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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,…

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…

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…

Mosaic sea mural

Easy Garden Ideas: Summer Project Round-Up

If you’re like me, the coolest weather for outdoor summer projects has past, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about the next thing or reflecting on the…

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…

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…

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…

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…