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Easy DIY: Pompom Lampshade

Pompom trim brings texture and whimsy to a lampshade: 1. Pick your trim and shade. We used black trim and a black shade so the finished look would be grown-up. 2. Measure the shade’s circumference and cut a piece of trim to that length. 3. Wrap the trim tightly around the…

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DIY: Pot Hanger

Design Editor Lauren Petroff shares step-by-step instructions on how to make a Scandi-style pot hanger.  I’ve been seeing lots of pale wood ladders lately. They’re a great way to add Scandi style and sneak storage into tight spaces. I needed a pot rack for my kitchen, so I decided to…

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DIY: Antique Mirror

Designer Sarah Hartill shares step-by-step instructions on how to create an antique mirror.

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DIY: Modern Wall Organizer

H&H's senior design editor Sally Armstrong shares step-by-step instructions on how to make a DIY wall organizer. 

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Which Quartz Best Resembles Carrara Marble?

Joel Bray shares practical alternatives to Carrara marble that don’t require as much upkeep.  Caesarstone has the best quartz alternatives to Carrara marble. Here are two great options. London Grey (5000) The subtle veining and tone-on-tone feel make London Grey look like aged marble.

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DIY: Mod Gallery Wall

Kai Ethier shares step-by-step instructions on how to make this mid-century modern-inspired display. 

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DIY: Leather Storage Basket

Sarah Hartill shares step-by-step instructions on how to create your own stylish leather storage basket.

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DIY: Gift Box

Learn how to make the DIY: Gift Box featured in our November 2015 issue! They make for impressive gift toppers – and they can double as ornaments, too. Here’s how to make it:  Materials You’ll need the template, one 81⁄2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock, ribbon, scissors, hole punch.

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DIY: Knitted Seat Covers

Turn knit hats into comfy covers.

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DIY Outdoor Utensil Wraps For Patio Parties

Morgan Michener shares step-by-step instructions on how to turn tea towels into patio-ready flatware bundles.

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DIY: Painted Lampshade

Stacey Smithers shares how to update a basic lampshade with watercolors.

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How To Find A Handyman Online

It’s time to trade in your toolbox for your laptop. Jiffy, a new Toronto-based home improvement app, will help you fix home repairs faster than you can say “pass the hammer” – and it doesn’t involve doing-it-yourself or having a handyman on speed dial. Homeowners can now find an available…

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How Should I Hang My Pictures?

Framed artwork and pictures add a splash of color and character to a space. It may seem simple to just add one to any given wall, but there are rules to be followed.

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How Big Should My Light Fixtures Be?

Calculate the right fixture size for your room using this basic formula: measure the room’s width in feet and multiply it by two. The resulting number is the approximate measurement — in inches — that is the ideal diameter for your fixture. For example, a 10-foot-wide room would have a…

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How Do I Make My Old Radiators Look Better?

Existing rads don’t need to hinder your interior’s style. Here, we recommend three relatively simple, inexpensive ways you can incorporate radiators into your decorating scheme. As our illustrations show, by painting, topping or covering them, you can tum radiators into attractive and/or functional design elements. Paint It If…