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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…

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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…

Home Basics: How to Choose Stone or Tile Flooring

Looking for a timeless flooring option? Let us help you choose the best stone or tile flooring that suits your lifestyle and budget.   Stone If you want…

three different vases that have been painted creating more elegant, expensive looking, upcycled vase

Easy DIY Ideas: Jazz Up a Plain Vase

After you’ve been fortunate enough to receive a few floral bouquets, those generic vessels tend to pile up. Or maybe you want to give a glass jar a…

Cabin dining room

Vintage Living: Cabin Comforts

Inspired by his cabin’s rustic architecture and its hilltop setting, a Missouri designer decorates with natural imagery, cherished heirlooms, and primitive pieces that tell tales aplenty.   Beauty…

Pallet sofa daybed

Easy DIY Ideas: Pallet and Crate Furnishings

Looking for a DIY furniture project that won’t require a big investment? Work with recycled wooden pallets or crates instead of new building materials. A Pallet can be…

Valentine heart teacup

Love It or Leave It: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Let’s be real, not all of us are always on top of the next holiday, or birthday, or anniversary. Valentine’s Day is usually one that sneaks up on…

Detail of painted projects

DIY Paint Makeovers: Easy Accent Ideas

From sunny chevrons to sassy stenciled blooms, these decor accent paint projects are guaranteed to make you pattern happy.   Bright without going neon, the fresh juicy colors…

Painted accents and furniture

DIY Paint Makeovers: Furniture Fix-ups

Got some spare time? Upgrade dated furniture with fresh, fun colors of paint.   Stencils, stamps, stripes, and sunny colors turn plain pieces into pretty patterned ones.  …

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Entertaining Ideas: Heartwarming Entrees

A spread of soups or pastas is an easy entertaining option on a cold winter night. Offer your guests two or more entrees to provide something delicious for…