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Entry with painted furniture

Easy DIY Ideas: A Painted Entry

Tired of living with the same old furniture? Or are you dying to bring salvaged pieces back to life? Then try these super-fun DIY ideas!

painted office furniture

Easy DIY Ideas: Freshen an Office with Paint

Add a little sass to your home with an eye-catching office suite. Thrifty materials and supplies plus less-than-stellar flea market finds can go from serviceable to stunning with

Bedroom with painted furniture

Easy DIY Ideas: Paint Your Way to a Fresh Bedroom

Be on the lookout for bargain bedroom pieces with dated finishes or hardware but pretty silhouettes like

DIYer at work on a saw

Holiday Gift Guide: Must-Haves for DIYers

Your list is long and time is short. Cyber Monday is looming and you’re still struggling to find the right gift for that handy helper in your circle…

Chalkboard office overall

Easy DIY Ideas: Chalk Up a Creative Office

rep an office zone for all of the cool, creative stuff you’ll do there by decorating it with a chalkboard wall and a few drawn-on embellishments. They’ll serve as future inspiration for whatever else you dream up down the road.

Paint marker bathroom

Easy DIY Ideas: Paint Marker Bathroom

This bathroom may look swathed in pricey wallpaper and custom touches, but the fanciful florals, enchanting mirror and freshened knobs are surprisingly achievable with—get this!—a pile of

Drop cloth bedroom

DIY Ideas: Drop Cloth Bedroom Projects

In a cottage-style bedroom, drop-cloth canvas lends texture. Easy to sew and paint, drop cloths come in standard sizes starting at 6 x 9 feet, which you can pick up for less than $15. A 12 x 15–foot canvas will run about $30. Ready, set, paint!

Drop cloth entry overall

DIY Ideas: Drop Cloth Entry Projects

turdy and inexpensive, canvas drop cloths are among the best raw materials in the budget decorator’s arsenal. With basic paint and sewing skills, you’re well on your way to

Drop cloth dining room

DIY Ideas: Drop Cloth Dining Room Projects

Sometimes called painter’s canvases, drop cloths are plain-woven canvas fabric sheets used to contain debris and paint spills during home renovations. But we found that they’re perfect for…

Vanity tray

DIY Ideas: Make a Vanity Tray

The trick to vanity-top organization is containment—and although newly purchased caddies can tidy up most items, a vanity tray keeps everything neat and handy. Atop a tray you can corral perfumes, a vase to stow brushes, an ashtray or shell to gather jewelry. Canisters might

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…