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8 Great Kitchen Cabinet Color Palettes
If you like the layout of your existing kitchen and your cabinets are in good shape, painting them can be a smart way to go. Another budget-friendly route is to purchase and install new cabinet boxes (or “carcasses,” as I’ve heard them called fondly)...
7 Quick and Easy Indoor Halloween Decorating Ideas
Even with just a few days till October 31, it's not too late to decorate. Pumpkins from the grocery store, leaves from the backyard and a few things around the house can transform a table or mantel into Halloween central.
Easy Halloween Decorations From Stuff You Already Have
By upcycling household items with a little paint and glue, you can quickly add some Halloween spirit to your mantel. Experiment with colors beyond the traditional orange and black for a chic alternative look; maybe even go for a monochrome palette. Try...
Your Easiest Fall Decorating Ever
Fill a basket with a range of pumpkins and gourds from the market or pumpkin patch, and you'll have everything you need to welcome fall holidays with style. Then, when Thanksgiving rolls around, you can turn any edibles among your decorations into pumpkin...
Get Inspired by a DIY Mouse Pad
Making your own mouse pad is a quick way to get an office accessory that matches the rest of your room’s style — and personalizing your message and design is easier than you might think. In about an hour, with limited supplies, you can have your own...
5 DIY Decorating Projects Perfect for the Holiday Weekend
Long weekends are great times to get a few of those to-do-list items checked off. Once you’ve done the weekly chores and caught up with friends and family, there’s often little time left for rest and relaxation during a two-day weekend. There might...
Make a Cool Mail Organizer for Your Wall
We have a small, narrow entry in our home that seriously lacks storage. So having a designated place (off the floor, that is) where we can organize mail, receipts and other important papers is vital to helping that area stay clutter free. A few hooks...
Create a DIY Homework Station They’ll Really Use
In our home the end of summer ushers in back-to-school time for our three children; it also marks the beginning of crazy sports schedules, homework sessions and other school projects. Needless to say, this is the time of year when I’m always looking...
Branches and Twigs for More Than Just Decor
Twigs are a favorite design element of mine. They can be squiggly or straight, rustic or severe, white or dark. So it’s no surprise that they’re effective for way more than just furniture. Take a gander at some of the inventive ways that twigs...
Budget Decorator: A Most Affordable Gallery Wall
Wall art has a big impact on the design of your home. Whether it’s a picture, print, photograph, quilt — you name it — it can reveal your taste, your point of view, your color preferences, your family history and...
Turn a Beat-Up Bar Cart Into a Thing of Beauty
The other week at a furniture auction, I found a sad, beat-up laminate bar cart for just $2. (Yes, $2!) I was able to look beyond its scratches, dings and other signs of wear because I knew all it needed was a little TLC, wood filler, sanding and paint....
Gardening Fun: Plant a Fairy Garden
Looking for a fun, creative activity to do with your child this summer? Our local garden center was offering a fairy garden class, and my daughter and I found a way to combine our fascination with...
Make a Mod Solar Lamp Trio for the Garden
Two years ago I created three trendy twine light globes for my kitchen ceiling fixture. I recently decided to move on from that crafty look and switched to something made of glass. But instead of tossing those handmade globes, I stuck them in the garage...
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