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Decorated deck

Outdoor Living: Decorating an Expanded Deck

Two weeks of construction, planting and affordable furnishing was all the time needed to turn this tiny deck into an inviting outdoor living area. An area perfect for…

Fountain patio

Outdoor Living: Splash Zone

Take a neglected patio from drab to fab with new furnishings, a surface upgrade and a cool fountain. Carved out of a steep backyard, this sand and gravel…

Backyard makeover garden

Outdoor Living: Plant a Retaining Wall Garden

A sloped backyard becomes a welcoming oasis with an easy-care retaining wall garden. After completing a DIY deck extension (see how we built it here) and walkway we…

Backyard deck expansion

Outdoor Living: Expand a Tiny Deck

Expanding your deck and have some handy friends? This 12 x 12-foot addition is a surprisingly doable DIY. A new home usually calls for a refresh by painting…

Furnished pergola

Outdoor Living: Decorate a Backyard Room

We turned a neglected pergola into a sweet little hideaway shaded by an apple tree that’s a perfect spot to entertain or sit and watch kids play. The…

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…

Guest room overall

Room Makeovers: Refresh a Small Guest Room

Transform a small space into a welcoming guest room with comfy furnishings and thoughtful touches. Previous homeowners decorated this room for a pre-teen boy so the first step…

Renewed chair and side table

Easy DIY Ideas: Flea Market Reading Nook

Welcoming, cozy homes tend to have a gathered look—their style is the result of favorite pieces, old and new, blended together over the years. Create that unique appeal…

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)…

Furnishing flip living room overall

Easy DIY Ideas: Living Room Furnishing Flips

It’s so satisfying to see the potential in an object, then transform it into something uniquely yours. Whether you’re searching antiques and thrift stores, digging in the basement…

Small boho bedroom

Room Makeovers: Update a Small Bedroom

Turn a tiny room into a beckoning boudoir with color, pattern and a larger-than-life boho personality. Used by the previous owners as a young girl’s bedroom, this space…

Mudcloth dining room

Easy DIY Ideas: Mudcloth-Inspired Dining Room

Mudcloth is a simple handmade fabric that packs a knockout graphic punch. Integrate this global treasure into your home—with projects designed for your dining room. Every textile tells…