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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…

bedside with coordinating linen bedspread, pink and kaki bed runner, circular pink pillow, mint square pillow and white sheets with coordinating bedside table

Decorating Know-How: Make a Luxury Bed

Imagine a bed so voluptuous and posh that you or your guests can’t wait until bedtime. It’s an irresistible look that’s all about layers, and you can recreate…

Pegboard and bracketed shelf

Easy DIY Ideas: Kitchen Shelf and Pegboard

Bring a little extra storage and organization to your kitchen or breakfast nook with a do-it-yourself bracketed shelf and pegboard.   Ornate wood brackets provide cottage character to…

Stack of painted mugs

Easy DIY Ideas: Petal-Perfect Painted Mugs

Doodles on your dishware? Why not? Create custom cups with your own designs in just a few easy steps.   Gather your materials for a mug marking session….

vintage floral kitchen accessories

Easy DIY Ideas: Make a Kitchen Island

Unless you’re blessed with the kitchen of your dreams, you can always use more work space in that busiest of all rooms. With a few basic tools and…

Vintage kitchen decor

Easy DIY Ideas: Creative Kitchen Crafts

Give your kitchen a style boost with these simple projects you can do in a weekend.   An extra work surface is always welcome in a small kitchen….

den makeover all made up with coffeetable, sofa, chair, side table and tripod lamp

Before & After: A Dynamic Den Do-Over, part 2

Colorful patterns, a fireplace update, and a new energy-efficient patio door turned a dismal den into a comfy spot for entertaining family and friends.   There were some…

completed family room makeover

Before & After: A Dynamic Den Do-Over

Updating a dingy den with color, pattern, and collections creates a space where people love to spend time.   Built in 1973 and virtually unchanged since that time,…

Back to School

The Well-Equipped Dorm: Kitchen and Study

Now that the Bed and Bath have been kitted out, let’s turn to the spaces where the food will be prepped and the learning will happen! Remembering my…

Back to School

The Well-Equipped Dorm: Bed and Bath

It’s that time of year again! All the new students are hitchin’ up their britches to make it on their own in a new setting. In order to…

Shed exterior

Building a Garden Shed: Inside the She Shed

At 12 feet square, our DIY she shed is big enough to host several hobbies. We outfitted it to accommodate two favorite pastimes: reading and gardening.   A…

Maine cottage exterior

House Tour: A Family Cottage in Coastal Maine

This ocean-side haven serves as an enchanting place to get away or get together. The idyllic cottage, reborn from a family home, has been a labor of love…