Kids Room Organization Solutions That Are Practical and Attractive

Posted by: on June 4th, 2015 | One Comment

Kids Room Organization Solutions That Are Practical and Attractive

Kids are a big part of Alix Adam’s life. That’s why she’s become a master of kids room organization solutions. 

We asked the blogger behind A Ruffled Life to show us some of her practical and attractive kids room organization ideas.

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Creative Craft Room Storage and Organization

Posted by: on June 4th, 2015 | 3 Comments

Creative Craft Room Storage and Organization

Blogger Carrie Waller of Dream Green DIY, being a professional crafter, is also an expert in what you might call creative craft room storage and organization. Anyone with a crafting hobby knows that ample storage space and easy organization crafting supplies is crucial. It should look good, too, of course. If you’re going to spend hours at a time the craft room, you want it to be an attractive space.

Carrie has the most attractive hobby space you’ll ever see, and she’s here to show us all her craft room storage ideas.

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DIY Bar Cart Repurposed from Thrifted Occasional Table

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

DIY Bar Cart Repurposed from Thirfted Occasional Table

This DIY bar cart was originally an occasional table that was found at a salvage antiques store. All it took was a little imagination and some hardware to repurpose it into a beautiful beverage cart! Finding an old vintage piece to breathe new life into can be just as fun as the project themselves.

Here’s how we transformed the table into the cart. Of course, your thrift store find won’t be the same as ours, but the basic steps should be the same when you’re creating your own DIY bar cart.

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DIY Picnic Table with Built-in Cooler

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DIY Picnic Table with Built-in Cooler

What can make a DIY picnic table even more delightful? A built-in tabletop cooler bin with a replaceable cover. The plans here are for a 6-foot-long table. At the bottom of this tutorial you’ll find a link to a downloadable and printable version of the instructions.

Just follow these step-by-step instructions to build your own picnic table with a built-in cooler.

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How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart

Posted by: on May 28th, 2015 | Make A Comment

How to Build a DIY Grilling Cart

This DIY grilling cart was created by Ben Uyeda, the designer behind the popular website HomeMade Modern. This wheeled cart is a handy way to store grilling supplies, and the butcher block top provides extra prep space that you can wheel right up to your grill. 

To make your own wheeled grilling cart, just follow his step-by-step tutorial. 

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Home Depot Kids Workshop: Load ’N Go Truck

Posted by: on May 27th, 2015 | One Comment

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Load 'n Go Truck

 

Erin Spain of the blog DIY on the Cheap got to preview with her boys one of the Home Depot Kids Workshop projects– the Load ’n Go Truck. It was the featured Kids Workshop project at Home Depot stores recently and is typical of the kinds of projects the kids do at these monthly free workshops. Get more information about the free workshop at the end of this article.

As you’ll see, Erin’s boys developed various skills in handling tools and thinking through the steps of the project, plus they had a lot of fun while creating a sense of personal accomplishment.

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Build the Ultimate DIY Grilling Gift Crate

Posted by: on May 22nd, 2015 | 2 Comments

DIY Grilling Gift Crate

Nothing says warm weather more than kicking up your bare feet and lounging around your patio with family and friends. And, of course, no backyard gathering would be complete without a piping hot grill filled with smoking meats and sizzling veggies.

Make sure your outdoor cook has everything they need to keep the party going by giving the gift of high-quality grilling accessories. This season, however, ditch the gift bag and make a statement with a DIY grilling gift crate.

The beauty of a gift crate lies in its simplicity: no tissue paper, no bows, no fluff. All you need to open it is a crowbar and a little elbow grease, which makes it the perfect gift for Dad or any other grilling enthusiast in your life. Plus, opening a gift with a crowbar? Now that’s just plain cool.

To build your own DIY grilling gift crate, follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.

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Chalkboard Paint Project: Party Tray with a Message

Posted by: on May 19th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Chalkboard Paint Project: Party Tray with a Messag

Here’s a fun chalkboard paint project. This chalkboard party tray is a fun way to serve snacks at a party, barbecue or any type of gathering. Write a party greeting to your guests on this chalkboard party tray, label what’s being served, or draw a holiday doodle on it.

It’s an easy DIY project that requires only a few materials and tools. Make your party tray as large or small as you like.

Just follow our simple step-by-step tutorial to make your own chalkboard party tray.

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Mirror Paint Project: Flower Vase with a Mirror Finish

Posted by: on May 15th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Mirror Paint Project: Flower Vase with a Mirror Finish

It’s amazing the things you can do with mirror paint. Specifically, we’re talking about Mirror Effect Spray Paint from Rust-Oleum, which gives a super shiny, mirror-like surface to glass and acrylic glass.

We’re going to show you how to take an ordinary glass vase and turn it into an elegant and glamorous mirrored vase. We’ll also show you how to give the finish a more distressed look, similar to mercury glass. 

Once you’ve completed this project, you’ll see how the sky’s practically the limit when it comes to using mirror paint make ordinary objects shine.

Just follow our step-by-step tutorial.

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The Artificial Grass is Always Greener on a Deck

Posted by: on May 15th, 2015 | 5 Comments

Outdoor Decor with Artificial Grass

Artificial grass turned out to be the solution when Kristin Jackson unexpectedly needed to refinish her deck. Not only did it turn out to be an easy, low maintenance way to cover the deck floor, but it also turned out to be a lush, green, barefoot-friendly way to enhance her outdoor decor.

Of course, as the talent behind the very popular DIY and decor blog The Hunted Interior, Kristin knows a thing or two about outdoor decor. She was one of the first participants in our Patio Style Challenge series with her amazing deck makeover. After a minor incident that erased some of the work she did on the deck, she’s back for a bit of a refresh. It’s what we’re calling a Patio Style Challenge Redux.  

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