Manasa Reddigari

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Manasa Reddigari has tackled topics ranging from computer software to home remodeling in her more-than-a-decade-long career as a writer and editor. During her stint as a scribe, she's been featured by leading outlets in the real estate, home improvement, and lifestyle niches such as Trulia, Stikwood, and Brit + Co. Her design philosophy is, if you can dream it, you can DIY it! Connect with her on LinkedIn to find out what she's been writing about lately.

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NOVEMBER 26, 2015 | THURSDAY
Is Milk or Chalk Paint the Right Finish for You?

It’s not how you start, but how you finish, as the adage goes. But when it comes to painting, the materials you choose at the start of your project are key in determining the (paint) fini...

NOVEMBER 23, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Use Rice to Clean Bottles and Vases

Your holiday spirits may be high when the champagne and the conversation is overflowing, but after the guests leave, you’re left with that sinking feeling of washing the dirty dishes—name...

NOVEMBER 17, 2015 | TUESDAY
Quick Tip: The Best Way to Prevent Freezer Burn

For many Thanksgiving hosts, the holiday's fun, family, and food mark the culmination of a month-long process: diligent decorating, guest planning, and, most notably, large-scale meal...

NOVEMBER 12, 2015 | THURSDAY
15 Ways to Fake a Clean House

Don’t let lingering dust, dirt, and clutter set your last minute entertaining plans awash. Use these 15 cleaning shortcuts to turn the grimiest estate into a prime estate in minutes.

NOVEMBER 9, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Remove Wrinkles Easily—Without an Iron

This crisp fall forecast calls for bundling up—that means some rummaging through your closet to unearth options for layering under sweaters, like button-up shirts or polos. However, remov...

NOVEMBER 6, 2015 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to DIY a Folding Table

Folding tables are an elegant, economical, and effortless way to switch between an extra work surface and freed-up floor space at a moment’s notice. And while they require few materials t...

NOVEMBER 5, 2015 | THURSDAY
10 Total Kitchen Makeovers—and What They Cost

If your budget is tight but your out-of-date kitchen needs help (and quick!), take a cue from these inspiring before-and-afters. With redos to fit almost any budget, these ingenious blogg...

OCTOBER 31, 2015 | SATURDAY
5 Things to Do with... Air-Dry Clay

Unlike its pricier, high-maintenance counterpart, polymer clay, air-dry clay requires neither baking nor extensive handling. Time is all you need to dry your designs to polished perfectio...

OCTOBER 26, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: How to Snag Shipping Pallets for Your Next Project

The foundation of many furniture projects—like crafty wine racks, whimsical swing chairs, and elegant daybeds—relies on old-fashioned elbow grease and a pile of shipping pallets. Durable,...

OCTOBER 23, 2015 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Designs for an Easy DIY Storage Bench

When you're choosing functional furniture for your indoor or outdoor spaces, an ideal piece would feature three characteristics: comfort, style, and storage. Whether placed in a small...