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How to Create a Vignette

Add drama to a drab corner or coffee table with a tried-and-true decorating secret -- vignettes. Assemble your favorite objet d'art and a few flea market finds, and voilà, you've just scored high-design dividends without laying out a lot of cash.


Everything you've ever wanted to know about blackout curtains but were afraid to ask or how I learned to stop worrying and love blackout curtains. Learn more about considering blackout curtains to save energy and control light and noise. See more »

During the winter months, your crawlspace can be a source of cold floors and lost heat, but blocking your vents may not always be the best way to compensate for this. Learn more about blocking crawlspace vents during the winter. See more »

Your feline friend can benefit from your old cardboard box stash. Learn more about making a cat scracher from recycled cardboard. See more »

Heated garages aren't good for cars. Learn more about giving a cold shoulder to heated garages. See more »

Putting plastic on your windows during the winter can save $270 annually. Learn more about conserving energy with plastic window insulation. See more »

Learn the eco-groovy way to dispose of these novelty lamps. Learn more about disposing of lava lamps. See more »

It is safe for the environment and a fraction of the cost. Learn more about making your own eco-friendly dishwasher detergent. See more »

You can create artisan breads and pizza easily and cheaply with one of these. Learn more about making a homemade pizza stone for $5. See more »

My dogs are not happy campers in the winter. Every morning my husband takes our two hefty dogs for a one-hour walk on our rural road. Learn more about DIY dog booties. See more »

Your trophies can go to making more trophies or possibly some art. Learn more about where to donate old trophies. See more »