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What does your welcome mat say about you? A door mat that’s graphiced and contemporary shows a cutting edge style. A brightly colored one says you’re happy and light-hearted. If it’s funny, like this one, you might be the life of the party. A functional industrial look can mean you’re focused and business-like. A more traditional mat may be for someone who is family oriented and home-loving. What if your doormat simply says “Welcome”? 

Supplies
  • Varying Door Mat Styles
The Back Story

Everybody’s got a room in their home they wished looked bigger. So, here’s a simple trick to create the illusion of more space. Use mirrors to open up your walls. When light bounces back into a room from a well-placed mirror, it makes smaller spaces appear a lot larger. You could choose mirror tiles or one-foot squares to create the look of a paned window in a room. Try vertical mirrors to make your space feel taller. Don’t be afraid to hang a group of different mirrors on the same wall. Paint the frames the same color, and the look will be organized without feeling cluttered. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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Do you want a fresh idea for your kitchen chairs that won’t cost you a fortune? Here it is. Collect a group of different style wooden chairs that are about the same size. You can find them at garage sales or thrift shops. First you want to clean the chair, then you want to sand your rough spots. Always use two coats of spray paint to cover your chair. Now, you can tie them all together with matching seat cushions. I like the way this looks, what do you think? Using mismatched, freshly painted chairs is an easy way to express your own personal style in the kitchen. 

Supplies
  • Chairs
  • Soapy Water and Rag
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray Paint
  • Cushions
Instructions

Do you want to bring a professional touch to your next home improvement project? Behold, the designer’s best friend, the inspiration board. Surround yourself with images and materials that inspire you. Collect magazine clippings, fabric swatches, paint colors, and interesting textures. When you put them all together on a poster board, you’ll see your own personal style take shape, right in front of your eyes. Best of all, by getting in touch with your style choices at the beginning of the job, you’ll save money and stay on budget.

Supplies
  • Magazine Clippings
  • Fabric Swatches
  • Paint Colors
  • Poster Board
  • Tacks
Instructions

It’s easy to take your style outside by transforming your patio or deck into an outdoor dining room. A simple card table and chairs can be used to create a traditional look. Dress your al fresco dining table with lighting and a pop of color. Keep your outdoor room private with a fence or a screen. And don’t forget to add a natural soundtrack to your outdoor space. A water feature creates soothing sounds that will help you and your guest relax. 

Supplies
  • Card Table
  • Table Cloth
  • Chairs
  • Candles
  • Fountain
Instructions

Looking for unique backsplash ideas that are easy on the budget? A backsplash is the area behind your sink. Try a beaded board panel for a county kitchen feel. Give it two coats of high gloss paint for quick clean up. A sheet of glass can be painted on the back for a modern backsplash look. Seal well around the edges, so water can’t seep in; or, try stainless steel stick on tiles for an industrial feel that will match your appliances. Remember, your backsplash sets the tone for the entire kitchen, so be creative. 

Supplies
  • Paint (Brushes, Pan, and Rollers)
  • Spray Paint
  • Stick On Backsplash Tiles
  • Loctite Gel
  • Glass
  • Beaded Board Panel
The Back Story

Are you looking for a way to make a romantic dinner for two, just a little bit more special? Here's how to create an elegant, private dinner table you can use indoors or out. Start with a folding card table, then add a round padded table top. Center it on the card table so it doesn't tip over. Cover the top with a floor length tablecloth, and you won't see the table legs. Add your place settings, and an eye-catching centerpiece. There you have it, an instant, elegant table for two. What could be more romantic? 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

Instructions

There’s a quick way to get your old lamps, frames, or furniture a new look. It’s called spray paint. Here’s how to get great results. Spread newspapers underneath before you start. Wear latex gloves to make cleanup a snap. Whenever possible, use Satin instead of Glossy paint for less drips and a more even finish. Shake the can well before using and throughout your paint job. Spray at least 6 inches away and go for several even coats. Now you’re a spray paint pro! 

Supplies
  • Spray Paint (Satin)
  • Newspaper
  • Gloves
The Back Story

Want to fix up your home in five minutes flat? Pick-up new electrical faceplates and covers at your local hardware store, they’ll install quickly with a screwdriver. Add metal kick plates to the bottom of your most used interior doors. It’s a great way to eliminate scuffmarks. Try new coat or towel hooks. Don’t forget to look for new covers for the air vents in your floors and walls. You can make a style statement simply by replacing the old ones. With quick fixes like these, home improvement has never been easier. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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