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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 15, 2015 | FRIDAY
Timeless Handmade Furniture with Midwestern Roots

For home design enthusiasts, wood furniture built by true craftsmen is coveted for its uniqueness, its durability, and its timeless design. But there's yet more to love about handcrafted ...

MAY 11, 2015 | MONDAY
INFOGRAPHIC: Your Everything Guide to Painting Prep

Few home improvement projects are as transformative as a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house—whether indoors or out—is one of the smartest upgrades any homeowner can acc...

MAY 1, 2015 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Repurposed Door Competition Starts Today

A savvy DIYer knows that home renovation isn't only about bringing in the new, but it also frees up a lot of materials that can be repurposed into unique projects. One of the most versati...

APRIL 20, 2015 | MONDAY
Big Box Furniture Has Nothing on This One-of-a-Kind Company

When Darren Green founded Old Wood Co. , in 2007, he had social and environmental consciousness top of mind. After working in the furniture industry for years, he'd seen firsthand the eff...

APRIL 3, 2015 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Copper Pipe Competition Starts Today

Those who keep an eye on trends in home decor know that copper is having its moment right now. But ready-made copper fixtures and baubles into your space can cost a lot. However, some ver...

MARCH 20, 2015 | FRIDAY
Meet the Kansas City Artist Modernizing a Centuries-Old Craft

Brady Vest, founder of Kansas City-based Hammerpress, has his pulse on a letterpress renaissance. Even if you haven't heard of letterpress, you've certainly benefitted from its invention....

Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The DIY Planter Competition Starts Today

Spring is on the way. And after this winter, many of us couldn't be more relieved. If you have spring fever, one of the best projects to DIY is to make your own planter box. But you need ...

The Designers Who Move In, Remodel, and Leave Houses Transformed

Meet Tara Mangini and Percy Bright, the brains, braun, and creative force behind a truly unique home remodeling company, Jersey Ice Cream Co. This duo's impressive renovations are a sight...

Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Penny Competition Starts Today

They're at the bottom of your pockets, purses, or change jars—but did you ever stop to consider their DIY potential? That's right, we're talking about pennies! They can dress up anything ...