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IKEA Recalls Our DIY Malm Dresser

I’m still loving my hacked IKEA nightstand, the one whose transformation I detailed on this blog in one of my DIY Wednesday posts. But this week, the Swedish furniture maker announced a recall on 27 million such Malm dressers, which can tip over if not properly anchored to a wall. Sadly, this resulted in the death of two children in 2014.

Rather than bring your dresser back to the store, IKEA is offering anchor kits to anyone who has purchased a dresser. You can get a kit by visiting an IKEA store, calling 888-966-4532, or visiting

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Tour the New Design District Showroom BC [Gallery + Studio]

No one knows better than Carol Benson-Cobb how art can create a mood. The Dallas-based artist made her mark creating custom acrylic paintings for interior designers looking to evoke certain emotions. Eventually, her fluid, abstract works caught the attention of Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma, and Calvin Klein Home, and the retailers have been good customers since 2012.

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In The Garden: Bring the Green Indoors

It’s too dang hot outside. I don’t blame you if you want nothing to do with your outdoor garden at the moment. So why not take a break from the heat and focus your green thumb on your indoor garden? Now is a great time to refresh the indoors with some easy-care houseplants. Here are […]

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