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DIY SALVAGE MAKEOVER | Boards salvaged from an old horse corral and railroad station become a warm Los Angeles fence. After sinking posts into concrete footings, both sets of boards were screwed to posts and finished with a sealer. Using old wood is not only Earth-friendly, but it adds personality to a garden of designer Eric Gomez.
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Green-roofed bird feeders One flat of ground-cover plants equals one bird-feeder roof: That's the formula for the canopy on these easy-to-construct bird feeders. Sturdy ground covers, such as moss, ivy, thyme, and small sedums, will grow in the shallow depth of the feeders' roofs. They're fun to look at while they shelter the seeds.
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Four-packs of miniature Sorli mirror tiles from Ikea create a glamorous high-end look in place of a pricey tufted headboard.
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On the grid || Use a common color scheme and a grid of frames to unite children’s drawings and other artwork for a singular display.
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Have a photo lab make a 36- by 48-inch print; cut it into 12- by 16-inch tiles and hang them in frames for a photo mosaic.
Add glitz to your space with gold leaf over fireplace brick. Metallics make almost any palette more dynamic.