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Three Key Basement Finishing Facts

Three Key Basement Finishing Facts

Nobody wants a cold, moldy finished basement, but that’s exactly what many homeowners get after they’ve spend tens of thousands of dollars finishing their basements. Why? Failure to recognize three key Canadian basement finishing facts. Even a surprising number of...

How to transform a dated kitchen with paint

How to transform a dated kitchen with paint

Old kitchen and bathroom cabinets are like bell-bottom pants: what looked good in 1977 doesn’t necessarily look so hot now. The good news is that if your cabinets show way too much wood, way too many dirt stains around knobs and drawer pulls, and way too many chips...

HOW-TO: Milk Paint Application First Coat

HOW-TO: Milk Paint Application First Coat

PART 1 I've been using milk paint for 30 years, and this video shows how to deal with a challenge common with the first coat. Part of a playlist about a pine chest "antiqification" project.   PART 2  Pine Chest Refurbishing The last video in a series about...

Frost Seeding

Frost Seeding

Watch this 5 1/2 minute lesson one way to improve pastures in cold climates. It’s called frost seeding, and you’ll see it happening with a 65-year-old classic tractor.

Self-Directed Home Schooling

Self-Directed Home Schooling

Home schooling is increasing in popularity across North America, and over the years we’ve done some home schooling here at our homestead at the end of Bailey Line Road on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. In fact, we’re still doing it. But our approach is different than...

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