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( Rick Tuma, Tribune Newspapers illustration / March 6, 2012 )

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Do It Yourself Projects

How to repot a houseplant

If you manage to keep alive a houseplant for, oh, more than a few months, there will surely come the day when it has outgrown its starter...

A patio makeover can be a one-weekend wonder

Try a patio makeover

Yes it can be a one-weekend wonder. Arm yourself with a weekend action plan to make over your patio.

How to use ordinary objects in extraordinary ways

How to use ordinary objects in extraordinary ways

Some ordinary, unassuming household objects have hidden superpowers. And most of these items cost less than a couple of bucks. There are...

The next DIY frontier: roasting coffee beans at home

The next DIY frontier: roasting beans

Raw coffee beans get the do-it-yourself treatment as java aficionados jump at the chance to roast their own blend.

How to fix a leaky faucet

One drip per second from a leaky faucet equals 3,000 to 8,000 gallons of wasted water a year, according to Paul Patton, senior product...