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Book Review: 'The Darkening Trapeze,' Larry Levis

Tess Taylor reviews a posthumous collection by Larry Levis, <i>The Darkening Trapeze</i>.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>The poet Larry Levis died in 1996. He was 49 and had already published five books. His writing just keeps coming. A third posthumous collection edited by David St. John is out. It's called …

Book Reviews

Corner Cabinet Makeover

Hey everyone, Mindi here, from MyLove2Create! Do you ever have projects that you start….but never finish?Well, today I am sharing such a project. I …

12 Budget Friendly DIY Ways To Make Your Home Look More Expensive

We all want to make changes to our homes and to make it more awesome place for living. Making a refreshment to your home can be fun, easy and cheap …

Required Reading: Cultivating Garden Style

Astro-physicist turned garden designer Rochelle Greayer takes a scientific approach in her new book, <i>Cultivating Garden Style</i>. Greayer, the founder of …

Landscaping

Beautiful Bedrooms: 15 Paint Colors to Consider for Winter 2014

Lauren and Chad's Vintage Comfort<br>Paint color: Benjamin Moore Silver Fox<p>(Image credit: Lauren Naimola)<p>The bedroom is the most private room in the home …

Tour Renee Zellweger's Country Home, Complete With 38-Acre Yard

Step inside the open and airy celebrity home...and get your $1.6 million ready<p>Actress Renee Zellweger is selling her Connecticut farmhouse, which is now on the market for $1.6 million, according to Zillow.com.<p><i>All Photos: Zillow.com</i><p>The 3,463-square-foot home, which was originally built in 1770, was …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of construction lumber and …

Woodworking

Charell's "Modern Desert" Room

Like this entry? Favorite it below!<p>Name:CharellLocation:New Orleans, LADivision:LightInspiration for my palette:We were originally just going to …

Before & After: A Childhood Dresser Turns into a Modern Media Stand

You know we're big fans of furniture transformations that look totally different after getting a DIY makeover. This old dresser turned modern media …

Before & After: An Unbelievable (& Adorable) Sofa Save

This sofa has seen better days. Honestly, it takes a lot of vision to think it's got any potential! Tinca took this sofa home and changed it for the …

7 Ideas to Steal from a Gorgeous Scandinavian Kitchen --> http://on.apttherapy.com/qBoRUv The apartment where it's located is for sale, but in case you're not planning a relocation to Scandinavia, here are seven ideas to steal for your own space.

Current Obsessions: Heading into Harvest

Take a look at a few things we’ve been loving lately:<p>Go for the romance (plus more tips for creating an alluring cottage garden).<br>• Gardenista is now on …

Gardening

Antique Case for Custom File Server

Michigan Tech was throwing out a bunch of old electronic equipment, and [Evan] snagged quite a gem: a UHF signal generator built by Hewlett Packard …

11 Statement-Making Front Doors

Set the tone for your home with a welcoming front door. Here, we take paint color cues from some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> Choose a color that compliments your brick and matches your shutters.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> Bring personality to solid brown stucco (and shock your neighbors) with an …

Antiques

Garden Visit: An Italian Terrace

This summer, I quietly decamped to Italy for three weeks. It was every bit the Mediterranean idyll I’d wanted, but I still insisted on keeping a …

Landscaping

Before & After: Rita's Really (Really!) Amazing Closet Transformation

Rita wanted to update her boring, brown closet doors and, being blessed with incredible vision, she managed to make them unrecognizably wonderful. …

Before & After: Vintage Dresser Strips Down

Libby bagged this solid wood dresser at a vintage store for $20. She says, "I couldn't believe it - I thought the price tag would say $200!"<p>Gorgeous! …

Vintage

8 Ways to Hack the IKEA Rast Dresser

The IKEA Rast dresser seems to be the DIYer's favorite project. And why not? At $35 a pop, the Rast is a small investment that, as you can see, can …

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How To Use Gray Around The House Without Making It Look Boring

Solid and stable, <b>gray</b> as a color is detached, neutral and impartial. It’s the color of compromise as it’s neither black nor white but a transitional …

Interior Design

An Already-Pretty Living Room Gets an Upgrade: Country Living Magazine shares a makeover of the "Before" room shown here, done in one weekend, on a $100 budget -->http://on.apttherapy.com/02r5r1

8 Jaw-Dropping Furniture Makeovers

Nancy Chua and Marcos Rodriguez, the duo behind family-owned Vintage Rehabs specialize in the restoration of vintage and antique furniture. Here, we take a look at some of the cherished pieces they've given new life.<p>Nancy Chua and Marcos Rodriguez, the duo behind family-owned Vintage Rehabs …

Furniture

10 Simple Steps to Organizing Your Pantry

There is something about the holidays that makes me want to get organized. Come Jan. 1st you can almost always find me cleaning out a closet or …

5 DIY Ways to Upgrade Rental Closet Doors

I considered myself lucky to have not one, but two closets in my tiny Brooklyn apartment, but boy, were they ugly. They both had shiny, faux wood …

"Knalpot" Fire Pit

Homemade Pontoon Boat<p>How to Start a Fire Using Flint and Steel<p>Simple Mini Fire Piston<p>Rockets Class<p>The oxidization shouldn't be a problem. The drum is …

BEFORE/AFTER: A TV Star's Surprisingly Affordable Home Makeover

Candace Cameron Bure shares a peek inside her house. This article originally appeared on housebeautiful.com.<p>When you think of celebrity home makeovers, your mind probably goes to custom-made furniture, window treatments, wallpapers, and more that will cost you thousands of dollars. Well, think …

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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Have You Tried Rhubarb Lemonade??

While hunting for great rhubarb recipes, I found a few references to Rhubarb Lemonade. I chose to make a 1/2 batch of a recipe from All Recipes.com. …