Tag: DIY

Does it Matter Which Furnace Filter I Buy?

This is a question that has been bugging me for some time: does it even matter what type of furnace filters I purchase (can’t I just get the cheapest?) I posed the question to our good friend, Jessie, who worked as an HVAC professional and offered her expert take on the subject. Hope it helps! …

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How to Distress Furniture

At threethriftyguys.com we aren’t always about being thrifty, but we are also about being resourceful. Here is a story of how my wife and I distressed a kitchen cart. Over this past fourth of July weekend my wife and I the opportunity of making a distressed kitchen cart. We found this cheap black kitchen cart …

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How to Make a Lego Table – with Storage Containers

Earlier this year my wife came to me with a picture, and said, “Build me one of these, please!” It was a picture of a Lego table with storage containers. It had some flat Lego base plates glued to a board with storage containers underneath. I thought….hmm…this table looks easy enough, I’m a man! I can tackle this small …

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Our Experiment With Minimalism

My wife and I are dabbling in minimalism. Consequently, I will use as few as words as possible for this post. We had too much junk. We got rid of a lot of it. We are happier. You should try it. The end. A 43 word post sounds great to me, but I’ll give you …

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How to Sell a Home By Yourself (Well, Almost)

A few weeks ago, my wife and I put our final signatures on a stack of papers which gave up our rights to the rental property we had for over nine years. It had been a difficult decision to come to this point – but the timing seemed right and were happy to see it go to …

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3 DIY Projects That Saved Us Thousands This Year

2016 has been the year of the DIY projects. And for a fella like me who recognizes that not all men are equipped with handyman skills (like myself) and would prefer to outsource such tasks to more qualified persons, these jobs were a bit stretching, to say the least. I certainly did not go gung-ho into these projects, but was …

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How to Fix a Garbage Disposal

Let me just tell you – I’m no handyman. Most of my repairs are done with the aid of YouTube and the help of a trusted professional. So, when my wife said she had gotten something stuck in the garbage disposal the other day and it wasn’t working, my first thought was to think about …

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Decorating Your Home with Free Old Photographs

As a designer, I’m always stumbling upon different websites and resources online that offer photos and various elements that help me in my daily work. Some of these sites are free and/or nominal cost. It was about a year ago that I happened upon the Library of Congress’ Prints & Photographs Online Catalog while doing some research …

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