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Room Refresh: Lighten Up a Living Room with a Painted Fireplace

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It's easy to get bored with the room you live in day in and day out, but definitely don't settle. We gave this living room in suburban New Jersey a simple refresh -- all for under $150! We painted the brick fireplace white (hello, instant update!) and covered the out-of-place sofa to transform the room into a bright and... read more

The Better-in-Leather DIY Knife Rack You Won’t Believe

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Remodelista's Alexa Hotz likes to peek inside kitchens. "I like to see how other people store their kitchen knives," she says. "Are the knives tucked away in a stealth in-drawer block? Or are they out in the open in a traditional countertop block, or suspended from a magnetic strip?" So when she spotted a...

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You CAN Make This Faux Mercury Glass Tumbler in a Half Hour

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Transform those boring plain tumblers at home with a touch of mid-century style (hello, Roger Sterling!). You can give them a mercury-glass look with a can of mirror-finish spray paint and just a few simple steps. Here’s your quick guide. What You'll Need: Glass tumblers Mirror-finish spray paint Painter's tape Paper... read more

Easy DIY Neon Coasters and Cocktail Stirrers That Demand Attention

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Before the weather turns sour, why not throw an end of summer fete with neon flare? This simple DIY project is perfect to do with your BFF over a cocktail on a weekend afternoon. Our very own Bridget Clegg (she's one of The Knot's editors!) created this easy step-by-step guide to brighten up... read more

How to Change a Light Fixture Without Killing Yourself

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Somehow, I managed to do it, meaning, so can you! I had never changed more than a light bulb before, but this weekend, I changed the hideous dome light in my kitchen with a chic chandelier—all without electrocuting myself. Want to swap out your own blah lighting? Here's my step-by-step safe guide. What You’ll Need: Small... read more

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day With These 5 Pinterest Recipes

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Is there ever any reason to not celebrate peanut butter? In short -- no. But on National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, March 1, you're allowed to indulge a little more than usual in your favorite gooey peanut butter dessert. Try one (or all) of the five below to get a jump start and let us... read more

5 Pinterest Projects for President’s Day Weekend

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Next Monday marks President's Day, so make the most of your day off by tackling one of these super-simple DIY projects. All of 'em are easy to make; plus, you can get your craft on without having to change out of your pajamas. We think we could get used to this whole three-day weekend deal...... read more

12 Surprisingly Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Add some flair to your tree with the 12 easy-to-make Christmas ornaments. Not only are they fool-proof (well...almost), but these festive ornaments will have your holiday guests wondering when you suddenly got so crafty... More Must-Clicks: 11 Creative Christmas Mantels You Need to Copy WIN IT: A $150 Gift Card to... read more

8 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

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What's the best way to show off your creative side while keeping your crazy Aunt Susan far, far away from your end of the dinner table? Place cards, of course. Show your guests to their seats this Thanksgiving by making one of these eight easy DIY place cards. Because, trust me -- no one wants... read more

Behind-the-Scenes: DIY Home Decor Night With The Nest

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We've been feeling especially crafty lately--so the editors of The Nest hosted our first-ever DIY decor event last night! About a hundred of you came to our downtown New York office for the event. The crafts? DIY monogrammed coasters, studded lampshades and painted centerpieces from design blogger Hannah Kate Flora. While crafting we sipped a... read more