So the table you bought last year turned out not to be The One. Or the "adorably worn" cabinet you found at a flea market seemed like a less of a steal once you got it home. Not to worry: With new hardware, fresh paint, and other adjustments, almost any piece of furniture can be customized to fit your taste and needs exactly.
I love the cocktail culture in the Pink Panther movie of the 1960s. It was so glamorous, so effortlessly swank -- and nobody seemed to be trying too hard. Since I can't get myself (or my friends) invited to one of those celluloid soirees, I do what I can to re-create the vibe when I entertain. I use lots of silver and glass: As many reflective surfaces as possible help set the stage. And I keep the menu limited -- there are options but not endless options. This makes it possible for me to spend time mixing with my guests rather than mixing drinks all night.
Home organization doesn't have to mean boring file drawers and labeling paint. These simple paint projects will help keep your house tidy and add a little flair to your home decor. The best part: They're easy enough for just about any skill level!
Our idea of a traditional centerpiece is rooted in floral arrangements, bowls of fruit, and cake stands carrying sweets. Let's change it up, shall we? These tree centerpieces -- adorned in ornaments, wrapped in ribbons, or draped in lights -- makes a dramatic display for any celebration.