What's the most important part of a party? Is it the drinks? The music? To my mind, it's actually the guests. The lovely friends who circle around to catch up with lively conversation. So as a party host, your greatest intention should be making them feel welcome.
Q: Hey there! I just moved into a new apartment and hope to re-paint the top half of the bathroom a dramatic color, possibly black! There are tiles running halfway up the wall, but it looks like whoever painted it last didn't have the precise care of a sane person and totally taped and painted over the top half of the tile trim...
It is the small design details in our life that have the most power in our homes— the ability for us to really put our mark on a space and express our personality. If you have a piece of furniture (or maybe even a kitchen cabinet door or a bathroom cabinet drawer) feeling like it needs a quick punch up, consider this easy-to-do DIY design detail addition for your home this weekend!
Have you been to the beach lately? Me too! As fun as it was, it was also a pain in the butt. So much to schlep! So I went in search of some gear hacks to make the process of beach-going a little easier. Why didn't I know about this stuff before?
You might not be able to afford a home makeover right now, but you can use some sneaky tricks to make your home look more polished and stylish that you ever thought it could be. Take these DIY design tips to make your home decor look like a million bucks, without draining your wallet.
Meredith had picked up a floor model of this nightstand years ago, and then forgot about it. When she redid her entry and couldn't find the perfect table, out came the old cabinet, just waiting for a new look (and a statement color).
Show of hands: Who out there was born into a crafty family? Has anyone here been sewing since the age of 12? Which of you are near-expert at flower arranging? Is anyone a pro at abstract painting? Well this post isn't for you guys. It's for the rest of us who want to learn how to master a few handy skills to get things done around the house.
We'd never blame you for playing it safe in your rental in terms of getting your deposit back and keeping the peace with your landlord. But we can't help but admire the renters who go out on a limb. Here are my favorite security-deposit-be-damned DIYS from the Apartment Therapy archives:
This plastic thrift store cactus was covered in sawdust and broken Southwestern dreams. When Naomi and Sage were tasked to turn it into something amazing, weaker competitors would've folded under this nearly impossible challenge. The after might just send you on a hunt for horrible Goodwill cacti: