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10 Favorite Antiques Stores, Flea Markets & Salvage Shops

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Lynn filled her house with items from all of these Maine stores. Her best advice: Take your time.... Read More »

12 Painting Tips

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1. Don’t wait for the cool days of fall to start your outside paint job. There may be... Read More »

16 Fall Cleaning Tips

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Home Tips: Fall Chore Shortcuts 1. Clean painted woodwork with a solution of 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1... Read More »

A Select Guide to Fixers Around New England

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Looking for someone who can repair a cherished possession? Use this guide to fixers around New England. QUILTS... Read More »

Age Unfinished Wood | DIY

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When workers remodeled the kitchen of our town hall several years ago, they tossed out an old unfinished... Read More »

Antiques: Nantucket Lightship Baskets

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I tip my hat to those plucky 19th-century seamen who first manned the lightships off the shores of... Read More »

Antiques: Sleds

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Edith Wharton got it all wrong in Ethan Frome. That tortured farmer from Starkfield, Massachusetts, took a suicidal... Read More »

Arthur Stone Silverware | Antiques & Collectibles

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Great art requires talent and tenacity, but also time and space: time to learn and perfect, and to... Read More »

Autumn Serving Tray | Autumn Crafts

Autumn Serving Tray | Autumn Crafts

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This fall-foliage-theme tray is perfect for serving coffee, cider, or breakfast in bed. You will need: 2 sheet... Read More »

Backyard Ice Rink Tips

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1. Pick a shady site so the ice doesn’t soften under the sun. Avoid building directly under overhanging... Read More »

Barn Renovated into Home in Putney, Vermont

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It couldn’t be more Vermont if you poured maple syrup over it: the winding dirt road, arching shade... Read More »

Bee and Other Insect Sting Treatments

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One of the downsides to summer, bee stings can be pretty painful annoyances. And there are plenty of... Read More »

Cleaning Tips for Patios and Decks

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Banish dirt and grime from outdoor entertaining areas by following these cleaning tips for patios and decks. Protect... Read More »

Crafts | Heart Button Pillow

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Here’s a lovely pillow you can whip up as a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart or as... Read More »

Crafts | How to Decoupage a Collage onto Blocks

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Learn how to decoupage a collage onto wooden, craft blocks with images and words. This cute craft is... Read More »

Crafts: Cover a Photo Frame with Fabric

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Looking for another craft that adds a personal touch to your decor? Cover a photo frame with fabric.... Read More »

Crafts: Make Paper Party Garland

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We have been busy celebrating these past few months- birthdays, anniversaries, potlucks and parties. I try to add... Read More »

Disinfect with Lavender

6 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

If you’re looking for a natural way to fight household germs, try lavender. In ancient Rome, people added... Read More »

DIY | Colorful Stair Runner

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When we moved into our charming, century-old, Providence home, there were several changes that I wanted to make. ... Read More »

DIY: Refinish Wood Furniture

2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

If you want to extend the life of a dreary-looking piece of wooden furniture and you’re sure it... Read More »

Drafty Windows and Cooling Fans | Home Solutions

Drafty Windows and Cooling Fans | Home Solutions

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When I sit on the couch in the evening, it feels as if gale-force winds are blowing through... Read More »

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

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Floral and plant motifs fill your home, thanks to Patricia Spratt’s fine table linens and accessories. Fabrics are... Read More »

Expert Tips to Build a Compost Bin

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Fred Davis knows the value of good compost. For 24 years, he and his wife, Linda, have owned... Read More »

Fleurs de Light

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Adorn your favorite lamp with a wreath of pressed blooms. Jennifer Allen crafts these delicate-yet-sturdy fiberglass lampshades ($50-$100)... Read More »

Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen

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This simple recipe using sugar, Borax and water will get rid of ants in the kitchen. Ants are... Read More »

Get Rid of Musty Odors | Solutions Using Cat Litter, Newspapers & Charcoal

4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

Do anything you can to dry out that musty basement or closet to get rid of musty odors:... Read More »

Get Rid of Silverfish

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Silverfish aren’t only annoying, they’re also destructive. They eat glue, books, papers, artwork and clothing and can cause... Read More »



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