to ensure that you a buy a

How To Take Apart An Old Ceiling Fan

If you have an old ceiling fan that no longer works, you may want to disassemble it to use its parts,

How To Make A Folding Screen

It’s easy to make a folding screen out of wood window shutters. You can use your screen to divide

How To Paint A Ceiling Fan

Painting a ceiling fan can make a huge difference in the room's overall appearance. Most people take

Choosing Which Should Be An Accent Wall

An accent wall is a way of making a room more special. The appearance of the simplest room can be enhanced