diy

All Things DIY

Easy Fixes for Everyday ThingsSomething just broke at home this weekend, didn't it?  Maybe just a little scratch?  Maybe you should go buy a banana to fix it.  Wonder why?  Check out Easy Fixes for Everyday Things from the Reader's Digest Association.  

A Robot to Water My Plants

The Big Book of HacksPopular Science Magazine is making my day much easier.  They've come out with The Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects which includes a section on how to make a plant-watering robot out of a Roomba.  If that's not for you, how about learning to make a carrying case for your ereader.  Or, how about making your car run on trash?  Check it out.

Creative DIY Bookshelves

ladder bookshelvesTake a look at 25 creative and fun bookshelves you can make at home.  I love #3 (pictured right) and #4, the ladder bookcases. I'm thinking you could probably spray paint the ladders to have them blend in with the color scheme of your home or you could try to find ladders that would coordinate with a specific design theme. Maybe old wooden ladders for a western/country feel or shiny, silver aluminum ladders for a more industrial design. I also love #24, the stacked benches. Genius! And don't even get me started on #23, spice racks attached to the side of a dresser. Love it!

Repair Pro

Something you own breaks.  You might have a leaky faucet or a clogged sink.  Maybe that key isn't turning in the door as smoothly as it once did.  If you're mechanically inclined, you fix the issue and go on your way.  If you're like a lot of people, you start wondering what it might take to fix it and how much it might cost to get it working again. 

You can hope it will eventually fix itself or you can grab a book and learn some Do-It-Yourself.  These books can start you on the path to becoming a DIY star.  Before long, your friends will be asking you for repair help.

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