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Removing Anti-Reflective Coating from Glasses
When the reflective coating on your eye glasses is damaged you may need to remove it. This is a page about removing anti-reflective coating from glasses.
Fixing Black Spots on Mirrors
Over time mirrors can develop black areas. This page is about fixing black spots on mirrors.
Refrigerator Is Freezing Food
Sometimes you may find that your refrigerator has begun to freeze the food inside. This page contains troubleshooting tips if your refrigerator is freezing food.
Repairing Faux Leather Upholstery
This is a page about repairing faux leather upholstery. Leather-like furniture covering can be a challenge to repair when damaged.
Removing Condensation from Inside a Watch
This is a page about removing condensation from inside a watch. Condensation can build up inside a watch that is exposed to water or extreme humidity.
Repairing a Cat Scratched Couch
Cats love and need to scratch, for example, to groom their claws, to stretch, and mark territory. Unfortunately, sometimes this results in damaged furniture. This is a page about repairing a cat scratched couch.
Repairing Scratches on Leather Furniture
This is a page about repairing scratches on leather furniture. Pets, children, and normal usage can result in scratches on your leather furniture.
Sewing Machine Needle Not Moving
The reason that the needle will not move on your sewing machine may be due to a jam or a broken part. If you are unable to fix it on your own, it may be time to take it to a shop. This is a page about what to do if your sewing machine needle is not moving.
Refurbishing Goodwill Patio Chairs
I found 2 chairs at Goodwill that will fit with my outdoor deck for extra seating, with little cost. Goodwill had a sale and I got both chairs for under $5. With some outdoor fabric and paints, I transformed them!
Drying Out a Sweating Salt Lamp
Salt lamps are sold for their air purifying qualities, as they draw moisture, allergens, and impurities from the air. They do sweat, however, and need attention. This is a page about drying out a sweating salt lamp.
Use Baby Oil To Treat Wood Furniture
There are varying schools of thought on what type of products to use on wood furniture. For those people who like to use oil, this tip might appeal to you. This is a page about use baby oil to treat wood furniture.
Repairing Scratched CDs and DVDs
Sometimes it is possible to repair scratched media disks. There are kits and even some household products that consumers have used with varying success. This is a page about repairing scratched CDs and DVDs.
Removing Drink Rings from Furniture
This is a page about removing drink rings from furniture. Drink glasses or cups can leave marks on your furniture.
Refinishing a Wooden Playground
We bought this playground 13 years ago for our 2 oldest kids. We recently decided to refinish it, instead of buying a new one, for our 5 yr old son.
Tablecloth for Reupholstering a Chair
Do you have any extra tablecloths you don't need? The tablecloths could be turned into upholstery fabric for your chairs! You could save money versus buying fabric by the yard. This is what we did for the chair seats!
Repairing Clothing Snags
Knit fabrics are very easily snagged. Here is an easy way to repair the snag using an unusual tool - a dental floss threader. Here we show the process on two men's shirts.
Patching Screw Holes in Walls
This project shows how to patch a hole in your wall, after removing a screw, properly before painting over it again. It is cheap and easy to do and it doesn't take very long to do.
Foam To Fix a Leak in a Store Room
The store rooms in my complex were add-ons. They are about 10 years old and were not made very well. Because of this, and our gutters not being cleaned out as often as needed, they bring down rain that often leaks under a wall and half the door.
Replacing Your Watch Battery
I always took my watches to the jeweler to have them replace the battery, at a cost of $8-$15. I saw watch batteries for the first time at Dollar Tree, and decided that I would try to replace them myself. Dollar Tree sold them 4 to a pack, which ends up being 25 cents to fix a watch.
Rehydrating Play Dough
Over time, or if left out of a container, play dough can get dried out, fall apart, or become too hard to model. Rehydrating your play dough is easy and will extend the playtime of this classic kids' toy.
Painting a Formica Tabletop
Formica is a long-lasting table or counter top surface. Painting a Formica tabletop is a perfect way to update the look of your kitchen or dining room space without replacing all the furniture.
Refreshing a Cutting Mat
Cutting mats develop scratches and rough spots over time as they are used. Refreshing a cutting mat surface may be possible with some light sanding.
Make Seat Covers from a Vinyl Tablecloth
Recovering seating such as deck chairs or other furniture that needs a sturdy or spill proof seat cover can be done less expensively with a pretty vinyl tablecloth. This is a page about make seat covers from a vinyl tablecloth.
Repairing Elastic Bracelets
When the elastic in a bracelet stretches, most think it's a lost cause. Many get tossed or recycled into other things (my personal fav'). But if you love the work and want to save it, it's super easy.
Fix Reel Mower Treads
My "Weed-eater" reel mower is 5 1/2 years old, and it shows. But if the plastic wheel treads won't dig in against the resistance of the grass, then it's over. Here's a simple solution to planned obsolescence.
Separating Stuck Pots and Pans
This is foolproof technique.
Hairdryer for Thawing Frozen Pipes
I forgot to insulate my pipes before the temperatures dropped. See how I fixed my big mistake without it costing me an arm and a leg.
Sewing a Button on Pants
I found a button in the washer and sure enough it fell off a pair of my favorite pants. I'm not very skilled at sewing, but I know this is an easy repair so I thought I'd try it.
Fixing a Damaged Window Screen
This project shows how easy it is to replace a damaged or scratched window screen. The same technique can be used for most modern windows with vinyl or aluminum frames including screen doors.
Fixing iPhone 4 Broken Back Glass
Replacing a back on an iPhone 4 is super simple and a whole lot cheaper than getting a new phone. All you need are a few tools and a replacement back that can be purchase for fairly inexpensive.
Repairing a Window Screen
When you have a hole or tear in your window, you can save money by repairing it rather than buying a whole new screen. This page shows you how to fix a window screen.
Fixing a Lawn Mower That Won't Start
We have a Craftsman mower (with a Briggs and Stratton engine) that we have not taken very good care of. Not only did we not remove the gasoline before wintering it over, but we also did not maintain the air filter or spark plug.
Replacing a Blender Gasket
If you find that your blender is leaking, it might be time to replace the gasket. We were able to find them at a local store, but for some blenders you may have to order them online.
Razor For Removing Fabric Pills
It seems like it's always your old favorites that get those awful little fabric pills. Take a new disposable razor and lightly go across the garment. Use short strokes while pulling the fabric tight.
Repairing A Leaky Shower Valve
This is my version of how to repair a dripping or leaky Delta "Monitor 17" or these other similar tub or tub/shower valves. These instructions are for when the valve constantly drips out the spout or shower head night and day.
Upcycled Storage Table
Here is how to take a table frame that is plain and/or broken and make it into a usable table with plenty of storage. First, taking your table frame, put it on the cardboard and newspaper in a well-ventilated area and paint it the desired color.
Repairing a Leaky Water Hose
Get hose completely dry. If hole is tiny, fill it with rubber cement, If large, use silicone caulk. When the cement has dried, wrap the area starting about an inch from the hole with black plastic tape.
Fixing A Noisy Running Toilet
Toilet Run on is one of the most common problems you can have with a toilet and it can cost you lots of money in water bills. With plumbers charging outrageous prices, this is a repair you can easily do yourself.
Loose Hinges and Screws
Doors that now hit the door jam when you close them, or flop around at the hinge, are normally caused by our dear children hanging and swinging on door knobs or by piles of clothing by the wall or behind the door.
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