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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…

Otomi inspired living room

Easy DIY Ideas: Folk-Art Style Living Room

Many households include needlework, ceramics, paintings and other utilitarian or decorative items once carried over borders or across oceans by your or your neighbor’s ancestors. And the creative…

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…

Stenciled napkins

Easy DIY Ideas: Tie-dye napkins

Imprint napkins with an Eastern European look the easy way when you use tie-dye spray paint and a stencil. By spraying paint rather than brushing it on, you’ll…

Folk art dining room

Easy DIY Ideas: Folk-Art Style Dining Room

Folk art reminds us of just how creative and colorful we can be as part of the American melting pot. Pay tribute to an Eastern European background with…