REUSE HOME FURNITURE, HOME REPAIR
TIPS FOR DO-IT-YOURSELF - DIY
-- Cut your household budget by doing it yourself --
Including cooking, home improvement, automobile repair, electrical, clothing
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7.0 REUSE HOME FURNITURE, HOME REPAIR - DO-IT-YOURSELF - DIY TIPS
People with do-it-yourself skills can furnish their homes and create interior decorations for almost no cost. They will need to strip paint, remove hardware, and refurbish old wood.
Doors are often thrown away. You should be able to find a good selection. Look for old doors that can be reborn as stunning mantles. Doors can be made into a variety of things: a decorative wall piece (for example an old door can be cut in half and a mirror added), a table top or a divider (use several hinged together).
Also hardware (hinges, knobs, locks, mail slots, handles) on doors can be salvaged and re-used. Some hardware is very hard to find and valuable. Use paint remover to strip doors and hardware.