Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, working with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects.

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MAY 31, 2012 | THURSDAY
Top Tips for Installing a Small Backyard Pond

Nothing quite soothes the soul like the sound of burbling water. Even though we have a long and narrow backyard, we always wished we had room for a small water garden. The opportunity aro...

MAY 9, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Fun with Plumbing: Creating a Personalized Shower Experience

I must admit to a certain hedonistic streak when it comes to bathing, be it a long hot soak in the winter or a wonderfully cool and refreshing shower in summer.  So when we decided to upd...

APRIL 20, 2012 | FRIDAY
A GREEN User's Guide

Discovering the differences and similarities among green certification seals.

APRIL 3, 2012 | TUESDAY
Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Updating an Entry Hall

Retro styling is all the rage today, but sometimes “retro” is synonymous with “regrettable. ”The entry hallway to our house is a case in point. When we moved in, we tried to convince ours...

MARCH 12, 2012 | MONDAY
Turning a Frown Upside Down: Repurposing Bricks to Make a Walkway

No one likes cleaning up after a storm. But when the storm causes structural damage to your home, the cleanup process is even more distressing. Sometimes, however, you can find a silver l...

FEBRUARY 29, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Free Your Pots & Pans from Cupboard Captivity: Install a Pot Rack

Our kitchen needs more cabinets—and more counter space. Indeed, who has a kitchen with enough of these precious amenities? The only friends I know with sufficient cabinet space are tall p...

FEBRUARY 21, 2012 | TUESDAY
Making Friends with a Detail Sander: Refinishing Your Front Door

I love wood. Maybe it’s the way the surface glows when sunlight suffuses the grain, lighting up any room with golden radiance. Or maybe it’s the tactile pleasure of rubbing my hand over a...

JUNE 2, 2011 | THURSDAY
When Remodeling Uncovers Hidden Treasures

Ask any seasoned renovator or restoration contractor and they will have at least one good demolition story to tell—not so much about the one that got away, but perhaps about the one that ...