How to build a wall: Wood framing and basement remodeling


VIDEO: When you build a wall for your finished basement there’s a lot going on. It’s more challenging than framing one outside to, for instance, build a shed. Without going into every nuance, this video breaks down some tips I use to make the process fast, accurate and fun. When … see more

Vibrant and Whimsical Wall Art Inspired by Dorothy Draper

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As a designer who loves to try new things, I was inspired to interpret classic manor rose print by Dorothy Draper into this series of wall art.   If you’ve been inspire by Dorothy Draper for one of your DIY projects, we would love to see! Send us a note, talk with us … see more

How to make a tiki torch? Grab a pair of old skis and read this.

Mission Complete.

In just an afternoon, here’s how to make a tiki torch with a pair of skis. Mark and I were challenged by our friends at Krylon to make a tiki torch from something out-of-the-ordinary. Using unusual materials in new ways is my favorite way to DIY, so I felt like … see more

Need a few Minecraft ideas for your kid’s bedroom? Here’s what we did.

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There are so many Minecraft ideas to makeover a bedroom, and we decided that paint was our Minecraft makeover’s best friend. Win 5 gallons of Glidden’s Complete 2-in-1 paint for your next makeover project. Enter now!  Yes. Our 7-year-old Jack is among the more than 100 million Minecraft gamers around … see more

Keep cat food bowls neat and discreet with this DIY pet bowl organizer

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Cat food bowls, in my house anyway, seem to be in constant motion. And then there’s what I’ll discreetly call the ‘halo effect’, as in: How in the halo did their food get that far from their dish? So to keep some measure of order and to get my DIY … see more

Green with envy about the luxe look of a green room. #HossColor

Green Collage

A classic color of wealth and health, green has only turned my head recently. It might be the modern pairing with so many luxurious finishes and a saturation in interior spaces I’ve discovered on Pinterest. I’m inspired to create my own green room at my house. see more

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