Andreana Lefton

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andréana Lefton is a writer and educator, focusing on human rights and creating spaces of refuge—in our homes and communities. As a documentary researcher, she has freelanced with The Guardian as well as NPR- and BBC-affiliates. She’s written for On Being, the United Nations, and many non-profit clients in the US, UK, Europe, and Middle East. All that she knows of garden care and interior design she learned from her artistic mother, Jacqueline. She now applies these skills to her life in Chattanooga, TN, where home is an urban art studio with books piled everywhere. Read more at www.aelefton.org and follow her on Twitter.

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NOVEMBER 15, 2019 | FRIDAY
Enter Bob Vila's $2,700 Privacy Window Giveaway with Hy-Lite today!

Breathe new life into your rooms with beautiful privacy windows from Hy-Lite. Not only do these windows provide light and spaciousness, they can improve energy efficiency, add style, and ...

NOVEMBER 15, 2019 | FRIDAY
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As temperatures drop and leaves change color, thoughts turn to entertaining and holiday cheer. This year, pull up a (new) chair at your (new) dining room table, courtesy of Ashley HomeSto...

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Food Storage Containers for the Fridge and Pantry

You’ve made the commitment to avoid wasting good food, but part of that promise requires storing it in a healthy way to preserve freshness and nutrients. With increasing concerns over tox...

OCTOBER 31, 2019 | THURSDAY
Enter Bob Vila's $10,000 Spectacular Spare Room Giveaway today!

It’s the time of year for family, food – and unexpected guests. Spare rooms can double as a home office, storage space, and so much more. So, when guests arrive, what to do? This year, ge...

OCTOBER 19, 2019 | SATURDAY
The Best Leaf Rakes for Fall Yard Work

With falling temperatures comes falling leaves. Fortunately, one of the most pleasurable outdoor chores is gathering dropped foliage from your yard—as long as you have the right rake, tha...

OCTOBER 18, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Rust Remover for Household Use

Though you scoured and scrubbed to rid that ugly orange rust from your garden tools or your favorite white shirt, the stain just won’t budge. When elbow grease fails, you may choose to re...

OCTOBER 15, 2019 | TUESDAY
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Imagine the luxury of natural stone and granite surfaces – at a fraction of the cost. This is the promise that Daich Coatings delivers. Daich resurfacing products are made of real stone, ...

OCTOBER 2, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Portable Grills for Picnics and Tailgating Parties

Homeowners who host frequent outdoor gatherings tend to have strict opinions about what kind of backyard grill keeps mouths watering. Picking the right cooker to satisfy taste buds out on...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
Enter Bob Vila's $2,500 Garage Makeover Giveaway with Proslat Today!

An organized garage is a thing of beauty – and joy. But too often we don’t have the time or storage solutions to make our garage functional, efficient, and enjoyable. Thanks to Proslat’s ...

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Dusters to Clean Every Corner of Your Home

Getting rid of household dust—those pesky fine particles composed of plant pollen, human and animal dander, environmental pollution, and plain old dirt—is a constant battle. Because it’s ...