Wreathes aren’t just for Christmas any more. In fact, wreath-making was the focus of a recent Do-It-Herself Workshop held at Home Depot stores across the country.
We’ve invited lifestyle and decor bloggers to give us their take on The Home Depot’s monthly DIH Workshops. Erin Spain of the blog DIY on the Cheap shares her Monogram Wreath tutorial. It’s a cute and rustic wreath to welcome guests into your home any time of year, though she gave it a holiday spin. This simple DIY project uses wood, a DREMEL Multi-Tool, spray paint and some cedar wood shims.
When I was asked to create my own version of a monogram wreath for the holidays, I knew this would be a really fun opportunity to put my own spin on it and make something that reflects my style. I really love a mix of styles in my home, so I decided to mix rustic with glam by using stained wood paired with shimmery gold.
Chalky finish paint is an ultra-matte finish paint that’s getting a lot of attention from designers and DIYers. This is not chalkboard paint, by the way. That’s something totally different. Chalky paint is made for giving furniture or decorative pieces a high-end, professional finish. The Home Depot’s Americana® Decor™ chalky finish paint is great for giving new life to old pieces you might find at a flea market, or giving a luxe look to discount store furniture.
We wanted to find out what DIYers could do with our chalky paint. So we sent Americana Decor chalky finish paint to some of our favorite home improvement bloggers for our Paint Style Challenge.
Gwen Hefner is the creative mind behind The Makerista. She used The Home Depot’s chalky paint to rescue an old homeless chair she found. She shares a few tips on using the chalky finish paint to its full effect.
I’ve heard so much about chalky paint and been curious to try some myself, so I was thrilled when The Home Depot sent me a box of chalky finish paint to put to the test. As any good thrifter and DIY’er, I had a large collection of projects stacking up (much to my husband’s chagrin) and several of them got a fresh coat of paint thanks to the samples I received.
I opened the box to find quite the array of colors to choose from. They were all really lovely, but I thought it might be fun to mix two of them for something a bit different.
There’s a lot of buzz about so-called chalky paint. Don’t confuse these ultra-matte finish paints with chalkboard paint; that’s something totally different. Chalky paint is perfect for finishing furniture or decorative pieces, but without the need for sanding or priming. The Home Depot’s Americana® Decor™ chalky finish paint from DecoArt is great for giving a fabulous saturated or distressed look to flea market or discount store finds.
We wanted to find out what DIYers could do with our chalky paint. So we sent Americana Decor chalky finish paint to some of our favorite home improvement bloggers. It’s our special chalky-finish paint edition of our Paint Style Challenge.
Cassie Freeman of Hi Sugarplum! made her freshly painted nightstand the centerpiece for a complete makeover of a previously unappreciated nook in her home. And, as you’ll see, the chalky paint made the nightstand look absolutely smashing.
I believe in the power of paint to transform just about any space or object, so participating in a paint challenge was a no-brainer for me. Especially since it involved chalky paint…a medium I’ve yet to try.
My victim? This banged-up, no-character, laminate-coated, too-orange, old nightstand.
If it looks familiar, that’s because virtually every bedroom set in the ’90s came with one. We’ve been using it as a little hall storage chest….but really, it was just a space-filler until I could find something better. Hence, I’d never taken the time to sand, prime, paint and seal it. Why bother when I knew it was destined for the curb?!
From all of us at The Home Depot, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
One of the most important aspects of all holiday festivities is, of course, meal time! Countless family memories are made around the table, so spend a little extra time decorating – your guests will love a thoughtfully prepared dining room. Gather a few tablesetting ideas from these pros, our bloggers who participated in this year’s Holiday Style Challenge.
Above, blogger Courtney Lake, of Courtney Out Loud, sets a flawless gold table and doesn’t miss a beat: gold accents, candle light, and fresh flowers.
If you’re on the hunt for something fresh to adorn your front door, tackle this simple DIY project! It’s one of our Christmas craft ideas we’re sharing this season. Grab a couple of supplies and lots of fresh greenery (from your Christmas tree or a holly bush outside) and get to work! Here we’ll show you how to create an interesting wreath alternative for your front door.
For this DIY Decor project, we’re going to spruce up our doorknobs for Christmas. And I mean literally spruce them up (assuming you actually use spruce branches!). These Christmas Doorknob Hangers are an easy last minute Christmas craft project that adds a little holiday cheer to your home.
Here’s a great way to add a little holiday cheer to the bare spaces around your house. Think of it as an easy way to decorate in small batches. Grab a few mini Christmas trees and place them around the house – in the entryway/foyer, bathroom, or kitchen. Here are three ways to decorate your mini trees, part of our Christmas decorating ideas we’re sharing for the holiday season.
Piles and piles of magazines covering your floor, coffee table or kitchen counter? Then whip up this easy DIY magazine rack! It’s one of the DIY gift ideas we’re sharing during the holiday season. It will help clear up the clutter in your living room, or you could surprise a loved one with a homemade, handmade gift that can help you organize too!
Read on for the full how-to.
This nook is a great way to update your shower and create extra storage space. Here are the step-by-step instructions for this DIY project. We printable instructions you can download, too.