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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…

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…

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…

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…

Blue bedroom makeover detail

DIY Ideas: Makeover Your Room

Everyone loves a good makeover. We do, too, which is why we’ve reimagined every room in our house plus those of friends and relatives. No matter what space…

Deck overall

Outdoor Rooms: A Jazzy Deck Makeover

You’ll love what a comfy deck can do for your state of mind. Who can fret when surrounded by fresh, summery colors, plump cushions, and pink lemonade? With…

den makeover all made up with coffeetable, sofa, chair, side table and tripod lamp

Before & After: A Dynamic Den Do-Over, part 2

Colorful patterns, a fireplace update, and a new energy-efficient patio door turned a dismal den into a comfy spot for entertaining family and friends.   There were some…

completed family room makeover

Before & After: A Dynamic Den Do-Over

Updating a dingy den with color, pattern, and collections creates a space where people love to spend time.   Built in 1973 and virtually unchanged since that time,…

New kitchen cabinets in white with antiqued brass half moon handles and black countertop

Before & After: A Kitchen Worth Waiting For

Creative Kansas homeowners open up their kitchen to a new look, more efficient work flow, and family-centric mementos.   Michele and Dave Anderson know that patience pays off….

Geometric painted projects

Easy Paint Projects: Geometry Class

Rejuvenate your walls and furnishings with paint, tape, and fabric in a perky palette of primary colors and geometric shapes. Here’s how we added playful pattern and punchy…

Budget-Friendly Makeovers: A Small Dining Room Redo

See how a savvy homeowner turned an underused pass-through space into an inviting and functional dining area. In Jade Fox’s small home, the front door opens into one…

Small kitchen makeover window wall detail

A Light & Bright Small Kitchen Makeover

With buckets of paint, boxes of tile, and a countertop camouflage, this creative kitchen facelift transforms small and dark into roomy and light.   Elementary school teacher Jade…