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I DIYed My Own Candles Using Amazon Supplies

An easy gift idea—for yourself or someone else.

The Key to a Brand-New Sink Isn’t a Sledgehammer

Justina Blakeney shares her how-to.

6 Paint Projects You Shouldn’t Tackle Solo

Leave these to the pros.

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How to Paint Wood Kitchen Cabinets, Step-by-Step

Yes, a hand sander is worth it.

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4 Pros Predict the Future of Homes Post-Quarantine

From how we’ll decorate to where we’ll shop.

This Outdoor DIY Idea Is Trending, Just in Time for S’mores Season

Go off the grid in your own backyard.

A Serial House Flipper Shares Her Real-Estate Checklist

Including the winning trifecta of features.

6 Ways to Use Outdoor Fabric to Spice Up Your Backyard—Beyond Pillows

A staycation is just a weekend project away.

A Freehand Paint Border Is All It Took to Transform This Room

Frieze-worthy trim done on a lazy afternoon.

I’m Keeping My Only Child Busy With Shrinky Dinks and Lots of Drawing

A cardboard camera is handy, too.

This $55 WFH Setup Will Inspire You to Ditch Your Bed

A few IKEA pieces and a whole lot of repurposing.

Nate Berkus’s #1 Tip for Refreshing Your Routine Is So Simple

No furniture rearranging necessary.

This French Artist Is Painting Her Home Full of Flowers to Pass the Time

Sparking joy while sheltering in place.

I’m Dealing With Quarantine by Writing Through the Weirdness

Three prompts to get you journaling, too.

Want to Foster a Dog in Quarantine? Here’s Everything You Need

Make like Leonardo DiCaprio and bring a new furry friend into your home.

The Airy Studio Where Windy Chien Makes Her Giant Knot Art

Plus how to tie your own for good luck.

This Under-$5 Isolation Activity Is Proven to Relieve Stress

Break out the colored pencils.

Yes, You Can Grow a Garden in the Shade—Here’s How I’m Planning Mine

From choosing the site to dreaming up the design.

Turns Out, You Can Use Your Pantry Supplies as Homeschooling Tools

As recommended by an early literacy expert.

This Mesmerizing Woven Textile Is Actually a Kid-Friendly Art Project

All you need is scissors and colorful paper.

Layer These Paint Colors for the Ultimate “Concrete” Fireplace

A life-size cardboard model makes the rest a breeze.

Denmark’s Coolest Knitter Just Released Her First Sweater Pattern—And It’s Free

She hopes it will bring crafters together.

Run Out of Things to Do With Your Kids? Make Homemade Pizza

A chef and her 11-year-old son show us how it’s done.

The Most-Requested Dream Home Amenity Is Luckily One You Can DIY

Grab an old sheet.

How a Sleeping Nook Became a Magical Forest Canopy Bed

This sweet bedroom makeover took just one weekend.

Sarah Sherman Samuel Swears By This Spray-Paint Trick

Intel from our first-ever Instagram Live.

So You’ve Decided to Paint Your Walls—Here’s What You Should Know

Do you really need a primer?

Jeremiah Brent’s Latest DIY Involves an Old Mirror and This Amazon Buy

A new take on the shell trend.

Orders of This Temporary Wallpaper Print Are Spiking

You only need a few panels.

If You Love All Things Tie-Dye, You Need to Try Fabric Marbling

Weekend plans, made.

This Home Maintenance Hotline Will Get You Through Sheltering in Place

A free video chat solves clogged pipes and more.

Can’t Meditate? Zone Out With a Collage Instead

An artist shares how to get started.

Amanda Seyfried’s Quarantine Craft Is Perfect for Beginners

A crochet project for all skill levels.

Kickstarter’s New Campaign Is the Sign It’s Time to Start That Side Project

Here’s how you can join in on the fun.

This British Designer Used Cardboard to Plan Her Perfect Backsplash

The case for thinking inside the box.

What to Do About Your Pre–Social Distancing Renovation Plans

Experts answer your most pressing questions.

This Couple Struck Gold When They Decided to Restore Their Plaster Walls

“If you’re too firm with your plan, you’ll miss the hidden treasures.”

Is It Safe to Paint Your Space When You’re Stuck Indoors?

The experts say yes—if you use this type.

The Case for Painting Your Doorframe…Yes, Just Your Doorframe

Color for commitment-phobes.

Don’t Forget the Flowers on Your Next Grocery-Store Trip

Four ways to make basic blooms feel special.

A Home Office Refresh That Started With Chinoiserie-Inspired Wallpaper

Rental hack: The mural is temporary.

A 1-Minute Face Mask DIY That Requires Zero Sewing

Your step-by-step guide.

How to Make a Standing Desk Out of Two Tall IKEA Cabinets

No more sad swivel chairs.

This Is How Team Domino Is Working From Home

Inside our editors’ makeshift offices.

Home Searches Are on the Decline, So It’s Time to Spruce Up Your Listing

Strong descriptors will get you far.

Transform a Flea Market Dresser With This Reality-Bending Paint Idea

Trompe l’oeil for rookies.

According to Leanne Ford, Your Kitchen Doesn’t Need This Feature

Plus more tips she’s sharing on Cameo.

8 Low-Lift Ways to Update a Plain IKEA Dresser

A touch of brass goes a long way.

15 Luxurious Ways to Make Your Time Indoors a Little More Special

No new purchases necessary.

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