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First there was taco night, then barbecue sandwiches, followed by meats by the pound — all splashy marketing events to generate buzz leading up to Proof BBQ's grand opening in the Cleveland suburbs. And then came coronavirus.
The first bill comes when you pay the remodeler; the next ones come through higher property taxes.
Now that fall is officially upon us, it is time to spruce up the home with cozy accents, colors and decor. Pumpkins don’t have to be your only source inspiration. Fall decor can have a lot of unique personality while drawing ideas from the season, so here are some ideas to help you brainstorm the perfect autumnal aesthetic for your personal taste.
Take any PET or PETE (Polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottle and melt it with a heat gun and then add texture with a soldering iron. The results are reminiscent of blown glass and certainly a lot of fun to make.
Garden-lovers, take note: the highly anticipated Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour is set for July 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature five outstanding private gardens, with two in Post Falls and three in Coeur d’Alene. This year’s theme is “plant happiness.”
Today, room dividers aren’t just a staple from old movies. Both vintage and brand new decorative versions seem to be everywhere – on the pages of interior design magazines, on your Instagram feed and even at big-name retailers.
On June 22, roses will be in the spotlight for the Spokane Rose Society’s 72nd annual rose show.
With interlocking insulated concrete forms, it’s important to realize the foundation footing the ICFs rest on should be perfectly flat and level, and the footing needs to be perfectly square.
If the words “drought-tolerant” make you think of a yard full of cactus, think again. There are plenty of stunning plants worth considering.
Q. I’ve put off building a small garden shed for too many years. After the wretched winter I endured, I deserve something that will lift my spirits. I don’t know where to start, but I do know I want it to be an asset to my property. Should I just buy a pre-built shed or is it possible to build my own with limited skills and tools? I’m up for a challenge, but I don’t want to find out I bit off more than I can chew. What would you do if you were me? – Andrea T., Blue Earth, Minnesota A. Each spring I get questions like this. Spring as a magical time of year that unleashes pent-up energy and creativity in many things, including humans. It’s the favorite time of year for my ham radio mentor, and I enjoy seeing him soak up all the wonder of the season.
While many Inland Northwest gardeners think our season is too short for growing melons, let me reassure you that it’s very doable if you give the plants a little extra TLC.
The first day of spring is just 24 days away. Gardeners across the Inland Northwest are busily organizing their seeds, drawing up plans and dreaming of that first ripe tomato. Every year, I keep careful notes of how my vegetable garden performed and what I intend to do differently. The beauty of having a garden journal is it helps me remember details that would otherwise be forgotten. I also enjoy learning new things from other gardeners.
Q. Tim, I lost it last weekend. After I cooled down I realized I had no one to blame but myself. I spent two hours looking for a hand tool I know was somewhere in my garage, basement or shed. I finally found it in my truck. Anyway, I’ve got a mound of tools that are covering my workbench. Everything is scattered. If you’ve ever struggled with hand tool organization, how in the world did you solve the problem? How do you store your hand tools? – Andy P., Scranton, Pennsylvania A. I’ve got no problem baring my soul. I used to have the same problem. Here’s how I finally stopped going on adventures trying to find my own hand tools.
Not only can a good doormat keep your floors cleaner, it can be part of your allergy-fighting plan.
From artwork to accessories, look for fine details to help make individual spaces stand out.
The home remodeling and design platform Houzz recently released its annual forecast, derived from conversations with industry experts as well as trends spotted among its 40 million monthly users. It offers a snapshot of what we might see in stores, living rooms and Instagram feeds this year.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, decorating mishaps send nearly 15,000 people to the emergency room each year.
The best way to prepare for this mayhem is to create a detailed set of plans and some written specifications. Great plans and specifications become your north star and prevent poor decisions on a stressful day.
If you haven’t done the job before, you should know that hanging giant strips of wallpaper is challenging.