About the Author

Caroline Inge

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The very first Do-It-Yourself project Caroline ever tackled was a batch of chocolate brownies from scratch at age 8. Difficulty: Beginner. Time: 30 minutes. Success? Scorched. Luckily, both her baking and DIY endeavors have proven more fruitful over the years than that first batch of brownies. With a passion for design and decor that can make your life more comfortable, beautiful, and functional, Caroline hopes to inspire the Apron Blog readers with her column DIY Décor. Follow her on Twitter


Inspired: Laundry Room Storage Ideas

Posted by: on January 20th, 2014 | One Comment

  It’s practically a universal rule of laundry rooms that this space will get dirty. It just goes with the territory. But we can’t help but see the irony in having a messy space that is essentially meant for cleaning! We did have a couple of thoughts for keeping things organized in this hardworking space, [...]

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Wreath Making Tutorial: How to Make a Wooden Wreath Form

Posted by: on October 24th, 2013 | Make A Comment

  One of my favorite things about autumn is all of the festive wreaths that begin to pop up in neighborhoods. From Halloween, to harvest-themed, and into Christmas, wreathes and wreath making have always been a favorite way to get in the festive spirit.  To make almost any DIY wreath, you’ll need a wreath form. [...]

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Pumpkin Decorating Ideas: Stencil Patterns with Craft Paint

Posted by: on October 22nd, 2013 | Make A Comment

  Pumpkin decorating is one of the most enjoyable parts of autumn. We all know about carving a pumpkin, including with a Dremel tool. But here’s a super easy pumpkin decorating idea: paint patterns on the pumpkin using stencils and craft paint. This is a great way to add a little variety to your collection [...]

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New Holiday Decorating Ideas Coming in our Style Challenge

Posted by: on October 21st, 2013 | 4 Comments

It’s only October, but we are already gearing up for the Holiday season. We’ve asked 23 of our favorite DIY and design bloggers to decorate a space in their home for Christmas, and most importantly, show us how they did it. It’s our 2013 Holiday Style Challenge. Using a mystery collection of The Home Depot’s [...]

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Pumpkin Carving with a Dremel Tool

Posted by: on October 17th, 2013 | One Comment

  Pumpkin carving is a Halloween tradition, and while you may normally use a kitchen knife to make your jack-o-lantern, I powered up my Dremel tool for this project! Using some Martha Stewart lettered stencils and a Dremel tool, I added a custom note debossed into my pumpkin. It’s quite easy to do. Here’s a [...]

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4 Staples of Modern Kitchen Decor

Posted by: on September 30th, 2013 | 2 Comments

  When you tackle a kitchen renovation, you have to consider the kinds of finishes and fixtures you’ll use. Elsewhere in our Inspired series, we showed you some style staples of a cottage kitchen. Here we’re focusing on what goes into a modern kitchen decor.

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Kitchen Design: 4 Staples of Traditional Kitchens

Posted by: on September 11th, 2013 | 6 Comments

  Traditional elements, functional workspaces, and top-notch appliances are a guaranteed recipe for success in a kitchen renovation project, and that’s why we rounded up a few classic wins in kitchen design. When you’re planning a kitchen remodel and looking to inject traditional charm into your kitchen, here are top four favorite ways to do [...]

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Decorating Ideas: Unexpected Ways to Add Color to your Home

Posted by: on September 5th, 2013 | One Comment

  Color is one of our favorite ways to bring personality and a focal point into a space in your home. We love the way that unexpected uses of color can really speak to your personal style and set your home apart! We’ve rounded up a few decorating ideas that bring color into your space.

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Decorating with a Pastel or Neutral Color Scheme

Posted by: on September 4th, 2013 | One Comment

Choosing a color scheme for your home can be a daunting task, especially if you worry you’ll tire of a certain color or combination. That’s one of the reasons we love the idea of decorating with a soft pastel or neutral color scheme. These barely there shades are a lovely option, and just because they [...]

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4 Staples of Cottage Kitchens

Posted by: on September 2nd, 2013 | 4 Comments

  If you’re planning a kitchen renovation in the coming months, then you’ve probably been researching styles and various decorative elements that you could put into your new space. In today’s installment of Inspired, we pulled together a few of our favorite kitchen design elements for cottage kitchens, one of the more popular styles for [...]

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