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These three simple table settings emphasize the beauty of the season without adding to the holiday load. They feature ingredients that could be snipped from your garden, picked up off the sidewalk or easily found at the local market. And if you can’t find a particular item, incorporate another material or just leave it...
Make Your Own Abstract Photo With Cocktail Umbrellas
The other day while watching TV, I saw a stunning piece of abstract art used in an office. Looking closely, I saw that it was basically a bird’s-eye view of beach umbrellas. I instantly looked it up to purchase it but hit a dead end. So I did what any...
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.
Modern Macramé in Halloween Hues
Don’t be scared! It’s just macramé. With more than a week until Halloween, there’s still plenty of time to decorate for it. This festive update on the hanging macramé planter will put a twist on your Halloween decor that will last...
The Easiest, Most Versatile Cake Stand You'll Ever Make
Why should cake have all the fun? Cake stands can display many other foods, such as fruits, cookies, candy and cupcakes, serving as great centerpieces and dishes for your parties. So whether you're hosting a holiday buffet, birthday party or baby shower,...
Make a Beautiful and Long-Lasting Driftwood Centerpiece
Colorful succulents tucked into a pretty piece of driftwood make for a long-lasting centerpiece that brings the beauty of nature indoors. To make this piece, I planted exotic succulents and tillandsias in a piece of driftwood I found on the beach in Washington....
From the Pros: How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
The right cabinet color can transform your kitchen or bathroom's look. And because replacing cabinetry can be expensive, a fresh paint color could be the best bet for your budget. But before you start in on this seemingly simple DIY, keep a key point...
20 Tools Every Homeowner Should Have
If you love tools or just need to stock a basic toolbox, here are the top 20 necessary items to get your small project done. How many do you have? Related: 14...
Turn a Shipping Pallet Into a Stylish Ottoman
A low-slung upholstered ottoman is an easy, budget-friendly and high-impact DIY upholstery project. And because you make it yourself, it's completely customizable. The first thing you'll need for this project is a frame. Retrofitting a shipping...
DIY Project: Sit Pretty with Mismatched Chairs
About a year ago I was on the prowl for totally un-pedestrian, one-of-a-kind furniture for my breakfast nook. After an hour or two strolling through designer showrooms, it became apparent that what I wanted to spend for the entire room would simply cover...
Make Your Own Rustic-Chic Headboard From Salvaged Doors
I hate watching home remodels that result in destroyed architectural components that could have been either reused or donated. Old doors are a good example. Here's how to turn a pair of weather-beaten cast-offs into a handsome headboard. If...
DIY: The Secret to Hanging a Plate Collection
Hanging a group of plates is pretty easy if you have the right tools and a helper. When you do it yourself, getting the spacing right can become a finger-whacking, wall-scarring spackle fest. It does not have to be this way. Read on for the secret to...
Get Organized: Make Your Own Stylish Corkboard
So 2014 is here, and it’s got me craving a little more organization. Corkboards are perfect for organizing papers and calendars in an office or kitchen command center. I decided to deviate from the traditional corkboard and create one using two thick...
DIY Project: Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed
Back in 2008, I bought a Mid-Century modern starter home and filled it with custom-designed furniture before adopting my ultra-shedding, ultra-white rescue terrier, Gidget. While I totally adore HER, the snowy mess her coat leaves on my dark brown velvet...
Revive Your Space With a Homemade Pillow Cover
One of the fastest ways to update your bed or sofa is to swap out pillow covers. Store-bought pillow covers can be costly, but you can experiment with colors and try unusual patterns by buying the fabric and sewing the covers yourself. I am nowhere near...
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