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DIY Halloween Decorations: Spooky Halloween Garland

Posted by: on September 3rd, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Halloween Decorations: Spooky Halloween Garland

 

Here at The Home Depot Blog, it’s not Halloween without our annual visit to Love Manor, the amazing haunted house created by Hollywood production designer Johnny Love. He creates some of the best and most creative DIY Halloween decorations you’ll ever see. In year’s past, he’s contributed to our Halloween Style Challenge showing how he created  eerie ghost paintings and haunted house lighting and a spooky flying monster.

Now, he shows us how he used simple items such as tubing, utility light fixtures and spray paint to create a unique and spooky Halloween garland for his Love Manor. Add some dry ice, lights and a bony friend, and you’ve got yourself the makings of a really cool haunted house for Halloween.

 

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Kinda’ Spooky Halloween Front Porch Ideas

Posted by: on September 3rd, 2015 | Make A Comment

Kinda' Spooky Halloween Front Porch Ideas

How can someone who loves Halloween never decorate her front porch for the occasion? That’s the case for DIYer extraordinaire Darnetha Myers of ChippaSunshine fame. These awesome, kinda’ spooky Halloween front porch ideas might not have happened if it weren’t for our Halloween Style Challenge here on The Home Depot Blog.

We sent Darnetha a mystery box of Halloween decorations for her front porch, and she came up with one of the most inventive Halloween displays we’ve seen. The best part: She shares her simple DIYs for the cool effects she created. (Don’t miss her levitating candelabra.)

 

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How to Decorate Your Fall Mantel With Rustic Style!

Posted by: on September 2nd, 2015 | Make A Comment

How to Decorate Your Fall Mantel With Rustic Style!

 

A textured and organic “shim wall hanging” is the centerpiece of this rustic fall mantel designed by Collette Osuna of Spindle & Rye. The wall hanging is a surprisingly easy DIY project, and Collette shares her tutorial for it here on The Home Depot Blog. 

The mantel and DIY project are part of our Halloween and Harvest Style Challenge. We sent Collette a mystery box of Home Depot Halloween decorations to get her started on decorating her mantel in her special rustic style.

But first, she needed to paint the tiles of her fireplace…

 

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Front Porch Fall Decorations and a Copper Pipe Table

Posted by: on September 1st, 2015 | Make A Comment

Front Porch Fall Decoration

The centerpiece of these front porch fall decorations is a cool DIY copper pipe table. We have the tutorial for the copper pipe table, and a look the rest of this cozy front porch all dressed up for autumn.

Designer Breanna Bertolini of Bre Purposed built the table and assembled these fall decorations for our Halloween and Harvest Style Challenge. We sent her a mystery box of Home Depot Halloween decorations challenged her to create cute and comfortable space we could share here on The Home Depot Blog.

Bre came up with a lovely palette of copper, white and green, with some orange thrown in here and there. It’s understated and attractive, and it welcomes falling leaves and cooler weather in style.  

 

 

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Paint a Family Message Board on Your Wall

Posted by: on August 28th, 2015 | One Comment

Paint a Family Message Board on Your Wall

Who couldn’t use a little organization inspiration in their lives? We used Rust-Oleum’s Dry Erase Paint, Chalkboard Paint and Magnetic Primer to create a message board right on the wall. To make it look finished, we added picture frames around each section of the message.

This is an easy DIY project that can make it fun to keep your family’s schedules all in one place. Just follow our step-by-step tutorial.

 

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Repurpose an Old Frame to Make a Decorative Tray

Posted by: on August 27th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Repurpose an Old Frame to Make a Decorative Tray

This cute decorative serving tray is made from a repurposed old picture frame. We painted the frame with a super-matte chalked paint, which gives the tray a lovely shabby chic or vintage look. But depending on the type of frame you use and what paint finish and color you prefer, your decorative tray could match just about any decor.

Just follow our step-by-step instructions to repurpose your own frame to make a decorative serving tray.

 

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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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How to Install Shiplap Walls

Posted by: on August 22nd, 2015 | 6 Comments

 

How to Install Shiplap Walls

The shiplap walls in this she shed help create the rustic, beachy look designer Danielle Driscoll was looking for. Take a look at her blog, Finding Silver Pennies, and you’ll see that Danielle is pretty much an expert on how to achieve this coastal look. Shiplap is the style of horizontal wood paneling you see in the photo above. You’ll often also see shiplap in farmhouse, cottage or shabby chic interiors.  

Take a look at the full tour of her amazing coastal she shed here on The Home Depot Blog. It’s a cute, cozy space for getting away from it all, right in her backyard. 

Danielle was kind enough also to show us exactly how she created the authentic shiplap walls in her she shed and painted them, so you can incorporate it in your own backyard retreat, bedroom 

 

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A Cozy Studio She Shed

Posted by: on August 21st, 2015 | 10 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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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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