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Recycled Materials Inspire Light Bulb Moments

We can be inspired by one idea to then create something we've never imagined, simply by keeping our minds and eyes open.

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How to Reclaim Old Dining Chairs

I love easy how-to projects, especially when the instructions are as clear as black and white. Reclaiming furniture is satisfying artistically, economically, and environmentally

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DIY Video: How to Easily Repair A Wooden Fence

Last weekend, while spending some summer-time in our back yard, I noticed several boards in our fence were bulging, cracked, and loose.

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How to Repurpose An Old TV Console Into Kid's Play Kitchen

This cool project came across my desk several months ago: a little girl's grandparents repurposed this old $30 TV entertainment console into a really cool, updated, and semi-functional play kitchen.

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Convert An Old Dresser Into a Fabulous Bathroom Vanity

I was delighted to learn about a fantastic quick-tip from this past week's rerun of HGTV's "sarah's house" where host/designer/GC Sarah Richardson deftly walks us through the simple conversion of an old dresser drawer into a fabulous bathroom vanity.

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Rock Out Your Kitchen or Bath Renovation with Tile Tattoos

They're not only fun, funky, and colorful, they're also affordable. Best of all, they're temporary (requires no glues, just water to apply) and a great way to give new life to your bathroom or kitchen tiles with very little commitment.

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Recycled Bricks Turned Into An Easy DIY Planter

So, we rent this house with an exterior that has been neglected by our landlord for years. Plant by plant grass seed by grass seed, and now brick by brick, we're bringing a revitalized revamping to both our front and back outdoor spaces. One project in particular was completed this past weekend with the help of DiggersList, by DiggersList co-founder Matt Knox...

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Outdoor DIY Project: Lay Down A Recycled Brick Path

Rental properties. Lease as is. For those of us non-homeowners, renting a property can be esthetically challenging when the landlord is less than enthusiastic about paying for upkeep, updating, and/or sprucing-up the place we call home. Nevertheless, I have always believed in the philosophy, "My home is my castle," whether I own it or not.

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Makeover Your Furniture With Custom Slipcovers

remember this couch our family had as a kid: worn, torn, stained, and oh, so comfortable. Unfortunately, it was one of those pieces of furniture that caused great embarrassment to me when friends came over; it just looked, um...gross. How I wished my mom could have whipped up a custom slip cover to hide the grossness, yet preserve it's worn in shoe-like comfiness.