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January 12, 2015

Dear Debbie,

We enjoy DIY projects and are looking for some fresh ideas for storage or shelves in our kids’ bedrooms. Do you have any ideas with instructions?...(read more)

November 17, 2014
Multiple pairing choices allow you to create your own dining table style with Crate & Barrel’s wide selection of bases and tops.

Dear Debbie,

 

About six months ago we moved into a small home and are furnishing it in stages. My partner and I like the rustic look, but I have noticed that too much wood makes the house feel even smaller. Our latest challenge is finding a dining table. It seems simple enough, but we have a small budget. Any ideas?

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January 6, 2014

Shorter days and cool temperatures offer more time for indoor pastimes and hobbies. It’s a perfect opportunity to start up a project, something that speaks to your creative side, and presents a challenge, large or small, that you can lose yourself in for a few hours.

There are hundreds of hobbies from which to choose, and you may already have your favourites lined up for the season. With all the press that eco-decorating has claimed over the past years, and rightly so, it seemed appropriate to turn to one of the most essential and eco-friendly materials on the planet — wood — and see what I could do with that. Although I am by no means a carpenter, once I did a little research, ideas began to rush in and capture my interest.

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