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Five on Friday: Shining the Spotlight on You!


From upcycling “junk” to laying down floor tile, Nation community bloggers are taking home improvement to the next level-and then sharing their DIY prowess with the online world. Check out some of our favorites from the past week, and if you like what you see, there's more where that came from over in our Community section.

1. Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Big?

If you're not careful… clutter can take over. The Evolution of Style blog shows us how easy it is to reclaim your space with a few simple steps.

2. Driving Screws into Tough Wood

Screws won't budge? Remodelando la Casa has a secret tip to make your hardwood projects a breeze.

3. Laying Basket-Weave Tile

Nobody ever said basket-weave tile is easy to install. But a high level of difficulty has never stopped Picardy Project before…

4. How To: Buy on Craigslist

From nightstands to cane chairs, Our Lake Life has found the perfect formula for shopping on Craigslist.

5. 25 “Junk” Decor Ideas

If you're looking for upcycling inspiration, look no further than Creatively Living's incredible project roundup.

For more from the Nation community, consider:

DIY Barn Wood Floating Shelves
20 Inventive Ways to Upcycle Shipping Pallets
My Grandfather's 7 Secrets to a Perfect Paint Job