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From head-board to bench! (DIY)

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The concept of turning an old head-board into a bench has always been intriguing to me. I have seen many different variations of the head-board bench, and had the opportunity just the other day to try my hand at one!

So I would like to share my experience with you, and show you step by step how I did it.

This

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How To Whitewash A Pumpkin

Photo courtesy of tidbits-cami.com

Photo courtesy of tidbits-cami.com

So, are you looking for a simple way to spice up your fall decorations? Want something a little different than the same old orange pumpkins you see year after year? Well, I have found the perfect idea for you!

With just a little time, paint, and some driftwood pieces, you could have the perfect centerpiece or

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5 Painting Hacks For Your Next Project

Today I was working on a painting project for a friend. I have painted for many years and have learned a few tricks that I want to share with you today.

Painting is relatively easy, but it can also be a real pain and very messy. These tips and hacks will hopefully help you to stay a little cleaner for

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Automatic Watering Cups For Chickens

This is a super cool watering system that I found through a friend. I think I will try this system for my chickens in the near future. It should be easy to use this as an extension of a garden hose to provide constant, clean water. When used that way, it would need a pressure regulator to work properly. Something

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DIY A/C for Emergencies

Do you ever find yourself wanting just a little bit more cold air moving around the house on these hot summer days? To tight to buy a new A/C? Or maybe you live off grid and have a minimal supply of electricity. Then this may be just the ticket for you!

With a five gallon bucket, a small fan, some

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An Easier Way To Chop/Split Wood

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Photo credit ~ fieldandstream.com

I used to split a LOT of wood when I was a kid and even after I got married and had kids. I grew up in a house with only wood heat, and absolutely loved it.

But I certainly wish I would have tried this method. It seems to me that it would be a much easier way (in some instances) to keep the log upright and in

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How to Get Rid of Ants Naturally

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Photo credit ~ top10homeremedies.com

Quite recently we have been dealing with ants in our house. While I know they can be controlled with chemicals, I was curious as to how to deal with the problem naturally!

So after some research, I found this article that I will be implementing myself, and hope that you will find beneficial as well!

You can read

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How To Build A Chicken Coop!

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Have you ever wondered how to build those cute little chicken coops that you’ve seen in your neighbors backyard? Maybe you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.

Or maybe you are like me, and have had lots of construction and farming experience. If so, then you don’t even need this! But chances

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Do you fight with hard water that leaves a calcium layer behind? Ever wanted a better, easier way to clean that nasty calcium off of your faucets? This may be a good technique if you’ve tried vinegar or some other concoction that didn’t work very well for you!

 This article gives you step by step instructions on how to clean that calcium off with very little effort! Follow the instructions, and you may be surprised by the results! Let us know how it worked for you!

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Cheers!

~ Joe

Grow Your Own Survival Garden!

 DIY survival garden

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Want to have a more reliable food source for your family, but don’t have the garden space you need? This great article takes you through the steps of containers, soil selection, watering, and other tips to grow your own successful garden in buckets! I love this idea and hope you will be able to put

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How To Build Your Own Chicken Feeder!

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DIY PVC Chicken Feeder

I built this chicken feeder a few years ago and it has held up very well. In the next few photos you will see how I built it. It’s very simple and easy, and can be built very cheap!

For the main part I used a section of 4 inch schedule 40 PVC pipe that I had lying around. As you can see in the photo, the hanger

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Build Your Own Chicken Waterer…

Simple DIY Chicken Waterer

Simple DIY Chicken Waterer

Not too long ago I was needing a chicken watering system, and I decided to use an old plastic bucket of sorts. I don’t know where it came from, but it is more of a tub than a bucket I guess. It is fully enclosed except for a small screw in lid.

With my pocket knife I cut a small hole in the side of the

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