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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….

Paper flower chandelier with a pool in the background

Entertaining Ideas: How to Make Paper Flowers

Paper flowers bring a festive feeling to any celebration. See how easy it is to make these colorful and eye-catching decorations.   Supplies for making paper flowers are…

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…

Ribbon pillow and accent pillows

Easy DIY Ideas: Make a Ribbon Pillow

Put leftover fabric scraps to good use by making a colorful and pattern-rich ribbon pillow that encapsulates a room’s palette.   A vibrant quilt decorates the end of…

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…

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…

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…

Vintage potting bench

Easy Garden Ideas: A Repurposed Potting Bench

Karla Ritchey’s McKinney, Texas, garden is a decorative tour de force of the art of repurposing. But she also turns her talents to embellishing the hardest-working element, too—her…

Repurposed patio with door, mantel, table and chairs

Outdoor Rooms: A Repurposed Patio

Karla Ritchey knows a thing or two about putting together repurposed elements. And she’s got a gorgeous outdoor room to prove it.   Behind the garage, a junked-out…

She Shed interior

Outdoor rooms: A Sweet Salvage She Shed

Karla Ritchey’s hand-built shed in McKinney, Texas, beckons with comfy furnishings, clever repurposing, and attention to hardworking details.   The centerpiece of Karla’s back garden, the light-filled shed…

Shed and garden

Garden tour: A Salvage-Rich Landscape

Part gardener, part decorative-paint distributer, and 100 percent junker, Karla Ritchey specializes in turning her McKinney, Texas, landscape into a garden festooned with flea market and salvage treasures….

Glass house

Plan an Antiquing Getaway: Our Vintage Flea Market Map

We’ve been planning our trips to flea markets this spring and since we know many of you enjoy them as much as we do, we’re launching our Flea…