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Glue carpet to a wall.... Spackling compound or cement-based wall filler Sandpaper Dish soap Cotton cloth Soft-bristled brush Carpenter's pencil Straightedge Tape measure Utility knife Heavy-duty scissors Plywood or similar hard surface 1/16-inch notched trowel Carpet or contact adhesive Staples, nails or screws Hammer, screwdriver or staple gun Rolling pin or short wood board

Don't waste $ on expensive 'crackle finish' paints, good ol' white school glue works! Instructions: 1.Paint wood surface with base coat paint and allow to dry thoroughly. 2.Brush White Glue on top of base coat. (A thicker coat results in larger cracks - apply a thinner coat for fine cracks.) 3.While glue is tacky, brush on top coat. 4.Dry completely.

from The Family Handyman

Trim Painting Tips For Smooth and Perfect Results

How to repaint chipped, flaking or dirty moldings so they look like new; the secrets of a professional-looking job.

from The Family Handyman

Best DIY Painting Tools

Best DIY Painting Tools. Experts list the best tools for painting—including brushes, rollers, paint removers, masking tools, cleaning tools, pouring spouts, poles, ladders and more.

Kitchen Artwork - Kitchen Mixer Wall Art - Chevron Pattern - Coral and Turquoise - 8x10 Art Print. $18.95, via Etsy.

from Cherished Bliss

How to Paint a Chalkboard Wall

With this simple tutorial you can turn any wall into a chalkboard wall! Your kids will love it! Use FrogTape to get those perfectly straight lines!

from The Family Handyman

Handy Home Products for Quick-Fix Repairs

Sometimes the key to making a fix is just knowing the right product to use. A team of professional carpenters, plumbers, painters, electricians and fix-it gurus tell us what their favorite products are, and what they never leave home without. GOOD INFO