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Sunroom Ideas for an Indoor Patio

Posted by: on April 15th, 2015 | 34 Comments

Sunroom Ideas for an Outdoor Patio Indoors

When you don’t actually have an outdoor space, “patio ideas” become “sunroom ideas.” That’s what you have with the cool sunroom styled by Shannon Smith of Burlap and Lace. She brought a cozy outdoor space inside with bright sitting room in her urban apartment. 

She shares her sunroom ideas here as part of the Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot. This is the first indoor patio we’ve featured, as a matter of fact. We sent her an outdoor furniture set of her choice– she naturally chose one that looks terrific indoors, too. Shannon did the rest of the styling magic. 

Shannon’s sunroom ideas will provide inspiration for your small space whether it’s indoors or out.

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Low Maintenance Backyard Design Ideas

Posted by: on April 6th, 2015 | 13 Comments

Low Maintenance Backyard Design Ideas

We’re calling this a backyard makeover, but it’s really a lot more than that. It’s more of a backyard design extravaganza. And best of all, everything you see here is low maintenance, and uses very little water. That makes these backyard ideas particularly good for anyone who lives in the desert or is dealing with drought conditions… or who just wants to spend less time caring for the yard and more time enjoying it.

This low maintenance backyard is part of our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog, but we had something special in mind. We wanted to see what Caitlin Ketcham of Desert Domicile could do with an entire backyard, so we upped the stakes. We challenged Caitlin to create a dream backyard, and we’d make it happen. Her backyard design ideas and drought landscaping includes plenty of outdoor seating, an outdoor dining area, a grilling station,a floating deck and even a luxurious carpet of artificial grass.  

All we can say is wow! Caitlin’s backyard is full of terrific outdoor ideas that are practical and very stylish, and they require little upkeep. We got her to write up some tutorials, too, for the several DIY projects you see in her backyard.

But first, Caitlin’s amazing backyard makeover reveal…  

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Small Patio Decorating Ideas for Renters (and Everyone Else)

Posted by: on April 1st, 2015 | 7 Comments

Small Patio Ideas for Renters (and Everyone Else)

Here are some great small patio ideas for a comfortable and attractive outdoor space that doesn’t include a lot of space. Most of these ideas will work great on an apartment balcony or the small patio of a condo. And take note if you rent your home: You can easily take all this patio decor to your next home. 

This is the contribution to The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series from Aileen Allen, who writes At Home in Love. We sent her a patio furniture set to get her started, and she did the rest. 

These small patio decorating ideas make the most of a small space in an apartment or condo, but you’re bound to get some good patio inspiration even if you’re working with something with room to spare. 

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DIY Curtain Rod Using Cabinet Knobs and a Dowel Rod

Posted by: on April 1st, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Curtain Rod Using Cabinet Knobs and a Dowel Rod

This tutorial will show you how to create a DIY curtain rod using cabinet knobs and a dowel rod. We chose a cabinet knob with a satin nickle finish, but you can choose knobs with a different look to fit your decor.

Just follow the step-by-step instructions to make your own DIY curtain rod.  

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DIY Curtain Rods Made From Rope

Posted by: on April 1st, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Curtain Rods Made From Rope

These DIY curtain rods are made from rope, with attractive wooden cabinet knobs used to attach the curtain rods to the wall. We customized the knobs with spray paint for a unique look. Of course, you can choose from practically any style of cabinet knob to create your own DIY curtain rods. 

Just follow our step-by-step tutorial. 

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Patio with Pergola Ideas and An Outdoor Sectional Set

Posted by: on March 31st, 2015 | 29 Comments

Patio Ideas Starting With a Gorgeous Outdoor Sectional Set

These patio ideas revolve around a lovely, muted patio sectional set that makes the outdoor space comfortable, versatile and easy to decorate. 

We sent the modular seating to designer Bethany DeVore of Dwellings by DeVore for our Patio Style Challenge series. We challenged Bethany and several other talented design bloggers to style attractive and functional outdoor spaces with a patio set from The Home Depot as a starting point. 

Bethany makes the most out the space under her pergola with colorful art, a cool Craigslist find, privacy curtains and an amazing DIY hanging succulent planter. There are so many terrific patio ideas here that would make any outdoor space something special.     

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How To Build a Workbench With Butcher Block and Pipe

Posted by: on March 16th, 2015 | 22 Comments

How To Build a Workbench With Butcher Block and Pipe

This cool industrial-style workbench is made from galvanized pipe and a butcher block table top. April Hoff of House By Hoff put this together for our series DIY Challenge: Pipe here on The Home Depot Blog. 

We asked April and several other awesome crafters and bloggers to come up with ingenious DIY projects that use pipe as an ingredient. It could be just about any kind of pipe: galvanized pipePVC pipe or, as in this case, copper pipe.

April’s industrial workbench looks terrific, and since it’s on casters, it’s easy to wheel to any spot you’d like. Best of all, it’s an DIY project. Just follow the step-by-step tutorial.   

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DIY Curtain Rods from Galvanized Pipe

Posted by: on March 12th, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Curtain Rods from Galvanized Pipe

 

These DIY curtain rods are made from galvanized pipe, so they have a cool, industrial-chic look to them. And with the gold spray painted finish, they’re also quite glam.

Monica Benavidez, the creative DIYer who writes Monica Wants It!, came up with this project using pipe for our series here on The Home Depot Blog DIY Challenge: Pipe. We asked Monica and several other impressively talented crafters and bloggers to come up with ingenious DIY projects that use pipe as an ingredient. It could be just about any kind of pipe: galvanized pipePVC pipe or, as in this case, copper pipe.

Just follow the steps in this tutorial to make your own DIY curtain rods from pipe. 

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DIY Side Table With Himmeli Base of Copper Pipe

Posted by: on March 9th, 2015 | 24 Comments

DIY Side Table With Himmeli Base of Copper Pipe

 

Himmeli is a Nordic technique used to make Christmas decor from straw or brass tubing. Himmeli inspired mobiles, sculptures, hanging planters and wall art are all the rage lately… and it inspired Brittany Cramer of brittanyMakes to make a very cool DIY side table. 

It’s her contribution to our series DIY Challenge: Pipe. We asked Brittany and several other fabulously talented crafters and bloggers to come up with ingenious DIY projects that use pipe as an ingredient. It could be just about any kind of pipe: galvanized pipe, PVC pipe or, as in this case, copper pipe.

Brittany’s DIY side table is amazing. It’s elegant. It’s cutting edge. And it’s something you can make yourself! Just follow our step-by-step tutorial.  

 

If you ran a report of all the purchases I’ve ever made at The Home Depot, I guarantee you copper pipe would be at the top of the list. I LOVE thinking of creative copper pipe projects. Ironically, I never thought I had any business hanging around the plumbing aisle, but my dear copper pipe, you have my heart. You and I will make all the things!

I’ve made quite a few projects from copper pipe (you can check them out at my blog), so when The Home Depot asked if I would be interested in a little DIY Challenge involving pipe, I absolutely jumped on board! I had an idea rolling around in my head for a while, and this was the perfect opportunity to bring it to life: a himmeli-style DIY side table.

I referred to a favorite tutorial from The Design Confidential to make the base (which I also used as inspiration for the mobile in my son’s nursery).

Let’s get to it!

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Stylish DIY Wall Mail Organizer For Your Entryway

Posted by: on March 6th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Stylish DIY Wall Mail Organizer For Your Entryway

This sleek wall mail organizer and key organizer looks awesome and it’s great for keeping your entryway tidy. All you need for this DIY project is some wood and a few pieces of cabinet hardware. We used a lighter wood and sleek stainless steel cabinet pulls to create a simple modern look. But choose a different wood and different drawer pulls, say, in bronze or brass to match your decor.

Just follow our step-by-step instructions to make your own DIY wall mail organizer and key holder.

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