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My first ever DIY blog posts appeared in Sunset magazine’s now defunct blog, homebysunset.com. Because Sunset is no longer hosting these projects, I’m making revised and updated versions available here at Crafty Nest. This post comprises Make a ribbon wreath, originally published October 2007.

Valentine ribbon wreath

I originally made this as a Christmas wreath, but now that I see it again, it looks more like a Valentine’s Day wreath. So I’m posting it now instead of waiting for Christmas. It requires few supplies and is easy to make as long as you can tie a bow. Read more »

View from dining room to living room

Living room - naval wall

Whenever people tell me they love painting, I’m suspicious. If you do the job right (protect the floor, clean and prep the walls, tape off moldings and edges, and start with primer), painting is anything but fun. And that doesn’t even count cleanup. But it’s worth the hassle because paint (or wallpaper) has the biggest influence on the mood and light of any room. Read more »

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