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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-17-2009, 05:15 PM
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Views: 9,626
Posted By jjm
Great idea!!

Great idea!!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-17-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,842
Posted By jjm
We replaced our kitchen countertops with a high...

We replaced our kitchen countertops with a high end laminate that has texture. It was a charcoal gray, actually, and it was stunning. Cheaper than granite and lovely.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-17-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,229
Posted By jjm
Wow! Great instructions/suggestions. Thank you,...

Wow! Great instructions/suggestions. Thank you, everyone. I'm going to use the topping/finishing joint compound first suggested and keep in mind Nestor's suggestions for paint in the bathrooms. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 07-28-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,636
Posted By jjm
ALPS has excellent suggestions. And for small...

ALPS has excellent suggestions. And for small garden folks in town where compost piles are not allowed.....throw your coffee grounds on your flower beds.....tea leaves from inside the bag, too. Cut...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-28-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By jjm
Climbing rose "Blaze" grows quickly and is...

Climbing rose "Blaze" grows quickly and is lovely.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-28-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By jjm
suggestion: corkscrew willow

A tree that easily roots is a corkscrew willow. It's a lovely addition to landscaping and you can take some cuttings of newer branches, set them in water, and plant when you have roots established. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-28-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,229
Posted By jjm
Thanks for the suggestions/cautions, Nestor. ...

Thanks for the suggestions/cautions, Nestor. Flat may be beautiful, but I'm in a fixer-upper 80s style condo that's been occupied mostly by college students in recent years. The bathroom walls have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-27-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,229
Posted By jjm
using joint compound for decorative effect

Has anyone used joint compound for adding textured decorative effects...to make a wall look sort of Tuscan....and then painted over it for the full color effect?

I saw a video on YouTube and it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-26-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,810
Posted By jjm
Wow...I was just reading through this and learned...

Wow...I was just reading through this and learned a lot. Nestor....thanks for taking the time to respond so thoroughly. Many people will benefit from this.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 07-26-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,134
Posted By jjm
I think the color is fine....and a keeper for...

I think the color is fine....and a keeper for selling purposes. Cool fireplace tile.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-26-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,873
Posted By jjm
wall tiles

If I want to put individual tiles on my wall in a scattered pattern....just for accent/decoration points, what would I use as an adhesive (sp?) ?
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