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If you’ve seen the first seven videos of Carlo Comes Home, you would have seen several DIY tips, from painting a geometric wall to distressing metal bar stools. This is the final video that will show the cost for all the DIYs done by Carlo for his Mama’s Fruit Shake Bar. If you’ve not seen the previous episodes, do follow Carlo’s and Mama’s story – Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 (How to paint a geometric wall) Episode 4 (Make your own wooden coasters) Episode 5 (How to repurpose a wooden pallet into a menu sign) Episode 6 (How to distress metal bar stools) Episode 7 (The new look of Mama’s fruit shake bar) Episode 8 (Summary and costing) Other Let it B Webisodes For other DIY webisodes, please go to: DIY Diva Move on Max I <3 Me There are also other DIY craft videos that you can watch. Just…

DIY is a panacea for heartbreak and for our hero Max, it definitely worked. Move on na move on na si Max! And Cody is relieved that things are looking up at home, with the apartment and with his Dad. They also met DIY Diva Danica while out on a run. This last episode will give you an estimate of the DIY costs. If you want to make some of the things that Max made, don’t wait for a heartbreak. Creative expression is a way to channel depression or anxiety but it is also the way to an inspired life. Here’s a quote from a spiritual teacher Osho: To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it,…

Finally, after weeks and months of having a gloomy and glum Daddy, doggie Cody cuddles up with Max on the couch. But Cody is bored. There must be more to his life than just sit through all these DIY projects. Thankfully, Max seemed to understand the canine vibes. Play time! Yes, finally they go out for a run and that’s great after being a couch potato for days on end. They meet someone. Who could that be? Follow the journey of Max and his dog Cody – Episode 1 Episode 2 (How to Make a Doggie Daybed) Episode 3 (Life is a Ball) Episode 4 (How to Make a Cool Coat Rack) Episode 5 (It’s Shelfie Time) Episode 6 (Make Your Own Bottle Opener) Episode 7 (A Chance Meeting) Episode 8 (Summary)

Max has been doing a lot of DIY lately, which is okay with Cody as long as his Daddy stops moping around the house all day. The home begins to look tidy and Max is focusing on other things, like this bottle opener. You may think that it would be easier to just buy a bottle opener and be done with it? But where’s the challenge in that. A guy has to do what he has to do to get over that girl, you know. Besides this one has a cap catcher. So now Cody has his own bed, Max’s jackets are on a rack instead of the floor, the books are also on the shelves instead of all over the place. So I guess, it’s time for a drink. It’s beginning to look light and bright in the Max & Cody household! Follow the journey of Max and his…

Max is on a roll with his DIY projects, starting with the doggie daybed for Cody, the coat rack using a beat-up skateboard, and now it’s on to shelfie time. You know those books which are strewn all over the place? Make two shelves with just two wooden planks and four metal brackets, and give those books a new home. Using a rag, stain the wooden planks with Boysen Oil Wood Stain in Walnut for a warm look before attaching to the brackets. If you put some order into your living space, you also quiet your mind. For someone who went through a heartbreak, this could be a good thing. Follow the journey of Max and his dog Cody – Episode 1 Episode 2 (How to Make a Doggie Daybed) Episode 3 (Life is a Ball) Episode 4 (How to Make a Cool Coat Rack) Episode 5 (It’s Shelfie Time)…

Inspirations in life come from everywhere, including how to make a cool coat rack brought to you by a trusty doggie like Cody. But of course you also have to be in a frame of mind that you are open to inspiration. And thank God, Max seems to be steadily on the road to recovery. Heartbreak seems to be losing its gut-wrenching sting. When you are down in the dumps, try to step back. Don’t think or overthink. Give your mind some quiet time and keep your hands busy. Do the things you love. For Max it is creating something with his hands. It gives the added advantage of making his home more presentable. If you’ve got things in your home which you no longer use, think about how you can repurpose them. For inspiration, you can read the following DIYs: Play and Display Got Excess Paint? Paint Beyond Your…

Cody is happy with his doggie bed and he thinks life is a ball. Max, on the other hand, seems to be finally getting over her. At least now he plays a sedate game of catch with Cody in his not so messy, but still messy (that’s the Tita vibe in me) living room. Cody comes back with a shoe and that got Max into thinking what he can do with his old skateboard. In Episode 4 (showing on Friday, January 19), you will see another of Max’s DIYs. Follow the journey of Max and his dog Cody – Episode 1 Episode 2 (How to Make a Doggie Daybed) Episode 3 (Life is a Ball) Episode 4 (How to Make a Cool Coat Rack) Episode 5 (It’s Shelfie Time) Episode 6 (Make Your Own Bottle Opener) Episode 7 (A Chance Meeting) Episode 8 (Summary)

In a past life while living in Europe, DIY condo painting was something I did for a previous home. It was a challenge because I had never done it before and because the condo was about 100 sqm, with a height of 3 meters (or almost 10 feet), and had seven huge windows. You’d think that having windows would cut down the square meter area of the surface which you need to paint. That’s right, of course. But preparing the surface becomes harder. You need to paint with a brush around the windows so that painting the walls with a roller would be “easier” to do after. Having such a high ceiling was great, but to me painting that kind of space while being half the height of the ceiling was a handicap. Climbing up and down a 2-meter ladder almost did me in. After the first day, I could…

How much did the DIY work cost? That’s something that concerns homeowners. With all the expenses we’re faced with everyday, most of us do not even consider refurbishing our homes. It’s not only money but also time. Work, traffic, school, home, social life – all these add up and eat into the hours we have. Money-wise, total cost of Danica’s DIY works was less than P6,000. You can go lower, of course, if you are not as   diva-ish as her with wanting an ombre wall. You can keep your wall to one color, and the same goes for your furniture. But then what is P6,000 really when this investment can give you something so much more than the peso cost? You get fulfillment and that priceless feeling of being home in a new city. So go and mosey on down to your friendly Boysen Mix and Match Station after using…

DIY condo painting is something Danica embraced when she moved to Cebu for work, and that’s what you can do too to make a home you really love. Whether you rent your home or own it, you deserve a space that fits your personality. After all, your home is your nest, your sanctuary, the place you go to so you can rest and re-energize. How can you make your private space your own when you’ve just moved in? You can have your own familiar things around you. For a bigger impact, you can also put your stamp on it by changing the colors that surround you. It’s kind of like having the same kind of vibration inside you and outside you. Colors can do that. And paint, which is affordable, quick and effective, is the tool that you can use to get that coherence. Danica went the extra mile by giving…