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Easy Tips for Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and these smart tricks.

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How to Cook a Turkey in Just Over an Hour
Make a delicious juicy, perfectly browned bird in 70 minutes. (Yes, …
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How to Make a Tire Swing
Have some good old-fashioned fun this summer on this old-school …
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How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick in...

Here's how to make—and keep—promises to yourself in the new year.

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The Secret to Hanging a Decorative Plate Wall
Adorn a space with a collection of pretty vintage dinnerware.
Writer Wendy Manwarren Generes believes the best things in life are handmade and homemade. Each week, she shares her favorite ideas to try out, quick tips to create beautiful things, and easy projects to do in a weekend.
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5 Budget-Friendly Decorating Risks To Take This Year
Skip the full makeover in 2015, and opt for one of these dramatic updates.
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How to Paint the Inside of Your Front Door
Give a dull doorway instant personality with a coat of your favorite color.
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You Can Make These No-Sew DIY Curtains in an Hour
Get the look of custom drapes without making a single stitch.
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6 Simple Steps to Force Bulbs Into Bloom
Trick tulips into blooming ahead of schedule and enjoy spring in your home now.
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How to Make the Best Use of Blank Walls
Use an empty space to organize and do a little decorating too.
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Create One-of-a-Kind Artwork in Three Easy Steps
Turn a giant canvas into something fabulous for your wall.
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How to Turn a Dresser Into a Bathroom Vanity
Convert an old chest of drawers into a sink stand.
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easy backsplash update
How to Paint a Tired Tile Backsplash

Spice up your kitchen with this affordable and easy update.

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DIY This: Inexpensive Faux Pallet Wall
Create an accent wall using something safer (and easier to install) than shipping crates.
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Get Organized in Three Easy Steps
Make a magnetic dry-erase calendar work for you—and your family.
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A Great Giftable Place Setting Idea
Give your guests—and your table— a bit of sparkle in a flash.
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Kids' Craft: DIY Toilet Paper Roll Snowflakes

A wintery craft you can fashion from what's in your recycle bin.

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4 Ways to Add Wow-Factor to Your Christmas Wrapping

The perfect gift deserves just the right personalized package.

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3 Simple and Easy Ways to Decorate for the Holidays
Make those dreams of a white Christmas a reality with these simple, elegant ideas.
diy holiday ornament ideas
Easy DIY Silhouette Ornaments

Ornaments you can make using scraps of favorite fabrics

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The Easiest—andCheapest—DIY Holiday Décor Ever
Get all you need for these holiday decorations for less than $5.
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Last-Minute Holiday Décor You Can Make in Minutes
No time to deck the halls before the guests arrive? With this quick and simple idea, we promise you do.
sweet potato desserts
The Most Delicious Sweet Potato Cake with Maple Frosting
Something new for Thanksgiving: Turn a traditional side dish into dessert.
easy elegant thanksgiving table decor
5 Steps to Setting a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table

Dress up this year's holiday tables with natural elements.

diy faux bois vase
Make a Faux Bois Vase in Minutes
With nothing more than hot glue, you can create a simple centerpiece in minutes.
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You Won't Be Able to Stop Eating This Pumpkin Gingerbread
Carve out a spot on your brunch or dessert plate for this sweet and spicy bread.
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Give Furniture a Dramatic Makeover in Less Than an Hour
Armed with one can of spray paint, one blogger gives furnishings new life.
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A Clever Way to Display Your Souvenirs
Little treasures prove to be a decorating windfall.