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This Woman Brings Your Imagination to Life—with Paint

It's often said that nothing reinvents a room like paint. Well, that's especially true in the case of colorful murals: These eye-catching wall paintings can brighten up a child's bedroom,...

Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Wood Slice Competition Starts Today

For many, fall is a favorite time of year to decorate with nature's bounty—from maple leaf wreaths to gourd centerpieces to dried fruit garlands. But some of the best projects can bring a...

AUGUST 14, 2015 | FRIDAY
Meet the Man Behind Your Favorite New Home Accent

Many homeowners turn felled landscaping trees into cheap firewood, piling up split logs by a backyard shed or in front of the living room hearth. But for Andrew Gray, these old trees are ...

Bob Vila Thumbs Up: Announcing the DIY Storage Competition!

Whether you live in an expansive dwelling or a tiny home, making the most of your storage space is a must. Vertical shelving or double-duty furniture goes a long way to reducing visual cl...

JULY 10, 2015 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Academy—Enroll Today!

When it comes to home improvement, we could all use a mentor—someone to guide us through the process and offer hints and tricks along the way. Well, the help we all need has finally arriv...

JULY 10, 2015 | FRIDAY
A Former Art Teacher Starts a New Life Building Furniture

Erin True needed a job. She had recently moved from Detroit to Chicago with her husband, Jason, and was striking out on finding a position as an art teacher. Fortunately, this down-on-her...

Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The 2 x 4 Competition Starts Today

When it comes to woodworking, few things are as ubiquitous as the humble 2 x 4 wooden plank. There's a good reason this material appears in so many DIY projects. Not only is this board mu...

JUNE 12, 2015 | FRIDAY
These Detroit Metalworkers Prove the Best Home Goods Are Handmade

Any student of American history knows that there was a time when Detroit was abuzz with activity, when entrepreneurs and industry made the city a critical hub for USA-made manufacturing. ...

Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Repurposed Dresser Competition Starts Today

Perhaps, there's no satisfaction so sweet as seeing a raw materials take shape into an incredible DIY project. But we happen to think that the rewards of repurposing a junky piece of furn...

MAY 28, 2015 | THURSDAY
9 Mowing Mistakes Everyone Makes

What's the difference between your lawn and the one next door? If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it could be that you're making one of these cardinal mowing mista...