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Whitney Curtis

Whitney was a contributor to The Home Depot's Apron Blog before joining the Home Depot editorial staff full time in 2013. Whitney loves DIY projects, interior design, and getting her hands dirty in the garden. Follow Whitney on Twitter & Instagram.

Patio Decor Ideas: Lounging Inspiration from the Patio Style Challenge

Posted by: on April 9th, 2014 | Make A Comment

As we get ready for the 2014 Patio Style Challenge, we thought we’d share some of our favorite patio decor ideas from past editions. Inviting friends over for an impromptu evening soiree is easy when your home is prepped and ready. These outdoor spaces, styled by our fabulous Style Challenge bloggers, are here to inspire [...]

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Patio Decor Ideas: Dining Al Fresco Inspiration from the Patio Style Challenge

Posted by: on April 2nd, 2014 | Make A Comment

As we get ready for the 2014 Patio Style Challenge, we thought we’d share some of our favorite patio decor ideas from past editions. When you’re ready to get your outdoor space into tip top shape, we can help! Read on for plenty of great ideas and patio trends to watch. Easy and elegant aren’t two [...]

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Inspired: 4 Patio Layout Ideas

Posted by: on March 21st, 2014 | Make A Comment

Whether you call it a layout, blueprint, design, or even feng shui, we hear a lot of advice about the “flow” of a room. From the size, the lighting, the objective of the space – Are you watching TV? Relaxing around an outdoor firepit? Dining with friends? – the same details and principles of design [...]

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Inspired: Patio Decorating Ideas

Posted by: on March 12th, 2014 | One Comment

No matter the size of your space, you can set up a great outdoor lounging or entertaining area with just a few accents. Here are a few patio decorating ideas to inspire you to get outside! Adirondack Chairs If you’re sprucing up a smaller space, Adirondack chairs are a great solution for a relaxed and laid back [...]

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Fresh Outdoor Decorating Ideas Coming In Patio Style Challenge

Posted by: on March 4th, 2014 | 7 Comments

Over the past couple of years, The Apron Blog has brought you some incredible outdoor decorating ideas put together by some of the best and brightest names in the blogosphere. It’s The Home Depot Style Challenge series. This year, in our Patio Style Challenge, we have 24 bloggers and decorators and DIYers ready bring you fresh [...]

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Inspired: Home Office Organization Ideas

Posted by: on February 26th, 2014 | 3 Comments

If there’s one room in the house you really have to keep orderly, it might be your home office. Whatever area you’ve designated as a home office is where school projects are kept and important documents are stored, not to mention magazines, recipes, and little notes. It’s essential to keep your home office in working [...]

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Unique DIY Valentine Card

Posted by: on February 6th, 2014 | Make A Comment

Surprise your Valentine with a really creative card this year. This pegboard card will be a one-of-a-kind gift, and it’s cleverly devious! Your Valentine has to do some work to open it! Once open, it will reveal a gift card inside. Of course, this would also make a terrific Christmas card idea or a clever [...]

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Gift Idea: DIY Hinged Valentine Card

Posted by: on February 4th, 2014 | One Comment

  Traditional holiday cards are great, but they can lack a personal touch. So here’s a unique gift idea for Valentine’s Day– create a card made of wood and hinges, and include a gift card. This is a great gift idea for any holiday, actually, including birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas. Here’s how to make your [...]

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DIY Storage Ottoman Made from Wooden Crates

Posted by: on January 22nd, 2014 | 3 Comments

  The most satisfying DIY projects are those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one as well. Here’s a DIY storage ottoman– or storage coffee table– that’s totally practical, and it’s visually appealing.  It’s made from a couple wooden crates, some plywood and casters. You can tuck away remotes, magazines, kids [...]

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DIY Magnetic Message Board

Posted by: on January 17th, 2014 | 5 Comments

  Taking notes and writing down reminders is certainly a good way to get organized. But it’s no good if all you have scraps of paper floating around the house. Here’s a solution to keep your notes and family announcements organized and easy to see. It’s a simple DIY magnetic message board you can make [...]

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