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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DECEMBER 18, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! Can You Paint Over Wood Stain?

Q: My childhood dresser is beautiful but the wood stain looks faded. I’d love to update it with fresh paint and new hardware, but I’ve heard that you can’t get good results painting over ...

DECEMBER 15, 2019 | SUNDAY
Enter Today! Bob Vila's $3,000 Whether the Weather Giveaway with Troy-Bilt

Today and every day through January 15 (starting 12:00 p. m. ET on December 15, 2019, through 11:59 a. m. ET on January 15, 2020), you can enter to win our $3,000 Whether the Weather Give...

DECEMBER 11, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Christmas Tree Stands for Every Size of Evergreen

With all the hustle and bustle at the end of a year, it can be easy to forget one of the most crucial elements of enjoying a safe, peaceful holiday season: a secure stand for your live Ch...

DECEMBER 9, 2019 | MONDAY
The Best Rust Remover for Household Use

You've scoured and scrubbed to remove the ugly orange rust from your garden tools or your favorite white shirt, but the stain just won’t budge. When elbow grease fails, it's time to reach...

DECEMBER 3, 2019 | TUESDAY
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 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 15, 2019 | TUESDAY
The Best Portable Grills for Picnics and Tailgating Parties

Homeowners who host frequent backyard cook-outs tend to have firm opinions about what kind of grill keeps mouths watering. Picking the right one to satisfy taste buds out on the road (or ...

OCTOBER 14, 2019 | MONDAY
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 ...

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Painter’s Tape for Your Next Project

For a pro-quality paint job, you’ve got to focus on the areas you don’t want to paint as well as the ones you do. That’s where painter’s tape comes in. A special kind of masking tape desi...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Camping Chairs

It's getting easier and easier to bring indoor comfort to the great outdoors. For proof, look no further than today's camping chairs. You don't need to be a trailblazing hiker to apprecia...