Game Jars: Store puzzles, dominos and game pieces in decorative jars instead of ratty cardboard boxes - functional & interesting at the same time.
Who knew a DIY upcycle could flip a dresser into a jazzy buffet?
Cozy patio - love the strings of light overhead. >> a lot of these homes in San Jose have excessive cement - could break 'em up into flagstones, and plant creeping thyme (etc.) in the cracks to increase cuteness and growing spaces...
If you ever build or remodel - use recessed outlets so that the plugs don't stick out from the wall. This allows furniture to be flat against the wall.
"Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain."
Brilliant!! - Upgrade a Wall Outlet to USB Functionality - You can get one at Lowe's or Home Depot for $15