Thinking about tossing those old off-white lampshades? Don’t! A little paint, and some cool stencils, can make them brand new again.
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By Jennifer Tuohy We love to hate laminate countertops. They’re durable and functional, but they look utilitarian. They also last forever, which makes ripping them out to install trendy stone countertops a tough decision. We don’t want to send them to the landfill when they still have life left in them, but we want to […]
By Jennifer Tuohy The combination of working from home and managing the lives of a family of four means accumulating a lot of paperwork. Despite my efforts to live a paperless lifestyle—via scanning and recycling—I simply cannot live without a good filing system. For many years, I used a beat-up old filing cabinet stashed in […]
Got a blank wall you’d like to liven up? An old potato sack just might do the the trick: check out this tutorial for turning it into unique wall art.
Replacing old lighting in your house? An incandescent bulb can be reused as a living ornament for the holidays or year ’round – here’s how.
Got an old chandelier in the house that’s way out of date? Consider taking it down and turning it into a stylish solar lantern.
Don’t just toss that old log! Easy upcycler Jennifer Tuohy shows you how to turn it into a unique bird feeder for your yard.
Change your own oil? You don’t have to toss those used motor oil bottles; here’s a plan for upcycling them into a great garage/workshop storage system.
The choices you make for “greening” your home will impact your home insurance. Here are some of the considerations you need to take into account.
Scientists at North Carolina A&T University have developed some new ways to store and reuse coal as interior and exterior building materials.
Do your kids like to grab stuff out of the recycling bin? Follow their instincts with these diy toys made from your “trash.”
From mealworms to mushrooms, companies and scientists are experimenting with more sustainable methods of disposing of medical plastics.
Got an old bathroom cabinet left over from a remodel? Don’t toss it: turn it into an art table for the kids! Here are the directions.