Oliver Harriett


By day, Oliver Harriett owns and operates a painting contractor business. Nights and weekends, he writes about the joys and pains of home improvement.

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10 Brilliant Hacks for Your Best-Ever Paint Finish

Get pro-quality results on your next paint job with these expert tips and tools that promise ease of application, consistent color and texture, and crisp, clean edges. <br/> <br/> <em>...

7 Best Garage Sale Buys for DIY Projects

Hit local sales for stuff you can upcycle with concrete to create the coolest home goods ever! <br/> <br/> <em>This content has been brought to you by Quikrete. Its facts and opinions ...

JUNE 25, 2018 | MONDAY
5 Keys to Choosing the Right Size Shed

When the time comes to buy a backyard shed, size is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Surprisingly, the answer to “How big?”—or “How small?”—isn’t simple or cut and dried. ...

JUNE 22, 2018 | FRIDAY
9 Cool Projects You Can Make with Pipe and Fittings

Create hip, functional home goods out of flanges, elbows, and other basic fittings. <br/> <br/> <em>This article has been brought to you by SupplyHouse.com. Its facts and opinions are ...

JUNE 11, 2018 | MONDAY
3 Smart Ways to Keep Cool When You're Working Outside

In summertime, the backyard becomes a major destination. There’s gardening and barbecues, to be sure, but the possibilities multiply when you throw a shed into the mix. People all over ar...

10 Tiny Paint Jobs That Make a Big Impact

Try these quickie projects to highlight little details all around your home—they’re sure to make a huge difference. <br/> <br/> <em>This content has been brought to you by Hyde Tools....

MAY 14, 2018 | MONDAY
8 Foolproof Places to Find Extra Storage Space at Home

No matter the size of your house or how many closets it has, at some point you're going to wonder in exasperation, “Where can I put this?” Fortunately, with a little out-of-the-box strate...

MAY 8, 2018 | TUESDAY
A Dozen Projects You Never Knew You Could Do with 1 Bag of Concrete

Take your do-it-yourself talents to a new level of cool with any of these fun, functional pieces. There's something here for every skill level, and each project takes only a bag of concre...

APRIL 30, 2018 | MONDAY
1 Brilliant Way to Make Laundry Day 3 Times Better

Wear. Wash. Dry. Repeat. As long as you and your family want fresh, clean clothes, somebody’s got to do laundry. Fortunately, that eternal task can be far more efficient, economical, and ...

APRIL 17, 2018 | TUESDAY
7 Types of Homeowners Who Can Benefit from a Backyard Shed

A backyard shed is <em>great</em> for all-purpose storage, but it can be so much more than just a place to stash landscaping tools. Today, folks of all stripes are discovering how these s...