DIY Asbestos Removal: Is It For You?

When you hear “asbestos removal”, what’s the first thing that comes into your mind? Is it the health risk associated with exposure to asbestos? Or you might probably think, are you legally allowed to do it? Well, there’s no right or wrong answer because when dealing with asbestos, you really have to consider a lot of things before you decide to do things on your own. If you are in a situation where you feel the need to do an asbestos removal on your own, and you want to know more about it, this article will help you navigate about the legality and safety of it.

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Asbestos As Construction Material

Before the dangers of exposure to asbestos fiber were known, asbestos was popularly used in construction of buildings. Asbestos can be added to asphalt, concrete, vinyl materials in wall sheeting, ceiling panels, corrugated roofing and roof shingles. Materials made with asbestos were common for electrical buildings because they are strong, incombustible, and heat-resistant.

However, when materials made of asbestos are disturbed or damaged, they release dust or fibers into the air which humans can ingest or inhale. 

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4 Painting Projects That Will Brighten Up Your Home

Typically I love me some good ol’ painting projects. Last month I decided to paint the girls’ room. No biggie, right? Seemed fairly simple. Except I had to work around everyone else’s schedule and ended up only being able to actually paint for about an hour a day. A week and a half later, I finally had a bedroom room with freshly painted walls. (Don’t ask me about the trim and doors – it’s still not done). At that point, my plan of repainting our home by “just painting one room at a time” went down the drain, and a call was placed to my friends who own a painting company. They’re on the schedule to come out and finish the rest of the house next week! Because painting is IMPORTANT, and it turns out…I HATE PAINTING.

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So when Daniel from PaintAccess Painting Guides contacted me and asked if I was interested in his article on various painting projects to keep your home bright, I definitely was – especially because I may add his suggestions to the list for my painter friends! Let’s see what he thinks…

When it comes to adding value to your home with painting projects, one of the rules of thumb to follow is that brighter is better. This doesn’t necessarily mean buyers are going to be attracted to a lime green dining room, but a nice, illuminated area does wonders for a space.

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Fresh and Unique Home Renovation DIY Ideas for This Summer

The summer is the perfect time to take on a home renovation project. The days are long, and inspiration is available at every turn. This summer, why not channel your inner child and do something that stands out from the crowd!

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Here are some fresh and unique home renovation DIY ideas for you to take on this summer.

Upgrade Your Fireplace

Dated fireplaces often get overlooked or forgotten. Traditional red brick brings back memories of shag carpet and wood paneling that many homeowners would rather forget. However, this space has tons of untapped potential for creativity when doing home renovations.

Swap out your old brick for some shale or stone for a timeless, earthy look or install some chic marbled ceramic tile for a luxury feel on a budget. If you’ve used that part of your room for storing photo memorabilia, go and digitize those photos with the help of EverPresent to make them eternal, and clean out that space for a more modern look.

If your fireplace largely goes unused, you can give it a good scrub and place an array of candles inside for a romantic, moody centerpiece to the room. Alternatively, you can use it as a dog bed and pet nook for your pooch. Bring the look together with a custom painting over the mantle depicting your dog as royalty or something similar.

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New Product Review: Winnie’s Picks

Everyone pretty much knows about me and photos. I love to take them, I love to have them, I love to decorate with them. In fact, I’m currently anxiously awaiting our yearly family photo shoot pics to come back from our photographer! SO excited to see them!

So when Gaetan from Winnie’s Picks contacted me about reviewing their premium paint by numbers (for adults!) products, well, color me interested. (See what I did there?) I used to LOVE paint by numbers when I was a kiddo, so I figured this would be super fun!

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But Gaetan took the fun a step further when he told me I could SEND him a picture of my own and he would turn it into a custom paint by numbers canvas! WHAT?! How cool is that?!

So, I did. I sent him a pic. Here’s the one:

I mean, I think they’re kinda cute! Might be fun to paint, right?!

When my shipment from Winnie’s arrived, I was super excited to open it!

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6 Ideas for a DIY Calendar

2019 is drawing to an end. Can you believe we’re more than halfway through the month of September already?! As 2020 comes closer, there is at least one thing that you need to do – ditch your old calendar and make way for a new one! If you have the time and if you’re feeling creative, why not DIY a calendar on your own? No idea how to do it? No problem! Keep on reading and learn from the following tips! 

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Choose Your Best Photo 

If you are into photography, use your best pictures to add an aesthetic element to your DIY calendar. Choose one photo for every month of the year. Use photo editing software to make the pictures stand out. If you already have the photos and you’re not sure how you want to use them, you can always create a calendar with the help of Shutterfly. They have a team of experts who can help turn ordinary photos into an extraordinary calendar. 

Pair It with a Stand 

Make the DIY calendar stand out on the table or desk by having a base to hold it still. With an easel calendar, you can choose from a variety of designs that will complement the look of the calendar, which has a different display every month. Among others, wood is one of the common base materials for an easel calendar. 

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