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HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

This is the Pallet Emergency Home. It Can Be Built in One Day With Only Basic Tools.

This is the pallet emergency home.<p>This pallet house can be built in one day using only basic tools.<p>You can also upgrade it with insulation, AC, smoke …

Furniture

How to Build a Compost Bin

Compost bins aid gardeners in making their own compost, so their plants will thrive with unlimited amounts of free organic fertiliser. They are …

Smoked Maple Chipotle Chicken Breast

It was Super Bowl this weekend and my smokers and pellet grills got a major workout! From ribs, to jalapeno poppers, sausages and more, I seemed to …

How to Clean, Prep, and Grill Fish + Shellfish

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're rounding up all the how-tos needed to get your fill of seafood, while the summer lasts.</i><p>There's something about eating seafood in the summer that …

How to Cook the Best Filet Mignon You'll Ever Make

What is Filet Mignon?<p>A filet is a boneless cut of meat or fish, and <i>mignon</i> is a French word that means cute or dainty. A filet mignon, then, is a …

Grilling: Spinach and Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

A grand holiday like Christmas requires a fitting centerpiece on the table, and the enormity and richness of a large slab of beef seems an apt player for that role. For a special occasion such as this, I'd probably shell out for an incredibly flavorful rib roast, give it a lot of salt and pepper, …

The Obsessivore's Quest to Master His Wood-Burning Grill

Two years in the making and dozens of blueprints later, Adam Sachs finally has his dream kitchen—including, most triumphantly, a wood-burning grill…that he has no idea how to work. Can he master the fire, or will he go up in flames?<p></head>There is a fire in my kitchen. Not the tame blue flicker of …

Oh Hey, Honeycomb Shelves

We recently hung our honeycomb shelves. My dad and grandpa hung them. These shelves were a DIY project last year here on the blog (see the original …

Why This Outdoor Space Is Just As Cool As You Think It Is

For the last several months I've had the image above saved on my computer. When I first came across it, I had one of those, "I want to go to there" …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Build DIY Floating Shelves With Ana White

We could not be more thrilled to introduce Ana from Ana-White.com who’s swinging by with an amazing build-it-yourself project for anyone who’s ever …

Key West Lounge - Silver Chair

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26 Creative Ways to Plant a Vertical Garden

As long as you've got a blank wall or a bare fence, you can tend edibles, annuals, even perennials with these vertical gardening ideas.<p>As long as …

Building Your Own Rain Barrel To Water Lawns, Help Gardens And Wash Cars

Ever since we spotted a rain barrel in action on our visit to Matt & Kristin’s house last fall, Sherry and I have been itching to harness the power …

Composting 101

Compost is created in forests, fields, and plains around the world. It is the result of organic matter (plant parts and food scraps) decomposing with the aid of water, oxygen, invertebrate organisms (worms, slugs, sow bugs), and beneficial microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). Crumbly, dark brown …

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DIY Idea: Make a Reclaimed Wood Planter Wall

Move over, wallpaper. Take a hike, paint! There's a new accent wall treatment in town -- and it's green from head to toe.<p>Reclaimed, up-cycled …

Make It: DIY Hanging Mason Jar Planters

Just when I thought I'd seen every possible mason jar craft, I stumbled across this sweet and simple idea!<p>Armed with some twine, Karla from Oh So …

Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk Is the Best Chicken Recipe

Nearly five years ago, I wrote about this oddball Jamie Oliver recipe that was so weird and yet so delightful it sent me into fits of hyperbole. Best …

Simple Springtime Dishes

The Only 3 Tools You Need to Grill Like a Pro

To grill like a pro, you don't need fancy gadgets--just these 3 basic, indispensable tools<p>There are so many useless kitchen tools. Same thing goes for grilling gadgets--you really don't need that Roomba-like grill cleaner or even that two-pronged grill fork. What you <i>do</i> need are some highly …

Grilling with Beer

A barbecue without beer is like, well, a pit without smoke or a grill without fire. And the beer’s not just for drinking – it’s a lifeblood of …

Bedroom Organization Tricks

If your bedroom is small or large, these organizing ideas will help you keep everything in its place, leaving you a calm and tranquil space to relax in.<p>The space under your bed can be put to sensible use with these bins, made by attaching casters to a wooden box, a drawer from a chest, or a wine …

Bedrooms

diy project: erik’s recycled wine bottle torch

this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough …

Make it Modern: DIY Two-Tone Sail Rope Hammock

This might be the perfect summer project. Weaving is an amazing way to relax. The repetition and handiwork are incredibly cathartic—and when you’re …

Crafting

Amazing DIY Table + Free Downloadable Plans

23 Comments<p>Fiona and Doug of Cartolina just finished an amazing DIY table and office expansion to accomodate their new shipping and distribution …