05
Feb 19

Houseplant Help: How to Save a Plant Whose Leaves are Turning Yellow

If you’ve ever been a concerned plant owner, then you probably know that yellowing leaves are one of the first signs that your plant is distressed. But with possible root causes ranging from underwatering, to overwatering, to a pest problem, it can be hard to get to the bottom of your plant’s ailment. The next time you need to diagnose a sick houseplant, consider this your step-by-step guide.

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03
Feb 19

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Arm Knitting

Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished projects looked amazing, I couldn’t bring myself to buy supplies that would take up any more space in my apartment. But now that needle-free arm knitting has hit the DIY scene, I’m 100% on board with giant knit everything. To guide our foray into needle-free knitting, we’ve rounded up answers to the most-asked questions and sources for stocking up on, then using, enormous yarn.

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01
Feb 19

5 Inspiring Examples of Pipes as Curtain Rods

In my many years of living in apartments and houses that tend to include windows (ok, they have all had windows), I’ve long found myself underwhelmed by curtain rods. If I do what’s practical and just buy something affordable, the materials yield an almost hilariously flimsy product. If I squirrel away extra dollars for significantly higher quality curtain rods, I seem to suffer decision fatigue on exactly where to purchase them (after all, you don’t want to spend a wad of cash on something so innocuous only to find yourself second-guessing your choice in the end).

While I’m a big fan of vintage-accented rods (think old crystal), I also badly wanted to bring a small bit of an industrial feel into my new home in Portland, Oregon. Industrial can be a bit of a misfit aesthetic when not in a warehouse-type neighborhood (I am not), but I found a way to make it work subtly with this one simple design replacement: Use a pipe instead of a curtain rod.

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18
Jan 19

13 Temporary & Removable Adhesive Products All Renters Should Know About

Renters like nice things too! And, thankfully, each year more and more products emerge that are removable and won’t jeopardize your security deposit when you move out. So, you can fix up your space temporarily and not sacrifice style. Here are ten rental-worthy products—all adhesive—to consider.

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09
Jan 19

20 Transformative Ways to Give New Life to Old Furniture

If you’re giving yourself a fresh start for 2019—new haircut, workout routine, healthy habits—give your furniture a New Year’s refresh with these 20 tutorials that will restore, revitalize, or totally redo your favorite wood, metal, leather, vinyl, marble, and upholstered pieces.

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06
Jan 19

Photo-Friendly Pilea Plants Are Cute and Easy To Care For

The Chinese money plant (or Pilea) is frequently featured in Scandinavian interiors, where its bright green pancake-shaped leaves provide an adorable and welcome burst of color against white walls. They’re said to be easy to grow, but if you’ve ever tried to find one of your own in a plant shop, you likely came home empty-handed. So before you get your heart set on acquiring a Chinese money plant of your very own, read the following tips and advice on finding one, then caring for your hard-won prize.

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03
Dec 18

Nine Ways To Take Paper Snowflakes To The Next Level

The thought of making paper snowflakes may remind you of childhood memories of cutting out wonky, misshapen snowflakes only a mother could love. While the concept remains the same, this time around, the look is much more sophisticated— and your improved motor skills will come in handy. Armed with a quick tutorial, some project inspiration and a pair of scissors, you’re ready to snip your way to a winter wonderland.

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21
Nov 18

How to Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Table When You Don't Have Much Time

Whether you plan to prep weeks in advance or the day before, the truth is, nobody has a ton of extra time to get the Thanksgiving table set with all the bells and whistles. Check out these projects from table coverings, to place cards, to centerpieces if you want to wow your guests without handing over all your free time.

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05
Nov 18

14 Temporary & Removable Adhesive Products All Renters Should Know About

Renters like nice things too! And, thankfully, each year more and more products emerge that are removable and won’t jeopardize your security deposit when you move out. So, you can fix up your space temporarily and not sacrifice style. Here are ten rental-worthy products—all adhesive—to consider.

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31
Oct 18

This Coffee Table Is Made of 10,480 LEGO Bricks and Costs $9,000

LEGOs aren’t just for the kiddos. If you miss those colorful building blocks of your childhood, you’ll love this DIY coffee table from California-based art director Yusong Zhang. It took him three weeks to make and over 10,000 brick pieces. But what’s perhaps most surprising is how modern and sophisticated it looks in his living room.

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