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Gift Guide for the Crafter

Our holiday lists are made and we’re checking them twice. If you’re like us, you want to figure out gifts that match the pastimes and personalities of your…

Folded book shelf with steampunk bird and flowers

DIY Ideas: Make a Folded Bookshelf

Gather up old hardback textbooks or damaged novels to create page-turning decor that showcases your love of the printed word and gives the word bookshelf a whole new…

Blanket chest after painting

DIY Makeover: Renew an Old Blanket Chest

Give your room a storage boost while renewing an old hope or blanket chest with a posh paint finish.   Once upon a time, many homes had a…

Canning Peaches

Easy DIY Ideas: The Mighty Mason Jar

You just can’t beat the all-around usefulness and charm of the simple and humble Mason jar. Developed for home canning and pickling, they’re easy-to-find, affordable (expect to pay $2-3 for…

Pallet bar set up for a party

DIY Garden Ideas: Make a Pallet Bar

Shipping pallets serve as free framing materials for an eye-catching watering hole. See how simple and affordable it is to create a party-worthy outdoor pallet bar.   The…

Wooden bird

Easy Garden Ideas: Captivating Creatures

Invite statues, figurines and assemblages inspired by the animal kingdom into your garden and enliven your yard with unique creatures and frolicking fauna.   Birds, bees, and butterflies…

Crystal chandelier detail

Garden DIY: Outdoor lighting

There are plenty of reasons to be in the garden after sundown, whether cozying up on a porch swing with a soft blanket in May or dancing barefoot on the dewy…

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…

Porch living room

Outdoor Living: A 3-Season Porch Living Room

Transform a plain porch into a party-ready oasis with these easy, colorful decorating ideas.  Paint and a new floor played their part in refreshing this outdoor room. Now see what new furnishings…

Containers on porch

Gardening Solutions: Top Tips for Container Success

Keep the beauty quotient high for potted plants with these can’t-fail ideas for container success.   Bigger is better. Because plants can grow more roots in big pots,…

Open Potting Shed with cottage style landscaping

DIY Garden Project: Decorate an Open Potting Shed

Open to the elements, this small yet roomy potting shed brings workspace, storage and decorative cottage charm to the garden while blending it into the scene. We built…

Finished Open Potting Shed

DIY Garden Project: Build an Open Potting Shed

No more excuses. If you’ve always wanted a small shed but thought you couldn’t swing it, think again. A trip to Lowe’s, a few handy tools and willing…