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Past articles by Dabney:

These Brilliant Paint Roller Hacks Will Save You Time, Money, and Mess

If only paint would just get on the wall already, and brushes and rollers would clean themselves. Until there's an app for that, make the whole project that much easier with these paint roller tips and hacks. → Read More

Before & After: Neil Patrick Harris Just Pulled Off a Secret Makeover for His Brother

It's magic. → Read More

5 Grown-up Hacks That Will Have You Calling Your BILLY Bookcase William

The iconic piece of furniture is turning 40 this year. → Read More

8 Target Impulse Items That Always End Up In Our Carts

Target is known for its constantly revolving inventory at very reasonable prices, and its household basics. These are the things we buy every single time. → Read More

5 Amazing Boho Makeovers For the Maximalist in You

If you love color, layered patterns, and lots of textured decor—not to mention plants—these Bohemian style decor makeovers are for you. → Read More

8 Kitchen Cabinet Paint Jobs We Just Can't Quit

Painted cabinets are an enormous (and affordable) opportunity to add color and personality to your kitchen. We can't stop thinking about these 8 examples. → Read More

Why You Should Never Get Rid of Extra Bed Pillows

Bed pillows are amazingly versatile and give you plenty of material to repurpose and reuse. Here are some great project ideas. → Read More

6 of the Most Livable Tiny Houses We've Ever Seen

Here are our favorite tiny houses that still manage to pack in features you'd find in larger homes, without the larger mortgage. → Read More

Tiny House Living Problems We Can All Actually Relate To

We dove into the Instagram universe for a (sometime humorous) glimpse of what it's really like to live in a tiny house, and some very relatable problems. → Read More

Here's Why You Should Put Your Socks in The Microwave

Stick a sock filled with uncooked rice in the microwave, then use it as a heating pad on cold winter nights. It's a cheap way to stay warm. → Read More

This Store's Cheap Home Buys Give Target a Run For its Money

I found some actually pretty useful things at Five Below, all of which were pleasant surprises and might just give Target a run for its money. → Read More

If IKEA Can Break These Decorating Rules, So Can You

IKEA's holiday photoshoot breaks a lot of the traditional Christmas decorating rules. And if IKEA can do it, so can you. → Read More

A Dead, Empty Entryway Gets a Very Useful IKEA Upgrade

This empty entryway was transformed from a dead zone into built-in storage made from IKEA kitchen cabinets, with seating and a place for decor. → Read More

See How $70 Can Totally Transform Your Kitchen

Changing your cabinet color is the most powerful thing you can do to transform your kitchen. See how a tuxedo paint job can brighten and open up the room. → Read More

This is the Only Holiday Decoration You Truly Need This Year

Seasonal greenery never, ever fails to make a home feel festive, and fresh holiday garland is an incredibly easy way to deck the halls. → Read More

This $4 Trader Joe's Item Will Last You Forever

Trader Joe's always has seasonal items stocked right inside their front door. Dried lavender is currently on sale for $4 a bunch and will last for ages. → Read More

Any One of These 10 Tips Will Help Your Pet Hair Problem

How to remove cat and dog hair from upholstery, wood furniture, hardwood floors, clothes, and more. Plus the best pet hair brush, vacuum, and lint remover. → Read More

5 Decorating Ideas to Steal from the Target Holiday Catalog

The folks at Target are a pretty stylish bunch, and their holiday photoshoots are jam-packed with inspirational and accessible ways to decorate. → Read More

5 Secrets to Mixing Multiple Wood Finishes

Here are five secrets to bringing together a mix of inherited, found and purchased items with a variety of wood finishes and making them mesh. → Read More

These Biting, Sometimes Deadly, Bugs Are Not Your BFF

Assassin bugs, a.k.a. kissing bugs, bite and can spread disease. Here's what you need to know about controlling and killing this not-so-nice insect. → Read More