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Giani Countertop Paint

With the state of our national economy, more companies these days are coming up with new concepts for your home that don’t require spending a lot of money.  This is especially true for kitchen countertops. This means that there’s a renewed push to reuse what we already have, even if it means forgoing more attractive… Read more »

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New Cabinet Hardware

Today Rita writes: Dear Diva, I have builder’s grade cabinets and I want to spruce them up with new cabinet hardware.  I found the perfect style but I’m low on cash, can I just install on the lower cabinets now and then add the upper ones later?  Thanks in advance, Rita. Rita, I understand your… Read more »

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Aspect Peel And Stick Backsplash Tiles

If you’re dreaming of metal backsplash tile but don’t want to do the work, then check out Aspect Peel and Stick backsplash tiles. They come in a 3″ x 6″ size and are sold in packs of one square foot, which translates into eight tiles.  Aspect tiles are available in three colors and two different… Read more »

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How To Paint Over Your Old Tile Backsplash

If you are trying to save money but are tired of your old dingy backsplash, chances are you will be open to anything that works on a budget. Well, did you know that you can paint right over tile?  You don’t have to live with those old tiles anymore and you don’t have to go… Read more »

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Choosing Glass Tile Backsplash

Choosing a glass backsplash can be overwhelming.  If you know you want glass tile but aren’t sure what type or what things to consider check out these 5 tips for glass tile backsplash do’s and don’ts: 1. Choose a glass backsplash that you like and won’t get tired of later on.  Don’t choose one just… Read more »

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Countertop Edging Options

A lot of readers have been asking lately how to finish the edges of their countertops when tiling.  There are a few countertop edging options depending on your skill level and patience. From bullnose tile and sink rails to wood molding and Schluter edges there are options available to you. Let’s start with the most… Read more »

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Stainless Steel Paint For Appliances

Today a reader asks: My existing appliances all run great, but I’m tired of them being mismatched and I love the look of stainless steel.  Is there anything I can do to make mine look like stainless steel without having to replace them? Yes there is!  You have two options to make your appliances appear… Read more »

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A Small Kitchen Island For Under $200

If you have an idea for a piece of furniture but can’t seem to find any within your budget think about recreating that look yourself!  There are many products out there that can help even the most novice do-it-yourself-er!  Just check out this project I recently finished.  I transformed a basic IKEA kitchen cart into… Read more »