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How to: Make a Simple Built-In Bench for Extra Storage

by Lidy Dipert

We'd had enough of our dated kitchen, so we decided to give it a full-on facelift, while staying on a budget. Follow along with our whole series: Lidy's Kitchen Makeover.

How to: Make a Simple Built-In Bench for Extra Storage

One of the more practical issues we faced with our current kitchen was inadequate storage. Because installing more cabinets was a bit out of our budget, we decided to make a simple built-in bench for a two-for-one punch: a place to sit AND a place to put...

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Make It: DIY Gold Urchin Decor Hack

by Lexy Ward
diy gold urchin decor hack

I'm sure you've noticed the gold sea urchin. Those little guys are a hot commodity in the world of design and interior decor. But they're fragile, and they can cost a pretty penny. So how do you take the look for a test drive? With this easy peasy urchin hack, or course! Can you tell which one was handmade and which was a store-bought item?

 

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How To: Paint The Most Realistic Faux Marble Countertops

by Lexy Ward

Marble is definitely the creme de la creme when it comes to countertops. But it can also break the bank when it comes to designing your kitchen or bathroom to include it. After seeing this amazing tutorial to paint MDF to look like marble, yes, PAINT it, (for $30!!!) I'm totally convinced that this is the way around the financial sacrifice. And it looks amazingly realistic that you might be able to fool even the most experienced of marble lovers.       

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Roundup: 10 Clever IKEA Hacks For Your Next Party

by Faith Towers
Roundup: 10 Clever IKEA Hacks For Your Next Party
Photo: Smile and Wave

IKEA is often thought of as solely a furniture retailer, but they have so much more than just furniture... and many of their pieces lend themselves to entertaining. And with the holidays sneaking up on us, I thought I'd share some clever IKEA hacks that would be perfect for your next gathering. Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite hacks for entertaining.   

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If You Can't Beat 'Em, Embrace 'Em: How to Decorate Unsightly Cables and Wires

by Miki40

created at: 11/22/2011

Ah...the wireless era! We're almost there, really, but it's taking too long. Why does the back of my desk have to look like an initiation test for a bomb squad?

Is this a gender issue? I mean, do guys find this photo appealing? Even Attractive? (Ed. - absolutely not.

Why did a box filled with electrical cords in our recent garage sale yielded the highest profit in the shortest amount of time?

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How to: Create Your Own Graphic "Wallpaper" with Patterned Fabric

by Chris Gardner

Friend o' Curbly Jessica Jones says, "I couldn't stand our boring white door anymore. Something had to be done. So over the weekend, we wallpapered it with a big, fun piece of fabric. I love it. And it's useful, too. There are four white doors in this corner of the apartment—bedroom, bathroom, coat closet, and outer door—and sometimes departing guests get confused about which one they came through. Now we'll just tell them to exit through the village."

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