Stories tagged: home and garden
Sat., July 13, 2019
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 …
Sat., July 6, 2019
In the Garden: For North Idaho gardeners featured on annual tour, garden inspiration comes from above
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 …
Sat., June 22, 2019
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 …
Sat., June 15, 2019
On June 22, roses will be in the spotlight for the Spokane Rose Society’s 72nd annual rose show.
Sat., June 8, 2019
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.
Sat., May 25, 2019
If the words “drought-tolerant” make you think of a yard full of cactus, think again. There are plenty of stunning plants worth considering.
Sat., May 25, 2019
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 …
Sat., April 27, 2019
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 …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
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. …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
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 …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Not only can a good doormat keep your floors cleaner, it can be part of your allergy-fighting plan.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
From artwork to accessories, look for fine details to help make individual spaces stand out.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019
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 …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, decorating mishaps send nearly 15,000 people to the emergency room each year.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
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 …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
If you haven’t done the job before, you should know that hanging giant strips of wallpaper is challenging.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Digging into your home’s past can be fun, but it can also help you make aesthetic decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Warning: while purchasing spring-flowering bulbs is great fun this time of year, remember that you have you dig a hole for every one of them.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
You may recall that point in high school physics class when a frustrated student demanded, “Give me an example of when I’ll ever use this stuff in real life!” Well, …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
The fundraiser brings together local artists’ works and floral arrangements inspired by the artwork to benefit the site, which is on both the Spokane and Washington historic registries.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018
Typically not considered to be an impulse purchase, most seek to make a sofa purchase perhaps only once or twice.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
Just like hotels, not all Airbnbs are created equal. There are the gorgeous, Instagram-friendly abodes meant to make visitors feel like they’re in the lap of luxury, and the more …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
The color gray is often considered to be drab and gloomy, but the reality is, gray is one of the most versatile colors in home decor.
Sat., June 2, 2018
The best way to have a healthy, productive garden is by attracting pollinators.
Sat., May 26, 2018
Tim, my builder is telling me to forget about using reinforcing steel or mesh in my concrete driveway and patio. He says he’ll just add an inch of thickness and …
Sat., March 17, 2018
I never should have taken my husband, Bill, to hear Ciscoe Morris speak.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018
Throughout this winter, I’ve been feeling a deep sense of gratitude for the delicious food last year’s garden has given us. We were able to line our pantry with jars …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Since LED lightbulbs cost more but use less energy, how soon would they pay for themselves? In some places, it can take as little as a couple months, depending on …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Ask most designers what color they usually paint interior trim – no matter the wall color – and they will tell you the same: white.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Four homes on a tree-lined South Hill street are featured on this annual fall tour.