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DIY Pipe Art and Craft Storage Caddy

Posted by: on March 10th, 2015 | 6 Comments

DIY Art and Craft Storage Caddy

This might be easiest tutorial for a DIY art caddy ever. It’s just three steps, and the materials are basically just galvanized pipe, paint buckets and carabiners.

The wall-mounted storage caddy is the product of the creative mind of Kelly Rinzema of The Lily Pad Cottage. She put this together for our series DIY Challenge: Pipe. We asked Kelly 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 pipePVC pipe or copper pipe.

Kelly’s storage caddy has a cool industrial look to it, which looks great in a kid’s room or a craft room. The caddy is so practical, too, keeping her little boy’s crayons and markers in one place, easy to reach and easy to put back. 

Just follow our step-by-step instructions to create your own DIY wall-mounted supplies caddy.

 

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Building a Garage Laundry Nook

Posted by: on January 20th, 2015 | 2 Comments

A specially-built garage laundry nook

Jamie Dorobek , the mastermind of the blog C.R.A.F.T. (Creating Really Awesome Free Things), masterminded a way to make her laundry routine a lot better. She needed a way to stack her mismatched washer and dryer and bring a little order to her laundry space. She and her husband came up with this terrific garage laundry nook. 

 

Raise your hand if you love laundry! How about doing laundry in your cold garage with your washer and dryer seven feet apart from each other. My hand is not up. But, that’s how we did laundry in Casa de Dorobek for almost two years. Over the last few months (we have a new baby, so DIY takes a lot longer these days), we made our garage laundry room corner more useful, cute, and organized. Check it out above.

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Cute Mini Pantry with Pipe Shelves and Sliding Door

Posted by: on January 15th, 2015 | 10 Comments

Cute Mini Pantry with Pipe Shelves and Sliding Door

DIY blogger Chelsey Andrews and her husband built the cutest mini pantry you’ve ever seen. It’s a very clever storage solution for their small kitchen. It’s not only quite functional, though. With its hand stamped wall pattern and sliding door, the pantry adds to the kitchen’s visual appeal, too. Here’s how she built her mini pantry, including a clever solution for building shelves in a house with uneven floors. (And look at the end of the article for the free downloadable kitchen poster you see in Chelsey’s kitchen.)

Our little 950 sq. ft. house was built in 1920 and came with exactly one closet, in my daughter’s room (that doesn’t really help with everyday storage). Since adding more space to our home is not currently in our budget, we need to get creative with what we have.

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Garage Organization Makeover Creates Tidy Workshop

Posted by: on January 13th, 2015 | 10 Comments

 

Garage Organization Makeover Creates Tidy Workshop

Laura Putnam and her husband Dana make their living crafting maple syrup in New York’s Hudson Valley. Their garage is very important to them– it’s their workshop, storage space and… their garage. But a garage organization makeover was long overdue. Take a look at the amazing job Laura and Dana did taming the clutter in their garage, turning it into a tidy, well organized and pleasant place to work on projects and park their vehicles. 

 

Do you have an area in your home that is an absolute mess and out of control? For us, it has long been our garage. Last winter did us in, and our garage was out of hand. We finally had enough and teamed up with The Home Depot not only to get our garage organization skills in gear, but also to set up the perfect DIY workshop.

If you have been thinking about doing this for a long time, do it! Don’t wait any longer. I can not believe how good it feels to have the space in order and so usable. We can find everything we need and we are excited to start tackling some new DIY projects now that we have the perfect space to work on them.

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DIY Shoe Rack for the Entryway or Mudroom

Posted by: on September 23rd, 2014 | 4 Comments

DIY Shoe Rack for the Entryway or Mudroom

 

What do you do with your shoes as you kick them off when you walk into the front door? Aileen Allen, the DIY blogger behind At Home in Love, and her family dumped their shoes in the entryway closet. You can probably guess how that was working out. 

That’s why she created a very nifty DIY shoe rack for her entryway. It’s custom build for her space, and even shoe size. It works as a bench, too, to sit on as she puts on her shoes. It’s even on wheels so it’s easy to move out of the way, when needed. And best of all… we have the tutorial so you can make a shoe rack like hers for your home.

This is her contribution to our ongoing DIY Challenge series in which we ask some of our favorite bloggers to come up with a useful DIY project starting with a particular material– in this case it’s plywood.

Read on for Aileen’s DIY shoe rack tutorial.

When I was brainstorming what to make for the DIY Plywood Challenge, I knew I wanted it to be something practical that we’d actually use in our home. I’ve made my share of DIY projects that later ended up in the “donate” pile, so I was resolved that this project would be one we’d actually use and keep for awhile.

The idea came to me as we were heading out the door for work one morning. We opened up the door to our coat closet and dug around in the pile of shoes stacked on the floor. They were practically spilling out the door, and it was completely disorganized. So I decided to make a shoe rack!

It was a lot of fun to create the concept and bring it to life, and our entryway is so much more organized (and less frustrating) now. The rack isn’t big enough to house all of our shoes, but we can keep our favorites on it…the ones that we wear most often. The rest of the shoes are still in the closet, but they fit in a single layer now, instead of a big, messy pile.

It might be a small thing, but I love being able to easily find the shoes I want to wear in the morning! And the shoe rack also doubles as a bench, for lacing shoes or pulling on boots.

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How to Make a DIY Wall Organizer

Posted by: on July 30th, 2013 | Make A Comment

 

This easy-to-make wall organizer is a great example of the types of interesting projects The Home Depot Community is constantly creating and sharing to help and inspire avid and would-be DIYers.

In this short video, Robin will show you how to repurpose a paneled door into a wall organizers perfect for use in an entryway, kitchen, mudroom, home office and many other places around house where you’re trying to maintain some order.

Besides an old paneled door (or shutter), coat hooks, chalkboard paint and cork board, most of the tools and materials needed for this project you may already have. But just to be safe, make sure you also have a drill, tape measure, level and a stud finder will come in quite handy too.

In less than a couple of hours you’ll can have your new wall organizer-slash-coatrack hanging and be ready to take on your next project, or tackle some lunch.

Find written step-by-step instructions for making your own DIY wall organizers and tons of other cool projects over on The Home Depot Community forum.

Check out more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

Places: The Well-Organized Garage

Posted by: on July 25th, 2013 | 2 Comments
Image of a well-organized garage with everything tidy, hung up and put away

Image via We Heart Junk

 

A well-organized garage is not an oxymoron, something out of a photo op, or a feat to be achieved only with the assistance of professional. If you’re willing to invest some time and effort and let go of a few (or a lot) of items that are truly no longer useful, your garage could look as nice as the one above.

But, before you go purchasing any garage storage items, think about what kinds of things you need to store, and the storage method that you believe will work best for you. Think about how your garage space could enhance your lifestyle and make your life easier rather than more stressful.

To help you in your quest, we’d like to show you a few organization ideas we spotted in well-organized garages around the web.

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DIY Décor: How to Customize a Wooden Storage Crate

Posted by: on February 11th, 2013 | 36 Comments

Finished DIY wooden storage crate with pillows and blankets inside

 

On our website (and in some stores), you can find unfinished wooden storage crates that are often handy for out-of-sight storage, like in a garage. But their unstained finish may not make them a great storage option for your living room. With a bit of stain and some cabinet pulls, however, we were able to customize a DIY wooden storage crate to give it a more finished look.

 

Supplies needed to build a DIY Wooden Storage Crate

 

For this project, you’ll need the following supplies:

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Organization Tips and Home Storage Ideas

Posted by: on January 29th, 2013 | One Comment

 

Almost every home has one: a scary closet, a little room of horrors, or the junk drawer from another planet filled with who knows what. There’s no time like right now to tackle your clutter problem. To lend a hand, we put together a few organization tips in this video to help you sort out the messy areas in your home.

Getting started is always the most difficult step in the process of reclaiming order from chaos. Just remember – you don’t have to do it all at once, nor should you even try. Whether it’s the closetgaragekitchen pantry, home office or the shed in desperate need of organization – jump in and get started somewhere.

We’ll show you some storage systems and options for organization that you can easily customize to get everything back into its proper place.

You’ll see wire shelving systems to tame unruly closets and pantries, modular and ceiling mounted storage for overrun garages, tracks systems that turn attic spaces into neat storage hideaways and our ever popular plastic totes for versatile everyday storage and organization. Plus, you can also take a look at cabinets, cubbiesshelves and a whole assortment of accessories that will enable you to turn underutilized space into functional storage.

And the best news is – once you do get organized, it’s much easier to stay organized.

We have more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

 

From the Forums: Overhead Garage Storage

Posted by: on January 25th, 2013 | One Comment

A woman places items on an overhead garage storage unit by Hyloft

 

When it comes to decluttering the home, the garage often becomes the last ditch place for all the stuff we don’t want to throw out, but have no other place to store. And, let’s face it, it’s also usually the last space in the home that gets the attention it needs for some effective storage and organization solutions. The good news is, garages offer a lot of options for storage that other parts of the house don’t. Overhead garage storage might be the best of these solutions.

That was the topic of a short article by The Home Depot’s Eileen Claar posted on our online How-To Community Forums. She’s a long-time Home Depot associate who posts under the handle DesigningWoman. She really knows her stuff when it comes to organization and storage ideas. Overhead garage storage frees up so much space on the floor of your garage that it’s almost like increasing the square footage of the area. It’s a very cost effective storage solution, too. It almost seems like every garage should have overhead storage.

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