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An Expert’s Tips on Painting Your Home

If you've ever picked up a roller and brush and painted a room, you may have quickly learned that it's not necessarily as easy as it looks. It's not that painting itself is hard; it's the prep work …


DIY Painting Project: Subtle Stripes

By Sayward Rebhal, Networx A few years back, my husband and I bought our first house. It was new, and it was very . . . cookie cutter . . . which meant it required a massive remodel. Instead of h…


8 Uses for Yogurt Containers

By Chaya Kurtz, Networx How much do you spend on plastic food storage containers? And how much do you spend on yogurt? Here's an epic idea that the crunchy set has been doing forever: save your yog…


Sex and Creativity

One of my former coaching clients, a single woman who had made a personal commitment to a period of celibacy, reported a... complication, so to speak, on her journey. She said that "the... ahem...…


Own Your Creative Genius

Do you feel called to give birth to something within you the way I described here? Are you trying to think your way through something you just need to feel? Yeah. Me too. That’s why I spent thi…


’60s Pop Artist Helps Save Horses

Iconic pop artist Peter Max heard about the plight of aging New York City carriage horse, fifteen-year-old gelding Bobby II Freedom that was rescued from a slaughterhouse, and he decided to give back.…


Easy Home Decor: Unfinished Baseboards

Here's a fresh idea: baseboards left unpainted, for a studiously unfinished look. These London homes playfully contrast their formal white styling with bare wood. Photos via Inspace. Fo…


Positivity Quest: Learning to See Again

Know that I am absorbed by my work…These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession. It is beyond my power as an old man, yet I want to manage to render what I feel… Claude Monet …


Paint Palettes, Splatters, and Test Patches as Decor

Here's an offbeat idea for those who eschew perfection and embrace color. Above: Paint samples casually taped on the wall; from Fritz Hansen. Above: A paint-daubed floor in Paris. Abo…


DIY: Painted Dresser Drawers

Here's a clever idea for adding interest to an old dresser: drawers painted in complementary colors. Above: Seattle architect, designer, and furniture maker Roy McMakin is known for his quirky take…


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