Cat Meschia

I’m Cat, a 20-something creative associate currently based in Florida.
“Boo Baskets” Are the Halloween Tradition You Need to Start This Year
If you’re looking for fresh ways to get into the Halloween, ahem, spirit, this is for you.
If You Have a Fireplace, You Need to Try This Easy Fall Mantel Decor
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You don't need a working fireplace to make the most of this cozy DIY decor.
Sep 30, 2023
22 Easy and Beautiful DIY Fall Wreaths to Get You in the Autumnal Spirit
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These wreaths are the perfect way to welcome fall guests to your home.
Sep 14, 2023
16 Easy DIY Ideas for Decorating with Pumpkins
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These simple ideas will help you transform your home for fall.
Aug 22, 2023
Drop the Paint Brush and Try One of These Mess-Free Home DIYs Instead
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They might be no-paint, but they’re still full-color.
Jul 31, 2023
This $10 No-Wiring Lighting Upgrade Is the Easiest Fix for a Dark Room
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It can make your lighting at least three times as bright.
Jun 21, 2023
Hate Using Painter’s Tape? This Tool Could Be Your New Favorite Thing.
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The tool promised paint prep time that was four times faster, so I put that claim to the test. Here’s what I thought.
Jun 15, 2023
6 Brilliant IKEA Hacks to Make the Most of Your Tiny Bedroom
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Make every square inch count with these six easy-to-follow IKEA hacks.
Jun 8, 2023
I Was Skeptical of This Paint Touch-Up Hack — But the Results Surprised Me
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I’ve always used rollers for the job, but I’m a convert now.
May 19, 2023
11 Hackable DIY Supplies You Should Always Buy at the Dollar Store
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From curtain rings to candles, these budget-friendly products are all the starting points of your next great DIY.
May 2, 2023
10 IKEA Hacks Under $100 to Get Your Outdoor Space Ready for Summer
Read on to get inspo for your next outdoor project, and then grab an Allen wrench and roll up your sleeves to hack your way to a cozy and beautiful outdoor space.
Apr 23, 2023
7 Smart IKEA Hacks to Make Your Entryway More Welcoming and Functional
Give this high-traffic spot an upgrade.
Mar 26, 2023
8 Clever Ideas for Expensive-Looking Art You Can DIY for Under $20
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Fill up a gallery wall or create a giant statement piece without breaking the bank.
Jan 21, 2023
6 Genius Ways to Hack IKEA's Newest Products in 2023
These new releases are some of the best IKEA has to offer in terms of affordability, practicality, and hack potential.
Jan 17, 2023
8 Clever IKEA Hacks Using Renter-Friendly Command Products
Perfect, temporary solutions for all over your house.
Oct 25, 2022
11 Thanksgiving Craft Ideas to Celebrate This Holiday All Month Long
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Here's how you can make the most of this holiday's charms.
Oct 21, 2022
6 Clever DIY Planner Projects to Help Keep Your Busy Life in Order
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Personalize your planner to work uniquely for you.
Oct 11, 2022
11 Halloween Craft Ideas That Deliver All the Spooky Vibes with Minimal Effort
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You can build your own decorations using a little DIY spirit.
Oct 7, 2022
9 Easy DIY Bookmark Ideas, from Simple &Sophisticated to Colorful & Whimsical
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These doable ideas will help you protect your pages in style.
Sep 2, 2022
9 Creative Backsplashes to Inspire Your Next Redo — Zero Subway Tile in Sight
Subway tile haters, this one's for you.
Aug 18, 2022
11 Back-to-School DIYs to Make This Your Most Organized and Fun Year Yet
From customized backpacks to ultra-practical desk organizers, these simple DIYs will get the school year off on the right track.
Jul 27, 2022
12 of the Most Colorful IKEA Hacks We've Ever Seen
Neutral? We don't know her.
Jul 23, 2022
12 Easy, Colorful Mini Makeovers You Can Do with Just a $5 Sample Pot of Paint
You don't need to shell out for a gallon — or even a quart! — for these small paint projects.
Jul 13, 2022
6 Tips for Pulling off 2022's Trendiest Architectural Detail — Even in a Rental
Whether you're a seasoned DIYer or a total novice, these tips will help you get the look of picture frame moulding at home.
Jun 20, 2022
9 Materials You Need to Give Your IKEA Hack Built-Ins a Pro-Level Finish
Yes, you know you need paint and screws — but these extra items are the key if you want a high-end look.
Feb 9, 2022
5 IKEA Hacks We Can't Wait to Do in 2022
These new products feel made for creative customizations.
Jan 14, 2022
Level up Your DIY Game in 2022 with These 6 Achievable Home Projects
Ready to go a little harder with your DIYs this year? Start here.
Jan 7, 2022
The Under-$5 Pro Secret to Making Your DIY Built-Ins Look Like a Million Bucks
You're probably forgetting this one simple step, but it'll make all the difference in the look of your project.
Jan 6, 2022
10 Easy Last-Minute DIY Gifts Even Non-DIYers Can Pull Off
These gifts all take just a few steps to complete, and look like a million bucks.
Dec 14, 2021
9 Holiday Decorating Hacks to Help You Fake a High-End Look on an IKEA Budget
You don't have to spend a fortune to get the holiday decor of your dreams.
Dec 3, 2021
Make this Under-$30 Holiday Decor Now, and You Can Use It All Year Long
Versatility is the name of the game with this easy DIY decor.
Dec 2, 2021
7 of the Best IKEA Hacks to Do if You're Hosting for the Holidays
These IKEA hacks are practical additions to your home any time of year — but especially if you have extra people roaming about.
Nov 30, 2021
Not Celebrating Thanksgiving? Here Are 8 Fun DIY Projects You Can Do Instead
A long weekend gives you the perfect amount of time to take on an impactful — and enjoyable — home project.
Nov 22, 2021
How to Transform a Plain IKEA KALLAX into a Groovy '70s-Style Burl Wood Piece
This DIY takes just a few tools and a bit of patience.
Sep 1, 2021
This One (Nearly Free, Basically Magic) Trick Can Fix Your Home’s Biggest Eyesore
It can totally change the look of your space.
Jul 9, 2021
8 Ways To Hack the IKEA Sheepskin Rugs
You many already have this faux furry accent at home!
Jun 25, 2021