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    Re: kitchen cabinets

    what about some inexpensive picture framing material? It would have a grove for the glass and can be mitered to give you a finished look when the doors are opened.
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    Re: finding matching bathroom floor tile

    Another solution may be to "steal" some tile from an obscure place if you can gently pry them up. How about under the toilet? If you work toward the back, you may be able to get some. Also, is...
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    Re: Cutting smaller tile out of larger pieces

    I would not cut the tile for a complete backsplash. You will get sharp edges and little nicks as you cut it. You will have enough cutting to do around windows, electrical, etc. My opinion is that...
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    Learn as We Go

    My dad bought an old (1819) farmhouse and restored it. He learned how to rehab the house as well as how to farm by himself. I only recall two contractors working on the place. One rebuilt the...
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    Glass bead gas fireplace treatments

    Has anyone retrofitted a metal fireplace box with the glass beads and gas flames? One place told me that the box had to be specifically designed for the glass beads, but I have found them all over...
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    Replacing countertop

    I know you are concerned about the back splash, but something I did not know until we replaced a Formica counter top with a quartz one. The Formica top has a lip that comes below the top of the base...
  7. Thread: Cabinet help

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    Re: Cabinet help

    Find a good person who does cabinet refacing. They replace the cabinet doors and drawer fronts and should be able to get it done for you. If the cabinets are painted, you should be able to get the...
  8. Repainting Stained Cabinets

    We had old ash cabinets with a walnut stain that we painted white. I used two coats of regular white paint over a good primer. I first added some decorative trim pieces to update the look and cover...
  9. I miss the doors to the second floor

    I grew up in an old farmhouse (built in 1819) that had doors to access the second floor. What they did was keep the heat in the lower level of the house that was nice and warm.
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    Re: change switch to outlet and switch

    What I currently have is a single throw switch in the kitchen that controls the overhead lights. No other switches control these lights. It has one black and one white wire, non-GFCI. Also in the...
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    change switch to outlet and switch

    I have a location that I need to add an outlet. There is currently a switch there. I found a combo switch and outlet but am not sure how to connect it. It has four posts, two that are tied...
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