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How to Choose the Right Paint Sheen For Your Room

Posted by: on June 11th, 2014 | 13 Comments

How to Choose the Right Paint Sheen For Your Room


So you’ve been wanting to tackle that painting project in the kitchen or the bedroom for months now and you’ve finally found the right color for your room. So what sheen should you go with for the kitchen? The bedroom? Does it even matter?

Yes, the sheen of the paint can make a huge difference in your room or project! So here’s a quick guide to picking the right paint sheen for your next painting project.

Paints are available in a number of different sheens. Before you select the sheen that you will use for your room, it’s important to understand the qualities that each one has to offer.  

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In The Wild: More Unique Uses For Home Depot Buckets

Posted by: on October 23rd, 2013 | Make A Comment

Unique Uses For Home Depot Buckets: Holding Apples

Here at The Home Depot we know that Homer Buckets are not only incredibly useful, but also an DIY icon to people across the country. You’re probably wondering why we always seem to have these orange buckets on our mind. The answer is just as simple as the bucket itself! We want to make everyone aware of the extraordinariness that is the orange bucket. So check out this behind the scenes look at all the unique ways people are using their Home Depot buckets.

Above: It’s not your average day at the office. Our friends at Ryobi use an orange Home Depot bucket to bob for apples!


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In The Wild: Unique Uses for Home Depot Buckets

Posted by: on October 9th, 2013 | One Comment


Five-gallon buckets are quite possibly one of the best items you can have ready in your toolbox. With so many different types to choose from, a handy bucket needs to be versatile enough to fit a multitude of needs. Of the most inexpensive and common bucket is the plastic variety. Plastic buckets are just about great for everything from washing cars to carrying toys or completing several tasks a once.

Some would even go so far as to say there isn’t a whole lot to a bucket. But buy one or a hundred and you might just end up using them all! Check out this behind the scenes look at all the unique ways people are using Home Depot buckets, aka Homer Buckets, in their homes and in their daily lives.

Above: @ellianbell on Instagram says, “The ultimate Canadian BBQ with the #Leafs Hockey game streaming, fire pit and the #HomeDepot condiments bucket.”

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In The Wild: Home Depot Buckets and DIY Projects

Posted by: on October 3rd, 2013 | Make A Comment

A DIYer refinishes a bar stool, with her Home Depot bucket by her side

It’s no surprise that our 5-gallon Homer Bucket is a DIYer’s all-purpose best friend! No matter how big a challenge or how small the task, our bucket is here to help you turn your projects from to-do to ta-da.

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at all the fun projects people are accomplishing with their Homer Buckets! From hauling parts to mixing paint and dispensing topsoil – there are infinite DIY possibilities. If these Home Depot buckets could talk, they’d say, “Let’s do this!” and to which you’d ask yourself, “What’s next on my bucket list?”

Above: A DIYer in action refurbishes a pair of bar stools, trusty bucket by her side. 


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DIY Wall Art Project Made from Scrap Wood

Posted by: on September 27th, 2013 | 4 Comments

DIY Wall Art Project Using Scrap Wood


Give traditional wall art a fresh spin by creating your own. Liven up your walls with this easy and affordable DIY project. Here’s the tutorial for this DIY wall art project. You can download and print the instructions, too.

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DIY Sawhorse Table Tutorial

Posted by: on September 24th, 2013 | 3 Comments

Sawhorse table set ready for outdoor entertaining


Family and decor blogger Paula Coldiron put together a delightful harvest-themed outdoor entertaining space for our Halloween Style Challenge. She created a sawhorse table for the space that’s easy to set up, take down and store. Here’s a tutorial showing how you can build this simple sawhorse table yourself. 

We live in a small neighborhood, with a perfectly smaller home, and an even smaller yard. This means we try to take advantage of both our indoor and outdoor spaces while entertaining. With the addition of our kitchen garden, a playset for the kids, a fire pit, and a patio that we hope to have become a lounging spot within the next six months means that we simply do not have the space for an outdoor dining area, despite our love of entertaining. We went back and forth whether we wanted to invest in lounge-like furniture or a dining set, in the end the lounging area won out. Of course, this did not deter my vision for dining in the garden; this just meant that when this Style Challenge came upon me, I knew I could get creative! This is where the sawhorse dining table came into play and made for an easy DIY.

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DIY Bathroom Storage Shelves

Posted by: on September 13th, 2013 | 7 Comments

DIY Bathroom Storage Shelves


These attractive bathroom shelves provide plenty of space for towels, soap, cosmetics and more. These instructions will show you how to build these yourself. Just follow these step-by-step instructions. You can download and print this DIY bathroom storage shelves tutorial, too.

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DIY Sunburst Mirror Wreath

Posted by: on August 30th, 2013 | 2 Comments

DIY Sunburst Mirror Wreath hangs on a front door


We used wood shims to create this dazzling wreath that’s bursting with energy. You can build this bold and beautiful Sunburst Mirror Wreath for your home. Just follow these step-by-step instructions. You can download and print this DIY tutorial, too.

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Make This Whimsical Garden Hose Wreath

Posted by: on August 23rd, 2013 | 3 Comments

Garden hose wreath hangs on a front door



This fun DIY project turns ordinary gardening tools into a fun year-round wreath guaranteed to delight and inspire any gardener. Here are the step-by-step instructions for this whimsical garden hose wreath. You can download and print out the instructions, too.

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How to Create a Duct Tape Halloween Wreath

Posted by: on August 16th, 2013 | Make A Comment

An orange and black Halloween wreath made from duct tape


Colorful duct tape is the magic ingredient in this clever DIY Halloween wreath. Just follow the simple instructions to create a unique wreath to greet trick-or-treaters. You can also download the instructions and print them out.

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