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1. Instead of using white on the ceiling, use a lighter shade of your wall color in a matte finish. This will give you a more seamless finish!

2. Use a pretty mosaic tile to make transitions from wood to tile more interesting.

3. If you don't have the budget to have a tile backsplash installed in your kitchen, pebble tile is a great option for DIYers. You can cut the mesh-backing with industrial scissors and there isn't a complicated pattern to keep up with as you work.

4. Another great product for DIYers tackling a backsplash is tile mats. These adhesive mats replace thinset or mortar. Stick it to the wall and you're ready to tile!

5. Keep your space clean while painting with pool noodles cut to hold your brushes.


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6. Fake the look of windows on your garage door with paint!

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7. Soak your stiff, paint-covered brushes in hot vinegar for a few minutes to loosen the bristles.

8. If you have to stop while painting, stick your paint roller in a Pringle's can and put it in the refrigerator. It will stay moist until you can get back to work.

9. You can fake the look of nailhead trim on your DIY furniture makeovers with silver or brass thumbtacks from the dollar store.

10. If you need to cut tile but don't have access to a wet tile saw, spend $20 and get a tile cutter. It's simple to use, inexpensive and will make installing a tile backsplash or feature wall simple.


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