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DIY

  • High-Tech DIY Home Security

    Installing your own home security system no longer requires the expertise of a skilled technician. You can still invest in a full-featured system from one of the leading home security firms…

  • 5 Summer Projects Anyone Can Do

    Now that summer is officially here, we’ve got 5 projects that anyone can do that will improve your quality of summer living. Build a wooden trellis Install a screened in porch…

  • Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

    When my husband and I bought our house, we did so with every intention of getting all HGTV on the place. Despite neither of us having any home renovation experience, we…

  • Colorful Wood Stains

    Buh, bye basic browns! Why stain that old adirondack chair in a basic wood when you can choose from colors like avocado and purple velvet? Olympic exterior stains has added to…

  • DIY Kitchen Island

    It’s amazing how versatile an $8 Ikea lack table can be. I spotted Kyle Freeman’s DIY kitchen island on Apartment Therapy last year and I still think about how clever he…

  • iPhone 4G now iOS4: Expect More Amazing DIY Apps

    We’re currently following the Apple World Wide Developers Conference live on gdgt as Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone 4G which they’ve called the iOS4. It’s new technology in both software and…

  • Bamboo Block Countertops from Teragren

    While admiring my friend’s kitchen in her apartment over the weekend, I gushed about her butcher block countertop. She politely corrected me that her counter was, in fact, bamboo. One company…

  • Flour Paint: A DIY Solution

    There are tons of eco-friendly paint options out there now, but some DIYers are taking it one step further by making their own paint. The easiest type of paint to make…

  • My Dirty DIY Secret: Spray Paint

    Whenever the weather gets warmer and there’s a couple of clear-skied hours in the forecast, I get an itch that only one thing can scratch. A can of spray paint. I…

  • Chicken Cribs: The Next Design Frontier

    I’ve been hearing a lot about chickens lately. This post over at Design*Sponge got me thinking about the rising popularity in tending to our own gardens, growing our own food and…

  • DIY Home Security System

    There were numerous do-it-yourself home security systems showing at the National Hardware Show but the solution from Swann stood out to us. We have never used it but the 4 Channel…

  • How To Replace A Broken Window Pane

    The only time I’ve ever inadvertently broken a glass window was when I locked my brother out of the house during dessert. He was so angry he tapped on the glass…

  • Enjoy a Pest Free Summer with a Screened Porch

    MINI Track recently contacted us regarding their do-it-yourself porch screen solutions. We love spending time outdoors in the summer but sometimes the little buggies can get too much and its nice…

  • TechShop is Betting on a DIY Revolution

    Yes, you can take courses and learn home improvement skills at Home Depot and Lowes or if you’re lucky enough a DIY Academy or something similar is in your city. A…

  • Is Milk Paint Right for You?

    Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000…

  • Easy-to-Make Glass Ball Chandelier

    I can’t get over how easy and amazing this do-it-yourself chandelier was that Small Notebook created – for only $70. They got the idea from the smart folks at Readymade. Here’s…

  • 3 Simple Steps to Patio Appeal

    I asked my dear friend Bryan Tomczuk, owner of Bryant Landscape Design in New York City, how the heck he can make tiny Manhattan balconies look like such lush outdoor spaces.…

  • Solution For A Sagging Sofa

    What I love most about the blogosphere is how you can find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. While perusing one of my favorite fashion reads, Fashion Is Spinach, the…

  • Delicious DIY Furniture

    This do-it-yourself pallet bench from Casasugar caught our eye. The rest of this gallery is also amazing!…

  • Vertical Gardens Are Here!

    You heard it here first when we called this trend coming to the States! A Cup of Jo spotted San Francisco florist Flora Grubb’s vertical DIY panels. Here’s what they say:…

  • Flea Market Style, The Magazine

    Today, the shelter-centered parts of my feedreader exploded with excitement and joy — there was a new shelter magazine released! In the wake of such greats like Domino and Metropolitan Home…