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Give an old lamp a ‘T-riffic’ makeover

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Posted on Mar 25, 2021 in DIY

Editor’s note: This month we introduce an occasional column featuring easy-to-make projects for your home. The projects appear courtesy of Plain & Simple, a bi-monthly Amish craft and décor magazine published in Shipshewana, Indiana. Plain & Simple features craft-making instructions, quilt patterns, gardening information and recipes. By Marlene Fry Turn an old lamp (perhaps a… Continue reading.

Home Work

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Posted on Feb 25, 2021 in DIY

(This article is for informational purposes only. Indiana Connection and Do it Best Corp. assume no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein, or for injuries, property damage, or the outcome of any project.) By Claude and Len Schrock One thing that caught many folks off guard last year was the… Continue reading.

Storage solutions for those ‘other’ spaces

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Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in DIY

By Don and Sally Merriman This year, many people had extra time at home to devote to storage and organization in their living spaces. But sometimes the non-livable spaces became haphazard catch-alls for household items and outdoor tools. If so, devote some time, tools, and a new mindset to those spaces, and start the new… Continue reading.

Chip & Seal

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Posted on Sep 27, 2020 in DIY

Chips in the paint of our vehicles are inevitable, especially if we drive rural “chip-and-seal” county roads before they’re fully “sealed.” More than just making our vehicle look bad, chips deep in the paint, like a tiny cut on our body, can lead to worse problems when left untreated. If the car’s three layers of… Continue reading.

The future of lighting has never been brighter

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Posted on Aug 20, 2020 in DIY

By Jason Bolinger Mainstream use of incandescent lightbulbs is dwindling, and for good reason. While many people still favor them (and are buying up what’s left), incandescents waste energy by giving off more heat than light, are inefficient, and have short lifespans. Long-life LED bulbs have power- and money-saving qualities that make them a desirable… Continue reading.

On the road again

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Posted on Jun 27, 2020 in DIY

The Fourth of July traditionally kicks off the height of summer travel season. For most American families, that means hitting the road. How fast the nation stretches and gets back on its feet after the pandemic hibernation is anyone’s guess. But whether you’re planning to shake off cabin fever now and cannonball into the travel… Continue reading.

Bring on the bargain hunters

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in DIY

By Eventt Norris As Hoosiers were mandated to stay at home for most of the spring, you may have used that time to do some spring cleaning and decluttering around the house. While providing some much-needed activity, getting rid of stuff also helps clear both your physical space and your mind. As we ease out… Continue reading.

Braking Bad

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Posted on Mar 26, 2020 in DIY

Let’s face it: In the normal course of driving, we’re hard on our vehicle’s braking system. We tap our brakes while enduring stop-and-go traffic and occasionally have that sudden “brake check” to avoid a collision. During your automobile’s life span, and depending upon how long you keep your vehicle, you may need to replace your… Continue reading.

First impressions matter

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Posted on Feb 20, 2020 in DIY

By Pat Sullivan When selling your home, you want it to look its absolute best for potential buyers. Home staging highlights your home’s most impressive assets. It can also greatly decrease the time a home sits on the market. Follow these suggestions for a cost-effective way to make a big impact. De-Personalize: Staging helps buyers… Continue reading.

Slip-free Tips

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Posted on Dec 20, 2019 in DIY

Winter is here, and that means snow-covered and icy roads are the new norm. While keeping them clear and safe is the job of your local street maintenance crews or neighborhood associations, it’s up to you to do the same around your home. There are a few options to choose from for keeping your driveway… Continue reading.

Car detailing

It’s all in the detailing

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Posted on Oct 02, 2019 in DIY

If we’re not at home or at work, most of us are in our vehicles. And, let’s be honest here: we can be pretty messy when we’re on the road. Keeping your car clean and free of dirt and grime can actually make your life seem a little less chaotic because less mess does equal… Continue reading.

Wall of frames

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Posted on Sep 02, 2019 in DIY

By Judy Moore Like a giant blank canvas waiting to be painted, a large blank wall may seem like a daunting vast expanse begging to be adorned.  A gallery wall is a creative and visually appealing way to show off your photos, artwork, or other hanging décor. It can really add a contemporary flair to… Continue reading.

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