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Easy DIY Ideas: Vintage-Inspired Artwork

Make your own wall coverings, groupings, or artwork by gathering and showcasing vintage finds and collectibles. Metal LP cover frames are just the right size and depth for…

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Simple Storage Solutions: Be Shelf Savvy

Make a basic shelf unit the starring storage solution in your home. Then, jazz them up with lively pattern and colorful accents to give your room a new…

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Easy DIY Ideas: Repurposed Furnishings

Faced with a tight budget? Under-furnished rooms? Check out these fab furnishings ingeniously built from an array of objects. Put your imagination into play, and within a weekend…

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Easy DIY Ideas: Projects with Old Books

Bring the bookworm aesthetic out of the library and into any room of your home. No matter how much you love to read, there are bound to be old…

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Easy DIY Ideas: By the Book

Don’t toss old damaged volumes. Use those loose bindings and book pages to make beautiful accents that will add texture and character to your decor.   If you’re…

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Easy DIY Projects: Flea Market Floral Ideas

Show off your bountiful blooms in vintage vessels. Floral trimmings from the backyard always look best in a casual outfit, so skip the crystal vase and opt instead…

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Entertaining Ideas: Labor Day Cocktails

Got plans for the Labor Day weekend? Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or just chilling with your SO, these flavor-filled cocktails are the ideal way to celebrate.  …

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The Well-Styled Dorm: Necessities for Living

Most dorm rooms come with a bed, closet, desk, and chair but not much in the way of amenities that make life in a tiny space inviting. We’ve…

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The Well-Styled Dorm: Smart Storage for Small Spaces

Creative storage is essential to keep a dorm or small apartment organized and livable. Clutter comes in many forms when you sleep, entertain, study, and chill in just…

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The Well-Styled Dorm: Small Space Decor

Whether you’re heading off to a utilitarian college dormitory or a tiny beige-box (if you’re lucky) apartment, the waning of summer often turns thoughts to maximizing life in a…

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DIY Paint Makeovers: Midcentury Modern, part 2

If you love the midcentury modern look, add some retro style to your room with our easy projects.   Midcentury modern style isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition. After all,…

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DIY Paint Makeovers: Mad About Midcentury, part 1

Add a little midcentury modern to your pad with painted projects that salute starbursts, boomerangs, and all things sleek and chic. Midcentury styling is all about organic shapes…

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Easy DIY Ideas: Make a Corner Library

With a lining of bookcases and a comfy reading chair, an unused space transforms into a cozy, clubby DIY library.   Once a blank wall in a large…

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Easy DIY Makeovers: An Inviting Entry

Greet guests at your door with a light and bright entry. Some paint, a few accents, and renewed furnishings may be all it takes.   Even with white…

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Easy DIY Decor: Redo a Rental

This apartment called for a new lease on life, but a strict rental agreement made redecorating and giving it personality a real challenge. We made it feel like…

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Garden Tour: A Home for Gnomes

After her sons nicknamed her “gnome,” Kathy Penner made it a theme in her charming Midwestern garden.   Once a plain white farmhouse on a former dairy farm,…

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Vintage Seed Collectibles

Colorful and historical, vintage seed packets and boxes are appealing works of art that offer unique ways to collect and decorate.   Well-preserved seed packet specimens hold collectible…

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Saving Seeds: How to Collect and Store Them

Once a plant’s growing cycle has come to an end, saving seeds from the pod gives you an economical way to fill out your garden next year, share…

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Set Up a Flower Arranging Station

If you’ve got a green thumb, tuck a flower arranging workstation equipped for assembling bouquets of fresh-cut flowers or potting plants in your garage, basement, or shed.   Choose…

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Crate Ideas: DIY Furnishings for a Garden Room

Use vintage and handmade crates as repurposed furnishings to add character to your porch, deck, or patio.   A crate made from pallet slats fashions a sturdy base…

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Easy Garden Ideas: Make a Planted Umbrella Stand

If your deck gets a little too much sun for comfort on long summer days, adding a large market umbrella will cool things down in a jiffy. And…

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Easy Gardening Ideas: Set Up a Potting Bench

Keeping garden tools and supplies tidy and handy can be a challenge if you don’t have a dedicated space such as a shed or greenhouse. Fortunately, it takes…

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Gardening for the season: Make a Chair Planter

If you’re like us, you get all excited about the first shoots of spring, buy your new perennials and then your annuals. You dig and deadhead in your…

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Simple Storage Solutions: Bathroom Cabinet

If you’re not fortunate enough to have a linen closet or built-in cabinetry in your bathroom, freestanding casework may be just the answer to your storage needs. Choose…

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DIY Decor: Office in a Closet

In just a weekend, you can fashion a hideaway home office in a closet that’s well-accessorized, practical, and pretty.   This tiny room serves as a guest room…