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13 Unique Coffee Table Design Ideas

Inject some cool design into your caffeine sipping space.

A mailbox surrounded by plants.
DIY Mailbox Upgrades

Make your mailbox memorable with these easy DIY upgrades.

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Maximizing Bathroom Ceiling Fan Ventilation

Prevent troublesome excess moisture in the bathroom with a properly working exhaust fan.

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How to Install Level Shelving

It doesn't matter how much work you put in your shelving if it's not level.

How to Transfer Old Boxes Into Shelves

Learn how to upcycle old wooden crates into trendy, and functional shadow boxes.

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Attaching Pictures to a Wood Room Divider

Make that room divider more personal.

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How to Make a Homemade CD Shelf

Homemade shelving can save you a lot of time and some money.

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How to Build a Homemade Cube Shelf

A cube shelf is a simple, convenient solution for the storage or display of household objects.

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How to Make a Floating Corner TV Shelf

Make sure to have the proper support.

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Glass Mantel Shelf Pros and Cons

A glass mantel shelf can draw attention to your mantel without destructing the room.

A mantel shelf.
How to Build a Corner Mantel Shelf

A corner mantel shelf can be an attractive organizer.

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How to Build a Light Box for Light Therapy

Light therapy is a popular treatment using light boxes which are used to deliver light.

A man works on a ceiling fan light.
Replacing Ceiling Fan Light Pull String

Don't let this one slip through your fingers.

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Spray Painting Ceiling Fan Light Fixtures

If your ceiling fan light fixtures become dull, give them a fresh look with a coat of paint.

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3 Screen Room Divider Comparisons

You don't need a wall, you need a separation of space.

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How To Decorate A Room Divider

Personalize that boring room divider for a new look.

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Choosing the Best Bathroom Ceiling Fan

Provide a way for all that moist air to escape.

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DIY Tricks to Revamp Your Lamps

These easy moves can make old lamps look new again.

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Dwell on Design 2013: Things I Saw That You Want

Highlights from the largest design event in America.

A fiberglass lamp from Papay Designs.
Spring Home and Garden Show: Things We Saw That You Want

It's time to dig out and get building (or decorating).

A low profile, welded steel, industrial design, floor lamp.
Make This Industrial Bull's-Eye Lamp for a Tight Space

Sometimes the best solution to a problem is to just start welding.

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Top 4 Blade Materials for a Kitchen Ceiling Fan

Tips for choosing your new ceiling fan blade material.

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How to Extend an Existing Ceiling Fan Pull

Adjust your pull chain to a more accessible length.

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How to Fix a Wobbling Flush Mount Ceiling Fan

A flush mount ceiling fan should not wobble. Wobbling reduces the fan's effectiveness.

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How to Repair a Resin Table Top

Some of the most beautiful tables made are with a resin table top.

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How to Refinish a Wood Room Divider

Dividers can be an elegant way to break up a large room.

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How to Repair a Broken Ceiling Fan Blade

Whether due to regular use or an indoor game of football, a ceiling fan blade might be damaged.

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How to Make Your Own Bamboo Ceiling Fan Blade Covers

You can create ceiling fan blade covers out of bamboo.

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How to Wire Your Ceiling Fan

Use an existing light fixture or start from scratch.

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How to Reinforce a Ceiling Fan Box

The ceiling fan box holds the fan to the ceiling.

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How to Install a Ceiling Fan on a Beam

The process is basically the same.

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4 Homemade Knick Knack Shelf Ideas

You have the knack to display in the knick of time.

Man installing a ceiling fan
Apartment Ceiling Fan Installation

Install a ceiling fan in your apartment to cool your space.

Decorative wall shelf with orange light globe nearby
How to Hang a Decorative Wall Shelf

There are options for mounting a decorative shelf to a wall.

Two shopping bag lights against a brick wall.
Upcycled Shopping Bag Lights

Reduce, reuse, upcycle plastic shopping bags into unique lighting for your home or yard.

A desk lamp.
LED Desk Lamp Pros and Cons

A LED desk lamp can save you money.

The Hutte Hut camper at Dwell on Design.
Dwell on Design 2014: Things I Saw That You Want

A baker's dozen of the coolest things at the show

Man installing a ceiling fan
Ceiling Fan Wiring: 5 Installation Questions Answered

We've got answers before you ask the questions.

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Changing Ceiling Fan Light Switch

These practical fixtures improve energy conservation.

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Why Interior Decorators Shun Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans canhave their appearance upgraded.

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The 6 Best Places to Use a Tree Coat Rack in Your Home

In any busy household, a tree coat rack can solve coat storage problems.

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How to Make a Wedding Shadow Box

Freeze the events of your important day.

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Replacing a Ceiling Fan Glass Dome

Replace the ceiling fan glass dome or the glass that covers your ceiling fan's lights.

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Fixing a Drooping Ceiling Fan Blade

If your ceiling fan isn't working properly, a drooping, or unlevel, blade may be the culprit.