Home Depot Kids Workshop: Chalkboard Door Hanger

Posted by: on July 27th, 2015 | One Comment

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Chalkboard Door Hanger

All Things Thrifty blogger Brooke Ulrich and her children got to preview one of the Home Depot Kids Workshop projects– the Chalkboard Door Hanger. This is the featured project for the August 2015 Kids Workshop and is typical of the kinds of projects the kids do at these monthly free workshops. Get more information about the free workshop at the end of this article.

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Industrial Chic Concrete and Pipe Shelves Tutorial

Posted by: on July 24th, 2015 | One Comment

Industrial Chic Concrete and Pipe Shelves Tutorial

These concrete and pipe shelves by Ashley from Simply Designing combine the best of pipe projects and concrete projects. They’re great for giving a room an industrial chic or rustic look, and they’re a practical way to add some shelf space.

Just following along with Ashley’s tutorial to create your own concrete and pipe shelves.   

 

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How to Create a Concrete Table Top for Your Patio Table

Posted by: on July 23rd, 2015 | Make A Comment

How to Create a Concrete Table Top for Your Patio Table

How to Create a Concrete Table Top for Your Patio Table

 

It’s quite common to replace the top of a patio table. Less common is creating a concrete table top for replacement. It’s pretty easy to do, though, and you’ll have a durable and attractive top for your patio table.

Courtney West, of the blog Our Alabama Life, has the tutorial. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to create your own concrete table top.

 

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Unique DIY String Light Poles with Concrete Base

Posted by: on July 22nd, 2015 | 2 Comments

Unique DIY String Light Poles with Concrete Base

These DIY string light poles are extra sturdy and they look unlike any string light poles we’ve seen, with tree trunks taking the place of wooden or metal poles in the concrete bases. 

Jessica Gregg, one of the three “Sorelle Sisters” of J. Sorelle, created these string light poles for our Cement DIY Challenge– with concrete being an important ingredient in the project. The lights are a lovely addition to her rustic and nature-inspired patio decor. 

If you don’t have Aspen tree trunks, you can certainly use regular wooden or metal poles. You can also use these concrete bases for volleyball nets, tether ball poles, umbrella stands, or anything of that sort.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to create your own string light poles, and take inspiration from the rest of Jessica’s patio decorating ideas. 

 

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DIY Paver Stone Bench with Concrete Foundation

Posted by: on July 20th, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Paver Stone Bench with Concrete Foundation

Concrete can be the magic ingredient to all sorts of projects, as we’re seeing in our Cement DIY Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. In this case the concrete isn’t visible. Ashley Mahoney of Ashley Ella Design created a foundation for the paver stone bench kit she built in her backyard. 

The bench looks great, and with the simple concrete foundation, it will stay level and sturdy for years to come. Read on to see how she built the paver stone bench and to see just how easy it was to create the concrete foundation. 

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DIY Concrete Table Top: Chic and Durable

Posted by: on July 17th, 2015 | One Comment

DIY Concrete Table Top: Chic and Durable

 

This concrete table top replaces an easily-scratched top of an otherwise lovely and useful dining room table. Designer Andrea Crawford of Couture House Interiors decided to create this concrete table top because needed a table top that was durable… and the fact that it’s a bit chic, makes it all the better.  

Follow along as she shows us, step-by-step how she created the concrete table top– covered the existing table top in concrete, to be precise. You’ll see it’s surprisingly easy to do, and the results are impressive. 

 

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Easy DIY Concrete Shelf Project

Posted by: on July 16th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Easy DIY Concrete Shelf Project

This DIY concrete shelf project will show you once and for all that working with cement is easy. It’s kind of fun, too. Whitney Jones of Whitney J Designs will be first to tell you that. She created this concrete shelf for her bathroom. Looking at the final result, you’d have no idea this was her first DIY project using cement.

You can make a stylish, industrial chic concrete shelf just like this for your own home. Just follow the step-by-step tutorial.

 

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Concrete Serving Tray Project

Posted by: on July 15th, 2015 | 4 Comments

Easy DIY Concrete Serving Tray Project

 

Concrete projects are quite popular these days. It’s no wonder why. It doesn’t take much more than an inexpensive bag of cement and some cardboard to create this cool, industrial-chic concrete serving tray. It was created by decor and DIY expert Amy Kim, who blogs at Homey Oh My! 

Just follow her step-by-step tutorial to create your own DIY concrete serving tray.

 

 

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DIY Desk with Concrete Desktop and Wood Legs

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

DIY Desk with Concrete Desktop and Wooden Legs

 

This cool, minimalist desk features a DIY concrete desktop and a simple wooden frame for the desk legs. DIYer Manda McGrath of The Merrythought explains all the steps in this tutorial. 

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Bathroom Vanities in 3 Unexpected Places

Posted by: on July 13th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Bathroom vanities aren’t just for the bathroom, and we’re going to prove it.

See, there are a lot of places in the home other than the kitchen or bathroom where a sink and faucet can come in really handy. And installing a bathroom vanity makes the addition of a sink more attractive, plus it adds more storage space. It’s easier to install than a sink and separate shelving, too.

Here are our top three places in the home (other than the bathroom) to put bathroom vanities and sinks. Check out the photos, too. You’ll see that a vanity can be a natural fit in several parts of your home.

 

Bathroom Vanities in the Mudroom

Bathroom Vanities in 3 Unexpected Places: The Mudroom

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