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  • 5 Fun Labor Day Weekend Projects

    Here are a few of our favorite projects that would be great to tackle this labor day weekend. Choose an indoor or outdoor project and go for it! 1. Paint Your…

  • New Beginnings at the Dahl House: Nesting Series

    With the help of some great contributors we’ve covered some elements of nursery design and preparing for a baby as well as recycling a crib and tips for doing-it-yourself while pregnant.…

  • Your End Of Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

    Wow, people. Where in the WORLD did the summer go? We can’t believe Labor Day weekend is almost here! And Starbucks will soon sell their pumpkin spice lattes, so, you know,…

  • Get Stuff Done During A DIYcation

    It’s been awhile since we checked in with our good friend, the fabulous DIY Diva. And when we did, she gave us a brilliant idea: the DIYcation. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t…

  • Create Storage & Intrigue With A Secret Door

    We all have those whimsical childhood dreams of what our dream house would be like. Whether it be turrets, underground tunnels, tiny elevators, or hidden passageways, we all smile with delight…

  • Paint Your Own Wall Mural

    Our friend Nick has a passion for music and wanted to incorporate this into the design of his new home. You can take his same concept and create your own wall…

  • Stain Your Cabinets With Coffee Grounds

    We love finding creative uses for common household items. Take coffee, for example. It’s delicious, and for many of us, it’s the fuel that keeps us going throughout a hectic day.…

  • Glam Up Your Cement Floors With Glitter

    For a long time at our house, we’ve been discussing how to handle our basement floor. Despite being freshly (albeit poorly and incorrectly) painted before we moved in, a combination of…

  • 5 Stay at Home Projects to Avoid Carmageddon

    It’s here! The weekend that Angelenos have been dreading for months. CARMAGEDDON!!! Simply put, the 405 freeway will be closed for two days at 10-mile stretch between I-10 and the 101…

  • Build Your Own Fruit Fly Trap

    There’s nothing we love more than a quick DIY project that serves a practical purpose. Summer is a prime time to gather fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden or area…

  • Create Invisible Kitchen Storage

    No matter if you have a galley-style kitchen or an expansive professional one, something every chef or baker of every level is looking for is more storage in the kitchen. Typically,…

  • Build Your Own Container Garden

    One of the disadvantages to living in a loft, apartment or condo is the lack of outdoor space. As a Kansas City loft dweller, I find myself lamenting my lack of…

  • Free Your Inner Artist With A Sharpie Floor

    Sharpies are such a versatile item. Sure, they’re an ideal office supply (and a must-have when it comes to preparing for a garage sale.) But Sharpies also have nearly unlimited DIY…

  • Install A Hammock For The Best Sleep Ever

    For the last several years, I’ve been keeping a list of features I want in my dream house. They include a library with floor-to-ceiling shelves, a giant kitchen and maybe even…

  • Tips And Tricks For Refinishing Your Deck

    Harsh weather conditions, wear and tear — it’s likely that your deck will need to be refinished every few years to keep it in prime condition. This is generally a project…

  • Cracks Be Gone: How To Patch A Sidewalk

    What’s not to love about a sidewalk? You can draw on them with chalk, and they’re a safe haven on which to walk, bike, jog, jump rope, play hopscotch–you get the…