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DIY Storage Ideas: Make a Felt Box

Bring some organization to your living room, closet or office with an easy-to-make felt box. You can adjust our instructions for any size you need: large boxes for…

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Easy DIY Ideas: Decorate With Your Photos

Are digital images of special people and once-in-a-lifetime events distant memories in your Instagram account or cloud storage? How thick is the dust on top of your shoeboxes…

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Easy DIY Ideas: Quick and Clever Photo Projects

Give your rooms clever, personal focus with these snappy photo projects you can make in a flash!   The square format of Instagram photos yields immediate graphic appeal…

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Easy DIY Ideas: 3 Steps to a Better Bedroom

Use fab fabrics, kaleidoscopic patterns, and rainbow hues to fashion a boho-bold bedroom that issues a cheerful wake-up call in three easy phases.   Hand-made African grass baskets,…

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Decorating Know-How: How to Hang a Gallery Wall

A yawning empty wall space over a sofa, in a hallway, or over a dining room sideboard can be daunting. One large artwork is an easy option but…

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The Year in Review: What We Learned in 2017

Another year gone and one in which we celebrated our second year in the blogosphere. The learning curve is still pretty steep but we feel like we’re making…

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Easy Entertaining Ideas: Midcentury Bar

Get ready for New Year’s celebrations with a unique bar setup that’s as much a focal point as it is a libation station.   Almost any cabinet can…

Entertaining Ideas: Activities for Holiday Guests

The family’s gathered around, you’ve caught up with folks you haven’t seen in a while and exchanged all the latest news and gossip. But, they’re here for another…

Makeup vanity

Easy DIY Ideas: Organize a Vanity

Upgrade a lackluster bedroom or bath by adding a pretty makeup vanity (aka dressing table) with cleverly configured holders.   A large round mirror oversees a midcentury-style dressing…

Easy DIY Ideas: Update a Stairway

Step up a staircase’s appeal by adding pumped-up patterns. With just a few DIY skills, a little imagination, and inexpensive materials, it’s relatively easy to turn an ordinary…

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Weekend Getaway: Chillin’ in Stillwater

Spend a couple of days along the St. Croix River in Stillwater, Minnesota’s oldest town, and you’ll be planning a repeat visit before you leave the city limits….

Entertaining Ideas: Beer Bash Projects

Belly up to the bar with these simple beer-tasting projects made from shipping pallets and old wood.     On-tap selections await tasting in a keg holder built…