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Make a Marble Lamp Base With Tile
Love the look of high-end marble lamp bases but not the $100-and-up price tag? I’m going to show you how to make your own for $20 to $30. With a few simple materials from the home improvement store, you can make your own marble base lamp in about an...
How to Build a Raised Bed for Your Veggies and Plants
For much of the year, Tom Richardson harvests everything from tomatoes to kale to carrots from six juniper beds in his parking strip farm in Seattle. Though the...
How to Help Your Town’s Beneficial Birds and Bugs
Urban Hedgerow, an art and ecological collaborative in San Francisco, has been planting wild habitats in the city landscape since 2009. In addition to raising public awareness of and creating discussion about the importance of the beneficial bugs and...
Make a Gorgeous (Cheap!) Pillow Using Vintage Clothes
If you can sew a straight line, you can easily and inexpensively create the most interesting throw pillows from vintage clothes on your sewing machine. The most brilliant thing is that you can use the existing closures like buttons or zippers as your...
My Houzz: 2 Tools + 1 Resourceful Guy = Lots of Great ‘New’ Furniture
“Moving into this apartment was worth going broke for,” says retail visual merchandiser Taylor Hoff. Unfortunately, that meant Hoff didn’t have a lot of money to spend on furnishing his San Francisco rental. “I didn’t want crappy furniture but...
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...
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...
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