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Oct 18

How to Make A Quick Floating Shelf with Invisible Brackets

While traditional shelves definitely have a place in homes (hello, bookshelves!), floating shelves are perfect for displaying collections and holding dishware—without adding the bulk of brackets. If you want to quickly install shelving that holds a significant amount of weight, invisible brackets are the way to go.

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19
Oct 18

The Frightening Reason You Shouldn't Use Contact Paper in Your Kitchen Cabinets

An $8 roll of contact paper can do wonders for your home. You can use it to upgrade old furniture, modernize shelves, elevate countertops, or even forge a backsplash. For the budget-conscious, it’s almost too good to be true. And, as it turns out, some people say it just might be.

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11
Oct 18

Four Ways to Decorate Your Plants for Halloween This Year

Carving pumpkins is messy, requires tools, and then they just turn around and rot on you. Here’s another suggestion: Forgo the jack-o-lantern and decorate your plants and planters instead. You love them more anyway.

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10
Oct 18

Why Paint Color Matching Doesn't Always Work

Say you are absolutely smitten with a color and it would be the most perfect thing ever on your walls. You’ve already finished the whole paint project in your mind and it’s beautiful. There’s just one teeny problem. You can’t get your hands on that particular paint brand (or can’t bring yourself to drop a hundred bucks on a gallon).

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08
Oct 18

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for People Who Are Lukewarm on Halloween

When September hits, suddenly it’s a constant holiday push. The stores keep putting out seasonal decor earlier and earlier, and I for one don’t love turning over my whole home to Halloween decor each October. I’d much rather use general pieces that are “fall” and then just sprinkle in a bit of holiday themes here and there. One easy way to do that is with decorated pumpkins that don’t scream Halloween.

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25
Sep 18

Only Short People Truly Get This One Household Essential

While everyone can argue for the necessity of a step stool, those of us under 5’5″ really truly understand the day-to-day need for this one household buy. All those high places where you managed to squeeze out some extra storage are only good if you can reach them, right? But finding a modern step stool that actually looks good? From DIYs to online buys, we’ve got you covered.

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17
Sep 18

This Redditor's $250 Pantry Makeover Is Kitchen Storage Gold

This Redditor’s pantry was impressive, both in terms of its size, but also in the amount of food, kitchen supplies, and cookbooks he had stuffed in there. For $250 and some DIY power, he completely revamped the space and made it so much more functional and appealing.

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13
Sep 18

7 Must-Do Adulting Chores You Shouldn't Avoid This Fall

Spring might get all the attention when it comes to cleaning, but it’s pumpkin spice latte season, and you know what that means—winter is coming. Fall is the time for hoodies and boots, but also the time to tend to some of those yearly chores. So get busy!

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12
Sep 18

7 Ways to Hack Your Way to a Kick-Ass Kitchen Island

I’m in the planning stages of a kitchen renovation and the first thing I knew I wanted to add was a kitchen island. There is almost no counter space in the kitchen, but tons of room in the middle, so I thought “Easy, we’ll just run to the store, build some cabinets, add a countertop, done.” If anyone else has looked into this, you’re probably laughing at me now, because here’s what I didn’t know: Any “permanent” island, by code, requires outlets. Which means ripping up the floor to run electrical to it. So I scratched the original plan, refocused, and now I’m on track to hack a pre-built option to meet our needs.

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01
Sep 18

13 Things You Probably Haven't Considered Spray-Painting (But Should)

When you want to change the color of a wooden chair, you automatically reach for a can of spray paint. But when you have some monstera leaves, a KitchenAid mixer or a fridge in need of a makeover? Spray paint isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. After searching the web and our archives for unexpected subjects for spray-paint spruce-ups, we’ve determined that this humble supply can accomplish much more than we ever thought it capable of.

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