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DIYdependent

A gal with an affinity for building & baking - exercising these passions. The only tools in my life are in a drawer or the shed. 📐🛠 Location: LA, CA

http://katherinepilot.arbonne.com/

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How it looked after the concrete was gone. Yes, that’s a layer of asphalt in the layers of sand. 🏖 • • • #abandoned #oldpipe #abandonedpipe #infrastructure #DIY #homeimprovement #chickswithtools #sweatequity

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Such a special opportunity to be with the @chargers today! @marcelluswiley hosting Q&A with #denzelperryman and #austinekeler • • • #chargers #nfl #@nfl #football

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#tbt to the day I found this in my yard where I was grading to eventually put in decomposed granite for the dog run. Concrete and a detached clay pipe previously for the old sewer 🤢. Luckily it was not stinky, and it broke apart kinda fast! ⚒ • • • #diy #chickswithtools #digger #goaldigger #homeimprovement #neededabackhoe #onlyhadashovel #oldplumbing #oldsewer #sewer #infrastructure #abandonedsewer #sweatequity #sledgehammer

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I got it from my momma! happy Mother’s Day to her and all the other moms who are caretakers to the young, old, or pulling double duty as a Mom & Dad! Y’all rock! 🙌 • • • #happymothersday #diy #thatsmymom

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This was fairly easy to install and set up. There were no installation instructions, only set up instructions. Besides coming with 4 screws, there was a coupling to contain a hardwired network cable for the best picture & audio quality. I opted for wireless over WiFi connection. There is a hard drive also, so if the WiFi goes down, this camera is still recording. Also has 2 way audio which I’ve used to yell at my dogs 😂 • • • #diy #homesecurity #homeimprovement #wifi #cameras #surveillance

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This is what happens EVERY time I go on camera. My chest/neck gets red Super annoying. I’d like it to not happen. Any tricks out there to stop getting red? It’s too hot to wear a turtleneck! 🐢 • • • #helplease #tvcamera #film #filming #tvproject #lighting #awkward #lightscameraaction #interview #testimony

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My dog is an escape artist! A true Houdini. So, I will be setting up surveillance to see how she is getting out. 📹 • • • #homesecurity #surveillance #securitycameras #nannycam #dogsofinstagram #defend #protect #home #diy #chickswithtools #homeimprovement #candidcamera

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It’s been fun watching the progress on this manufactured home in the beach cities. Erecting a 2nd floor deck off the living room/kitchen. Such a great use of space for these tiny lots. Parking underneath the deck. 🚗 • • • #deck #steel #welding #structure #construction #notDIY #manufactured #prefabhouse #modularhome #manufacturedhome #quick

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She’s so happy with her face out the window. We lock the windows in the car after she fell out when my mom was driving them. Yes, it was a busy street, at dusk, but my mom was rolling to a stop at an intersection thankfully... this dog fell out, and the other one chased after her 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ • • • #dogsofinstagram #dogsofig #dontshopadopt #adoptdontshop #reacuedog

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Now that the weather is improved I can redo some window trim... yay 😒 There used to be 2 oleander trees to the left of and in front of this window... since the previous trim didn’t get much sun, it wasn’t long before the top and left side rotted away. Cleaning off the old caulk and wood remnants is so important! Take the time to scrape it all off. A clean surface is so important for the new wood & caulk. I also have a strategy for how I caulk now. You do not want water to access where the window meets the wood. The water will take long to dry out (especially on a northern exposure, or in a shaded area). I put a bead of caulk on the window where the wood will sit. I also put caulk on the back of the trim board. I nail it in with 1 1/2” finish nails in my #paslode finish nailer. I finish upnwith more caulk. It is important that you caulk the seam where the wood trim meets the siding... top and sides, not bottom. 💦 • • • #DIY #windows #idowindows #homeimprovement #sweatequity #savemoney #doityourself #trim #woodtrim #windowtrim #safetyfirst #caulk

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When I wear shoes like these, know that I have flops stored in my bag 😂 these are not work boots, these are werk • • • #tallgirls #stewartweitzman #wedge #heels #shoes #tallgirlstallshoes #flipflops #tallgirlproblems #verticallygifted

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Buy those pool noodles while you can to use for your boots! Totally easy to cut pool noodles and keep the shafts of your boots from cracking. I cut the pool noodles with kitchen shears. Get the medium sized noodles, the thinnest ones (like I used) are blah. • • • #boots #bootstorage #poolnoodle #hacks #lifehacks #easypeasy #diy #closetorganization #notoolsneeded

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I always look for design ideas when traveling. This is a gem... not sure of the material but it covers a chain link fence in 4’ wide sections. It creates privacy!!! I look for privacy solutions because you may not have the space to plant and planting needs water. • • • #privacyscreen #privacy #fence #hideanuglyfence #boxwood #hedge #fakeorreal #green #landscape

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Finished product!!! @ikea #billy bookshelf turned onto its side for storage. I’ve chosen to store shoes. 👠👡👢 Swipe to see some steps! ~ yes, I used wood glue for every dowel ~ for the horizontal shelves I added, I bought an 8’ melamine shelf from @homedepot and cut down to size on my @dewalttough mitersaw. ~ measured where I wanted the bottom of the shelf’s height, used @liquidnailspro and made lines about 1/2” above the mark for the bottom of the shelf, used clamps to rest the shelf on up front so I could nail with #paslode finish nailer. ~ staggered the shelf height so I could nail from both sides, and the liquid nails cleans up once dry by scraping it off with razor blade. Time to make it was about 4 hours but I did stop to eat.... • • • #ikea #ikeahack #ikeahacks #diy #closet #closetstorage #storagehack #homeimprovement #buildng #design #construction #homedepot @paslodeposse #chickswithtools #powertools #walkincloset

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