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12 DIY Projects That Make A Statement With Contact Paper

One of today’s most popular DIY project supplies is contact paper. Have you come across any DIY projects featuring this wonder material? The …

DIY Nightstands For Your Bedroom

Ever have a piece of furniture you <i>used</i> to love, but just doesn’t fit the bill anymore? Maybe your decorating tastes have changed, and the color or …

Cool Artwork: Quotes and Words on Walls

Walls can be such a wonderful blank canvas in a home and a great place to get really creative and have some fun! I love the idea of being able to …

Drowning in Paper? What to Keep, What to Toss, What to Digitize

Paper is the bane of my existence — and probably yours, too. In preparing for tax season, I recently digitized a box of old receipts but also ended …

Social Security

Before & After: Small Bathroom Finally Meets Its DIY Maker -->

How To Set Up More Clearly-Defined Areas in Living Room?

<b>Q:</b> I became a first-time homeowner recently, and am not quite sure how to set up my living room. The room is 19 x 13 feet in size and sort of a …

Living Rooms

Adding Pattern: Renewing the Look of a Painted Room with One Wallpapered Wall -->

What Everyone Gets Wrong When Moving Into a New Home

After getting the key and walking into your new, calm, and empty apartment, what's the first thing you do to make it your own? Move in the sofa? Pack …


Before & After: Cookbook Display Goes Front-Facing

My kitchen is spacious by city apartment standards, but really lacks in storage. While an inexpensive tower shelf stored my cookbooks just fine, I …


No Hesitation, No Mercy: How To Decide What To Get Rid Of and Then Act NOW --> Sometimes spontaneous decisions can be your best friend: if you know you'll never want the item in your hand, put it immediately into the appropriate outbox and never have to deal with it again. Here's a list of the sorting boxes/shelves/heaps I keep going at all times, so I always have a place to stick "junk" without a moment's hesitation:

Store it at the store! How to Curtail Your Urge to "Stock Up" -->

Change the look of a room this weekend! 10 DIY ideas to try -->

A forgotten, rusty cart becomes cute and cherished! -->

Boring bathroom? 10 unexpected details you can borrow -->

This beat-up cabinet was saved from the trash and is enjoying a new life in a stylish bathroom -->

Basics of a Household Budget that Works

(Image credit: Alexandra & Eliot's 1890's Farmhouse, photographed by Bethany Nauert for Apartment Therapy)<p>Getting a handle on your finances is …

Personal Finance

10 Strategies For Saving Money at the Grocery Store

Whether you're shopping for yourself, sharing groceries with roommates, or buying food for your family, the cost of food can constitute a significant …

We may live in a (mostly) fixed-price society, but that doesn't mean that you need to pay sticker price for every single purchase -->

Do you know how much you should be saving each month for retirement? -->

There are few things as alluring as a really good deal. Here are some of our best tips for cutting down on 'bargain' purchases that you'll regret later. -->

Before & After: A Dilapidated Dresser Cleans Up Its Act

True story: we thought Jen might be pulling a fast one with this submission. We almost couldn't believe that this beast of a dresser could turn out …


Homes that layer in different styles are dynamic and interesting. Here are ten ways to mix aesthetics, without looking like a crazy person -->

Inexpensive Improvements: Room Changes for Under $100 --->

25 DIY Makeovers for Outdated Furniture-->

Seasonal Switches:Easy Changes for Refreshing Your Space Throughout the Year -->

Design Duel: Light vs. Dark Bedrooms --->

The Power of Pillows: One Sofa, 5 Ways -->

Help! I'm afraid of color! If you are too, take these baby steps to add more to your space -->

Can you guess what happened to this 1961 chair? Take a look at what its new owner did with it -->

Have a party to throw, but not the "Pinterest-y" type? Read this, and you'll be just fine -->