Blue floral bedroom elements

Easy DIY Ideas: Make a Clay Jewelry Dish

Who doesn’t need a bedside spot to stash your baubles? Create a quick storage accent for your bedroom with this easy clay jewelry dish project. Adapt our design…

Yo-yo lampshade on nightstand

Easy DIY Ideas: Update a Plain Lampshade

Give an ordinary lampshade a whimsical touch with cascades of hand-stitched fabric yo-yos.   Creating a fussy-cut quilt like this can yield a lot of small fabric scraps…

Bed with floral quilt

Easy DIY Ideas: A Floral-Inspired Bedroom

Celebrate spring’s arrival and renew a bland bedroom with this bright bouquet of floral-inspired crafts.   From an enticing bed covered with flowering linens to an upcycled nightstand…

Vintage potting bench

Easy Garden Ideas: A Repurposed Potting Bench

Karla Ritchey’s McKinney, Texas, garden is a decorative tour de force of the art of repurposing. But she also turns her talents to embellishing the hardest-working element, too—her…

Repurposed patio with door, mantel, table and chairs

Outdoor Rooms: A Repurposed Patio

Karla Ritchey knows a thing or two about putting together repurposed elements. And she’s got a gorgeous outdoor room to prove it.   Behind the garage, a junked-out…

She Shed interior

Outdoor rooms: A Sweet Salvage She Shed

Karla Ritchey’s hand-built shed in McKinney, Texas, beckons with comfy furnishings, clever repurposing, and attention to hardworking details.   The centerpiece of Karla’s back garden, the light-filled shed…

Shed and garden

Garden tour: A Salvage-Rich Landscape

Part gardener, part decorative-paint distributer, and 100 percent junker, Karla Ritchey specializes in turning her McKinney, Texas, landscape into a garden festooned with flea market and salvage treasures….

Glass house

Plan an Antiquing Getaway: Our Vintage Flea Market Map

We’ve been planning our trips to flea markets this spring and since we know many of you enjoy them as much as we do, we’re launching our Flea…

Tough perennials for challenging gardens

Garden Solutions: Plants for Problem Spaces

When life hands you a nightmare gardening space, turn it into a dream come true with these helpful perennial plants. We’ve got ideas for plantings near concrete, in…

Bar Cart Overall

Easy DIY Ideas: IKEA Bar Cart Hack

Get ready to entertain in style with this simple makeover. An easy facelift and some clever accents and you’ve got a drinks station that will grace dining room,…

Entry Bureau Makeover

Easy IKEA Dresser Hack: Fashion an Entry Bureau

A well-designed and welcoming entrance sets the tone for your home. Create a classic entry ensemble with a few furnishings and one simple makeover. Our redo was inspired…

Duct Tape Dresser in a zigzag pattern

Easy IKEA Dresser Hack: Make a Nightstand

Turn a plain, but storage-rich dresser into a parquetry-style nightstand with, of all things, duct tape. There are so many colors of this almost indestructible material available that…