Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, who has worked with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. In addition to serving as Lifestyle Editor and News Editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News, Donna spent over a decade as Managing Editor of Home Furnishings News. She researches and writes on a vast range of home-related topics including housewares, furniture, home fashions, flooring, remodeling, construction, antiques, art, garden, collectibles, and color/design trends. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects.

Donna earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Illinois. With her husband David, she has owned and run a successful independent media and marketing consulting firm since 1986.

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OCTOBER 2, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
8 Decorating Solutions for Tricky Windows

Use these ideas to enhance hard-to-decorate windows, such as angles, arches, octagons, bows, bays, French doors, sliding doors, and skylights.

OCTOBER 2, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
The Basics of Wind Power Systems for Homes

If you're looking for a green energy alternative to supplement your home's supply of electricity, heed the immortal words of Bob Dylan: "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind...

OCTOBER 1, 2013 | TUESDAY
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Unclogging a Drain

Stop—don't panic! You, too, can unclog that drain with these easy steps for banishing the backed-up sink and toilet.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 | THURSDAY
8 Ways to Age, Distress, Gild, and Add Shine to Your Next Project

Unleash your full paint potential by using one of these decorative finishing techniques to add gloss and glitz to your next makeover.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Looking to Save Energy? Consider Installing a Tankless Water Heater

Everyone is talking about “on demand” these days, but the buzz has moved well beyond movies and videos and into the world of plumbing with the increasing popularity of tankless water heat...

SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Install Pegboard in Your Workshop

Does it look like a bomb went off in your workshop? Even the best tools are useless if they are nowhere to be found when you need them. Hang pegboard for a quick and easy tool storage sol...

AUGUST 28, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
How Old Is My House?

Nothing satisfies like solving a good mystery, especially when the mystery to be unraveled is the history of your house. The average owner of an old house knows only roughly when the hous...

AUGUST 16, 2013 | FRIDAY
Why Every Gardener Needs a Worm Bin

Anyone with a garden knows that fertilizer and enriched soil can be expensive. But did you know there is a source of high-quality organic material that you can build and maintain yourself...

AUGUST 14, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bath Fans Do More Than Clear Odors

Humidity is not only uncomfortable, it is damaging to your home, particularly indoors where it can lead to peeling paint, warped wooden doors and floors, and the potential for mold and mi...

AUGUST 2, 2013 | FRIDAY
Stay Cool with These Best-Rated Window Air Conditioners

If you're searching for the best window air conditioner, check out these 9 highly rated models for small, medium, and large rooms.