Category: Original Content

How To Reupholster An Old Stool

Dear Marc: I enjoy reading your column! I have an old stool (chair height) that needs some TLC. It’s old and ratty and I’ve had it for over twenty years. It’s one of those small armless stools that gives extra seating when friends come over. I’ve never reupholstered anything, can you walk me through the […]

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DIY Children’s Art Table

Dear Marc: We took a weekend trip with our kids last weekend! It was our first trip as a family. With our busy schedule, it’s hard to take time off of work. We took lots of pictures, but I’d like to make something special for the kid’s room to remind them of our trip. Help! […]

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DIY China Plate Mirror

Dear Marc: I collect old china plates and tea cups. I find them very pretty. I heard that you can break down china plates and use them to recover frames. I am curious how I could do this as I have a wide frame mirror that would look great in this effect. Chelsea Dear Chelsea: […]

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DIY Suitcase Coffee Table

Dear Marc: I bought new luggage after twenty-five years of owning the same luggage. The new set has wheels and you have no idea how much I don’t miss carrying that old set around the airport. Although, I must admit that I loved that royal blue luggage! I have heard of people who display old […]

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DIY Chrome Apple Centerpiece

Dear Marc: I bought fake fruit (apples) from the dollar store to display in a wooden bowl on my table. I thought it looked great until a friend of mine said it was tacky! Apparently if it’s not real fruit, it’s not trendy. Is there any way that I can turn that supposedly tacky centerpiece […]

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DIY Jewelry Frame

Dear Marc: I want to create something special for my wife. While shopping at a boutique, we came across a unique jewelry holder. It was a frame with what looked like chicken wire in the middle and the wire was used to hook the jewelry in place. Essentially it replaces a jewelry box. I want […]

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Updating An Old Table

Dear Marc: I picked up an old metal base retail counter during a closing out sale. The wood top is in rough shape (scratches and scrapes), but I remembered what you always say: “With a little elbow grease, anything is possible”. So I bought it. Now comes the fun part- how do I turn this […]

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DIY Chic Wine Cork Pot Holder

Dear Marc: We entertain a lot in our home and wine is our drink of choice when hosting dinner parties. I’ve been in the habit of collecting the wine corks leftover from these fabulous soirees, as I think they could make a great addition to a DIY project. Now the question is: what kind of […]

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DIY Designer Pegboard

Dear Marc: I turned my spare bedroom into a home office. I repurposed a few pieces of furniture and created an eclectic look. However, I’m struggling with finding trendy organizational accessories. Any ideas how I can make my pegboard look less like an eye sore? Deborah Dear Deborah: First and foremost, kudos for understanding that […]

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London Inspired DIY Welcome Mat

Dear Marc: I’m psyched about the Olympics being in London this year. I spent a summer there after college and it was one of the best summers ever! I want to have something British-inspired in my apartment to display during the Olympics but I’m working on a really tight budget. Do you have any ideas? […]

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DIY Cottage Chic Desk

Dear Marc: We are having a great summer! The weather is perfect for cottage country. We have a quaint little cottage that has been in the family for years. My late aunt had decorated the place back in the day and it’s in need of a makeover! I don’t like the furniture that is currently […]

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Upcycled Wire Hanger Decor Accent

Dear Marc: While moving into our cute little bungalow, I noticed that we had more plastic hangers than metal ones. When organizing the new closets, I replaced the metal hangers with matching plastic for a clean look. I am left with approximately ten metal hangers. Can I upcycle them? Trisha Dear Trisha: Isn’t it funny […]

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DIY Spoon Hooks

Dear Marc: I found a set of cutlery at a garage sale for dirt cheap! I’ve heard that people have re-purposed spoons and forks to make different things. I have a pair of pliers and I’m eager to learn what I can do with my new purchase. Any ideas? Mackenzie Dear Mackenzie: Did you know […]

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DIY Beach House Chic Mirror

Marc & Mandy create a beach house chic decor piece – perfect for summer cottage decorating.

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DIY Zebra Print Frame Project

Dear Marc: I have leftover zebra-print fabric from when I re-upholstered a couple accent pillows. The fabric is stunning and I have about half a yard left. What can I do with my leftovers? Angelica Dear Angelica: I went on a mission to try to find a creative way to utilize leftover fabric without spending […]

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Runway to Room with Ramsin Khachi

Ramsin walks us through a space inspired by a classic elegant fashion ensemble. He shares how the different pieces fit into the look and gives decorating advice for homeowners.

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DIY Patio Table Project

Dear Marc: While remodeling our family room, I decided to get rid of a set of coffee table and side tables. They have glass tops and metal frames. Should I part with them or do you have a repurposing project for them? Monica Dear Monica: Remodeling projects are fun as we usually find great supplies […]

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Runway to Room Walk Thru with Glen Peloso

Glen Peloso walks us through a space he designed inspired by a recent runway look.

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DIY Tree Branch Patio Decor

Dear Marc: My hubby trimmed our old oak tree in our front yard and we are left with a bunch of tree branches. I’ve seen branches repurposed into an urn display on decks and in homes. How can I turn my old branches into a home decor accent? Wanda Dear Wanda: I have been known […]

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DIY Vintage Window Pane Photo Frame

Dear Marc: We restored an old house and replaced all the old Victorian pane windows with new energy efficient windows. I’m left with a stack of antique windows and it would be a shame to get rid of them! Do you know of any projects that use and repurpose vintage windows? Emily Dear Emily: I […]

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A Basement For Entertaining with Matt Dusk

Matt Dusk takes on a tour of his basement – a space designed for entertaining in style!

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Taking Your Indoor Design Outdoors

Dear Marc: I have successfully designed my entire home with the use of advice from your column. Now I would like to work on what you like to call “Taking your indoor design outdoors”. I have seen you talk about this on TV but I am not sure where to start. I would like to […]

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Scrapbook Serving Tray

Marc & Mandy use a selection of scrapbooking supplies to give an outdated serving tray an updated look.

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Rock And Roll Side Table

Dear Marc: I inherited my mother’s old records. I remember many times listening to them as we baked on Saturday mornings when I was a little girl. She left them to me but I don’t have a record player. I’d like to have them displayed in my home. Do you have ideas on how I […]

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Kitchen Design Tips with Glen Peloso

In this week’s episode of The Marc Atiyolil Show, Marc talks to Glen Peloso about kitchen design for kitchens that are both beautiful and functional. Learn about some of the latest advances in kitchen design that will make your space easier to use on a daily basis.

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