DIY Kitchen Command Center

Posted by: on August 25th, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Kitchen Command Center

A kitchen command center can be a big help in keeping a busy family organized. It’s a place to leave family notes, post schedules and hang keys. This DIY kitchen command center features just about everything you’d want– a magnetic chalkboard, a strip of cork board for pinning items, hooks for keys, and a rack for holding papers and folders. Plus, it looks great with its doors decorated with stained wood planks.

Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial to make your own kitchen command center.

 

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A Cozy Studio She Shed

Posted by: on August 21st, 2015 | 5 Comments

A Cozy Studio She Shed

Katrina Sullivan of Chic Little House wanted her own small retreat where she could work, think or just relax. Building and decorating her own she shed in her backyard was the perfect solution.

 

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A Coastal She Shed

Posted by: on August 19th, 2015 | 14 Comments

A Coastal She Shed

This adorable coastal-style she shed was designed by Danielle Driscoll of Finding Silver Pennies. She lives in Scituate, Massachusetts, literally a stone’s throw from the harbor and several sandy beaches, so it’s no wonder she chose the beachy theme for her backyard retreat.

 

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A Cozy Cottage She Shed

Posted by: on August 18th, 2015 | 26 Comments

A Cozy Cottage She Shed

“She sheds” are one of the best trends we’ve seen in a long time. A she shed is sort of like a man cave, but outdoors, in a shed tricked out to be a cozy, comfortable retreat in the backyard.

We asked some of our favorite DIY and design bloggers to show us their ideas for a she shed. Kristen Whitby blogs at Ella Claire. Here’s her cozy she shed. 

 

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DIY Bathroom Vanity Made From a Desk

Posted by: on August 14th, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Bathroom Vanity Made From an Desk

This DIY bathroom vanity has a fun twist– it’s made from a repurposed desk. It’s surprisingly easy to make the conversion, too. Spruce up the desk with a new coat of paint, cut a hole for the sink, and you pretty have your bathroom vanity ready to install. We used a new desk with a cool mission-style look, but you could just as easily convert an old desk from a thrift store to create a vanity in whatever style suites your decor.

Here’s the step-by-step tutorial so you can create your own unique bathroom vanity.

 

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A DIY Yard Drainage Solution That Looks Great

Posted by: on August 14th, 2015 | Make A Comment

A DIY Yard Drainage Solution That Looks Great

 

Here’s a yard drainage solution that looks great. Caitlin Ketcham of DIY blog Desert Domicile designed it for the side of her home in Tuscon, Arizona. This was part of her recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series.

This yard drainage project is in a desert setting, but it could work wonderfully in other regions, too. The basic principles of this yard drainage “river bed” lined with stones apply where ever you need to drain water efficiently from your yard.

 

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Pipe and Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains with Nautical Tie Backs

Posted by: on August 13th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Pipe and Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains with Nautical Tie Backs

These outdoor curtains are made from a drop cloth and hung on an industrial pipe curtain rod. Caitlin Ketcham of DIY blog  Desert Domicile created the curtains to give her back porch a breezy cabana look.

This was part of her recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series.

Here is her easy tutorial for the outdoor curtains and pipe curtain rod. Caitlin also shows how she the nautical tie backs from rope.

 

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How to Install String Lights on a Porch

Posted by: on August 12th, 2015 | One Comment

How to Install String Lights

 

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile. She wanted to enjoy the romantic glow of string lights on her newly decorated back porch. Here she shows us how she decorated her porch with string lights in a sturdy and very attractive way.

 

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How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Posted by: on August 11th, 2015 | One Comment

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

 

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile, and here she has a tutorial showing how to install a ceiling fan. 

 

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Installing New Entry Door Locksets for Security and Aesthetics

Posted by: on August 7th, 2015 | One Comment

Installing New Entry Door Locksets for Security and Aesthetics

Installing new entry door locksets usually starts with a concern for home security. But when Shavonda Gardner of SG Style had security and aesthetics in mind when she replaced her entry door locks and handles. Here, she shows us how she installed two locksets– one with an electronic keypad and alarm, and a traditional keyed lock.

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