Carolyn tells us that she loves her big, bright apartment but the balcony was "a bit rough." She considered an outdoor rug or tile to cover up the peeling paint, but we think her final solution was a stroke of genius.
When throwing a party or potluck, it's really invaluable to have the dishes labeled. That way your time isn't spent glued to the food table, telling people what kind of casserole that is over and over again like a broken record.
Do you remember Olivia and Emma's warm, eclectic, shared bedroom? Well, these girls are growing up and were ready to move out of their toddler bed and crib. Their mom Jeannette loves to put her personal stamp on her home and their new fabric-covered castle bed is her latest masterpiece.
I always associate Thanksgiving with cranberry glass — there's something about that deep reddish purple color that makes me think of sitting down to eat for the holidays. This DIY craft project is easy to do, and makes dinner more colorful and festive.
If you're looking for a modern countertop surface that's both beautiful and budget-friendly, consider concrete. If properly installed and sealed, concrete countertops will last practically forever, and the best part is, you can make them yourself.
Maria in Argentina tells us that she recently started restoring furniture, but based on her skills with this slipper chair, we're wondering if there's a bit of a language barrier. Did you mean, "I'm a reupholstery genius," Maria?
If you're unsure what you want for the holidays (and people keep asking) why not ask for one of these books and try a new craft? Each book is as gorgeous as it is inspirational — and each one will make great gift for the crafters on your list.