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Beautiful Beachy Decor: How to Get the Look

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 13, 2014

Beachy style brings to mind long lazy days at the shore ... and it can add coziness and personality to an inland house or apartment as well as it does to a seaside cottage. If you are...


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Mixed Opinions on Painting Vintage Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2014

There is a movement currently afoot to rescue vintage furniture. Old wooden dressers, vanities, chairs and the like are being bought at garage sales or retrieved from roadsides –...


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Copper Decor: Trending Now

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 29, 2014

Metallics have long been used in household décor as eye-catching accents or impressively bold statements. These days copper is catching up to stylish silver and gold tones...


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Turning Pine-Beetle Ravaged Trees Into Furniture

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 24, 2014

Mountain pine beetles (known to less casual acquaintances as Dendroctonus ponderosae) are infamous across many stretches of North America with pine forests. These insect pests come...


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DIY Recycled Door Coffee Table

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 18, 2014

I'm pretty sure you can teach an old door new tricks, and Hometalk users have pretty well proved it with their wide assortment of reclaimed door projects large and small. One of my...


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These Dewey Decimals Got Style!

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 24, 2014

I don't want to sound like a fuddy-duddy, but the number of people who still remember card catalogs is starting to wane, and half of kids these days probably wouldn't know what to do...


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Cool Carpentry Project: Grow Light Bookshelf

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 09, 2014

I love multipurpose objects with a passion. They appeal to my aesthetic sense and also to my desire to live a low-impact life: why have three things when I could have one thing that...


Meredith K. used overlays to punch up this ho-hum dresser. Photo: Meredith K./Hometalk

Dress Up Furniture With Overlays

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 18, 2013

You know how IKEA sells all this super plain, almost stark furniture? Many people use it as-is, since the utilitarian look is a totally legitimate design choice, but I view it less...