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One by Fours Used Five Ways in Fifty Years

This is a love story. Well, sort of. Starting with the end, Shannon Quimby, the Leonardo Da Vinci of reuse, recycle, restyle, renew, and repurpose, recently bought a home that she "tore down", then reused the materials from that house to rebuild another.

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Spooktacular Spider Web-Inspired Decor

Aside from the spook-factor, a spider's web is quite amazing in that it is stronger and clearly more elastic than steel. In addition to its structural advantages, these sensational, silk lattices are like fingerprints and snowflakes...no one is identical; furthermore,

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Decorating Details for A Delightful Halloween

There are so many takes on decorating when it comes to Halloween. Some of us love kitschy, some hand-made and crafty, and then there's the vintage, elegant, and simple-sweet decor that frankly, knocks me outta my black

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Home Tour: South Orange County Home Goes Howl'n Shabby-Chic Halloween-Part 1

Tucked back into the gentle rolling hills of Ladera Ranch lies a warm, shabby-chic-esque two-story home, decorated by the woman of the house, Bridget Johnson. With a could-be-professional-chef husband and a tween and teen, (just turned thirteen, mind you),

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Spooky Spook-Scuptures That'll Even Spook the Spooks

With all the craft supplies, lights, and pumpkins we're about to pull out of storage and buy this coming Halloween, it's nice to know there are projects that require very little to create a big effect.

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Room of the Day: Create A Phantasmic Outdoor Space

If you're a design-junkie like me, you know outdoor spaces are fabulous extensions of our homes, and today's "Room of the Day" is no exception. Taken in the right, (eh, hem) "spirit", Halloween can be such a fun time to break out of the normal and experiment with color

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Repurposed Industrial Light Fixture Turned Garden Planter

So, what's with all the repurposing going on these days? Is it another design trend that's already looking for its hat, about to exit the party in the next 15 minutes? Or, is it an evolutionary change of how we are beginning to

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Video: Houses As Small As A Closet

For years now, technology has allowed engineers to design devices small enough to fit on the head of a pin. I suppose, the smaller the better, right? Well, Tumbleweed home builder, Jay Shafer must have been inspired by this line of thinking, because for the past 14 years he has made it his mission to construct and inhabit

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Room of the Day: Cute Halloween Googly-Eyed Front Porch

Ever get that inkling feeling that you're being watched? Well, today we turn the tables on all those stare-happy Halloween haunts with this very cute googly-eyed decorated space. Take several different sized Styrofoam balls, halve

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Silly Monster Door Decor

Ah, fall...the crisp, breezy air is gently nudging summer to pack up and go home. Can you believe it's almost that time to start decorating for Halloween? Admittedly, I'm old school when it comes to adorning my doors, and mostly I love

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