Home Amelioration ~ Making Things Better


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MY STORYWooden Dinette Set

I am a Do-it-Yourself-er. I enjoy making and fixing things around the house. It started with a wobbly dinette set, the table and the four chairs.

The table and chairs were in good shape but the legs were wobbly I was ashamed to bring visitors into my kitchen I had to tell people “be careful that chair may not hold you” {especially if the person was a little overweight}.



The straw that broke the camel’s back was when my mother-in-law came to visit. I warned her about the table and chairs and advised her to sit on the bar stool or in the living room. She insisted on sitting at the kitchen table with the children.

The house was quiet – men watching the game and ladies doing what they do. Then, like a strike of lighting, there was a high squeal followed by a loud BANG {thunder, maybe}. The family all rushed to the kitchen to find my mother-in-law on the floor the first thing I thought of was the Fable of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I felt so bad for my poor chair, which was now in pieces and beyond repair. Broken Wooden Chair Then, I remembered how the chair got broken and assisted my mother-in-law to her feet. I will never forget the look she gave me as she wobbled into the living room. After making sure she was all right, I felt as bad for her as I did for my chair.

My family now plays musical chairs with the kitchen chairs and not a wobble to be found.


Are you good with your hands? Do you have a desire to make your own furniture, toys, backyard items, gifts and more? Can you imagine being the envy of all of your friends, family and neighbors? by having unique, one-of-a-kind furniture. What about completing that project you never thought was possible.

If, you answered yes to any of these questions watch this amazing video. This just may be what you have been searching for and may provide many years of projects to keep you busy.

C.D. Mills

Founder of Home Amelioration

One thought on “Home Amelioration ~ Making Things Better”

  1. Hi, what a fantastic site. I have to admit I’m guilty of looking at a DIY Manuel the same way I would a cobra: with fear! I’ve always found these sort of ideas scary as I wouldn’t know where to begin, but through your website you make it sound easy and achievable. Not only that, but you make it sound fun! There are so many things in the house I’ve wished to know how to fix (especially the sofa which now sits looking sorry for itself 😂) so thank you for so much fantastic information. I look forward to seeing what you’ll write next!

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