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How To Build a Workbench With Butcher Block and Pipe

Posted by: on March 16th, 2015 | 18 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 | 22 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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Whimsical Oversized DIY Picture Frame

Posted by: on February 12th, 2015 | 3 Comments

Whimsical Oversized DIY Picture Frame

Natalie from The Creative Mom created this giant DIY picture frame for her husband as a Valentine’s Day gift. But this would be a terrific gift for just about any occasion: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a birthday, or it could be a fun way to display a large photo at a wedding reception.

Natalie says it took her only one afternoon to put this together. You can whip this up for your home or as a gift in no time. Just follow Natalie’s step-by-step instructions. 

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How to Make a No-Sew Canvas Drop Cloth Pillow Cover

Posted by: on February 11th, 2015 | 3 Comments

How to Make a No-Sew Painted Canvas Drop Cloth Pillow Cover

This painted canvas drop cloth pillow cover is so cute and so easy to make. Katrina Sullivan of Chic Little House created it to decorate her home for Valentine’s Day. But you can paint your own design on the pillow cover to celebrate any holiday or to match any decor. After creating this pillow, you may find yourself totally hooked on canvas drop cloth projects! Just follow Katrina’s instructions for your own no-sew drop cloth pillow cover. 

 

I have a house full of boys and don’t often get to decorate my home using shades of pink; lately pink has been holding a special place in my heart. Valentine’s Day gives me the perfect opportunity to add so pink in my decor. I have a serious pillow problem and love pillows and decided to make a painted heart pillow for Valentine’s Day using a painter’s drop cloth. To keep this project fast and fun, so I decided to do a no-sew envelope pillow.

How to Make a No-Sew Painted Canvas Drop Cloth Pillow Cover

I picked up some pretty tulips from my local market and was instantly drawn to the shades of pink and green stem. I love decorating with shades of green in my home and love how pink and green complements each other.

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New Ways to Use Decorative Hooks from Young House Love

Posted by: on February 6th, 2015 | 2 Comments

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Best selling authors John and Sherry of Young House Love have a new line of  decorative hooks you can only find at The Home Depot. They initially conceived of these Young House Love home storage hooks as picture hangers, but they can also work just as well as wall hooks and cabinet or furniture hardware. So whether you choose to hang a frame from one, add a few for coat hooks near the door, or replace some furniture pulls, these knobs and hooks can provide a decor update that should only take you a couple of minutes to complete.

Here, John and Sherry show us three ways they’re using their new hardware, and they even show us a clever DIY to customize one of their hooks. 

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How to Install Beadboard Wainscoting (for an Adorable Baby’s Room)

Posted by: on January 26th, 2015 | Make A Comment

How to Install Beadboard Wainscoting (for an Adorable Baby's Room)

Beadboard was one of the magic ingredients Alix Adams used to create an adorable nursery for her soon-to-be-arriving baby girl Charlotte. Alix writes the DIY and craft blog A Ruffled Life. She is such a dedicated DIYer that she installed the beadboard in question when she was approximately seven months pregnant. But that just goes to show that this is definitely a very doable project for anyone who’s keen to take it on. 

Here’s Alix’s tutorial showing how to install beadboard wainscoting… and create an adorable baby’s room, too.

How to Install Beadboard Wainscoting (for an Adorable Baby's Room)

Incorporating woodwork into your home sometimes seems like an overwhelming or difficult task. The first time I stared at a pile of beadboard stacked in my garage I thought to myself, what have I gotten myself into? But like many house projects, after measuring twice and making a couple of careful cuts you become more comfortable channeling that inner carpenter. Installing beadboard details throughout your home is easier than you think! Come on, I will show you how to install beadboard wainscoting, with a few tips and tricks I learned along the way…

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How to Make a DIY Acrylic Frame

Posted by: on January 9th, 2015 | 2 Comments

How to Make a DIY Acrylic Frame

Can you spot the gorgeous DIY here? Squint for a glimpse of the awesome acrylic frame in the background. It’s a DIY by Jana Bek of Jana Bek Design.

Here’s her tutorial so you can create one for your artwork.  

 

I’ve long loved acrylic frames. With their clean lines and bold stand-offs they are artwork in themselves. That said, they cost a pretty penny, especially if you want to make a ginormous one, which is what I was after! After perusing blogs and gathering tips and tricks, I felt pretty comfortable taking this challenge on. I’m so thrilled that Home Depot partnered with me to make it happen. This is by far the coolest DIY I’ve done, and I’m excited to share it with you!

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Furniture Makeover: Paint and New Hardware Transform Old Wooden Chest

Posted by: on January 5th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Furniture Makeover: Paint and New Hardware Transform Old Wooden Chest

Giving new life to an old piece of wooden furniture is as easy as adding a new coat of paint and new cabinet hardware. It might be hard to believe the gorgeous wooden chest you see above started off as the neglected trunk you see below, but the furniture makeover was really quite simple. Though this furniture makeover is for an old chest, it’s pretty much the same as what you’d do to renew an old wooden table, bookshelf or buffet. Bookmark this tutorial for the next time you have a thrift store find that just needs a little TLC.

Old wooden chest before getting a makeover

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