Day 20 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: The last thing you want to see as soon as you walk in the door is a cluttered mess on your entry table. Rather than just throwing junk down, create a designated space for devices, keys, and wallets.
When hardwood floors came back as a must-do home design trend, they came back in a big way. They offer so much design versatility, adding character and decorative flair to any look from elegant and sophisticated to casual and comfortable to modern and cosmopolitan. You can’t go wrong with hardwood.
It’s always a plus when a flooring makeover reveals beautiful hardwood floors beneath carpet or linoleum. That’s just what happened to Community member Cueshot108 while tackling a small remodeling project. In his Forum post ”First timer using Minwax Stain. Need help,” he shares his project to turn a small bedroom into his man cave. Forum associate ChristineClaret joined the discussion to provide expert advice and guidance on refinishing wood floors with stain.
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Cueshot108 was surprised to find pine hardwood floors when he ripped up the linoleum floors in a small bedroom. His newly discovered hardwood floors are in excellent condition, and he plans to use Minwax Wood Finish to stain them. He wants to know whether or not conditioning the hardwood and applying polyurethane after applying the stain is necessary.
Day 19 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Plastic grocery bags really add up in a household, especially if you have a large family. Keep them organized by stuffing the grocery bags in an old tissue box. They stay tucked away until you’re ready to reuse them.
The return of color, in bold hues and modern neutrals, is the one of the major trend in home decor. Color experts, like those at the color company Pantone, the “global color authority for fashion and home furnishings,” have taken cues from a wide range of sources – film, technology, art, global hot spots – to develop this year’s predictions of the colors that will inspire fashion and home decor in the upcoming year. Each year they also choose one color as the “color of the year.” This year’s winner is Tangerine Tango.
Take a quick look at how some interior designers view home decor color trends, and see how the infusion of color can enliven your living spaces.
Whenever you’re dealing with electrical wiring things can get a little tricky and you must remember that it’s always safety first! As long as you follow a few basic safety precautions, replacing a vanity light in your bathroom is an easy project that you can handle yourself without the help of a professional electrician.
This video gives you step-by-step instructions on how to replace a vanity light while highlighting important safety issues like switching off the electricity from the power box. Remember to disconnect all electrical wires and make sure that the proper wiring is in place before removing bulbs from the old fixture to avoid breaking them.
MacGyver was a popular ’80s/early ’90s television action-adventure hero who used his superior knowledge of science and everyday ordinary materials, like duct tape, to routinely escape danger and save the world from imminent disaster. Folks have been “macgyvering” problems around the house ever since.
At The Home Depot, we love when people take ordinary products and turn them into the extraordinary. Here on The Apron Blog, we’d like to celebrate bloggers and creative types all over the web for their ingenuity. We loved being reminded of the amazing things you can create when you challenge yourself to think outside of the box!
The blog Style Me Pretty recently featured a wedding inspiration shoot where pegboard of all things was used to create a truly incredible and elegant table centerpiece. The blooms gracefully float over the table, and small votive candles are integrated flawlessly into the arrangement.
Replacing or installing a new toilet is a project that’s a lot easier to accomplish than it seems and it will go a long way towards updating the look and efficiency of your bathroom. Before you get started be sure to watch this video for instructions on how to safely get this job done.
The video expertly shows you how to install a toilet, while avoiding all of the safety hazards you may face. So go ahead and tackle this project with the confidence that you’ll be steering clear of problems like water damage, bacteria growth, a strained back, and sewer gas emissions.
Visit homedepot.com for a wide assortment of toilets, including water saving models, and for our huge selection of related bath products. If you run into any issues with this or any other home improvement project don’t forget that our expert associates can help! You can find them anytime on The Home Depot How-To Community Forum.