Jessica McCard

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Remove Rust From Garden Tools With Crumpled Aluminum Foil

Ah, 'tis the season to be out in the yard, planting and pruning. And the last thing you want to deal with is a corroded pair of shears or trowel. Luckily, we came across this easy solution by AnnArbor.com for removing rust from your garden tools.<p>First, take a piece of crumpled aluminum foil and dip …

Craft Room Organization: 10 Smart Ways to Store Fabric

Both professional interior designers and crafters/DIYers struggle with the same kinds of problems: how to make a small room feel larger, how to bring …

10 Easy Pieces: Summer Drinks Dispensers, High to Low

For keeping yourself (and your party guests) hydrated all summer long, 10 state-of-the-art drinks dispensers at a range of price points.<p>What are you …

10 Designer Tips For Stylish Closet Organization

The closet of your dreams is only a few easy steps away.<p>Every other part of your house is impeccably styled — so don't skimp on the closet. Here, the simple ways you can create an awe-worthy space to begin your day in.

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25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

12 Tips for Hosting a Summer Party

Summer is officially here… We thought we’d kick off the season by sharing some of our favorite summer party tips with you! We at Decoist love to …

In Los Angeles: making a small space feel big

Prior to moving into this 900 square foot home with two bedrooms, Sunny Lee, director for Brand Strategy at Applied Storytelling, had lived in a …

Sleeping Bags + weekly wrap up

I had a much more elaborate weekly wrap up planned for today, but the week has gotten away from me. I’m in the middle of looking for an apartment …

Cottage Farmhouse Style: How to Make it Trendy

The cottage house style of décor is beautiful and gives off a sense of warmth as well as sentimentality. Putting a modern spin on it makes it homely …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

Creating an Illusion

Is your bedroom too narrow? Is the ceiling in your kitchen too low? Is your living room too spacious? Many of us have at least one room in our home …

A Seaside California Home Layered with Inspiration

Chris and Christy Thiessen moved to the Bluff Heights neighborhood of Long Beach, California three years ago. Coming from Atlanta, Georgia, they …

A Seattle Home Where You Don’t Need a Lot of Space for Indoor Fun

Gabe and Ashley Rodriguez are a creative couple living in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with their three kids. With so little space and so many …

The Essence of Home: Building on Location in North Carolina

What’s more fulfilling than owning your own house? Perhaps helping someone else attain that goal.<p>Across the globe, Habitat for Humanity offers people …

Thrifting Furniture: How To Look

You can find amazing furniture at a literal fraction of the cost with just a little bit of thrifting know-how. Of course you don’t want to pick up …

The Art of Hanging Art

• 1 |<br>• Source: Scandinavian and Deko<p>2 |<br>• Source: Old Brand New Blog<p>3 |<p>When hanging disparate or unusually shaped pieces in multiples, think in terms of a …

Decorating with Cream: Ideas and Inspiration

Cream colors. They’re smoother than gray and less harsh than white. They’re serene, yet contemporary. They’re stylish, yet relaxed. They’re ethereal, …

Top 10 Best Uses For Old Windows

When you replace a window in your home, there’s not much you can do with the old one other than just throw it out. Well, that’s what most people seem …

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10 Genius Planter DIYs

As much as I love admiring fancy planters, my wallet prefers a more DIY option. And honestly, I agree. Budget or not, I’m definitely in the camp that …

10 Important Things To Consider When You're Buying Curtains

Make sure you're spending dough on window treatments that are just right for you.<p>As any decorator will tell you, curtains make a room — but only when chosen correctly. When it comes to window treatments, it's a matter of color and fabric, length and lining, and custom-made versus off-the-shelf. …

How To Spray Paint Metal Furniture

I recently came across this adorable little vintage milking stool at a pop-up shop, and couldn't wait to get it home. I've been looking for a small …

Before & After: Erin's Chair Refresh on a Budget

Bargain shopper Erin haggled this chair from an estate sale down to $10. It sat in her home, patiently waiting for a refresh, until she found the …

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<i>For this week’s How-Tuesday post, Mary Andrews and Tim Vidra from 17 Apart teach us how to transform a discarded shipping pallet into a beautiful storage system suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Roll up your sleeves and kick off a season of spring cleaning and gardening with this perfectly</i> …

How To Choose a Sofa: 50 Designer Tips

Everything you need to know.<p>Everything you need to know about sofas in one place. Experts such as Windsor Smith, Barbara Barry, and Steven Gambrel share how deep a sofa should be, which style goes with which, how to select pattern, and more.

Home Decorating

15 Easy Upgrade Ideas For Your House

Is your house ready for a change? Get inspired with these easy and unique updates you can make to your space.<p>1. Paint a piece of furniture Kool-Aid purple.<p>2. Collect seashells to embellish a fireplace surround.<p>3. Hang a wind chime inside the house where it can catch a breeze.<p>4. Set up an outdoor …

Color Ideas - Decorating with Colors

Rethink your white walls. Now.<p>They are definitely unexpected if you ask us.<p>November Rain is the neutral you've been looking for.<p>Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>We're traveling back in time, and our favorite spaces have never looked so good.<p>These designer picks go …

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

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