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Annuals and chairs

Garden Ideas: A Landscape of Earthly Delights

A highlight of the area’s annual garden tours, this whimsical landscape is a creative homeowner’s daily escape. LINDA HEMAN used to host just a handful of close friends…

Turf free yard

Gardening Ideas: A Turf-free Yard

No more mowing! No more lawn chemicals! A turf-free lawn brings all kinds of benefits to humans as well as to birds and pollinators. And a yard without…

Dyed doily table runner

Easy DIY Ideas: Colorful doily table runner

This folksy dining spot channels the designs of Russia and Ukraine with its painted ceramics, tie-dye spray-painted napkins and runner made of neon-bright doilies. Give doilies an artful…

Mom and babies

Celebrating Moms

We all have a unique relationship with our mothers—even siblings within a family can say that. But I think most of us agree that we are who we…

Enclosed patio

Outdoor Living: Create a Backyard Retreat

Flex your DIY skills and fashion an outdoor oasis this weekend. Paved floors, perky plantings and salvaged accents make for a pretty backyard getaway. Before, this small, neglected…

Flea market pantry and kitchen island

Easy DIY Ideas: Flea Market Pantry

See how some imagination, a bit of elbow grease, some home improvement store supplies and repurposed flea market finds lend style and function to a kitchen and pantry….

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Entertaining Ideas: Easy Easter Eggs

Are you looking for some eggs-cellent last-minute inspiration for your Easter celebrations? Try these easy ideas for decorating and dining. You don’t need a design degree to create…

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Antiquing Getaway: Flea Market Finds You Can’t Pass Up

So many tempting treasures on display, but which deserve to go home with you? Here are our top picks. Designed to weigh everything from gold dust to letters…

Bedroom furnishing flip overall

Easy DIY Ideas: Bedroom Furnishing Flips

Lots of paint, a bit of hardware, piles of pattern and a cheap and easy framed artwork give old pieces new life (in some cases new purpose, too)…

Painted chest in entry

Easy DIY Ideas: Entry Furnishing Flips

Create an eye-catching entry by embellishing well-worn or thrift shop furnishings with paint, hardware and fabric. Keep an eye out for furniture with nice lines and in good…

Mudcloth living room sofa

Easy DIY Ideas: Mudcloth-inspired living room

Give your living room some visual oomph with easy and creative projects that employ the graphic geometric motifs found in West African mudcloth. Don’t shy away from mixing…

Mudcloth bedroom overall

Easy DIY Ideas: A Mudcloth-inspired bedroom

Bring your love of adventure to your bedroom with mudcloth, a simple handmade fabric that speaks volumes. Travel the world. Or visit thousands of Pinterest boards. Either way,…