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How To: Create an Entryway Using Ikea Billy Bookcases

Small studio apartment decorating can be challenging, especially when it comes to creating separate zones and keeping clutter at bay. In this video, you'll see how to create an entryway using Ikea Billy bookcases and natural jute grasscloth. This bookcase room divider serves many functions, including separating the bedroom from the rest of the space, and providing extra storage, crucial to organizing small spaces. And best of all, you can take your bookcase wall with you when you move out!

How To: Decorate a Small Balcony

In this episode, see how to decorate a small balcony to add livable square footage to your apartment by installing a reed fence, and making a bench out of a few plastic storage containers and plywood. There’s even room to include a balcony garden with a raised planter. These balcony decorating ideas can also be used for small patios and decks and will inspire you to create your very own outdoor oasis.

News: The 'Electri-City' Tables by Ben Yates

I have an interest in using recycled materials in sculptures, particularly circuit boards and other wasted electronic and mechanical components with which I put together sprawling cities lit with fairy lights. These cityscapes can conjure an image of a parallel society built from what we throw away. Utopian or dystopian, the ‘Electri-Cities’ remain a feast for the eyes and the mind. What makes them particularly intriguing is the population of tiny model railway people—they bring a host of nev...

How To: Install suspended faux wood ceiling beams in your home

If you already have basic faux wood ceiling beams installed in your home, then you may still want to go a bit further, and suspended faux wood beams is the way to go. It's decorative, cheaper than real wood, lightweight and can add character and warmth to a plain room. This video gives you step-by-step instructions for installing fake wood beams, including materials and tools list.

How To: Install basic faux wood ceiling beams in your home

Let's face it— we'd all like to have some decorative wooden beams on our ceilings in our living rooms. It's a great way to add character and warmth to a plain room. But you don't need real wood to get this look. There's a lightweight and cheaper alternative— faux wood ceiling beams. This video gives you step-by-step instructions for installing fake wood beams, including materials and tools list.

How To: Tile a shower floor and curb in your own bathroom

In this tutorial, we learn how to tile a shower floor and curb in your own bathroom. To start, you will need to apply the foundation of your tile with a smoothing tool from corner to corner of each of the corners. After the mortar is lied, grab your tile and press it down firmly onto the mortar. Use your hands to press down on all the corners of the tile, then place another one next to it and continue until you reach the end of the shower. Use a straight edge to cut tiles where the are too lo...

How To: Remove vinyl wallpaper

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove vinyl wallpaper. First, take your putty knife and slide it underneath the wallpaper. Once you do this, you will be able to see the paper and put water on the wall to help remove the paper. Tear the wallpaper down in large chunks until it's all completely gone from the wall. Make sure you wet the wallpaper as well, because this will help it come off more easily. Let the wall dry before you paint it or add on new wallpaper, then you can decorate how you ...

How To: Design a fall centerpiece in a watering can for a home

In this tutorial, we learn how to design a fall centerpiece in a watering can for a home. Start off by cutting branches off of a willow and placing it into a watering can. Next, arrange Japanese lanterns around. After this, cut alstromeria and seeded eucalyptus and place them around the can where you feel they fit best. The best part of this arrangement is that you can arrange it however you want! You can add different types of fall flowers and add more or less of flowers you prefer. When fin...

How To: Make a lampshade out of plastic cups with Threadbanger

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a lampshade out of plastic cups. First, you will need to purchase clear plastic cups and use a stapler and tape. To start, lay your cups on the ground with the bottoms facing up. Now, take your tape and tape the cups together two at a time, then connect all the cups in a circle. Next, use your stapler to staple the cups together, going two at a time. Start adding more cups around the circle of original cups using the stapler. After you get to two cups wi...

How To: Make a Japanese screen

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Japanese screen. First, cut your wood out and sand it down. Then, use a corner clamp to drill a hole in and screw the different sides together. Also use wood glue to help stick the pieces of wood together. Once your frame is assembled, sand the corners of it. Next, you will stain the wood with black Japan wood stain. You will only have to put one or two coats of this on, because the color is so dark. Now score notches onto the wood to allow your screen...

How To: Give your boring old couch a sofa makeover

In this clip, learn how to stitch super simple items like bedsheets and use them as covers for your worn out sofa cushions. If your couch is looking dingy and old, follow along and give it a facelift. This quick fix will take less than five minutes per cushion and you will give you entire room a whole new look!

How To: Make a simple jig to hang picture frames

Danny Lipford shows us how to create a simple jig to hang picture frames. He believes that all the complicated gadgets many people use-including lasers and special levels-are unnecessary for successfully hanging a picture frame. All you really need is a strip of wood and a single nail. He shows us a single lath with a roofing nail in it, which he prefers for its broad head. Simply slip the nail onto the wire on the picture's backside. Then set the picture wherever you would like it to be. Sim...

How To: Add molding to a door for character and detail

Looking for an inexpensive way to dress up those boring old doors in your home? Well, look no further as Ron Hazelton from Ron Hazelton's House Calls, and [ronhazelton.com], has got the cure for your ailing closet doors. In under two minutes Ron shows us the tools we will need, the materials, and techniques to use to take those doors from boring to beautiful in this amazing how to video that is sure to pique your interest and keep you coming back for more.

How To: Create a birch holiday wreath with terrain

This video will show you how to make a birch holiday wreath step by step. The best part is that there are two options for this project. One for inside and another for outside. The projects focus on using items that you can find your backyard making finding supplies easy and accessible. By following these easy and simple tips you can create a wonderful wreath display for your home during the holidays. All these tips are shown by Terrain staff.

How To: Feng Shui your workspace

Lure luck your way at your workplace by arranging things according to the ancient Chinese design philosophy known as feng shui. De-clutter your desk and workspace, which is the most important thing you can do to balance the _chi_—or energy—in your office. Repair or get rid of anything that’s broken—like a pen that’s out of ink or a flickering desk lamp. They block your chi. The placement of your desk and chair should allow you to see who’s coming into the room. Business and opportunity symbol...

How To: Apply paint to ceilings and walls

Check out this home painting how-to video. Learn the proper techniques for applying paint to your ceiling and walls, along with tips on how to use brushes and rollers, how to cut edges on the ceiling, and how long to wait before removing painters' tape. Follow along with the steps to achieve an even finish in this interior design project. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to apply interior paint to ceilings and walls.

How To: Install vinyl cove molding

Vinyl wall base molding is an easy-to-install substitute for wood baseboard molding. In areas that you have installed a vinyl or carpeted floor, vinyl wall base molding is a very decorative and functional option for surrounding the room perimeter. You have several color choices that can provide a nice accent to the colors and design of the entire room. Because it is pliable and resilient, it is easy to install and resistant to scuffs and scrapes that can occur over time. Ideal applications ar...

How To: Apply a negoro nuri lacquer finish

Negoro nuri is a technique using black lacquer topped with red lacquer. This how to video illustrates what a can of paint and a little imagination can do to completely change the look and feel of any furniture. This interior design video will appeal to you if you're looking for something simple or dramatic and includes everything from walls to murals to painted furniture. Keep watching to master the negoro nuri lacquer finish.

How To: Make thermal curtains

This video is an instructional tutorial on how to make thermal curtains. Thermal curtains are a low cost method of reducing your heating bill by increasing the R value of your windows with an aesthetic, insulative curtain. Watch and learn how easy it is to keep the cold out and the warmth in with homemade thermal curtains.

How To: Mount rod pocket drapery panels

Rod pocket drapery panels are one of the most beautiful touches you can add to your overall decor. Drapery panels create the illusion of a larger window opening and a finished touch to your windows. Watch this Home & Garden how to video to learn how install rod pocket drapery panels.

How To: Install an exterior door

Tim Carter shows how to install an exterior door in this video. Exterior door installation is not too hard if you follow the written instructions from the exterior door manufacturer, and you have the right tools. The exterior door needs to operate smoothly, so it is a must to constantly check the door for fit as you install shims and nails.Great explanation and demonstration video.

How To: Hang pictures properly

Hanging pictures on your walls adds style and elegance to your rooms. Meghan Carter shows you the right way to hang pictures so you don't damage your pictures or your walls. With her simple tips, you'll be hanging pictures in no time, and you'll avoid common mistakes that can not only look bad, but also damage your home and pictures.