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Finished shed and patio

Building a Garden Shed: The Final Touches

The results are in! In partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores, we turned this lackluster backyard corner into a destination shed, patio, and garden.   Narvas shows Hannah…

Shed with roof

Building a Garden Shed: Dressing Up the Structure

With the shell of our shed built, we had lots of fiddly details to add (like a roof, door, and windows) to give the structure some character.  …

Crate collage

DIY Garden Ideas: Easy Crate and Pallet Projects

Wood crates and shipping pallets are often free for the asking. See how a little elbow grease and ingenuity can turn these raw materials into fab accents for…

Koi pond

Garden Tour: Our Focal-Point Pond

Once home to a nearly dead maple tree, our backyard pond enlivens the landscape and beckons visitors of various species.   Before the tree was removed, the landscaping…

Finished pond

DIY Garden Project: Making a Focal-Point Pond

Few garden focal points are as hard-working as a pond. The sounds masks neighborhood noise, the water invites wildlife, and the sight draws all eyes.   When we…

Walnut antique show street

Antiquing Getaway: The Must-See Walnut Antique Show

This charming small Iowa town’s turn-of-the-century buildings, brick and tree-lined streets, country hospitality and existing antique malls and shops are the perfect setting for an annual antique show…

Floral entry lamp

Easy DIY Ideas: How to Make Tassels

Add flirty or bohemian embellishments to furnishings and decor accents with easy-to-make tassels.   Our cheery entry is a symphony of floral fabrics backed by York Wallcovering’s Sea…

floral wall paper pattern

Easy DIY Ideas: A Fab Floral Entry

Give your entry a fresh façade and create a welcoming foyer for guests with these joyful floral-inspired projects.   Fashion a dazzling entry wall with paper from York…

Perennial flower bed

Garden Ideas: Best Plants for Small Spaces

We all know that gardens are never finished and there is always room for one more stellar plant. Try these varieties for great impact in a limited space….

Fiesta party paper flower bouquet

Entertaining Ideas: A Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Host a festive Cinco de Mayo party with these easy table setting and decorating ideas. Opt for a color scheme of vivid, saturated hues—no delicate tints allowed! Think…

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…

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…