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By J.D. Roth

BORGSJO with Barn Doors

Hello – this is my first (intentional) IKEA-hack! My husband and I just moved to Cape Cod and I wanted to make our furniture more Cape Cod looking. Your website inspired me to get crafty! I took my old Ikea BISSA shoe cabinet and some Pine Craft Board ($1.73 from Lowes) Loctite Power Grab glue ($4.59) Blue Chalk Paint and a Brown wax. I just looked up videos on YouTube on how to use it.

What Happens When Insurance Companies Go Bust?

Are you protected if your insurance company shuts its doors? Photo: Matthew Hurst What do you do when you’ve entrusted a company to insure your most valuable possessions — your car, your home, your life — and that company goes belly-up just when you need them most? Of course, no one expects the company holding their policy to go bankrupt.

How the new healthcare law changes maternity care

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. My husband and I got married in December of 2005 and spent the first few years of our marriage enjoying each other without the responsibility of children. Then, after a few years, I found myself longing for a child of our own. Unfortunately, a giant roadblock stood in our way — our health insurance plan did not cover maternity.

4 Things You Must Know When Dealing With Your Haters

Or dealing with your critics, trolls, enemies etc. Recently I wrote an article which went viral on a local website I freelance for. It's about me and my girlfriend. It got thousands for shares and yep, a slew of different reactions. I happen to know it was shared in several different forums too. Of course, there were haters. I know only because a friend told me about it.

Help for the Shy Guy: The Complete Guide to Overcoming Your Shyness

For the last couple of weeks we’ve been exploring the subject of shyness. In our first post, we talked about the nature of shyness and its symptoms.

4 Unexpected (and Science-Backed) Ways to Develop Empathy

Empathizing is like wearing someone else's shoes. Sometimes, those shoes are just the right size, cut, and material for you. But most of the time, they just don't fit. It's the same thing with people. Sometimes, they have the same personality, background, and experiences as you do.

Want Personalized Bookplates for Holiday Gifts? Don’t Delay!

Many people give Happier at Home and The Happiness Project as holiday gifts. A trend that I very much appreciate. If you’d like to make your gift more special and personalized, sign up here, and I’ll send you a bookplate that’s personalized for the recipient and signed by me (as shown in the photo). Think how happy you’ll be to cross some gift-giving tasks off your list! U.S.

Hemnes built-in shoe cabinet for entryway

Material: Hemnes shoe cabinet 601.561.21 We expanded our bathroom by stealing space from our foyer coat closet. What is pictured is the place where the foyer closet used to be. You can see the trim outlining the old closet.

Smart Moves Students Can Make Over Winter Break

Volunteering over winter break is a great way to make a difference in your community – and build your resume, too. Photo: Wonderlane It’s hard to believe how fast the fall semester has gone by, but winter break is rapidly approaching for many college students.

Let there be Light! (Backlit Photo-Frame)

Materials: BAS-Collectors-Box (13×18), Nyttja Photo-frame (13×18), or Ribba-frame, Sardal-Led-Chain (24 elements) Get some plywood and cut it to fit into the box. Drill holes (8mm) into the piece of plywood, as many as your LED-chain has.

Hackers Help: How to hang Vittsjo TV unit?

Photo: IKEA.com Hi, I am looking for a help. Is it possible to hang a Vittsjo TV unit on a wall? *** It is possible. You do need some good brackets or a less elegant solution, perforated metal strips to screw secure the metal frame to the wall. Do secure the glass and wood shelving first though. ~ Jules 

Introducing “Upgrade Unlocked”: The Unconventional Guide to Luxury Travel (on a Budget!)

Open that champagne you’ve been saving for New Year’s—your new year of top-shelf travel can start right now! We’ve been working hard and are excited to finally introduce Upgrade Unlocked: The Unconventional Guide to Luxury Travel on a Budget. If you’d like to go to Bora Bora in January—or pretty much anywhere, anytime—this guide will get you there.

Tips for Productive Reading

Most people will agree that it is good to read, but not all reading is equal. Some people get a tremendous amount out of their reading and others get very little. Here are some tips for making your time spent reading as productive as possible. 1.

Crafty Secretary

Materials: AKURUM cabinet, Harlig door, Lindingo cover panel, Rubrik Turquoise doors Wanting a tidy place to put away my kid’s art and craft supplies that were taking over our living space, I came up with this solution. From Ikea, I was able to get 24″x30″ and 18″x 30″ Akurum cabinet boxes from the ‘as is’ section, as well as the largest cover panel in t

Unclutterer’s 2014 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Gifts for kids

Each year Erin is kind enough to let me write the gift guide for kids. I have such a good time, and often have to whittle my ideas down to the best selections. That’s what I’ve done again this year. In the following post you’ll find great suggestions for little and big kids. Younger tykes The POWER A Skylanders SWAP Force Tackle Box.