Articles in: Do-it-Herself Workshop

DIH Workshop: How to Create a Mirror Frame with Tile

Posted by: on February 18th, 2013 | 16 Comments

Snapshot of three steps involved in framing a mirror with mosaic tile

 

This Do-It-Herself Workshop was a big success! We were so pleased at the great turnout at Home Depot stores across the country. We have a downloadable set of instructions for the Framing a Mirror with Tile project, too, if you didn’t pick them up at the workshop, or if you missed it.

And if you missed this one, don’t worry, we have more Do-It-Herself Workshops ahead. Check our Do-It-Herself Workshops page for current information.  

Sally, of the home improvement blog Homemaking Reality posted an article about the fun she had attending this workshop in the Atlanta area. The article has some great photos of the event and the tile mirror frame project underway.

 

Here’s the original article announcing the February 2013 Do-It-Herself Workshop: 

This February marks the launch of the first of four Home Depot workshop events inspired by Pinterest! Just like you, we love to browse Pinterest for great home improvement and DIY ideas. Now you can tackle some of your favorite pinned projects at the Do-It-Herself workshop at your local Home Depot store.

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Thrifty Decor Chick: Do-It-Herself Workshops

Posted by: on February 13th, 2013 | 5 Comments

The Home Depot has been getting a terrific response from our free Do-It-Herself Workshops, held every month in Home Depot stores across the country. We’ve asked some of our favorite DIY and home improvement bloggers to participate, guest hosting the workshops in select cities.

Sarah, the talent behind  Thrifty Decor Chickhas been blogging about thrifty home decor and DIY projects at since 2008. Sarah is always very encouraging to anyone interested in using their own two hands to make their home better. Here, she tells us how she turned a staircase into a centerpiece for her lovely home decor… and the courage it took to tackle the project.  

I haven’t had any special training, just a desire to make my home beautiful without paying someone to do it all for me! Through a lot of research, practice, and some not-so-great DIY projects, I’ve come a long way over the years and learned a lot.

I find it’s all about trying – getting that courage to do something you’ve never done. I think you’d be surprised at the results! But believe me, my first attempts were not perfect. Actually most of my latest work still isn’t perfect, but it’s little stuff no one would notice.

One of my favorite projects I’ve ever done in our home was on our staircase transformation. We built our home and had carpet put on the stairs:

 

Blogger and host of Do-It-Herself Workshops at The HomeDepot's Carpeted staircase before picture

 

But for years I dreamt of beautiful wood stairs with painted risers and stained treads like those I saw in the magazines. I was lucky that our builder used nice, rounded treads on our stairs, which was half the battle.

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Shanty2Chic: Do-It-Herself Workshops

Posted by: on February 13th, 2013 | One Comment

Ashley and Whitney are sisters who wear many hats. Whitney is a stay-at-home mother with five kids, and Ashley is a stay-at-home mother of three. They started blogging when they both moved into new homes, and were challenged to decorate more space on a budget. Ashley and Whitney love scouring high and low for shanty items and transforming them into something chic, which led them to their blog, Shanty2Chic!  Join them as they learn to transform their homes on a budget, and prove that they don’t need to wait on their husbands to do the big jobs. This month, Shanty2Chic will be hosting one of our Do-It-Herself Workshops at The Home Depot.

 

Hey there!  We are Ashley and Whitney from Shanty2Chic! We are so excited to share some of our favorite, past DIY projects with you all!

 

Headshot of Whitney and Ashley of Shanty 2 Chic, hosts of Do-It-Herself Workshops at The Home Depot

 

We started our blog in August of 2009, on a mission to decorate our newly-built homes on a budget. Most weekends, you could find us scouring Craigslist for furniture, that we could repaint and use to fill our homes. Fast forward 3 years later and we are building our own furniture, for our homes, with power tools and our bare hands!

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How To Nest for Less: Do-It-Herself Workshops

Posted by: on February 12th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Erin Hankins, the author of the blog How to Nest for Less, is an Art Director based in St. Louis, Missouri. Her blog features daily adventures of DIY and home improvement projects, interior decorating and all things creative. Her work has been seen across the web including features in Country Woman magazine, Family magazine and the January 2013 cover of DIY Lifestyle magazine. This month, Erin will be guest-hosting Do-It-Herself Workshops at The Home Depot.

 

I’m thrilled to be teaming with The Home Depot for the Do-It-Herself workshops this month. We’re going to help women gain the skills and confidence to make basic repairs and easy home improvements with FREE monthly workshops - giving step-by-step instructions and hands on experience.

 

White painted cabinets with black appliances and grey counter tops

 

One of my biggest Do-It-Herself makeovers to date (and also the least expensive) was a mini-kitchen makeover by simply painting my kitchen cabinets. The bland builder grade oak cabinets were given a fresh start in bright white. Just a couple coats of primer and paint completely transformed my space for less than $100.

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