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How to Install Board and Batten Wainscoting (White Painted Square over Rectangle Pattern)
Fred | January 1, 2015
How to Install Board and Batten Wainscoting (White Painted Square over Rectangle Pattern)

For the last few months, we’ve been contemplating how to spruce up our relatively small upstairs hallway (below). We had installed wainscoting in our prior home’s living room, and thought that might add the visual interest we were looking for here. Then, inspired by Wilker Do’s recent board and batten video tutorial, I started gathering ideas on Pinterest for an elegant but simple design that could take this space up a notch. We settled on a 48″ high square-over-rectangle  board and batten design.... 

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Troy Bilt FLEX Yard Care System Pressure Washer Review
Fred | August 26, 2015
Troy Bilt FLEX Yard Care System Pressure Washer Review

Late last month, Troy Bilt reached out to us and offered a sample unit of their new Troy Bilt FLEX Yard Care All-in-One System for our review. The concept behind the FLEX system is straightforward: use one engine system to power a number of large yard tool attachments (e.g., lawnmower, pressure washer, snowblower)  instead of owning each of these tools as standalone machines. The FLEX’s value proposition is two-fold: (1) save space and reduce clutter in your garage or shed by storing attachments (which are mostly smaller... 

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Basement Craft Room Makeover
Jocie | September 3, 2015
Basement Craft Room Makeover

We’ve lived in our new-to-us home for almost a year – hard to believe its gone that fast! In that time, this may be my favorite makeover yet – transforming a bland, spare basement dungeon into a beautiful and bold craft room. Here is how my basement craft room makeover started… Not very exciting, huh? Yet more of the Builder Beige that consumes my house (not putting that down, I just like gray or off white instead as a nuetral). But I think one of the reasons this craft room makeover is my favorite is because... 

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