Recent Carpenters Articles


Simplicity in the South/Hometalk

How to Banish the Boring Hallway Blahs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 05, 2016

Quick! What's the most neglected area of the typical American home? If you answered "the hallway," you are spot on. This is a space which, all too often, can best be described as dreary....


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Pallet Project Tips to Convert Former Pallet Haters

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 16, 2015

Seems like there are two opposing sides when it comes to crafting with discarded shipping pallets ... the fans and, well, the haters. DIYers who love pallets are very vocal about their...


DIYOntheCheap/Hometalk

Style a Beautiful Bookcase or Two

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 13, 2015

An oldie but goodie – there’s a well-known interior decorating story which is still making the rounds. Someone walks into a bookstore, looks around carefully, and asks...


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9 Hints to Help You Host in a Big Way in a Small Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 01, 2015

Entertaining guests is an act of love. Whether you're gathering the clan for a traditional holiday meal or putting up out-of-town friend overnight, hosting means opening up your home...


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9 Handy Hints For Hanging Wall Art

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 18, 2015

Ahhhh … smash … oops!! Those were the sounds you would have heard if you'd been a witness to my hanging a treasured piece of art. A gift from my sister, the carefully...