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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…

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…

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…

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…

Architectural salvage faux headboard

Easy DIY Ideas: Make a Unique Headboard

Look forward to sweet dreams tonight by creating a headboard—and a beautiful new look for $75 or less—in an afternoon.   Marry your love of crafting with an…

Purple duvet

Easy DIY Ideas: Get Creative with 2018’s Color of the Year

Facing a long winter after the busyness of the holidays can leave you feeling a little flat. Try injecting a bit of drama and imagination into ho-hum aspects…

nightstand dressing steps in animation

Decorating Know-How: Style a Classic Nightstand

Looking at a cookie-cutter nightstand may lull you to sleep. But wouldn’t it be more fun to count your sheep by a table that reflects your style? Try…

Pegboard and bracketed shelf

Easy DIY Ideas: Kitchen Shelf and Pegboard

Bring a little extra storage and organization to your kitchen or breakfast nook with a do-it-yourself bracketed shelf and pegboard.   Ornate wood brackets provide cottage character to…

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,…

Retro party table

Entertaining Ideas: Fiesta-Inspired Garden Party

Party like it’s 1938 with furniture, accessories, and linens as colorful as the vintage Fiesta plates we used as inspiration.   Sometimes you just gotta pull the collectibles…