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DIY Outdoor Privacy Screen Tutorial

Posted by: on April 10th, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Outdoor Privacy Screen

This DIY outdoor screen, with its horizontal slats and dark stain, is as gorgeous as it is functional. Caitlin Ketcham, of the blog Desert Domicile, came up with the idea for the slatted privacy screen as part of a major overhaul of her backyard as part of our Patio Style Challenge series.

Caitlin came up with the backyard design ideas, and The Home Depot helped with the construction of some of the bigger DIY projects in her backyard makeover, including building a floating deck, constructing a built-in outdoor bench, and laying artificial grass in her backyard.

Caitlin wrote up this step-by-step tutorial for her lovely outdoor privacy screen so you can see how it was constructed. This can serve a as a guide to building your own slatted wood screen.

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DIY Corner Bench with Storage and Seating

Posted by: on April 9th, 2015 | One Comment

DIY Corner Bench with Storage and Seating

This corner bench is a custom-made feature in the amazing backyard makeover designed by Caitlin Ketcham, author of the blog Desert Domicile. Take a look at Caitlin’s low maintenance backyard to see how this built-in bench and fire pit lounge fits into the overall backyard design. 

The bench provides plenty of seating for enjoying the fire pit, plus it has storage space for pillows and other patio items, and Caitlin even included flower planters in each end of the L-shaped bench. 

The Home Depot helped her with building this corner bench, as well as some of the other larger projects in her backyard makeover, including the floating deck, a beautiful slatted outdoor privacy screen and artificial grass installation.  (Seriously. You should take a moment to see all the amazing features of this backyard.) 

Here’s Caitlin’s tutorial explaining how you can build an outdoor bench like this in your backyard.  

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How to Build a Floating Deck

Posted by: on April 8th, 2015 | Make A Comment

How to Build a Floating Deck

A floating deck, or freestanding deck, can add visual appeal to your backyard as well as increasing the space available for outdoor dining, entertaining or just relaxing outside. Caitlin Ketcham of the blog Desert Domicile included a beautiful floating deck in her amazing total backyard makeover, part of our Patio Style Challenge. Caitlin handled the backyard design, and The Home Depot helped with the bigger projects, including this floating deck.

As you’ll see, this is not a small DIY project, but it’s doable for anyone with moderate DIY skills who wants to tackle it. Caitlin describes all the steps involved below. 

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Outdoor Dining Set Only the Beginning of Deck Makeover

Posted by: on April 2nd, 2015 | 16 Comments

Outdoor Dining Set Only the Beginning of Deck Makeover

 

There’s no use having a deck on the back of your home if it’s not an inviting outdoor space. That was the case for Erin Marshall, who blogs at Live Pretty on a Penny. Her total deck makeover has changed all that, though. She sanded and stained her deck and added some nice decor touches, including the centerpiece of the deck redo– a beautiful 7-piece outdoor dining set. 

This deck makeover is part of The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series. We sent Erin an outdoor dining set to get her started, and she did the rest.

We love what she did to upgrade her outdoor space. Along with the deck makeover details and photos, she also shares a couple of DIY projects– a wooden cooler box and a mountable shelf for succulents.

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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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DIY Serving Tray of Copper Pipe and Acrylic

Posted by: on March 18th, 2015 | 5 Comments

DIY Serving Tray of Copper Pipe and Acrylic

This DIY serving tray has such a distinctive luxe look to it. It’s surprisingly easy to make, too.

Camila Pavone of Effortless Style offered this up as her contribution to our series, DIY Challenge: Pipe. 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.

We love the combination of copper pipe with the transparent acrylic panel in this project. It’s is not your usual pipe project. Just follow the step-by-step tutorial to make your own DIY serving tray from acrylic and copper pipe.  

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How To Build a Workbench With Butcher Block and Pipe

Posted by: on March 16th, 2015 | 20 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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Modern Breakfast in Bed Tray From Copper Pipe

Posted by: on March 13th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Modern Breakfast in Bed Tray From Copper Pipe

Adding copper pipe legs can turn a simple wooden tray into a lovely and functional breakfast in bed tray. This simple pipe project comes to us from the very creative Amy Mikkelsen of Your Southern Peach.

It’s part of our series, DIY Challenge: Pipe. We asked Monica and several other ingenious 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.

Amy takes this copper pipe project a step further, making it super elegant by gilding the pipe with copper leaf to make it extra shiny. It looks terrific.

Follow the step-by-step instructions to create your own version of this breakfast in bed tray.

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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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