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Do It Yourself

How-tos, photos and topics of DIY discussion.

10 ways to dress up your walls without paint

Even when you have the ability to paint, you might not always have the energy OR the budget. There are a few surprises in this list of ten ways to work with a wall sans-paint.

How to make a natural air freshener, and assemble your own laboratory for concocting teas, salves, and syrups

Herbs. They taste good, they smell nice, and have well-documented medicinal properties. You can put inexpensive ingredients to good use after you put together your apothecary kit. Though I’m even more interested in Dale’s illustrated herb chart on salvaged wood.

How we decorated the nursery without breaking the bank

Decorating your kid’s nursery with style doesn’t have to be a monumentally expensive task — you just have to know where to look.

You never knew it was this easy to make laundry soap

Making laundry soap is gaining popularity as a way to save money, live greener, and soothe sensitive skin. My first batch of homemade detergent was shockingly easy to mix — and it’s unbelievably cheap to keep yourself up to your neck in laundry soap.

How to collage photos and knick-knacks in a vintage, mini, super-customizable display

Whitney assembled a whole lotta photos and small objects into a nicely-arranged art piece she and her guests can admire. She made a very detailed how-to for us to follow.

How to craft pinwheel flowers that make your walls pop

Craft your own handmade paper flowers with Sandy’s illustrative step-by-step photographs and simple instructions. These flowers are large, colorful, and add a bright highlight to walls that’s easy to change up.

Antique sewing machine is reborn as chic computer desk for a DIY master

Evita scored a neat old Singer sewing machine at her Goodwill. When it turned out it was beyond repair, Evita turned to her DIY-skills to turn her frown upside-down.

A scary-easy kitchen update in five fast steps

These scary-easy suggestions will help you give your kitchen a facelift. Whether you don’t have the time or money for a full-on kitchen reno — or you just don’t need one — everyone likes a fresh view.