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DIY Inspiration

How-to projects, upgrades and repairs for hands-on home improvers from This Old House and Hometalk.

A great headboard can really bring your bedroom together. Check out these 31 stunning, funky, and creative headboards!

I love DIY crafts that don't hurt my wallet! These 14 Dollar Store crafts are perfect for my budget!

Burlap lovers--drop what you're doing and check out these burlap crafts! These are INSANE!

I always thought chandeliers were pretty, but these 17 DIY chandeliers are breathtaking!

37 easy DIY lanterns--these would look great on your front porch or backyard!

To save on the cost of framing a large-scale map, divide the map into sections that fit standard-size frames. Arrange the map sections to reflect the shape of the land mass for a unique gallery-style installation. The result: a well-traveled look for very little coin. | Photo: Adrian Briscoe/Home & Garden/IPC + Syndication

An aerosol can of color costs less than $10 but has the power to punch up even the most mundane household objects. Here, we put to work three of the latest formulations.

Vinegar can solve a whole lot of problems! See 21 of them right here!

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This would be useful for Labor Day gatherings. When the guests start arriving, fold down the cabinet door to create a neat and sturdy work surface. Made of naturally rot-resistant cedar, it also happens to be safe for food handling. | Photo: Laura Moss

The simple lines of a picnic table make this one of the easier projects to build yourself. This one was constructed in oak from plans bought online. And the traditional slatted tabletop was replaced with a solid wood slab better suited to indoor living. Light sanding, two coats of Minwax Wood Finish™ in Red Chestnut and three coats of Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane in satin sheen give the table a clear, durable finish that reflects the sparkling chandelier above. | Photo: Courtesy of Minwax