Upgrade a Basic Bookcase

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Your old tube TV may have gone to the curb, but that bulky armoire it used to sit in still has plenty of road miles. Here's how to give the old piece of furniture new life.

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DIY Outdoor and Garden Projects

Sprucing up your outdoor space doesn't need to be a massive undertaking. Use these inspirational small projects -- including painting rocks to hanging new house numbers -- to instantly improve the look of a garden, patio, deck, or backyard.

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No-Fail Curb Appeal Updates (On a Budget)

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Decorative Picture Moldings and Hangers

Picture moldings are an architectural detail made popular by Victorian homeowners, who presumably didn't want to punch holes in their walls. To fashion a wall worthy of a gallery, team the moldings with decorative hangers.

Take a cue from an artist who has an ever-evolving collection of paintings. Picture moldings and decorative picture hangers allow you to hang artwork anywhere, anytime, without nail holes in the walls.

See several examples of decorative picture hangers on the following page.

Decorative picture hangers add personality and lead the eye to the art. This hanger is a Victorian antique.

Original Victorian picture hangers, such as this one, are becoming difficult to find.

Invent your own picture hanger by gluing a pretty drawer pull to an S-hook.

This hanger was made with a small ornament.

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