Deck Your Walls This Season With A Mirror Collage

Posted by: on November 18th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Decorating with mirrors is one of the easiest ways to add visual interest to an empty wall. Mirrors work double duty by visually expanding a small space and enhancing natural light to add brightness to dark corners of your home. And if only one mirror can do all of that, imagine what a few mirrors can do!

A mirror collage – multiple mirrors grouped together on the same wall – is an artful display that gives a strong decorative punch to any room. There are many ways to go about planning your collage. Do you want just a few mirrors confined to a small out-of-the-way nook or do you want to cover an entire wall to create a dramatic focal point? Will you be using an eclectic arrangement of frames or will you only use Victorian-era mirrors to enhance your traditional style décor? Large mirrors, small mirrors or both? The possibilities are endless!

Mirror collages will work well in many parts of your home, but there are a few specific areas that you may want to try out this design idea:

Hallways and Entryways

These spaces are typically long and narrow and a mirror collage can enhance the close quarters while giving them a feeling of spaciousness.

Stairwells

Many people struggle with what to put on the walls of their stairwells and a mirror collage is the perfect solution. It will brighten up this often-neglected space by bouncing light around, while also giving you something visually pleasing to look at every time you go from one floor of your home to another.

A Room with a View

Placing a mirror collage on a wall opposite a nice view of a beach, your garden, or even a cityscape will only double your pleasure. No matter where you look in this room your home’s beautiful view will seem to go on and on forever.

Visit homedepot.com to find The Home Depot’s Fall Style Guide for even more unique decorating ideas. You can also go online to find other stylish wall décor solutions.

Meet The Material: Galvanized Pipe

Posted by: on November 17th, 2011 | 2 Comments

What is galvanized pipe? Galvanized pipe is heavy steel pipe coated with zinc to reduce corrosion.

What are some of the cool properties of galvanized pipe? The galvanization process involves dipping steel pipe into 850 degree F molten hot zinc that chemically bonds to the steel.

 

How is galvanized pipe used? In many older homes, galvanized pipe was used extensively for water supply lines. Today, galvanized pipe is mainly used in irrigation systems and to pipe well water as well as other non-corrosive liquids.

And fortunately, the cool, industrial aesthetic and easy-to-assemble style of galvanized pipe also lends itself to tons of creative DYI applications. From hand and foot railing to wall shelving and all manner of home furnishings, galvanized pipe has now become “Legos for grown-ups,” as one clever writer over at Apartment Therapy affectionately referred to it.

How to buy galvanized pipe? You’ll find all the pipes and fittings you need to have hours of fun constructing your own galvanized wonders at your local Home Depot store, or online at homedepot.com. If want your creations to have a more rustic look or steampunk appeal, be sure to check out the black pipe and fittings.

Bonus Info: Check out a few pictures of some of the amazing ways you can use galvanized pipe after the jump.

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Top 5 Gift Ideas for Your Family’s Do-It-Yourselfer

Posted by: on November 16th, 2011 | One Comment

We all have friends and family members who are difficult to shop for and every year it seems we struggle to find them the “perfect” gift. Your friends at The Home Depot are always here to help, so read on for some great gift ideas for your family’s Do-It-Yourselfer.

If you are looking for some great Christmas gifts of tools and accessories, here are 5 gifts every DIY’er would love to have:

5. Husky’s Soft Storage Tool Bag & Tote- Help him or her keep all handy tools nearby right on the job site with Husky’s Soft Storage Tool Bag & Tote Combo (list price-$19.97). They provide easy access, ample storage pockets and convenient shoulder straps for easy transportation from project to project.

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Black Friday Stories: Home Depot Associate Gives His Advice for Black Friday

Posted by: on November 14th, 2011 | 6 Comments
Home Depot associate Jay Harris smiles at the thought of Black Friday

Home Depot associate Jay Harris looks forward to Black Friday

Black Friday, formerly known as “the day after Thanksgiving,” is the biggest day of the year for shoppers and bargain hunters. It kicks off the holiday gift buying season, and retailers gear up for a very busy day.

The Home Depot offers its best prices of the year around Black Friday, so it’s certainly a major undertaking for us. Shoppers head to Home Depot stores across the country to snap up incredible values on everything for the DIY enthusiast, home decorator or… well, anyone. You’ll find huge savings across all our categories, from snowblowers to appliances to Christmas decorations and a lot more.

We were wondering what Black Friday is like from the point of view of a Home Depot store associate, so we asked Jay Harris.

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5 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Holiday Guests Without Going Broke

Posted by: on November 11th, 2011 | 2 Comments

A new area rugs is an affordable holiday decor option.

 

The holiday season is upon us. It’s time to make way for family and friends. If you’re scrambling to get your home in tip top shape for the arrival of holiday house guests, relax. These five budget-friendly ways to get your home guest-ready will help. They are inspired by the Getting Ready for the Holidays series from The Home Depot Forum writer and store associate Christine Claret.

Tackle Small, Quick Paint Jobs
You could paint an entire room, but why? Save time and money. Maximize the transformational power of a small paint job or two. Paint molding and trim. Paint an accent wall with a warm inviting color. Make your welcome mat and door wreath stand out with a new door color.

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Veterans Day Marks End of The Home Depot Foundation’s Celebration of Service

Posted by: on November 11th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Thank you for your sacrifices.

On this Veterans Day 2011, The Home Depot urges everyone to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by the brave men and women in uniform and their families.

Today marks the end of our Celebration of Service campaign organized by The Home Depot Foundation and The Mission Continues, which began on 9/11. The sixty day event included more than 300 projects directly aimed at improving homes, facilities and community centers where veterans and their families live and receive services.

Thousands of Home Depot associates across the country have been pitching in to help with Celebration of Service projects through our Team Depot volunteer program.

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Do-It-Herself Workshop: Martha Stewart Living Project Paints

Posted by: on November 9th, 2011 | 4 Comments

You’ve heard about our free weekly home improvement workshops. You may have even taken your little one to one of our free monthly Kids Workshops. Well guess what ladies … we’ve got something just for you too! The Home Depot also offers free Do-It-Herself workshops where our pros will take you step-by-step through a variety of home improvement projects in a ladies-only, female-friendly environment. You’ll leave each workshop feeling comfortable that you can tackle any repair or improvement on your own.

This Thursday, November 10, 2011, visit your local Home Depot store to learn how to create fun, unique projects with Martha Stewart Living Project Paints. From metallic paints and glazes for a shiny gloss, glitter paint for shimmer, or terra cotta and crackle paint for texture, you’ll leave this workshop with tons of new painting ideas and the knowledge to put them into action. You’ll also have the opportunity to decorate and take home a frame and tile coaster using MSL Project Paints and stencils. Check out homedepot.com for the MSL Project Paint brochure and for more information about the entire Martha Stewart Living paint collection, including Project Paints.

English Soccer Fans Adopt Our @BigWes After Online Mistaken Identity

Posted by: on November 9th, 2011 | 13 Comments

A case of mistaken identity in cyberspace has created some very unexpected overseas friendships for an associate here at The Home Depot, and a very unlikely new fan of the English soccer team Nottingham Forest.

The Home Depot Big Wes hopes someday to see the Nottingham Forest Big Wes here at City Ground

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Create An Eco-Friendly Home Inside And Out

Posted by: on November 7th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Energy consumption keeps going up and our wallets and the environment seem to be paying the price. But saving money and energy is easier than ever if you make a few simple adjustments in and around your home:

Indoors  

Outdoors

  • Add solar powered path lights and put your outdoor lights on timers to illuminate your property while using the least amount of energy.
  • Use rainwater collected in a rain barrel to water your lawn and garden to lower your water bill or during times of drought or water restrictions.
  • Use plants native to your local area because they require less watering and annuals because they live longer than one year saving money and natural resources.

Visit homedepot.com to check out The Green Guide for even more ways to save and live green and the Fall Style Guide for inspirational and stylish home improvement projects.

Roll Back Energy Costs With Solar Panels

Posted by: on November 4th, 2011 | 3 Comments

A worker installs solar panels on the roof of a residential home.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own power plant, one capable of generating an endless supply of clean, renewable energy? With the ever-rising costs of energy and growing concerns over the environment, this would be a great way to both help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and save money – right?

Well, while we can’t promise to get you completely off the grid, if you’ve been thinking about ways you can live greener and lower your energy costs, installing a home solar panel system is now easier and more affordable than ever.

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