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13 Unique Coffee Table Design Ideas

Inject some cool design into your caffeine sipping space.

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DIY Mailbox Upgrades

Make your mailbox memorable with these easy DIY upgrades.

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Maximizing Bathroom Ceiling Fan Ventilation

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

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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.

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9 Types of Fan Speed Control Switches Explained

There are many more options than you think.

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4 Homemade Knick Knack Shelf Ideas

You have the knack to display in the knick of time.

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How to Paint a Shadow Box

Match the theme of the contents.

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Apartment Ceiling Fan Installation

Install a ceiling fan in your apartment to cool your space.

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How to Install a Decorative Cast Iron Mailbox

Creating an old world country look would not be complete without a decorative cast iron mailbox.

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How to Hang a Decorative Wall Shelf

There are options for mounting a decorative shelf to a wall.

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Removing Nicotine Stains from a Ceiling Fan Blade

If you have a smoker in your home, you'll find that it is difficult to remove tar and nicotine stains

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Upcycled Shopping Bag Lights

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

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LED Desk Lamp Pros and Cons

A LED desk lamp can save you money.

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Dwell on Design 2014: Things I Saw That You Want

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

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Ceiling Fan Wiring: 5 Installation Questions Answered

We've got answers before you ask the questions.

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How to Reinforce a Ceiling Fan Box

The ceiling fan box holds the fan to the ceiling.

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How to Repair Dented Decorative Candles

Decorative candles are popular accessories in any home.

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How to Make Your Own Bamboo Wind Chime

Bamboo wind chimes are a simple yet effective way of creating soothing music in any part of the home.

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How to Make a Homemade Folding Shelf

A folding shelf is an excellent way to add counter space to a room.

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Changing Ceiling Fan Light Switch

These practical fixtures improve energy conservation.

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Why Interior Decorators Shun Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans canhave their appearance upgraded.

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How to Anchor a Room Divider

A room divider often plays a decorative role.

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Ceiling Fan Blades

Your ceiling fan blades can be easily replaced, changing the entire appearance of the fan.

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How to Install a Ceiling Fan Junction Box

The ceiling fan junction box is the metallic box that holds the electrical wiring an suspends the fan.

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Cheap Room Divider Alternatives

If you have a large space that needs to broken up into smaller spaces, you could use room dividers.

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The 6 Best Places to Use a Tree Coat Rack in Your Home

In any busy household, a tree coat rack can solve coat storage problems.

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How to Clean Shoji Screens

Shoji screens are important pieces of Japanese culture.

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How to Make a Wedding Shadow Box

Freeze the events of your important day.

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Replacing a Ceiling Fan Glass Dome

Replace the ceiling fan glass dome or the glass that covers your ceiling fan's lights.

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Fixing a Drooping Ceiling Fan Blade

If your ceiling fan isn't working properly, a drooping, or unlevel, blade may be the culprit.

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How To Adjust The Height of Your Ceiling Fans

It is important when choosing a ceiling fan to measure your room correctly.

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Install Floating Corner Shelves

Just 5 steps to defy gravity.

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How to Repair a Resin Table Top

Some of the most beautiful tables made are with a resin table top.

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Ceiling Fan Speed Troubleshooting

Adjusting the ceiling fan speed helps to regulate the air flow and temperature.

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7 Tips for Mounting a Junction Box for a Ceiling Fan

Using a junction box whenever you install an electrical device like a ceiling fan, or light, will help.

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How to Fix a Wobbling Flush Mount Ceiling Fan

A flush mount ceiling fan should not wobble. Wobbling reduces the fan's effectiveness.

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Ceiling Fan Blade Arm Replacement Basics

Ceiling fan blade arms are replaced for many reasons.

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How to Paint Metal Shelf Brackets

If you have some metal shelf brackets lying around, you might need some cheap redecorating.

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How to Make a Bamboo Lamp Shade

It's a calming, natural material.

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How To Fix A Torn Screen Room Divider

Many screen room dividers are made from materials that might sometimes tear or need mending.

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Using a Clapper With a Ceiling Fan Light

A ceiling fan light is a great way to add extra lighting to a room in an efficient manner.

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Ceiling Fan Blade Pitch

When purchasing a ceiling fan, a number of factors will need to be looked at.

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Ceiling Fan Repair

It could be in the wiring, the switch, or the fan motor.

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How to Extend an Existing Ceiling Fan Pull

Adjust your pull chain to a more accessible length.