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We challenged bloggers to style a mantel in 30 seconds. See what they did and get their smart tips for decorating a mantel.

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Have you ever wanted to unlock your door with a fingerprint? Control the indoor and outdoor lights with your phone? You can do those things and more with a smart home. We show you how to get a home with connected technology and remote-operated devices that are designed to improve and simplify your life. We sift through the many options, including smart appliances, new apps, and smartphone and tablet innovation, and only bring you those that can make your life better. We give you tips and tricks for navigating the new home technologies and help you with buying decisions.

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Decorative Painting

Tired of looking at a blank wall? With little more than some time and elbow grease, you can transform that drab space into a work of beauty with a decorative wall pattern or mural. Our smart tricks and expert tips will turn you into a master of every decorative paint project from basic techniques, such as glazing and sponge-painting, to more complex projects such as stenciling and stamping. Start by taking our color personality quiz to learn which colors will best suit your style and to receive customized decorating tips that will teach you how to effectively use your new palette. Then test out your new wall colors using our handy My Color Finder tool to find the perfect hues to match your furniture, flooring, and trim. After that, browse through our basic painting techniques to learn easy, do-it-yourself paint projects that are sure to give your space an instant style update. Our basic techniques will teach you how to do everything from distressing furniture to using glaze to painting stripes. We also have plenty of simple pattern and stencil painting tips that will teach you how to add interest and character to your rooms without having to rely on artwork and accessories.

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Here's how to create some of today's hottest wall finishes.

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Give a piece of wood furniture an aged look with this easy DIY distressed...

How to Whitewash Wood Floors

Learn how to whitewash wood floors with this step-by-step DIY project.

How to Paint a Chevron Pattern

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Birch Tree Mural

Dress up a plain wall with this simple birch tree motif. All you need is three...

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Drab-to-Fab DIY Furniture Projects

Have old, boring furniture sitting around? Not anymore. Thanks to these fab...

How to Stencil

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Create the distressed look on almost any wooden piece using this technique.

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Leaf Stamping

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DIY Stenciled Floor

Give your floors a new look with a pretty pattern using our free stencil. Or...

Murals and Decorative Wall Painting

Add style to a room and show off special interests with a mural or decorative...

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Fabulous Furniture Makeovers

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