How to Reface a Concrete Wall | Ask This Old House



In this video, Mark McCullough and Jenn Nawada dress up a drab concrete wall with a stylish thin stone veneer.

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Since the wall is in good condition, veneer is a great choice to make it look much nicer at a smaller price than just replacing the whole wall. Mark and Jenn work together to prep the wall, apply the stone veneer, and lay a stone cap.

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Steps:
1. Clean up the wall. Grind the top down to the raw concrete to ensure good adhesion for the cap. Repeat down the wall for both sides. Do not grind down all the way flat. The low spots will help with adhesion.
2. Spray down with water and brush clean.
3. Use a notched trowel to spread modified thin-set mortar on a small section of the wall.
4. Take a margin trowel to back-butter the stone and stick onto the wall where the mortar has been placed.
5. Use chips of stone to place in between the stones. This will prevent sagging and let the stones set the way you intended. Once the stones are set you can pull them out.
6. Use a flat jointer to add the joints.
7. Spread mortar on the top. Pitch the mortar bed slightly towards the patio or backyard, this will prevent rainwater from pooling near the stair landing below.
8. Add the stone cap.

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Mark and Jenn refaced the concrete using a thin stone veneer. The material is Connecticut Fieldstone and was cut in a mosaic pattern for installation. The stone cap was made of 2” thick bluestone treads. Both were sourced by Plymouth Quarries (https://www.plymouthquarries.com/index.php).

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The other tools Mark and Jenn used to reface the wall, including trowels, mallets, and the level, can all be found at home centers.

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20 Creative Wall Painting Hacks

20 CREATIVE WALL PAINTING HACKS



CREATIVE WALL PAINTING

Check out these insanely creative painting tips and ideas! They’ll come in handy whether you’re doing repair works in your house or just upgrading your inner artist’s skills or just painting for fun! Yarn thread painting techniques, handprints in a frame, drawing with water and ink and great designer tips to liven up the walls in your apartment!

Are you ready for cheap home repair hacks that will save you a fortune? I guess you are! So let’s not waste time! In this video I’ll show you how to use drill like a pro while repairing your house, how to upgrade the pliers with plain balloons, keep wires and cables untangled, deal with iron cable, create cool wall painting device and simply how to nail it!

If you wanna make cool prints on your walls. I’ll show you how! You can take yout old sweater, put a paint roller in a sleeve, then cut the sleeve off and tie it with a rubber band. Your new brush is ready to use and delight you with awesome brand new wall prints!

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2:14 Cardboard roll
5:26 Walls covered with roses
9:18 Pastry walls

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26 Cheap And Genius Diy Decor Ideas To Make In A Minute

26 CHEAP AND GENIUS DIY DECOR IDEAS TO MAKE IN A MINUTE



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Create stylish handmade décor to make your home look fabulous! Watch our video to create adorable paper flowers, 3D stars, and garlands, Christmas ornaments, a candle with your pictures. Moreover, you will find creative ideas on how to decorate your home with family photos. These décor ideas are extremely creative and fun! Grab your scissors, color paper, and office glue!
If you don’t like natural flowers, try to make paper flowers as they look gorgeous and realistic.
Create stylish wall floral décor to make your home look stunning!
Watch our video and find an easy tutorial on how to make paper wall decoration. It’s really easy to create them, the supplies you will need – cardboard, paper, gun.
Use a CD to make easy and cute paper roses. That could be used to decorate your room or ever to decorate wrapped gifts.
We share an inexpensive idea how to make cute candles with pictures that could be a perfect gift for the upcoming holidays! Draw any picture on tissue paper and place on a candle. Cover with wax paper and fix using masking tape. Use hair drying and blow hot air onto the picture for a couple of minutes. After that remove the paper. Ready!
Moreover, we have an idea of a super-cute greeting card with a Christmas tree. You simply need to cut stripes on a square piece of paper and fold. Watch full tutorial!
Reuse clear CD covers as photo frames. Insert the photos and glue the edges of covers together. You may place a flower in a pot inside the covers.
Find more inexpensive ideas on how to make wall décor out of empty toilet rolls, roses out of coffee filters and creative photo ideas.

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02:22 Colorful wall decoration
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33 Simply Brilliant Wall Painting Ideas

33 SIMPLY BRILLIANT WALL PAINTING IDEAS



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25 Epic Hacks For Spoons And Forks

25 EPIC HACKS FOR SPOONS AND FORKS



Here are some epic hacks for spoons and forks!

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You also can make beautiful mirror or lamp decoration with spoons!

Boost your creativity and have a lot of fun! 🙂

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25 Awesomely Cool Decor Ideas || Diy Dragon Eggs

25 AWESOMELY COOL DECOR IDEAS || DIY DRAGON EGGS



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How to Identify and Remove a Load Bearing Wall | Ask This Old House



Tom Silva explains what load bearing walls are, how to identify them, and what needs to be done in order to safely remove them.

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Tom Silva explains how to identify load bearing walls and how to remove them. Load bearing walls are an issue for many renovators today, as more homeowners are opting for an open concept layout instead of individual rooms. Unfortunately, these walls can’t be ripped out haphazardly as load bearing walls play a vital role to the structure of a house. They distribute weight from the roof, through the floors, and down to the foundation. Tom shares tips on how to determine if a wall is load bearing or not. He suggests going down to the basement or attic to see which way the joists run. If the wall is parallel to the joists, it’s probably not load bearing. If the wall is perpendicular, it’s most likely load bearing. Tom then demonstrates two ways of removing these walls, the above-ceiling technique and the below-ceiling technique. These methods will prevent the floor above from sagging and can give you the open layout you desire.

Cost: $1,000 – $10,000
Skill Level: Expert

Steps:
1. Determine whether a wall is load bearing or not. Check an unfinished basement or attic to see which way the joists run.
a. If the wall runs parallel to the joists, it’s probably not load bearing.
b. If it’s perpendicular, it most likely is a load bearing wall
2. Start by adding temporary walls to either side of the wall being removed to hold up the weight while work is being done. Place the temporary walls close enough to the structural wall but far enough away to work on the structural wall.
3. Remove the load bearing wall.
4. Add posts to either side of the wall to accept a beam to redistribute the weight above. Place them over the weight bearing beam in the floor below.
5. Use one of the techniques Tom demonstrated in the segment: the below-ceiling technique and the above-ceiling technique. Both methods rely on redistributing the weight from the load bearing wall to the walls beside it by creating point loads.
6. In the above-ceiling technique, cut into the joists to allow a beam to be installed in between. The joists will be attached to the new beam and the beam will rest directly on the point loads, but be flush with the ceiling.
7. In the below-ceiling technique, cut the posts slightly shorter and have the joists above rest directly on top of the beam across. The beam will be exposed, but it will keep the floor flush above.
8. Removing a load bearing wall by yourself can result in a lot of costly mistakes. It is best to consult a licensed engineer prior to beginning work on the project.

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How to Frame a Wall | This Old House



It’s Framing 101 with Norm Abram teaching the apprentices.

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Kevin O’Connor arrives at the house and takes a walk through the new addition. Upstairs he finds the apprentices, Bailey, Austin and Nathan learning how to frame an interior wall in the master bedroom suite with Norm Abram. They measure for the top and bottom plates. Then they cut and nail in the studs to the plates. Finally, they stand up the wall and tack it in place.

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