Karen Griffin

56 Posts

Essential Oils in the Jacuzzi

Jacuzzis and spa baths are extremely popular and beneficial to the health. Most people don't realize that you can introduce essential oils...

How to Clean a Gas Fireplace

Cleaning your gas fireplace will keep it operating in peak condition and help avoid other problems associated with not maintaining your fireplace....

Practical Ways to Conceal Floor Vents

Without rerouting furnace ducts, it is not possible to completely cover or hide vents on the floor, especially when they are in...

Decorating Front Porch Steps with Summer Flowers

The front porch is the gateway to the home. It should look cheerful and welcoming, especially during the summer months when flowers...

Creative New Ways to Use a Broken Birdbath

Like most other outdoor items, a birdbath does not last forever. Plastic varieties eventually become brittle and break, and clay and concrete...

Creative Ways to Decorate a Landing Alcove

A landing alcove is a charming feature of a home - if it is used to the fullest potential. If it is...

Creative Ways to Line Dresser Drawers

Decades ago, lining dresser drawers with the special paper was a common practice. Antique dressers do not always have smooth interiors like...

Creative Ways to Use Candles in a Fireplace Hearth

A fireplace is a fantastic addition to just about any home, even during the spring and summer when roaring fires are no...

Creative New Uses for an Old Dressing Table

Not everyone wants or needs a vanity for applying makeup and styling their hair, but an old dressing table is still worth...

Creative Ways to Use Big Oil Paintings

Big oil paintings can be quite impressive, but they are not ideal in every location, even if they fit. Depending on where...

Update a Side Table With a DIY Glass Pebble Top

If you are in the market for a budget living room side table, do not pass up an outdated or ugly thrift...

Ideas for Decorating With LED Lighted Branches

Branches with tiny lights are not just for Christmas and other winter holidays. People these days are using lighted displays for decorating...

Unique Ways to Decorate a Fireplace for Spring

The beauty of a fireplace does not have to end when warm weather arrives. Some of the most gorgeous hearths do not...

Ideas for Decorating a Girl’s Bedroom in a Firefly Theme

When decorating a girl's bedroom, go with something other than princesses, butterflies, Disney characters or another popular subject. Consider a firefly theme....

DIY Medicine Cabinet Ideas

Medicine cabinets complete with shelves and mirrors are not cheap, especially unique and sturdy varieties. Even the cheapest options begin at around...

The Best Ways to Store and Organize Flat Gift Wrap

Organizers for wrapping paper are readily available in discount stores around the winter holidays. They are designed for holding long rolls of...

4 Budget Ways to Light an Outdoor Stairway

Dark stairways can be very dangerous, especially if they become icy or damp. A railing and sufficient lighting is a must, but...

How To Make Your Kitchen Cabinets Look Expensive

Kitchen cabinets are expensive no matter the type or the style of the materials that are used in the manufacturing process. Even...

How to Block the Sun on a Covered Porch

A covered porch is a wonderful amenity. It is a highly desirable extension of the indoor living area, and with furnishings and...

Stylish Ways to Decorate With Vintage Hanging Oil Lanterns

Oil lanterns are more than just alternate sources of light during short-term power outages. They are fantastic decorative pieces that are stylish...