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Walls and ceilings

Explore 47 projects, 42 articles, 20 galleries, 31 videos, and more

Shell Sconce Craft

Steps:6
Give your walls a seaside touch with this lovely shell sconce.
Materials
  • Wall sconce
  • Masking tape
  • White craft glue
  • Builder's sand in bucket or basin
  • Paintbrush
  • Large (about 5-inch) white "baking" scallop shell or other large shell
  • Flat-nosed pliers
  • File
  • Beacon Quick Grip permanent adhesive
  • Mid-size (about 1-inch) shells (we used polished "Cay Cay" and "Pearl Among Pong" shells)
  • Tiny (about 1/4-inch) shells (we used "Venetian Pearls")
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Wooden Frame Mirror

Steps:8
With a piece of birch plywood and a few tools, you can turn a simple, small mirror into an attractive wall hanging that adds a decorative touch to any room.
Materials
  • Wooden Frame Mirror Template
  • Scissors
  • Birch plywood
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Safety goggles
  • Jigsaw
  • 120-grit sandpaper
  • Flat-faced picture frame
  • Emery board
  • Wood filler (optional)
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Wood glue
  • Spring clamps
  • Picture-hanging kit
  • Picture-hanging kit
  • Mirror
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Faux Bois Peg Rack

Steps:4
Materials
  • 1-inch-thick branch, cut to a length of 4 inches
  • Mold-making kit (available at art-supply stores)
  • Scrap wood
  • Spray-on sealing agent
  • Plastic container
  • Utility knife
  • Wood putty
  • 1/4-inch drill bit
  • Five 2-inch-long, 1/4-inch-wide dowel screws
  • Adhesive, such as Liquid Nails
  • Metallic paint
  • Oak board, cut to 42 inches long, 3 inches wide (stained black)
  • 3/16-inch drill bit
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Drop-Down Bar

Steps:5
Materials
  • Five pieces an outdoor-safe wood, such as cedar
  • Paintbrushes
  • Exterior primer
  • Exterior latex paint
  • Drill
  • One 6-foot piano hinge (with included screws)
  • Exterior-grade wood glue
  • 3 Ikea Ekby Valter shelf brackets (with the top nubs removed)
  • Three 10-inch piano hinges with an open width of 1 1/2 inches (with included screws)
  • Screw gun
  • 9 exterior screws (masonry and cinder block facades require appropriate screws and anchors)
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Milk Paint Recipe

Steps:3
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