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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...
How to Fix Up a Thrifted Lamp
It's not often that I step into a retail store to look at furniture or lighting. The other day, as I was picking up a shower gift from a popular home furnishings store, I got stuck looking at the lamp selection. The shelves were lined with simple, organically...
Furniture Clinic: End the Curse of Slouchy Couch Cushions
With cold weather and holiday entertaining just around the corner, our attention often turns to our home interiors. Take a good look at your furniture from the perspective of a guest: How do things really look? A few easy updates can make a big difference...
High-End Look for Less: Make a Layered Headboard for $20
Adding an upholstered headboard is one of the fastest and easiest ways to change your bedroom's look. It creates an instant focal point and is a great starting point for redesigning a room. Unfortunately, upholstered headboards can be pricey. New, they...
8 Creative Accents to Set Your Holiday Table Apart
It's that time of year again, when dried leaves crunch under the soles of your boots, the evening air is crisp and it's time to gather with family and friends for food and drink. I recently asked some experts — including...
Make a Showstopping Fall Centerpiece That Lasts
Create a natural but luxurious table setting using florals mixed with woods and leaves from your own backyard. Dallas floral and event designer Nathan Johnson of Gro Designs shares some easy-to-follow...
Make Fall-Perfect Wooden Candleholders — Without a Woodshop
When I think about fall, cozy nights by the fireplace instantly come to mind. I don't have a fireplace right now, but candlelight is a great visual substitute. It's the perfect way to add atmosphere and a cozy feel on chilly nights. Combined with a blanket...
Simple Pleasures: Crafting for Fun and Relaxation
Making something by hand, whether it's a knitted cozy for your favorite coffee mug, a table you built yourself or a hand-stamped card, creates a feeling of satisfaction that buying something in a shop simply doesn't. If you've caught the crafting bug...
How to Replace Your Kitchen Faucet
Kitchen remodels require a multitude of skills from conception to completion, and ours was no exception. From tearing down walls to replacing floors, we've been through it all — and we're exhausted. Luckily, the very last change was the quickest and...
8 Must-Have Tools for Fall Backyard Prep
Fall is in full force here on the northern Pacific coast. All of this wind and rain have me bunkered down indoors and dreading the work that's waiting for me once the storm clears. Luckily, there's a slew of helpful tools to tackle everything that autumn...
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