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Paint a Family Message Board on Your Wall

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

Paint a Family Message Board on Your Wall

Who couldn’t use a little organization inspiration in their lives? We used Rust-Oleum’s Dry Erase Paint, Chalkboard Paint and Magnetic Primer to create a message board right on the wall. To make it look finished, we added picture frames around each section of the message.

This is an easy DIY project that can make it fun to keep your family’s schedules all in one place. Just follow our step-by-step tutorial.

 

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Repurpose an Old Frame to Make a Decorative Tray

Posted by: on August 27th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Repurpose an Old Frame to Make a Decorative Tray

This cute decorative serving tray is made from a repurposed old picture frame. We painted the frame with a super-matte chalked paint, which gives the tray a lovely shabby chic or vintage look. But depending on the type of frame you use and what paint finish and color you prefer, your decorative tray could match just about any decor.

Just follow our step-by-step instructions to repurpose your own frame to make a decorative serving tray.

 

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DIY Kitchen Command Center

Posted by: on August 25th, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Kitchen Command Center

A kitchen command center can be a big help in keeping a busy family organized. It’s a place to leave family notes, post schedules and hang keys. This DIY kitchen command center features just about everything you’d want– a magnetic chalkboard, a strip of cork board for pinning items, hooks for keys, and a rack for holding papers and folders. Plus, it looks great with its doors decorated with stained wood planks.

Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial to make your own kitchen command center.

 

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How to Install Shiplap Walls

Posted by: on August 22nd, 2015 | 4 Comments

 

How to Install Shiplap Walls

The shiplap walls in this she shed help create the rustic, beachy look designer Danielle Driscoll was looking for. Take a look at her blog, Finding Silver Pennies, and you’ll see that Danielle is pretty much an expert on how to achieve this coastal look. Shiplap is the style of horizontal wood paneling you see in the photo above. You’ll often also see shiplap in farmhouse, cottage or shabby chic interiors.  

Take a look at the full tour of her amazing coastal she shed here on The Home Depot Blog. It’s a cute, cozy space for getting away from it all, right in her backyard. 

Danielle was kind enough also to show us exactly how she created the authentic shiplap walls in her she shed and painted them, so you can incorporate it in your own backyard retreat, bedroom 

 

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DIY Bathroom Vanity Made From a Desk

Posted by: on August 14th, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Bathroom Vanity Made From an Desk

This DIY bathroom vanity has a fun twist– it’s made from a repurposed desk. It’s surprisingly easy to make the conversion, too. Spruce up the desk with a new coat of paint, cut a hole for the sink, and you pretty have your bathroom vanity ready to install. We used a new desk with a cool mission-style look, but you could just as easily convert an old desk from a thrift store to create a vanity in whatever style suites your decor.

Here’s the step-by-step tutorial so you can create your own unique bathroom vanity.

 

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A DIY Yard Drainage Solution That Looks Great

Posted by: on August 14th, 2015 | Make A Comment

A DIY Yard Drainage Solution That Looks Great

 

Here’s a yard drainage solution that looks great. Caitlin Ketcham of DIY blog Desert Domicile designed it for the side of her home in Tuscon, Arizona. This was part of her recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series.

This yard drainage project is in a desert setting, but it could work wonderfully in other regions, too. The basic principles of this yard drainage “river bed” lined with stones apply where ever you need to drain water efficiently from your yard.

 

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Pipe and Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains with Nautical Tie Backs

Posted by: on August 13th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Pipe and Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains with Nautical Tie Backs

These outdoor curtains are made from a drop cloth and hung on an industrial pipe curtain rod. Caitlin Ketcham of DIY blog  Desert Domicile created the curtains to give her back porch a breezy cabana look.

This was part of her recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series.

Here is her easy tutorial for the outdoor curtains and pipe curtain rod. Caitlin also shows how she the nautical tie backs from rope.

 

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How to Install String Lights on a Porch

Posted by: on August 12th, 2015 | One Comment

How to Install String Lights

 

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile. She wanted to enjoy the romantic glow of string lights on her newly decorated back porch. Here she shows us how she decorated her porch with string lights in a sturdy and very attractive way.

 

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How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Posted by: on August 11th, 2015 | One Comment

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

 

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile, and here she has a tutorial showing how to install a ceiling fan. 

 

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Installing New Entry Door Locksets for Security and Aesthetics

Posted by: on August 7th, 2015 | One Comment

Installing New Entry Door Locksets for Security and Aesthetics

Installing new entry door locksets usually starts with a concern for home security. But when Shavonda Gardner of SG Style had security and aesthetics in mind when she replaced her entry door locks and handles. Here, she shows us how she installed two locksets– one with an electronic keypad and alarm, and a traditional keyed lock.

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