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DIY Better: 6 Nifty Home Improvement Tips You Need Now

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 4:30 PM, January 4, 2017

Aired July 26, 2017

Have you ever tried to create your very own fancy gallery wall, only to end up with an unsightly mess and an entire wall covered in nail holes? (Oops.)

Or maybe you didn’t feel like paying someone to caulk your bathroom tiles, so you tried to do it yourself...

HGTV’s “The Cousins” Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri are busting out their best toolbox tips so you’ll never find yourself stuck to the tiles again.

Watch the video above to see all these tips in action! 

The Challenge: STRIPPED SCREWS
How to Tackle It: Use a rubber band to grip the head of the screw so you can unscrew it.

The Challenge: DROPPING NAILS ALL OVER THE FLOOR
How to Tackle It: Glue a magnet strip on a wrist sweatband to keep nails or screws within reach (without having to hold them in your mouth).

The Challenge: RIPPED PILLOWS OR TORN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE
How to Tackle It: Repair or re-attach with some Pellan Wonder Under Fabric Tape, which fuses fabric to fabric or any porous surface like wood with a hot iron.
 

The Challenge: MESSY CAULK (A.K.A. CAULK. EVERY. WHERE.)
How to Tackle It: Outline the grout seams with painter’s tape before caulking. Voila! Perfect, clean lines when you peel it off.

The Challenge: FIGURING OUT HOW TO DRILL HOLES IN THE RIGHT SPOT
How to Tackle It: Photocopy the back and use as a template.

The Challenge: NOT ENOUGH TIME TO CONSTANTLY FRAME AND HANG KIDS’ ART
How to Tackle It: Make easily removable wall “frames” with washi tape.

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