LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 08.02.08

LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 08.02.08

Abby Stone
Aug 2, 2008

atla-080208-hg01.jpgSomehow, there's something serendipitous in the fact that the new Saturday version of the Los Angeles Time Home and Garden Section leads with an occasional feature, Tweaked, that we know we'll look forward to and we bet you will too: challenging artists and designers to transform inexpensive pieces. Rebecca Johnson and Jeff Klarin show three different treatments; the video that accompanies the article started our mind planning a trip to Ikea, the source for the basic shelf. Other articles include a checklist of what to do in your garden in August; Hot Property looks at Nicole Kidman's new home in Beverly Hills; and an a look at the challenges homeowners, who've decided to become landlords while waiting for an upswing in the housing market, face. More after the jump...

Recycled Album Art Jazzes Up an Ikea Bookshelf

Hot Property: Nicole Kidman Takes Beverly Hills

Homeowners Rent Out Property As They Wait for a Better Market

Southern California Garden Checklist: What To Do In August

[Image by David A. Keeps for LA Times; Images by Evan Agostini for Associated Press and by Marc Angeles; Image by Alex Gallardo for LA Times; Image via e3000's fickr, with a Creative Commons License]

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