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Furniture Facelift – Part One

Whether you’ve held on to an old family heirloom or just found an antique treasure at a flea market, refinishing an old piece of wood furniture can turn other people’s trash into your treasure! Your piece of furniture could be in good shape and may just need a little elbow grease and some DIY love to be its best self again. Today, we’ll go over the first set of steps you’ll need to make your old furniture new again. You’ll need to gather a few things… aside from the furniture, of course. -          Safety Goggles & Chemical Resistant Gloves -          Drop Cloth -          Paint Thinner …

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Gardening During a Drought – Drip Irrigation

The California drought is expected to continue, possibly intensify, well into the spring and summer season. As these conditions worsen, there are plenty of ways to conserve water around your home. Working with a low water supply or water conservation mandates does not mean your gardens have to suffer and turn brown. Wind up those hoses and invest in drip irrigation – your plants will thank you! Drip irrigation systems provide water and nutrients directly to the roots of your plants, resulting in effective delivery to the places it’s most needed. By delivering the water directly to the root zone, your garden will show more …

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Replace a Toilet in 10 Easy Steps

Has your toilet seen better days? If it’s started to leak or you just want to give your bathroom a new look, it’s time to put on your plumbing hat and get to work! In just a few hours, you can avoid a costly plumber visit and get the job done yourself. First, make sure you have all the necessary parts and tools you will need to complete the task. Parts: New Toilet New Flush Valve New Fill Valve New Wax Ring   Tools: Adjustable Wrench Channel Locking Pliers Screwdriver Putty Knife   Additional Hardware: Penetrating Oil Hold-Down Bolts Towel, sponge, and bucket Now get …

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