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How To Install Baseboard Molding Around A Corner

How To Install Baseboard Molding Around A Corner

Beautiful hardwood floors, check. New sheetrock walls, check. Baseboard molding, around a corner; not as hard as it seems. Molding and a quarter round will hide the fact that the floor and wall don’t quite meet up. Here’s a basic how-to for fitting baseboard molding around a corner. 1. Match […]

Crank It Up: A DIY Soundtrack

Crank It Up: A DIY Soundtrack

What’s a good, messy renovation project without music? In the spirit of all things DIY, we’ve compiled a suggested soundtrack to get you through even the toughest of home projects. Warning: May cause spontaneous singing and dancing instead of building! Proceed with caution … 5. “Sledgehammer,” Peter Gabriel How can […]

Build A Fire Pit In Two Hours Or Less

Build A Fire Pit In Two Hours Or Less

What better way to celebrate the crisp weather of fall — especially those delightfully chilly evenings — than with a backyard fire pit? And thanks to a DIY version featured in this month’s Fresh Home magazine, you can be roasting marshmallows and hot dogs in a mere two hours or […]

Spare Change Equals New Floor

Spare Change Equals New Floor

I can’t get enough of unconventional materials used in a DIY project, or even ordinary objects used in extraordinary ways. My latest inspiration? Flooring created from pennies. What a brilliant way to use something that is really kinda worthless. Sure, you can collect jars of pennies and eventually cash them […]

Jeff King – Skater and Host of Built To Shred on Fuel TV

Jeff King – Skater and Host of Built To Shred on Fuel TV

As a former skater and current snowboarder/surfer/paddle boarder, FUEL TV was made for me and has been a guilty pleasure of mine since it debuted. I’ve still got stacks of snowboarding and skate videos on VHS and would watch Lance Mountain, Tony Hawk and the crew from Bones Brigade all […]

Create DIY Storage With A Renovated Armoire

Create DIY Storage With A Renovated Armoire

One of the best things about getting married? The gifts — er, I mean, love and commitment! Let’s face it – registering for household goods and appliances is a definite upside of marriage. And as my impending nuptials draw ever closer, my fiance and I find ourselves in a loft […]

DIY Projects For The Holiday Weekend

DIY Projects For The Holiday Weekend

What better way to celebrate Labor Day than by laboring on a few of your own DIY projects? Sure, the weekend is typically spent saying a three-day farewell to summer, but with an extra day off, you’ll have time to work and play! To help get your inspiration going, we’ve […]

A Home For Book(shelf) Lovers

A Home For Book(shelf) Lovers

C&H readers, we’re getting to be good friends. And if you haven’t already noticed, I have a thing for shelves. Especially bookshelves. Maybe it’s because I’m still lacking in storage space throughout my loft, or maybe it’s because I’ve been a bookworm since the wee age of 5 — whatever […]

Architectural Details Add Punch To Projects

Architectural Details Add Punch To Projects

As you plan your next DIY or renovation project, consider enhancing your space with an architectural detail that adds maximum visual impact without breaking your DIY budget. Better Homes & Gardens has a great round-up of architectural additions, complete with tips for various space or materials considerations. Our favorites?

Sleep Easy With A DIY Murphy Bed Installation

Sleep Easy With A DIY Murphy Bed Installation

If your home is short on space, a Murphy bed can be a great way to maximize minimal square footage while ensuring you get a good night’s sleep. And as is the case with a variety of DIY tasks, you can select your ideal Murphy bed based on your skills […]

Turn Up The Heat With A DIY Backyard Fire Pit

Turn Up The Heat With A DIY Backyard Fire Pit

Summer is far from over. But as the sun sets a little earlier each day, bonfires are starting to take center stage on the schedule. You don’t need to head for the beach or campground to host a bonfire. Build a fire pit in your backyard for a convenient place […]

Boost Your Home’s Value With These DIY Projects

Boost Your Home’s Value With These DIY Projects

Boosting your homes value is important to us all and we all know that DIY projects require a fair amount of planning: budget, specifics, tools, decor, etc. Yet it’s also worthwhile to plan farther out and decide when–or if–you may be selling your home. If you’ll be moving in a […]

Build Your Own Furniture With Knock-Off Wood

Build Your Own Furniture With Knock-Off Wood

The thing about shelter blogs is that one begets another begets another. I don’t know how I originally stumbled up on Knock-Off Wood, or how long ago, but it’s high time you all knew about it. The blog is run by Ana White, a stay-at-home-mom to a little girl in […]

Create Bathroom Bliss With A Converted Dresser

Create Bathroom Bliss With A Converted Dresser

I came across a great DIY bathroom project from the brilliant minds at Better Homes and Gardens. Instead of purchasing a new vanity, consider converting an existing dresser into the perfect sink space, complete with plenty of drawers! The first–and most critical–step of the project is to find a dresser […]

Create Wow-Worthy Windows With A DIY Valance

Create Wow-Worthy Windows With A DIY Valance

Thoughtful window treatments are a basic way to add style and panache to a room. Consider a valance at the top of the window that will coordinate with your fabrics–and the room’s color scheme–while adding a finished polish to your windows, especially if your window treatments consist of a basic […]

By The Numbers: Upholstery Charts

By The Numbers: Upholstery Charts

Whether you want to spruce up a chair or breathe new life into a couch, DIY upholstering is a great weekend project that can easily add impact to a room without draining your wallet on a new piece of furniture. Jenny from the Little Green Notebook published several upholstery charts, […]

Tips on DIYing A Hardwood Floor (From First-Time Floor-Layers)

Tips on DIYing A Hardwood Floor (From First-Time Floor-Layers)

Recently, my husband and I embarked on an epic adventure in our home renovation. We — actually he and a friend, because I’m nine months pregnant and can barely bend at the waist — completely DIY’ed a hardwood floor for our impending daughter’s nursery. In light of this post detailing […]

Hardwood Floor Installation Tutorial

Hardwood Floor Installation Tutorial

Whether you opt for light or dark, new or reclaimed, installing hardwood floors in all or a portion of your home is a surefire way to introduce a completely new aesthetic–and test your DIY prowess. It may seem daunting, but installing hardwood floors is certainly feasible as a DIY project. […]