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Making These Marbled Pumpkins Isn’t as Tricky as It Looks

It’s all in the wrist.

How One Renter Made Her Own Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper

A little bit of Elmer’s glue and a whole lot of elbow grease.

How to Make Good Light in Any Space

Three ideas for brightening up your home—and your mood.

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The Unofficial Authority on How to Distress Furniture Shares His Secrets

Plus the rookie mistakes to watch out for.

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How to Hang Plants Indoors, According to Someone Who Does It for a Living

One ceiling hook outshines the rest.

How to Put on a Duvet Cover Without Immediately Wanting to Give Up

Arvin Olano’s hack works “like magic.”

Inside This Wall of IKEA Cabinetry: The Ultimate Surprise in the Form of a Sink

A DIY turned the existing quirky feature around.

How to Wash a Comforter So It Still Feels Like a Cloud Afterward

Two pros give us the rundown.

How to Keep Cats From Scratching Furniture, According to Design-Loving Cat Parents

Save your couch and your sanity.

The DIY Runner in This L.A. Entryway Cost $700 Less Than the Store-Bought Option

Plus four more tricks to steal from the rental reno.

This DIYer Saved Nearly $1,000 by Stenciling Her Favorite Wallpaper Pattern

All you need is paint and patience.

I Built My Serene Backyard Office From an A-Frame Kit I Bought Online

Everything Salad for President’s Julia Sherman wishes she’d known beforehand.

A Few Gallons of Paint Turned This Blah Backyard Into a Chic Summer Hangout

It’s the ideal long-weekend DIY.

3 Ways to Curate Your Kitchen Countertop

Small vignettes equal big impact.

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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets, From Unfinished Wood to Tricky IKEA Laminate

Including what to look for in a primer.

9 IKEA Pax Hacks That Give Our Nonfunctional Closets Hope

Rookie DIYers, this one’s for you.

How to Cheat Your Way to DIY Concrete Countertops That Look Like Stone

This Hudson Valley designer tackled the project herself.

Get In on the Wavy Headboard Trend With This $275 DIY

Simple enough to follow via FaceTime.

How This DIYer Reupholstered His Entire Bed Frame for Only $60

Give yours a graphic refresh in just an afternoon.

This $200 IKEA Hack Is Almost Identical to This $4K Woven Raffia Dresser

Especially with a key hardware swap.

Make the Most of Your Cardboard Boxes With a Kid-Size Backyard Rocket Ship

Pillow forts don’t come close.

5 Lessons Learned From One DIYer’s First Real Attempt at Built-Ins

Trust your gut—er, wood glue.

A 15-Minute DIY That Doubles as a Mini Modern Art Piece

The project encourages creativity and cleans up easily.

This DIY Kit from Amazon Will Give Your Dated Kitchen Counters New Life

Madelynn Furlong shows us how it’s done in her NYC rental.

Adultify Your College-Era IKEA Bed Frame With This Headboard Hack

An L.A. creative’s DIY was a family affair.

Give Your Artwork the Eyeliner Treatment With This Simple Paint Trick

Twist: No frame required.

A Lazy Susan, IKEA Tray, and Utensil Holder Make for a Luxe-Looking Nightstand

Just grab a drill and some superglue.

This Couple Saved $10K on Their Custom Closet With an IKEA Pax Hack

Historic-looking trim makes it seem right at home.

How a Decorative Bread Bowl Became a Rustic Bathroom Sink

Start by waterproofing the wood vessel.

Pro Florists and DIYers Loop Us In on Their Best Easter Wreath Ideas

Bring on the yellow daffodils.

This $130 Shelving System Is the Focal Point of Our Style Editor’s Living Room

It helped her organize her 100-plus tchotchkes.

You Don’t Have to Demo Your Old Floors to Get New Ones

This genius product is $3-per-square-foot.

Curves and Color-Blocking Collide to Make One Far-Out Floating Shelf Display

All around, a simple DIY for a kid’s room.

This $25 Accessory Turns Ordinary Stoves Into Colorful Statements

Plus three more appliance hacks to try.

The Best Canvas in Your Home Isn’t a Blank White Wall—It’s the Floor

Ground your space with a solid hue or go full-on splatter mode.

This Artist Passed the Time in 2020 by Covering a Chair in 30,000 Mirrored Tiles

One tiny square by one tiny square—and the days flew by.

Pool Noodles Are the Secret Ingredient to This $300 Arched Headboard

Of course you can buy them on Amazon.

These Craft Kits Are Technically for Kids—But We’re Not Here to Judge

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell prove that adults love them, too.

I’ve Used These Container Store Shelves in Every Apartment I’ve Had

They are a renter’s dream.

A $500 Murphy Bed Freed Up Valuable Floor Space in This Designer’s Bonus Room

Once just for guests; now for the whole family.

A Pair of Air Jordans Inspired This Tricolor IKEA Shelf Hack

Faux brackets are a slam dunk.

Renovators Swear by This Pendant Light Hack

No need to call an electrician.

This DIYer’s Dream Nightstand Cost $3,400, So She Hacked an IKEA One for $115

Bonus: The project has a meditative effect.

5 Renovations You Can Make to Your Kitchen When You Only Have $100

Fresh lighting? Not off the table.

The Classic (and Totally Avoidable) Mistake People Make When Installing Kitchen Cabinets

We asked a pro all the important questions.

Turn a Narrow Closet Into a Mini Kids’ Library With This IKEA Buy

Inside the coolest home classroom around.

This On-Trend Desk Chair Looks Pricey, But It Only Costs $50 to DIY

Domino’s junior designer takes us through it.

Sliding Closet Doors Are a Bummer—Unless You Make This $45 Update

Take it with you when you move.

DIY Those Insta-Famous Twisted Taper Candles in 15 Minutes

And not just because they’re sold out everywhere.