small bathroom makeover

My 5 simple rules for a small bathroom makeover

A few years ago we converted a closet into a much-needed second bathroom. Actually, it’s just a half bath with a toilet and the tiniest sink you’ve ever seen. We managed to make pretty good use of what little space there is, about 41″ by 64″. But it was basically a boring white box, until […]

Remove grass for landscaping

Easiest way to dig up grass

Digging out your lawn is a tough job, but I’ve discovered there are ways to make it somewhat easier. Right now I’m nearly finished removing all the grass in the backyard, almost 2,000 square feet, to make way for new landscaping. And I’m doing it all by myself with a shovel. In the beginning it […]

ceiling fan painted in place

How to paint a ceiling fan without taking it down

It’s true, you really can paint a ceiling fan without taking it down or even taking it apart. Most people will tell you that to paint a ceiling fan you must remove it or take the blades off. That’s simply not necessary. My way saves a lot of time and no one will ever know […]

upscale curtain rods from cheap hardware store materials

How to make a chic curtain rod and finial

Buying curtain rods can get really expensive, especially if you need the extra long ones. I discovered this recently when I redecorated my entire house, including all new window treatments. I learned how to use cheap materials from the hardware store to make sturdy, professional curtain rods in different lengths. The average cost per rod, […]

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lynda makara

My name is Lynda Makara. I’m an artist, DIYer and dancing queen. My love of color, sparkles and shiny things shows in everything I do.

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