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7 IKEA Pax Hacks That Give Our Nonfunctional Closets Hope

Rookie DIYers, this one’s for you.

From Daft Punk to a UFO, These COVID-Friendly Costumes Don’t Sacrifice the Fun

How to dress up for Halloween this year.

We Asked DIY Pros: What’s Your Easiest Home Upgrade?

Little changes that go a long way.

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An Art Curator’s Tried-and-True Tips for Hanging a Gallery Wall

Including her budget-friendly frame source.

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6 Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers That Will Inspire You to Pick Up a Paintbrush

Even renters can get on board.

Everything You Need to Know About the Fiddle-Leaf Fig

Especially how to keep it alive and thriving.

Amanda Seyfried Is Getting Into Halloween Early With Her Latest Crochet Project

Think: cute not spooky.

If Propagating Plants in Water Intimidates You, Start With the Pothos

Soil is the key to healthy, vining greenery.

This DIYer Always Dreamed of a Fireplace—So She Built One

The secret to its concrete look? Paint.

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Stand Behind This Taboo Living Room Idea

It’s a “necessary evil.”

This Couple Hung a Giant Ship’s Sail to Hide Their Neighbor’s Vinyl Siding

Goodbye, plastic facade. Ahoy, privacy.

A Genius Way to Upcycle All Those Coffee-Table Books Collecting Dust

Anthony D’Argenzio went with 1920s artwork.

How to Paint Wood Paneling and Its Best Friend, the Trim

Your small paintbrush’s shining moment.

A $150 Kitchen Backsplash Crafted From Broken Marble Remnants

A DIY worthy of an Italian farmhouse.

10 IKEA Besta Hacks to Inspire Your Next Storage Overhaul

Rated by level of difficulty.

This New Online Tool Is Great for Socially Distanced Home Repairs

And it’s only $50.

Building a Backyard Fort Became a Creative Outlet for This Dad and His Sons

The hands-on project gave the boys “a real sense of ownership.”

Get Prewar Architecture in Any Rental With This $150 Wainscoting Hack

Your landlord will be none the wiser.

10 Low-Lift Ways to Update a Plain IKEA Dresser

A touch of brass goes far.

You Don’t Have to Be a DIY Pro to Make This Hanging Herb Garden

An easy project you can do in a weekend.

This Mom Is Making Play Versions of Everyday Items Out of Leftover Cardboard

A learning tool before her kids can use the real thing.

Bella Hadid’s Backyard Swing DIY Is Your Easy Afternoon Project

You don’t have to be a power-tool pro.

What One First-Timer Learned from Designing a House from the Ground Up

Like how to build around sunlight.

Disguise Your Ugly (But Still Functional) Oven for $60

This designer’s fridge got a paint job, too.

Who Says Gallery Walls and Shelves Can’t Coexist Harmoniously?

An inside-the-box project is proof otherwise.

A Paper Lantern DIY to Try With Your Kids—And Show Off in Your Backyard

How this mom is celebrating Eid al-Adha at home.

Amanda Seyfried’s $2 Crochet Project Is Surprisingly Easy

Possibly the cutest DIY this year.

These 100-Year-Old Doors Make All Other Room Dividers Pale in Comparison

How Anthony D’Argenzio created a movable wall.

How to Paint Bathroom Tile, According to Someone Who DIYed It

Don’t skimp on sealer.

How to Turn Your Backyard Into an Open-Air Movie Theater

All you need is a king-size sheet and some kid-friendly snacks.

Every WFH Setup Needs These 2 Things, According to Orlando Soria

He shares his advice ahead of the premiere of his new HGTV series.

7 Ways to Make Your Stock Tank Feel Like a Grown-Up Pool

Stay cool without spending a fortune.

I Couldn’t Find My Dream Coffee Table, So I Had One Custom-Made

Here’s everything you need to know.

A New Zealand Stylist Shares Her $100 Nursery Room DIY

Two words: indoor fort.

Kitchen Renovations Can Be Expensive, But Your Cabinets Don’t Have to Be

Designers spill their secret sources.

I DIYed My Dream Island From IKEA Cabinets and Leftover Wood Slats

Sarah Sherman Samuel walks us through her latest project.

5 Ways to Cool Down When You Don’t Have Air-Conditioning

This old-school trick actually works.

Hannah Bronfman Just DIYed a Concrete Table

She brought new life to a 10-year-old piece.

The Cinder Block Sofa on This Chicago Deck Is One of Many Genius DIYs

Planters make great coffee tables.

Small Rooms Don’t Need Small Furniture—And 9 Other Surprising Design Truths

A design duo eliminates the guesswork.

How This Pro DIYed Stained-Glass Windows for Just $16

They even hold up to her 6-year-old’s fingerprints.

This DIYer Removed Her Popcorn Ceilings in One Morning

Get a smooth surface in five steps.

How Many Different Ways Can You Paint a Bookshelf?

A limit does not exist.

5 Designers Share the Quarantine Projects They Finally Finished

What have you checked off your list?

There’s No Secret Recipe for Restoring Wallpaper—But This Approach Is Close

Anthony D’Argenzio walks us through preserving his 100-year-old find.

How to Tile a Bathroom Floor Yourself

Rule number one: Always order extras.

You Can DIY a Trendy Ribbed Console From Cardboard Tubes

This tastemaker’s project has only four steps.

Can’t Introduce Your Baby in Person? Make This Life-Size Poster Instead

An announcement as big as their personality.

A Ceramist Built Her Own Studio Using YouTube Tutorials

How she made do with her $5,000 budget.