DIY

Build a DIY Beer Case for those BYOB Parties

Build a DIY Beer Case for those BYOB Parties

We’ve got the perfect woodworking project that you can build in time for your Super Bowl parties. A reader submitted this project and you know he arrives at BYOB parties in style with this DIY beer case he made. It looks like some basic plywood and glue to pull this […]

How To Build Your Own Record Crates

How To Build Your Own Record Crates

We are big time fans of Wood & Faulk (we’re really partial with anyone who uses an ampersand in their name) and his camping stool is still one of our all-time favorites. His latest masterpiece is a basic woodworking project for building record crates. As always his photos are amazing […]

Build the Ultimate Home Workout Space

Build the Ultimate Home Workout Space

Gyms are expensive and if you’ve got the space at home, why not invest a bit in building and setting up a home workout space. Not just a home gym with some weights and a Soloflex but a real place to do your favorite workout whether that’s lifting weights, running, […]

Love Incandescent Light? How to Make Your Own Light Bulbs

Love Incandescent Light? How to Make Your Own Light Bulbs

With all of the recent talk of the government regulating the sale of incandescent bulbs, we got to thinking, why not make our own light bulbs. A friend of ours makes it sound like it’s not too difficult but to really make a functioning bulb that works in your home […]

Cool Kitchen Find: A Cheese Grater Chandelier

Cool Kitchen Find: A Cheese Grater Chandelier

Restaurants are great places in which to get bursts of inspiration for your own kitchen. You may not necessarily replicate the inventive idea, but maybe it sparks another project that adds a similar functionality or aesthetic to your own kitchen space. When we saw the cheese grater chandelier featured on […]

Need A Weekend Project? Try Installing Landscape Lighting!

Need A Weekend Project? Try Installing Landscape Lighting!

It’s sad, but true — the days are quickly growing shorter. In mere weeks, we’ll fall back during Daylight Saving Time and lose a few hours of evening light. Now is a great time to make your home cozier and more welcoming, especially with cold weather and the holidays around […]

Create Your Own Invisible Floating Shelves

Create Your Own Invisible Floating Shelves

I don’t know how the weather is where you live, but here in Kansas City, we’re in for a chilly and rainy weekend – the perfect time to knock out a few DIY projects! The newest one I’ve added to my list? These awesome invisible floating shelves! They’d look great […]

Get Stuff Done During A DIYcation

Get Stuff Done During A DIYcation

It’s been awhile since we checked in with our good friend, the fabulous DIY Diva. And when we did, she gave us a brilliant idea: the DIYcation. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? If you have a lot of things to check off your DIY list or want to make time […]

DIY With Disabilities

DIY With Disabilities

We’ve often talked here at Charles & Hudson about things like universal design, how to DIY with temporary medical conditions (read: pregnancy), and what to do if you’re mid-project and injure yourself. But something we haven’t touched much upon is the concept of DIY while being disabled. Sometimes the unexpected […]

Build Your Own Fruit Fly Trap

Build Your Own Fruit Fly Trap

There’s nothing we love more than a quick DIY project that serves a practical purpose. Summer is a prime time to gather fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden or area farmers markets, but the downside is that the produce can often attract fruit flies while being stored in your […]

Create Invisible Kitchen Storage

Create Invisible Kitchen Storage

No matter if you have a galley-style kitchen or an expansive professional one, something every chef or baker of every level is looking for is more storage in the kitchen. Typically, this would involve adding more cabinetry, shelves, containers, or other items that can easily take up precious square footage […]

Hone Your DIY Skills At The Theatre

Hone Your DIY Skills At The Theatre

There are only so many episodes of home renovation shows you can watch before you get the itch to get your hands dirty. However for most of us, we didn’t grow up with tools in one hand, climbing scaffolding with the other. DIY skills are taught and learned, not innate, […]

Free Your Inner Artist With A Sharpie Floor

Free Your Inner Artist With A Sharpie Floor

Sharpies are such a versatile item. Sure, they’re an ideal office supply (and a must-have when it comes to preparing for a garage sale.) But Sharpies also have nearly unlimited DIY potential. Just ask my husband who, after becoming inspired by a C&H post I wrote a couple years ago, […]

Transform Your Kitchen With A Stainless Steel Backsplash

Transform Your Kitchen With A Stainless Steel Backsplash

A few days ago, I spent some time touring a model condominium in downtown Kansas City while on assignment. Not only is the building a towering historic landmark (the tallest residential building in the Midwest, outside of Chicago) but it also houses some beautiful, modern condominiums. (Note: the below photo […]

Manage Recipes, Music With A Built-In iPad Cabinet

Manage Recipes, Music With A Built-In iPad Cabinet

Quick poll: Does anyone still use cookbooks? With smartphones and tablets becoming increasingly popular, recipe apps may be the way to go. (Confession? I have numerous cookbooks. And I use them. A lot.) While browsing the blogosphere, we stumbled across an ingenious project–a built-in iPad cabinet, positioned near the kitchen, […]

How To Prep Cabinets For Painting

How To Prep Cabinets For Painting

We’ll be honest with you. Painting cabinets is a pretty serious undertaking. If you’re in the market to update your kitchen but don’t want to invest in new cabinets, painting them (and swapping out hardware) is the easiest way to give your kitchen a complete facelift. Before you go to […]

Cheap Kitchen Countertop Design

Cheap Kitchen Countertop Design

Rustoleum has made it easy to transform the look of your kitchen countertops using their Countertop Transformations Kit. It’s easy to apply and cheap to boot!

Cheap Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing

Cheap Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing

Cabinets are at the top of the list for any kitchen remodel but there are ways to dramatically change their look without investing in the time and cost of new cabinets. Refacing and resurfacing kitchen cabinets are the next level down but require some know-how and a lot of effort […]