18
Mar 19

This $10 Amazon Buy Is a Cheap Way to Safely Change Your Locks


Rest easy in your new home.
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14
Mar 19

Clever Paint Jobs That Make Your Old, Cheap or Thrifted Furniture Look Expensive


We all know about the transformative power of paint for your wall, ceilings, and even floors, but have you thought about updating your furniture?
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11
Mar 19

5 Grown-up Hacks That Will Have You Calling Your BILLY Bookcase William


The iconic piece of furniture is turning 40 this year.

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04
Mar 19

Before and After: This Rental Kitchen DIY Is the Best Thing on the Internet

There are only so many changes you can make to a kitchen you do not own. Jess Bunge, Senior Market Editor for Emily Henderson, faced many of the classic challenges of a rental—dated floors, lackluster countertops, an oddly shaped floor plan—but brilliantly worked around them to make the space one to sigh over.

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Feb 19

Before and After: A $1300 Pottery Barn Desk Now Has a $60 Doppelgänger

A talented DIYer bought this old desk for $11.25 and managed to transform it into a dead-on knockoff of a $1,299 Pottery Barn desk while adding a clever upgrade in the process.

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04
Feb 19

The Huge Pinterest Trend You Can Easily Pull Off Yourself

In terms of recent trends, it doesn’t get much bigger than ceramic pottery. Inspired by the 1970s, sculptural clay vases, planters, and decor are everywhere these days—either adding subtle texture or bringing a full blown color explosion to our homes. Handmade ceramic pieces from the pros can be quite expensive (understandably, given the skill and work required to make them), but don’t let that sway you from loving and getting the look. It’s an easy trend to DIY using air dry and polymer clay. Here are some of our favorite projects to get you started.

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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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Jan 19

10 Affordable & Easy Ways to Add Lighting to a Closet Without Wiring

I’ve always preferred living in pre-1940s buildings for all their historical and architectural charm (so far, six different places and counting, ranging from 1907 through 1931). But my affinity for the old doesn’t always align with my modern day needs, most notably the absence of overhead lighting inside closets.

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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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Dec 18

7 New Ways to Reuse Your Old Leather Belts

Here’s a friendly reminder to not throw out, or donate, your leather belts during your next closet purge. Leather is an amazingly versatile DIY material and one belt will give you plenty of usable length to repurpose. Anytime a DIY calls for a long strip or just a scrap of leather, an old belt is the perfect amount. Here are some of our favorite leather DIYs to get you started:

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