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Make a Cool Plant Shelf in an Afternoon — No Saw Needed
I found myself with a trio of glorious south-facing windows, houseplants that loved nothing more than basking in sun and some basil seeds ready to sprout. But where was I going to put the plants to benefit from the greenhouse effect? Easy. I’d build...
Get a Wallpaper Look With a Hand-Painted Touch
I love to draw inspiration from anywhere I can. A while back I came across the Ashbury Mosaic tile by Walker Zanger. I loved the...
Budget Decorator: 14 Ways to Invigorate Your Home for Spring
Craving a fresh look for your home this spring but don’t want to spend a lot of money? From a giant DIY inspiration board to colorful trim, a repurposed daybed, stenciled stairs and more, these 14 crafty, creative ideas can help you spruce up your space....
Make a Designer-Look Pillow Sham for $15
When I’m feeling bored with my living room or bedroom, the first thing I do is swap out my pillow shams. It’s superfast, and it makes my space feel fresh and new. But while I love designer pillow shams, at $50 and up each, filling a sofa adds up quickly....
Refresh an Old Dresser With Leather Belt Handles
Out in the garage, under a big pile of foam, I found the little shabby white dresser table I used years ago in our first house. With knobs missing and a disgusting coat of dirt, it needed new life, and I welcomed the challenge. Shiny bolts,...
2 Beautifully Natural Tablescapes for Holiday Dining
The holidays are a time for gatherings with family and other loved ones. If you’re like our family, you have one set of everything for the dinner table, which sometimes forces you to get creative when decorating. By simply swapping out...
Shine Up Your Holidays With DIY Mercury Glass Globes
As a professional home stylist, I’m always on the lookout for interesting and unique accessories. Decorating for the holidays is no different. After all, this is the time of year when we want our homes to look their best. Finding distinctive...
Hide Cords in Style With DIY Graphic Panels
If you have an open desk like me, you probably hate seeing those ugly wires hanging down. Creating a panel system is a great solution to hide the wires and have a completely customizable area without impacting the walls. Lots of people are more productive...
Have Your Say With a DIY Decorative Sign
Signs are the bumper stickers of interior design, and a phenomenal way to share something of ourselves in our homes. They add an “other” element to walls — a different texture and a different feeling than you get from hanging artwork. Signs can...
Make a Long-Lasting Eucalyptus Holiday Wreath
Fragrant and textured, this wild eucalyptus and juniper wreath can be a pleasant addition to a front door or a wall above a fireplace mantel. Tracy Goldman of Sabellico’s Florist breaks down the steps.
A Greenhouse Rises From Texas Tornado Wreckage
Carolyn Pace says she’d rather be up to her elbows in dirt than cooking in the kitchen. So when a small tornado demolished her backyard pole barn, the Centerville, Texas, resident worked with her husband, Gary, to transform the damaged structure...
How to Create Your Own Semicustom Media Wall
Have you ever priced a built-in? I had 17 feet of wall space in my basement for a TV and storage for DVDs, board games and books. One of the contractors bidding on my basement renovation quoted me about $9,000 for the built-in alone. That wasn’t in...
Make a Traditional Fresh Holiday Wreath the Easy Way
Whether on a front door or above a mantel, few things convey the holidays better than a fresh wreath. Tracy Goldman of Sabellico’s Florist breaks down the process of making a wreath of mixed greenery into eight...
A Contractor's Secrets to Hanging Holiday Decor
Whether you're looking for a spot to put up your Christmas wreath for a week or need something more permanent, hanging decor on the exterior or interior of your home can be tricky sometimes. Where you're hanging it makes all the difference. Here are a...
Holiday Decorating: Natural Looks From Down Under
Many Australians honor Christmas Day with a long, relaxing lunch outdoors. Adelaide stylist Rebekah Cichero is lucky enough to...
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