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Reader question: How do I increase the light in my dark basement?
Check out my five tips: https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/5-easy-ways-to-lighten-up-a-dark-room/

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I used to buy expensive piping from my local fabric store... and then I learned how to make my own!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/make-piping-thrift-store-finds/

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What I did here could save you $$ on your heating bill! http://bit.ly/DraftStop

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Build a beautiful, rustic wine holder from your scrap wood pile! It can be customized to fit as many bottles as you like!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/scrap-wood-wine-holder/

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Can you guess what this jewelry dish is made out of?! Check out the tutorial to see if you're right!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/concrete-jewelry-dish/

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Wouldn't you like to know each time I post a new tutorial? What about a behind the scenes look at life in Pretty Handy World?
You can have your cake and eat it too! Plus, I'll send you the 33 Handy Home Fixes - Easy Tips & Tricks ebook FREE when you join my private email list!
xxxooo - Brittany
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Did you know that approximately every three hours, a home fire death occurs somewhere in our nation?! Stay safe with these tips!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/smoke-detectors-dont-know-kill/

How to find a stud without a stud finder

If you're completely lost without a stud finder, check out all these ways to find a stud without one! 💪🏻🔥👊🏻

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I’ve been on a major mission to purge things I no longer use or love from my house. I have almost completely filled our dining room with things to donate. I had contemplated donating my cobalt kitchen canisters because the color wasn’t making me happy anymore. But, then I realized that I could give them an entirely new look with some spray paint.

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/diy-metallic-color-blocked-canisters/

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Leaky faucet? Try replacing the valve - an easy ten minute fix!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/fixing-leaky-faucet-take-2/

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A candy-free valentine idea for you - a leather heart necklace.

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/leather-heart-necklace/

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Cleaning a boys' bathroom is no joke - check out my tips and tricks to help you make it out alive!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/how-to-clean-stinky-boys-bathroom/

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Get some kitchen cart inspiration with this quick and easy makeover!
https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/quick-kitchen-cart-makeover-bb-frosch-chalk-powder/

How To Build a Shed

Sheds are great for storing all your outdoor tools and equipment - take a look at this glimpse on how we built one for ourselves!

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Looking for an easy craft to do with the kids? Check this out!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/cute-sock-snowmen/

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A tutorial to show you how easy it is to create a heart shaped topiary with ivy clippings.

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/heart-shaped-topiary/

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All about tile setting without thinset mortar... yes, it can be done!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/marble-tile-backsplash-laundry-room/

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Have you ever reached for a towel and realized that the towel bar was barely secured to the wall? Installing a new towel bar securely is a fairly simple DIY task!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/how-to-install-towel-bar-securely/

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Time to create some Hidden Storage Under our Laundry Room Sink. Having everything that we store underneath it on full display isn't so rockin'.

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/hidden-storage-laundry-room-sink/

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I had a hard time putting my hands on a perfect Bali-esque tray. Sometimes, you just have to DIY it! This Rustic Pallet Serving Tray fit the bill.

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/rustic-pallet-serving-tray/

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Today I'm sharing a diy project that combines two of my favorite materials: wood and copper. Here's how to make this wood and copper cake stand.

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/wood-copper-cake-stand/

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Blogger, Mom, student, cook, taxi driver. I've dropped a few balls in this juggling act. How I got organized with a Family Organization Center Door!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/family-organization-center-door/

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Build a Wood Plank Desktop for About $40!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/build-wood-plank-desktop/

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Do you have a solid cup holder in your car that doesn’t hold all size bottles and cups? The console cup holder in our older Honda CRV has been a constant source of frustration for us. When we drive around a corner the larger water bottles will inevitably tumble. Finally, I got tired of our bottles tipping and spilling on turns.

Best part? You'll never guess where I found the solution!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/auto-cup-holder-extender/

How to Find the Circuit

Smart Tip: How to Find the Circuit for A Fixture using a Craft Item! ⚡️☝️💡

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Do you love the look of copper, but the price makes your head whip the other way? Have no fear my dear! You can create inexpensive faux copper and patina for a fraction of the cost.

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/inexpensive-faux-copper-patina-metal/

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My chandelier was looking a bit dingy with the aged yellowing sleeves. I decided to spray paint them copper for a new look. You can do it too, with this quick and easy tutorial!
https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/painted-chandelier-sleeves/

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One very popular home decor item that we are going to get pretty handy with this month is antlers. If you love rustic or outdoor style, this project is perfect for you!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/how-to-mount-antlers/

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A rustic wine bottle centerpiece to bring some charm to your dining room table!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/rustic-wine-bottle-centerpiece/

How to hire a contractor so you don't get burned!

How to Hire a Contractor. 🔨 Answering your questions 🙋🏻‍♀️ and giving you the tools to hire the best and not get burned. 🔥💸

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I’ve been on a major mission to purge things I no longer use or love from my house. I have almost completely filled our dining room with things to donate. I had contemplated donating my cobalt kitchen canisters because the color wasn’t making me happy anymore. But, then I realized that I could give them an entirely new look with some spray paint.

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/diy-metallic-color-blocked-canisters/

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Leaky faucet? Try replacing the valve - an easy ten minute fix!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/fixing-leaky-faucet-take-2/

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A candy-free valentine idea for you - a leather heart necklace.

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/leather-heart-necklace/

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Cleaning a boys' bathroom is no joke - check out my tips and tricks to help you make it out alive!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/how-to-clean-stinky-boys-bathroom/

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Get some kitchen cart inspiration with this quick and easy makeover!
https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/quick-kitchen-cart-makeover-bb-frosch-chalk-powder/

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Looking for an easy craft to do with the kids? Check this out!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/cute-sock-snowmen/

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Do you have a solid cup holder in your car that doesn’t hold all size bottles and cups? The console cup holder in our older Honda CRV has been a constant source of frustration for us. When we drive around a corner the larger water bottles will inevitably tumble. Finally, I got tired of our bottles tipping and spilling on turns.

Best part? You'll never guess where I found the solution!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/auto-cup-holder-extender/

Anyone have any referrals for General Contractors in Louisville, KY. (Asking for a friend, not for me.)

How to spot toxic black mold

Calling all home renovators: this is what toxic black mold looks like: 😱😳🤢 #SavingEtta #fixerupper

Wood Staining Tips

We all love a good craft hack - check out these wood staining tips to save you time!

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You won't believe what some lattice and glue can do to this mirror!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/racing-stripe-mirror-makeover/

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If you want to add art to the walls and some personalization, check out this DIY!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/diy-constellation-wall-art/

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If you're purging this month, you might enjoy these 12 DIY storage projects to help you organize your home (and hide clutter.)

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/12-diy-storage-projects-organize-home/

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Want to get more organized this year? Check out these 29 organization hacks to help calm the chaos!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/hacks-to-help-you-get-more-organized/

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Easily update and customize that boring fireplace by adding tile!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/how-to-tile-a-fireplace/

How to remove upper cabinets by yourself

It's easier with help, but if you're on your own and need to remove those upper cabinets...try this. Check out my video on how to tackle this project by yourself! #SavingEtta

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DIY gift idea: a walnut cheese and bread board with a marble inlay.

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/diy-bread-and-cheese-board/

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Check out this easy tutorial on how to make a barn wood picture frame.

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/diy-barn-wood-picture-frame/

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Family game night hack for the next time you need to hit the pause button on Monopoly!

https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/family-game-night-hack-pause-monopoly/

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