Caylin Harris


An Emmy-nominated producer, writer, crafter, and stylist, Caylin Harris is a former editor of Good Housekeeping and The Pioneer Woman. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Garden, Real Simple, The Spruce and elsewhere.

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JULY 7, 2015 | TUESDAY
2 Ways to Make Your Own Wallpaper

Wallpaper is having its moment again—and we're not talking about the stuffy prints you remember seeing in your grandmother's house as a kid. The sky's the limit nowadays, especially with ...

JUNE 29, 2015 | MONDAY
How to Get Rid of Paint Smell

Freshly painted rooms usually contain lingering odors until they fully dry. Not only are these odors not too pleasing to the senses, but they can also be harmful to your health. Young chi...

JUNE 26, 2015 | FRIDAY
9 Creative Ways to Build a Backyard Hangout

There's no reason to settle for a barren backyard when there are seating options like these to inspire you. As this collection of DIY projects demonstrates, you can take basic materials a...

7 Ingenious IKEA Hacks for Your Backyard

Having a backyard is a luxury and lets face it, also a lot of work to keep it looking like the oasis you want it to be. You could spend a ton of money on planters and seating or you can f...

JUNE 22, 2015 | MONDAY
12 "Zero Dollar" Home Decorating Hacks

Looking for ways to spruce up your home for little to no money at all? It's not as hard as you think! These smart decorating tricks show you how to transform your spaces using everyday it...

5 Reasons to Quit Washing Dishes by Hand

Gone are the days of loud, inefficient dishwashers that leave your dishes only partially clean. The new generation of dishwashers has been designed to be quiet, environmentally friendly, ...

JUNE 1, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: The Key to Preserving Paint Rollers

Painting a room can be quite the process: choosing your paint color, covering all of your furniture, prepping every surface, taping off trim and hardware, priming, and then (finally) pain...

MAY 27, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
10 Backyard Wood Projects for Total Beginners

It’s amazingly gratifying to roll up your sleeves and build a piece of wooden furniture. Not only does doing it yourself save you money, it forges an emotional attachment to the piece—you...

MAY 21, 2015 | THURSDAY
Why 7 Families Ditched the Dining Room

Formal dining rooms are starting to go the way of the formal living room—out of service. While many homes have dining rooms, the square footage devoted to them often isn't justified by th...

MAY 21, 2015 | THURSDAY
15 Ideas to Steal from Real People's Kitchens

Sure, it’s natural to covet the gorgeous kitchens you see on glamourous design shows or in glossy magazines, but sometimes it’s even more satisfying to see what mere mortals are capable o...