Ready to Upgrade your DIY Skills? Here Are 3 Live Workshops to Help

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Have your quarantine projects run their course? If you're looking for some inspiration on what to do next with all your spare time, the USO and Lowe's have you covered.

Maria Reed, the creator of "Moving with the Military" and 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year, has been keeping us busy with all sorts of projects the past few years. She and her active duty husband have done several live DIY Date Night videos on Facebook. Reed and her team have also orchestrated makeovers for several military families with the focus on decorating on a budget and making each house a home, for however long you're there.

In a three-part series presented by the USO and Lowe's, Reed is partnering with Brian Levy, Navy veteran and Lowe's store manager. Registered participants will see a live 30-minute instructional video followed by a question and answer period. The series runs August 25through August 27 and each day has a different start time. 

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As part of the live workshop session, participants will be provided with a supplies list, receive instructions and see a demonstration of the project. The project lists include building a fire pit, customizing furniture and painting.

Interested military spouses should register for each event separately.

If you can't make these sessions, the workshop video will be posted to the USO's YouTube channel and the Lowe's newsroom after the events.

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--Rebecca Alwine can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @rebecca_alwine.

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