Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Posted by: on November 25th, 2011 | Make A Comment

A bedroom with a wall painted with chalkboard paint

Chalkboard paint has been popping up all over the place these days. Using chalk to draw, scribble and write is still a favorite pastime of kids but it’s not just considered child’s play anymore. Clever designers and crafters are using chalkboard paint in all sorts of creative projects.

Here are a few cool ways to incorporate chalkboard paint into your home:

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From The Forum Friday, Stocking Stuffers

Posted by: on November 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Black Friday is here! Like most folks, you probably are hoping to find some great deals on stocking stuffers….those little gifts that make a great impression without putting a huge dent in your wallet.

Forum writer Foodieken gives suggests some pretty cool stocking stuffers for the DIY guy (or gal) in your life. Here are some of the items on Foodieken’s list.

Husky 48-in-1wrenchHusky 48-in-1 Ratcheting Rotary Socket WrenchThe Husky 48-in-1 Ratcheting Rotary Socket Wrench is a great gift for home owners and home improvement pros.  This tool can replace 48 sockets and fits six different types of bolts…square, 12 point, hex, rounded hex, spline and torx.

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Gift Ideas Full of Power for the Lawn Care Master

Posted by: on November 25th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Ariens 42 in. 21 HP Briggs & Stratton Automatic Gas Front-Engine Riding Mower



When you’re looking for gift ideas for someone who loves tending the yard, you can’t go wrong with outdoor power equipment.

Imagine the look on everyone’s faces when the Ariens 42 in. Riding Mower riding mower pictured above is seen for the first time under the tree Christmas morning. Well, it wouldn’t be under the tree– it’s too big. So, next to the tree then…or out in the garage adorned with a big red bow. When you’re looking for gift ideas for someone who loves tending the yard, you can’t go wrong with outdoor power equipment.

We have a great selection of outdoor power tools and accessories. If you already have a riding mower in your outdoor power arsenal, how about a chainsaw?

No trees in your yard to cut? Well then, try a pressure washer…they’re great for keeping the dirt, mold, mildew and moss off the siding of your house.

Lastly, help keep the yard in tip-top shape with a trimmer and edger, or even a tiller and cultivator

Next time you are looking for an outdoor project, here’s a great selection of outdoor project guides that will help you choose what to do next.

Head over to The Home Depot’s online Outdoor Power Equipment Department for just about anything the lawn master in your life would love. Be sure to check out our Gift Center, too, for plenty of great gift ideas for anyone on your holiday shopping list.


10 Tips For Enjoyable Black Friday Shopping at The Home Depot

Posted by: on November 24th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Tips for Black Friday Shopping at The Home Depot

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the best times to pick up great values at The Home Depot. Here are some tips to help you have an enjoyable, productive shopping experience.

1. Be comfortable.

Whether you are shopping online or in store, you need to be comfortable. At the store, they’ll be lines and long walks as you peruse the shelves.  Wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing. This is not the time for stilettos or steel toe boots. At home, set yourself up in a comfortable chair with good back support. You’ll be going through page after page of deals on small appliances, lighting, bath products, area rugs and more.

2. Get enough rest.

You won’t enjoy shopping in store or online for a new stove, refrigerator, grill or other items if you are tired and sluggish. Thanksgiving Day will be a busy day. Make sure you take the time to get a good night sleep.

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Gift Ideas: Bathroom Vanities, Whirlpool Tubs and More

Posted by: on November 24th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Gift Ideas: Get a new bath vanity and sink combo for your bathroom

For an out-of-the-box holiday gift idea, surprise your family with a bathroom makeover. Re-doing your bath can be a quick simple touch up, a complete transformation or something in between. Take a look at these bath remodel-related gift ideas.

For a complete makeover, start with a new bath vanity and sink combo. Next, picture yourself soaking in a whirlpool tub with separate shower. Ah, that’s the ticket. Lastly, a new water saving toilet on top of a new non-slip tile floor would be a great addition.

For quick updates, start with a new paint color. Next, change out the cabinet hardware for a great new look. Lastly, update your old bath faucet to one with a modern finish such as oil-rubbed bronze.

We even have a few half bath refresh packages where you can transform your half bath at various spending levels ranging from $250 to $1000.

To help you decide which bath update is right for you, check out our bath buying guides for help with choosing your new fixtures and staples. If you prefer doing the work yourself, we have over 30 bath project guides with helpful step-by-step instructions and handy tips to make the work go as smooth as possible.

For more great gift ideas, check out our online Gift Center. And when in doubt, you can’t go wrong with eGift Cards.

Meet The Material: Concrete

Posted by: on November 23rd, 2011 | Make A Comment

Translucent concrete via Litracon

What is concrete? Concrete is a mixture of sand, gravel and cement (usually Portland cement). Concrete and cement are often thought of as one in the same, however, cement is actually a binding agent used in the creation of concrete.

What are some cool properties of concrete? Concrete has the ability to be molded or cast into nearly any shape, design or pattern. Decorative concrete options such as overlays, colored concrete and concrete stamping, as well as concrete dyes, paints, acid stains and polishes all present an almost limitless creative palate for giving any concrete surface unique appeal.

How is concrete used? Concrete, literally and figuratively, is a foundational building product widely used in the construction of high rises, bridges, roads, homes and a host of other things we use every day. You can also see some of the more creative and unusual ways concrete is being used today after the jump.

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Check Our Appliance Buying Guides Before You Buy

Posted by: on November 22nd, 2011 | Make A Comment

Appliance Buying Guides

The appliances in your home represent a major investment. So when you’re ready to replace or upgrade your old appliances, you want to know how to find just the right appliance for your needs and your budget. Before you buy, check our appliance buying guides.

Before buying a new refrigerator, research the latest technological advances. Today’s models are designed to use less energy while offering more features. Check out our refrigerators buying guide and learn about all the latest bells and whistles.

If you need a new dishwasher, we’ve got a dishwasher buying guide for that too. Did you know there are dishwasher models with two drawers where each one functions as its own separate dishwasher? Who knew!

How about a new washer/dryer? Today’s models come with all sorts of improvements, such as steam cleaning, anti-vibration and ultra quiet cycles. Find out all you need to know in our washers buying guide and our dryers buying guide.

If those don’t quite match what you’re looking for, we have more than 20 other appliance buying guides, project guides and videos that will help you learn about the latest in appliance technology.

Make Your Fried Turkey Dreams Come True When You Buy Online And Pick up In Store

Posted by: on November 22nd, 2011 | Make A Comment

Buy a turkey fryer online at and pick it up in your local store

All year long you’ve been dreaming of that fresh, plump turkey. Thanksgiving is finally here. You’ve decided you want to do something different this year. You want a tender, juicy turkey…not smoked… not roasted…but fried.  That’s it! A fried turkey will set the stage for your perfect Thanksgiving dinner. There’s just one problem. You don’t have a turkey fryer.

Don’t dismay! Here to save the day is The Home Depot’s Buy Online Pick up in Store service. Simply go to Select your local store. Search turkey fryers. Order the one you want. Select the option to pick up it up in the store. Go get it. Come home and cook.

It’s that easy! Visit to order your turkey fryer today.


Top 5 Gift Ideas for Your Family’s Sports Fan

Posted by: on November 22nd, 2011 | One Comment

Do you have a die-hard sports fan in your family? Are they the type who plans their weekend around what time the big game is on TV? We can definitely relate. To help you find a great gift that scores a touchdown this holiday season, we’ve accumulated a great selection for your browsing pleasure.

Before you begin shopping for some great sports-themed gift ideas, here are five gifts priced under $100 every sports fanatic would love to have:


Gift Ideas: Team Grill Cover

5. Team Grill Cover- Protect your grill and display team spirit with the Team Sports America 60 in. Team Grill Cover. Made of durable PVC material, these UV- and mildew-resistant covers are perfect for year-round use.

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Kohler Numi Gives the Porcelain Throne a Royal Makeover

Posted by: on November 22nd, 2011 | Make A Comment

Kohler Numi Toilet

Once upon a time chamber pots were considered high end toilets, available only to most noble and elite in class. Later, water closets took over offering even more luxury in the form of privacy. Soon, the bathroom complete with a flushable toilet (now an everyday necessity) became the hot commodity designed for the elite.

Could bathrooms and toilets get any better?

Kohler says yes, unleashing its most innovative toilet yet… the Kohler Numi. This toilet gives new meaning to the term “royal flush.”

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