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Before & After: A Cozy Reading Nook from Scratch
Update a 114-year-old, 1,200-square-foot Dutch Colonial to meet the needs of a young family? Challenge accepted, said...
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Double-Duty Furniture: 9 Affordable Favorites That Save Space
The world of furniture is getting pretty cutthroat. A simple ottoman with a dream can’t make it anymore. Now, if a piece of furniture wants a starring role in you...
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1 Coffee Table, 3 Ways
What I love most about quality furniture is its staying power. Over the course of its at times decades-long career in...
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Gather 'Round: 6 Inspiring Dinner Table Stories
When the family gathers to share food and laughter, the dining table stands at the center of it all. Whether handmade, purchased, or inherited and steeped with hi...
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This Thanksgiving, Fit Everyone at the Table
With so many dishes and serving utensils, not to mention the number of guests, Thanksgiving puts your dining room to the true test. Here are eight ways to get mor...
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Meet the Detroit Couple Giving New Life to Salvaged Lumber
Meet Mutual Adoration—the power couple behind one of Detroit's coolest furniture design studios. Wayne and Clare run ...
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7 Incredible Uses for Salvaged Lumber
Mutual Adoration, the artist couple turned furniture makers, have a love for salvaged materials. Their work reflects a respect for their materials history, but wh...
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8 Nightstands You Don't Need to Buy
Bedside storage is a must. Where else would you set a glass of water, nightly reading, phone, and alarm clock before settling in for slumber? And in a room so per...
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See How 8 DIYers Each Transformed 1 IKEA Classic
The IKEA Billy—a bookshelf so familiar it goes by its first name—is one of the most popular furniture items in America, if not the world. The storage stalwart's s...
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DIY Pallet Potting Bench
When gardening season is in full swing, there's nothing like a trusty potting bench to help you reap the season's bou...
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DIY Pallet Desk
What do you get when you mix a designer with a stack of pallets? A pallet desk, apparently. Rob Loukotka, artist/desi...
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DIY Pallet Ottoman
What's made from a pallet but looks nothing like one? This DIY ottoman! Allyson at Domestic Superhero totally transfo...
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DIY Pallet Bench for Kids
Kid-sized furniture is cute but it isn't cheap. And kids outgrow tiny furniture quickly. So upcycling a pallet into a...
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Meet the Furniture Designer Who Discovered the Beauty of Concrete
Meet Ben Uyeda, a champion of smart, green, and affordable design. With a pedigree in architecture, he's also an awar...
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10 IKEA Favorites Made Better by a DIY Paint Job
The IKEA name has come to represent smart, affordable home solutions for homeowners and apartment dwellers of all ages. But with the popularity comes easy recogni...
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How To: Make Your Own Furniture Polish
Wood furniture is no small investment. In covering the expense, we are comforted knowing that what we are buying can ...
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How To: Paint IKEA Furniture
Years ago, you purchased particleboard furniture at IKEA. Maybe it's begun to show its age, or maybe you simply no lo...
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Genius! DIY Murphy Bed
There's something kind of fascinating about the Murphy bed. Is it a bed? Is it a closet? And just how do you manage t...
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8 Unique Ways to Build Your Own Table
Not every handmade table needs to be built from scratch in a woodworking shop. In fact, ones constructed from upcycled materials usually bring the most character ...
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10 New Uses for Old Dressers
The dresser is a sturdy staple of almost every bedroom, but daily wear and tear can put even the best one into disrepair. When it's time to for a new dresser, don...
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The 10 Best Things to Buy Secondhand
You won’t always find the perfect antique side table or the china collection of your dreams on your flea market adventure. Even if you do, nearly every thrifted g...
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8 Great DIY Ways to Use Cinder Blocks
Coming in at less than $2 per block and useful for a wide variety of purposes, cinder blocks are—you might say—worth their considerable weight in gold. These load...
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Beds, Baths and Fortune-Telling at IKEA
Meet Jeff and Beth, the latest participants in the "time travel experiment" IKEA has been running to promote its fall...
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A Coffee Table Quest Ends at Sauder
Three years ago, our family moved from a tiny New York City apartment to a sprawling 3,000-square-foot house in Delaw...
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How To: Refinish a Dresser
Hold on a second! Don't get rid of that old wooden dresser just yet. Give it a second look, and this time try to see ...
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Thrift Store Savvy: 10 Treasure-Hunting Tips from a Seasoned Shopper
As the force behind the home decor business and DIY blog Miss Mustard Seed, Marian Parsons knows a thing or two about...
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Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Designs for a Custom End Table
We entrust a great deal of responsibility to the end table, an unsung hero of the living room furniture ensemble. A v...
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Hypnotized, One Couple Lives Its Future at IKEA
Here's what we've been waiting for: It's the first official video in a mind-bending new promotional series from IKEA....
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Now at IKEA, Time Travel
Who doesn't love IKEA? Whereas other furniture purveyors mainly appeal to one or another niche market, IKEA appeals a...
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How To: Remove Water Stains from Wood
Wood furniture is beautiful, but it's not impervious to the wear and tear of everyday life. To retain their looks, ne...
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10 Steps to Paradise in Your Own Backyard
Any outdoor living space, be it a compact apartment terrace or an expansive poolside patio, becomes much more inviting once it’s been outfitted with a few creatur...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Summery DIY Porch Swings
I'm not sure, I haven't researched it, but sitting—no, swaying—on a porch swing might be the most relaxing of all the...
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An Expert Reveals the Rules for Arranging Furniture
Stripped of its contents, an empty room can be intimidating, or it can be inspiring. For design consultant Robin Long Mayer, it’s definitely the latter. In her wo...
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DIY Concrete Tabletop
Sometimes we see a project that truly bowls us over. This concrete tabletop from Pete at D. I. Y. Projects with Pete ...
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Sitting Pretty: 11 Amazing Chair Makeovers
Chairs are hospitable and versatile. Adding a couple of great chairs is an easy and affordable way to give a space a new look—plus, chairs are a cinch to repositi...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Delectable DIY Picnic Tables
There’s nothing nicer than enjoying the company of friends and family over food and drink in the summertime. But do y...
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How To: Recover a Chair
It's only a matter of time: Sooner or later, your chairs with upholstered seats are going to get worn, dirty, or date...
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How To: Transform a Cabinet with Spray Paint
Is there a dated, shabby, worn-out cabinet hogging space somewhere in your home? If so, you may feel tempted to get r...
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Pro Tips: Furniture Arranging 101
Stripped of all its furnishings, an empty room can be intimidating—or inspiring! For design consultant Robin Long May...
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10 Playful Examples of Swinging and Swaying Furniture
While most people are good at utilizing all four walls of their rooms for furniture and decor, it is easy to forget about the ceiling. Suspending furniture like c...
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How To: Clean Leather Furniture
With its rich color and supple feel, leather furniture invites an element of luxury into your room decor.  Fortunatel...
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Couch Surfing: Top 10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Sofa
A new sofa is an investment—not just of your hard-earned dollars, but of your time. You hope to spend many years with your sofa, so it's worth your while to seek ...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Easy DIY Beanbag Chairs
Beanbag chairs come with a host of often negative connotations. In the eyes of an average homeowner—someone who perha...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Sturdy and Stylish DIY Dining Tables
The dining table is where families gather to enjoy meals, swap stories, and make memories. Given its central role in ...
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12 Ways to Wake Up Your Tired Outdoor Furniture
When spring is in the air and the weather starts to heat up, so does your outdoor entertaining. But after a long winter, your outdoor furniture might be looking s...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Easy and Elegant DIY Canopy Beds
We tend to think of canopy beds as being romantic, glamorous, and perhaps a bit showy. Yet their origins are humble. ...
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DIY Tales: Repurposing an Old Chest of Drawers
I’ve been keeping a really fun secret! When my SIL asked me to turn this Entertainment Center into a Play Kitch...
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DIY Tales: Reinventing a Vintage Hutch
This week’s guest post is submitted by a fabulous Stylish Patina reader and fellow furniture re-imaginer, Lindsa...
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How To: Clean Wood Furniture
Homeowners have long relished the beauty, versatility, and toughness of wood furniture—and above all, they've appreci...
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17 DIY Mini Bars to Mix Up Your Home Decor
After a long day, almost nothing is as relaxing as enjoying a cocktail. If you like to unwind with a drink but don't always like the stress or expense of going ou...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Very Versatile DIY Ottomans
Available in all shapes and sizes and with or without built-in storage features, ottomans are among the most versatil...
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DIY Tales: China Hutch Make-Over
DIY China Hutch Make-over Good morning everyone! I am sitting here at 6:00 with a large frosty diet coke finishing up th...
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DIY Tales: Refurbishing an Antique Table
This week's DIY project is a turn-of-the-century table Coach had stashed in the barn. At first, it was pretty beat up, l...
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Easy DIY: Refreshing a Curio Cabinet
This week’s guest post features a curio cabinet transformation submitted by Stylish Patina reader, Janelle Welch. ...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Flat-Out Wonderful DIY Platform Beds
Platform beds never go out of style—unlike, say, platform shoes, but that's a different story. Appropriate in a range...
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DIY Tales: Old Chair Redo
I'm not sure of the age of this chair, but by the appearance of the three layers of finishes and seat covers, it must be...
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DIY Tales: Colonial Country Cupboard
Last summer, Coach and I took a long weekend trip to Bethel, Maine for a bit of golf and R & R. Well, I should say...
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DIY Tales: DIY Bathroom Vanity
Where to begin on this one…. There was a bathroom vanity in my house that HAD to come out. Was it ugly? Not ...
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Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Nightstand Project Ideas
You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. Only when I tried living without a nightstand did I realize how import...
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DIY Tales: LOVE-ingly Restored Hope Chest
Back when I was a little girl, hope chests were a thing. The only company I was aware of that built them was Lane-t...
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Sitting Pretty: 12 Fantastic Folding Chairs
You’ve got the drinks, prepped the appetizers, and planned the festivities—but where will all your guests sit? You can certainly rent some chairs, but renting can...
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Drab to Fab: 10 Fantastic Furniture Makeovers
Whether they involve repainting, resizing, or retrofitting, furniture makeovers are very popular in the DIY world. While original finishes and old-world style cer...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Stand-Out DIY Benches
Consider the DIY bench and its beautiful simplicity: It celebrates the union of form and function, don't you think? W...
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Bob Vila Radio: DIY Headboards
The most important part of any bed is the mattress: The right mattress on a good frame is key to a good night’s sleep...
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DIY Tales: Dresser Makeover... She’s a Classy Lady Now
When we moved in we needed dressers, and my Mother in Law was awesome and brought over four! We had them stored in ...
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Easy DIY: How to Paint a Coffee Table
When I was younger, a big mistake I made was assuming I couldn’t decorate my home nicely due to funds. It struc...
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DIY Tales: Shoe Storage Solution
Is my front door the only one that is the gathering place for discarded shoes? I clean up piles like this on a daily bas...
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DIY Tales: Vintage Butcher Block Table
Yet another DIY project to share. This butcher block table was actually in two pieces-the bottom had been kicking around...
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DIY Tales: Three-Drawer Chest Redo
I picked up this small chest of drawers really cheap. I decided to use it as my "brave creation". A traditional re-finis...
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Knobs of Note: 16 Ideas for a Cool Cabinet
Are you searching for a way to add some personality to your doors and drawers? Create fun and functional handles with these delightful (and frugal) DIY ideas.
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DIY Tales: Turning Two Chairs into One
DIY Chair Bench from Hello I Live Here Hi everyone! Hope you’re all doing great and keeping warm today! Sorry I ha...
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Stepping It Up: 10 Fun, Clever, and Useful Step Stools
Can't quite reach the top shelf? Do the kids struggle to turn on the bathroom faucet? With these handy step stools, everyone can get a leg up—in style.
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How To: Clean a Microfiber Sofa
In recent years, microfiber furniture has risen in popularity with homeowners because the fabric is not only appealin...
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Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Ways to Build a Bar at Home
As the holidays loom on the horizon, many families have begun to make plans and gather essentials. For some, that mea...
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Design Files: Bentwood Chairs
With my new bentwood chairs safely at home I’m on the hunt for some inspiration about what to do with them. I had ...
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5 Things to Do with... Baby Cribs
If your child has outgrown her baby crib, you may have found it's a tough piece of furniture to dispose of. Even thri...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Cool DIY Stools
Too many places to sit? Never! Almost any room can benefit from one more seat, so long as it's sized in proportion to...
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How To: Refinish Rusty Patio Furniture
Don't throw out that rusty garden furniture. Restoring it can be a great weekend project. Use a wire brush or sandpap...
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Bob Vila Radio: Using Less Furniture
Many of us don’t have the luxury of really "decorating" a room—we move into a home and place our furniture as best we...
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Furniture Finds: Distorted Bookcase in Modern Brazilian Apartment
Triptyque Architecture designed this Brazilian apartment with an unusually distorted bookcase. The designers planne...
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Design Files: Decorating with Family Heirlooms
A main part of my job is helping home sellers depersonalize their home so others can envision themselves living there. B...
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DIY Hinged Drawer
Remember the dresser I found on craigslist a while back? It’s been chillin’ in a corner of our bedroom wh...
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How To: Make a Wood Tray
Hello everyone how was your holiday weekend? Can you believe Labor Day has come and gone already? Summer has flown bu...
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Fixing Up a Salvaged Corner Cabinet
We were thinking the corner of the hallway where we ripped down the old hulking cabinet would be a great place for a cor...
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Weekend Projects: DIY Furniture for Kids' Rooms
When it comes to designing spaces for kids, some parents are bona fide naturals. Mom has a magic touch with the paint...
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Weekend Projects: DIY Your Own Desk
With autumn somewhere over the horizon, it's only a matter of time before chilly weather relegates us to working indo...
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Dressing Up the Dresser: 11 Creative DIY Transformations
Paint, decoupage, mirrors... there are many ways to revive a drab dresser. Here are 11 examples guaranteed to inspire you to action.
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16 Style-Setting Coffee Tables You Can Make Yourself
If you're looking for a coffee table with high style, but not the high price tag that comes with it, consider one of these smart DIY creations.
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How To: Make an Inexpensive Desk for Your Kids
It was a challenge to find a desk for my five-year-old daughter. I needed something size-appropriate that would provi...
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Weekend Projects: Build a Better Bookshelf
My family members are bookworms, their tastes covering the spectrum from science fiction novels to Italian fashion ma...
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How To: Stain Wood Furniture
The process of staining furniture is intimidating to many do-it-yourselfers, because special tools and chemicals are ...
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How To: Furnish a "Green" Home
Research by the American Home Furnishings Alliance out of High Point, NC, reveals three interesting points about cons...
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Care and Repair of Outdoor Furniture
When choosing outdoor furniture for a garden room, outdoor kitchen, or multi-level deck, some consumers prefer qualit...
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Selecting Handcrafted Furniture
A piece of handcrafted furniture is at once a practical and aesthetic purchase. It graces your home, reflects who you...
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Furniture Makeovers: Adding Beadboard to Bookshelves
In between salvaging the old place in Jacksonville and feeling under the weather for a few days, I finally got all of th...
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Trash to Treasure: 10 Upcycled Products We Covet
Inspired by DIYers transforming old discarded materials and objects into something new, we couldn't help but turn the spotlight on these smart upcycled designer c...
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Care and Cleaning Keep Wicker Wonderful
Wicker furniture and accessories are very popular choices for living spaces both outdoors and in.  Comfortable, sturd...
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Weekend Projects: 5 DIYs to Improve Your Outdoor Space
With June officially having kicked off the summer, we look forward to a season under the sun. But if your deck, porch...
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Furniture Makeovers: Updating a Thrift Store End Table
Hello! I have been enjoying the abundance of yard sales lately and came upon some serious goodies this week. I have been ...
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Making Over an Old Dresser with a Few Maps and a Lot of Mod Podge
So many of you can tell by the furniture that I transform I don’t do a lot of “fluffy” projects, but I&...
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From the Community: Painting Everything Black, and Loving It
Hello! As you approach our front door, you're greeted with adirondack chairs. I brought these from our old house - they w...
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DIY Herringbone Stenciled Table
I’m super excited to share with you one of my favorite roadside finds/makeovers! I am a sucker for gold. Pair it w...
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How To: Paint Your Laminate Furniture
Painting furniture is obviously one of my favorite things to do! I love the thrill of the hunt for a great piece, ago...
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Design Your Own Furniture with "Everything But the Manual" System
When buying furniture, it’s always a matter of whether or not an item serves a purpose and will go with everything...
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Storage Ottomans: Clear Clutter Quickly, Easily, and with Style
Tidy up in a hurry with these multipurpose, flexible furniture pieces that create a little extra storage where you need it the most.
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DIY Herringbone Desk Makeover (Plus the Perfect Color Choice!)
I found this desk and I wanted to cry! Like seriously, I was sooo beyond excited about it! I knew I wanted to do somethi...
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5 Incredible Examples of Sustainable Furniture Design from BKLYN Designs 2013
This year marked the tenth anniversary of BKLYN DESIGNS, an exhibition of contemporary design and furnishings held in...
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Make Your Bed: 9 Easy DIY Headboards
Wake up your sleepy bedroom decor with a DIY headboard that reflects your personal taste and lifestyle.
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Store Anything with This Jaw-Dropping Quad Shelving Unit
When I first saw the Quad Shelving Unit by Nauris Kalinauskas, only one question ripped through my mind. Why is it cal...
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12 Awesome Outdoor Dining Ideas
Designer Jamie Durie framed this outdoor dining room by incorporating a large backyard pine tree into a stone wall. The...
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How To: Paint Mahogany
I have painted a ton of furniture over the years and I have learned a lot through trial and error. Mahogany is always on...
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How To: Upholster a Chair
I’ve been searching local antique shops in my area for a chair for my daughter’s bedroom. I had a chair the...
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DIY Metal Bench Makeover
This deep purple bench is made of metal. It is a garden bench that is usedoutdoors, so it took a little different prep ...
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Collapsible Log Chair Takes Upcycling to the Extreme
Reuse, reduce, recycle– that’s what we’re taught. So with so much of our building materials causing e...
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How To: Paint Furniture with Lacquer
How do you paint furniture using lacquer? Until recently I didn’t have the answer to that question, but then a cl...
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Dream It, Do It: How to Paint Laminate
I recently gave my bookcases a much-needed makeover.  Ever since I had painted the room a deep blue, this faux-w...
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How To: Add Legs to Furniture (The Easy Way!)
Today I'm going to show you how to add legs to virtually any piece of furniture. It's super simple and pretty fool-proo...
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Dream It, Do It: How to Paint Wood Furniture
Most anything can be transformed with a can of paint and some step-by-step instructions. Here's an easy, four-step tu...
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Dream It, Do It: How to Paint Wrought Iron
I’ve had some rusty-looking wrought iron patio furniture staring at me from my backyard for years now. It came with t...
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13 Easy Ways to Repurpose Antique Armoires
With a little ingenuity, you can move your antique armoire into the 21st century without sacrificing any of the furniture's old-fashioned charm.
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Weekend Projects: DIY Furniture Updates
It's finally here—Friday! The weekend is a great time to relax, but it's also the perfect opportunity to bring simple...
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Bob Vila Radio: Choosing a Mattress
If getting more sleep is one of your New Year's resolutions, it might be time for a new mattress. Shopping for a matt...
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Bob Vila Radio: Mirror Placement
If the end of the year is a time for reflection, don't underestimate the power of a well-placed mirror to enhance you...
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Bob Vila Radio: Sofa Beds
Where would we be during the holidays without the sleeper sofa? Sofa beds of the past are notorious for being somewha...
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Make a Statement with Your Mirror
Mirrors come in a full range of shapes and styles and can fit easily into any decor. But if you really want to make a...
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5 DIY Farm Table Projects That Will Last a Lifetime
Farm tables are those warm, rustic surfaces that draw inspiration from the original harvest tables found in American ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Buying Furniture
So you repainted the living room and now you can’t stand your old furniture.  Before you shop 'til you drop, do some ...
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9 DIY Headboard Projects to Suit Any Bedroom
I tend to think of headboards as the sort of thing that only real grown-ups own. When you're a 20-something who moves...
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6 DIY Standing Desk Projects to Keep You Healthy While You Work
It turns out that sitting is bad for you. Like really, really awful. It's no surprise that a sedentary lifestyle isn'...
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Picnic Indoors—For Real
If you think summer's end will preclude you from enjoying the pleasures of a picnic until next year, think again! Thi...
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Murphy Beds: 9 Hide-Away Sleepers
Since its 1900 invention, the Murphy Bed has become a standard space-saving solution for making a room multifunctional.
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Make Any Room a Bedroom with a Murphy Bed
There's a room off our kitchen dedicated as a playroom for our daughters (ages 2 and 4). Originally, the house plan d...
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16 Ingenious IKEA Hacks
Custom furniture is expensive. And let’s face it, while many of us have custom tastes, we don’t have custom budgets. Enter, IKEA— the Swedish furniture company th...
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Buy or Build: 15 Desks We Love
With each passing year, more and more people work from home at least part of the time. Technology makes telecommuting easier than ever— so the home office is more ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Flat Pack Furniture
It’s not just for dorm rooms anymore:  the stylish design, low cost and ingenious construction of lots of today’s kno...
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Adirondack Chairs: 10 New Classics for Today
A New England creation turned countrywide deck favorite, this American standard is as popular as ever.
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Anatomy of an Adirondack Chair
Warm summer nights make me want to lounge back with a cool beverage and watch the sunset from our back deck after the...
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How To: Refinish a Wood Table
Let's face it, the easiest way to transform an old piece of furniture is to paint it. But if the piece is well-constr...
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Picnic Tables at "Summer-Friendly" Prices
Picnics are as much a part of summer as swimming pools and mosquitos. So we've rounded up some great picnic table bar...
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Bob Vila Radio: Choosing Outdoor Furniture
Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing)...
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Bob Vila Radio: Outdoor Furniture
Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing)...
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5 Seating Picks from ICFF
Hours before the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) closed its four-day run on Tuesday, the winners of ...
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Wandering Through "Wood-Land" at ICFF
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is one of my favorite trade shows.  It is the one show in the co...
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Adirondack Chairs: Modern Takes at Reduced Prices
The Adirondack chair dates back to 1903, when Thomas Lee couldn't get comfortable. While vacationing with his family ...
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Paint Makeovers: An Expert Tells All
As a decorator and "junker," I've discovered plenty of beauty and utility in stuff others have kicked to the curb. An...
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5 Easy Steps to a Successful Paint Makeover
Follow these easy paint makeover tips to transform an old piece of furniture into one that's fresh and new!
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Winterizing Your Patio Furniture
As sad as it is to move indoors after enjoying your outdoor furniture all summer, taking a little extra time to care ...
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Infant Sleeper: The Final Challenge
Fine woodworker Abel Smith, of Tay River Builders, crafted a cradle for his best friend’s baby. He spent months execu...
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Furniture: My “Green” Nursery Challenge
When I was just 11 days from giving birth, I still had 11th hour projects to complete for my "Green" Nursery Challeng...
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The Crib and Bedding: My “Green” Nursery Challenge
In week two of my "green" nursery challenge, I purchased the "Rolls Royce" of organic mattresses.   Now I needed a cr...
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New Product: The Flux Chair
We at BobVila. com are dedicated to bringing you the most practical home improvement advice.   This new chair from Fl...
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The Organic Mattress: My "Green" Nursery Challenge
“You will never sleep again!” is something that people love to say to expecting parents.   But, I decided my baby (an...
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Tour the Completed Nursery for the Newborn
Much cosmetic, insulation, and sound reduction work has transformed a tired-old attic bedroom into a peaceful, pretty, and healthy room for baby.
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Installing a Chair Rail and Restoring a Corner Cupboard
In the dining room, carpenter Bob Ryley installs a chair rail and works with carpenter Danny Ruffini on the glass doors that will be added to the corner cupboard—...
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Making an Armoire into an Entertainment Center
Bob works with carpenter Bob Ryley to construct an insert for an antique cherry armoire to house his bedroom TV and video collection.
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Interior Design for a Florida Home
Bob tours the finished house and learns how they developed the design scheme.
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Kitchenware for Easy Living and Stylish Outdoor Furniture and Grill
Bob tours the open-plan family room and meets with Cecile to discuss cookware and accessories. Then he meets Meg Tarvin they move to the poolside lanai and the f...
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Touring the Jonathan Adler Soho Boutique
Jonathan Adler invites Bob into his Soho boutique, which features an eclectic collection of furniture and housewares. Many pieces from the store will be used in t...
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Reviewing the Penthouse Living Area & Kitchen
Bob surveys the interior decorating of the penthouse apartment, as well as the top-quality materials and appliances in the kitchen. Also, Bob learns about the dif...
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Reviewing the Penthouse Bedroom & Office
Bob tours the bedroom and office, rooms which have been designed by Jonathan Adler and Darren Brown, who explain their aesthetic choices.
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Seeking Design Ideas for the Miami Condo
DD Allen shows off her updated 600-square-foot retreat in downtown Miami. By removing interior dividing walls, Allen has converted her one-bedroom into a studio. ...
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Lyman Estate Tour
Interior Designer Leslie Curtis takes Bob on a tour of the Lyman Estate in Waltham, MA.
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Tour of the Port Royal Parlor at Winterthur
Bob returns to Winterthur, industrialist Henry Francis du Pont's country estate, which is now a museum in Delaware's Brandywine Valley
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Tour the Tappahannock Room at Winterthur
Bob returns to Winterthur, the historic du Pont estate, to tour the Tappahannock Room.
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Furniture Making at the North Bennet Street School
Bob visits with Alex Krutsky at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. Bob and Krutsky discuss the school's admissions process, which requires previous carpent...
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Hand-Carving a Mahogany Drawer Front
Furniture maker Tommy MacDonald demonstrates a few of the techniques he employs to create hand-carved furniture details.
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Update on Deck, Breezeway, and Barn/Studio
Bob provides an update on the status of the mahogany deck, the breezeway, and the completed barn/studio.
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Tour of the Finished Interior Decor with B. Smith
Decorator B. Smith joins Bob to show him around the interior decor of the Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build project home in Yonkers, NY.
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Reviewing the Interior Design Upstairs
Bob tours the finished upstairs, paying special attention to the interior design of the various rooms.
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Interior Decorating
Charleston, SC interior designer Carolyn Griffen joins Bob on a final tour of the house, and Guy Walters (from Thomasville) gives details on the Thomasville Hemin...
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Tour of the Mansion's Exterior and Landscaping
Bob tours the exterior with general contractor Sam Daniel. Then, he joins architect John Paul Hanbury and interior designer Barbara Page, and, together, they roll...
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Tour of the Restored Exterior and Interior Decor
Bob takes a grand tour of the fully restored governor's mansion in Richmond, VA.
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Tour of the Restored Interior
Bob tours the interior restoration of the Virginia governor's mansion.
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Tour of Historic Virginia Governor's Office
Bob tours the old governor's office in the Richmond, VA executive mansion.
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Installing a Mirror and Glasswork
Bob observes Bill Brody (from Classic Glass) installing a large mirror, a glass shelf, and a glass partition wall.
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Tour of the Completed Loft Conversion, Part 2
Collaborating architect Lisa Shire accompanies Bob, as he continues his tour of the completed loft conversion.
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Installing a Bathroom Grab Rail
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley put up a grab bar in the bathroom to facilitate a wheelchair-bound person's maneuvering.
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Restoring the Front Porch
The front porch is undergoing full restoration, due to excessive water and pest damage to the columns and other structural elements. Demolition begins and repair ...
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Stripping Paint From an Antique Cabinet
Bob works with the homeowners, who are stripping old paint off an antique cabinet. On top of the chemicals used to loosen the paint, they discuss the several safe...
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Installing a China Cabinet
The newly built china cabinet is installed. The unit was constructed in several peices, so it would fit through the front door. Several final cuts and adjustments...
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Building a Bookcase
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley meet in the workshop to build a set of bookcases for the home. Ryley demonstrates the various cuts and joining methods used to make th...
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Master Bedroom Interior Design
Bob takes a look at the master bedroom and talks with the interior designer. The two discuss the window treatments, new bedroom furniture, his and her closets, an...
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House Redecorating
Bob walks through the family room with the homeowners and the interior designer. In addition to decor, the group discusses the final budget.
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Bench Construction
The wood has arrived for the perimeter benches, so Bob and contractor Bob Ryley begin constructing the architect-designed benches for the greenhouse. The wood is ...
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Decorating the Home
Bob meets with the decorator, Robyn Peterson, to discuss furnishings for the "little cabin in the woods".
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Interior Design and Touring a Fabric Store
Bob shows the beach house to interior designer Robyn Peterson, who takes Bob shopping for fabrics. She suggests natural materials and earthy colors, as well as hi...
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Tour of the Media Room, Kitchen, and Living Room
Bob and interior designer Robyn Peterson tour the finished, furnished California-Spanish beach house in Malibu. The media room has an Old West theme. The kitchen ...
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Touring the Cabin's Interior Decor
Bob tours the cabin with the interior designer, Robyn Peterson. Under Robyn's direction, the mantle has been painted with a faux birch bark look, and the furnitur...
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Butcher Block Countertop and Crackle Painting
Bob and contractor Bob Ryley install a butcher block countertop in the kitchen, and decorator Robyn Peterson shows Bob how to create a "crackle" finish.
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Interior Design Finishing Touches
The interior design finishing touches have come together to create an original, romantic, and functional effect, all within a relatively small space.
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Touring the Designed Interior
Bob tours the furnished, decorated Martha's Vineyard Victorian project house. The designer has sourced pieces from antique stores, salvage yards, second hand stor...
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Touring the Home Addition
The designer shows Bob around the addition, pointing out certain highlights, such as the breezeway with exposed studs and the Victorian-influenced lighting design...
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Reviewing the Unfinished Kitchen
Bob reviews the new staircase in the entry hall before he and contractor Larry Landers tour the kitchen, pointing out where furniture, appliances, and fixtures wi...
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Front Hall Mirror
Carpenter Bob Ryley demonstrates how the front hall mirror is custom-built in the workshop.
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Furniture Shopping
Bob goes furniture shopping at Sears with the homeowners and an interior designer. The homeowners pick out furniture for the dining room and family room.
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Final Tour of the Interior, Part 1
Bob continues his final tour of the complete Wayland project house with the interior designer, who explains the thought process behind the furniture and color pal...
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Final Tour of the Interior, Part 2
Bob takes a final tour through the nursery, office, kitchen, and family room.
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Selecting and Hanging Wallpaper
The interior decorating process has begun. Bob receives some tips on selecting and hanging wallpaper.
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Building and Painting a Plate Rack
A plate rack for the dining room is built from scratch and is finished with a faux-antique paint job.
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Choosing a Living Room Carpet
Bob looks around for a well-priced living room carpet.
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Touring the Interior
Bob tours the newly furnished and appointed Plymouth project house with the interior designer. Throughout, there is a mix of formal and informal pieces, which all...
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Constructing a Carport, Bench, and Storage Structure
Bob reviews the construction of a carport, bench, and storage structure, situated adjacent to the Naples project house.
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Touring the Decorated Interior
Bob tours the gorgeous interior of the completed Cape Cod project house with decorator Ann Hill.
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