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How to Install Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops

How to Install Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops

Installing new countertops is an ambitious do-it-yourself project no matter what type of material you choose. These homeowners shared their journey to install stainless steel countertops which look great and are a huge upgrade to their previous formica. They used plywood as a base and purchased the stainless steel from […]

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 […]

Protect Your Hands with Ansell Gloves

Protect Your Hands with Ansell Gloves

Protective gloves are one of the best investments for a do-it-yourselfer. They not only protect you from cuts and scrapes but also from damage due to chemicals as well as simply keep your hands clean so at the end of your project you simply need to clean your gloves, not […]

20 Ways to Upcycle an Old Yoga Mat

20 Ways to Upcycle an Old Yoga Mat

We here at Charles & Hudson are always looking for ways to be as green as possible in our everyday choices, as well as be as economical as possible too. So when it was time to replace our old torn yoga mats, we got to thinking about ways to repurpose […]

To Gentrify Or Not To Gentrify: That Is The DIYer’s Question

To Gentrify Or Not To Gentrify: That Is The DIYer’s Question

Now that we’ve not only looked at the definition of gentrification, the socio-political-economic reasons why it happens, and the pros and cons of the phenomenon, it’s time to talk about what that means to you, the average DIY enthusiast. The tricky thing about gentrification is that you may not notice […]

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 […]

Share Your Project with Built by Kids – Win Some Stuff

Share Your Project with Built by Kids – Win Some Stuff

This has been an amazing summer for us. We’ve been putting in the miles with media trips across the country and mixing in a jaunt to Paris…for a babymoon. Yes, Laura and I are expecting a boy in September! We’re super excited and thought, why not make this extra fun […]

Glam Up Your Cement Floors With Glitter

Glam Up Your Cement Floors With Glitter

For a long time at our house, we’ve been discussing how to handle our basement floor. Despite being freshly (albeit poorly and incorrectly) painted before we moved in, a combination of bad workmanship, poor color choice, and the wear and tear of a DIY home renovation (think paint splatter, dropped […]

Refinishing A Claw Foot Tub, Take Two

Refinishing A Claw Foot Tub, Take Two

Now that the weather finally has begun to cooperate, we’re back at our February project of refinishing our cast-iron and porcelain clawfoot tub. Where we last left off, we were dealing with a handful of complications, including lack of materials, failing power tools, and unexpected hiccups. After taking a while […]

Give The Gift Of DIY

Give The Gift Of DIY

We’re quickly approaching hard core wedding/baby shower/graduation/housewarming season, and we have a creative solution to all your gift-giving dilemmas — give the gift of DIY! There are plenty of ways to spread the DIY love, and we have a few suggestions that should help you cover your bases this gift […]

DIY A One-Of-A-Kind Doormat

DIY A One-Of-A-Kind Doormat

We go through a lot of doormats at our house. Between the weather, outside animals, and the occassional vandal, doormats seem to be something we are always putting on the supplies list. This means we often settle for the least offensive option wherever we happen to be … with heavy […]

Create Your Own Stencil Word Art

Create Your Own Stencil Word Art

Looking around at all the design and decor mags in the past few years, we couldn’t help but notice a prevalence of stenciled word art pieces adorning people’s homes. From simple colloquialisms to lyrics of entire Bonnie Tyler songs (oh, oh yes), word art seems to be popping up everywhere. […]

How To DIY With Small Children

How To DIY With Small Children

It’s been a little over six months since we introduced the littlest renovator to our crew, and we’ve tackled a couple of pretty large projects with more than just our menagerie of animals underfoot. With two kids under two, we’re here to give you some tips on crossing those home […]

How To Install Crown Molding In A Weekend

How To Install Crown Molding In A Weekend

Watching home improvement or real estate shows with my boyfriend really irks me. He laughs when couples get excited over crown molding in a house. I finally had to ask him why it annoyed him so much – and he said that anyone can install crown molding in their home. […]

Design-It-Yourself With Unfinished Wood Furniture

Design-It-Yourself With Unfinished Wood Furniture

Have you ever found yourself spending countless hours online, scouring the usual and unusual sites looking for that perfect piece of furniture? You know, the one that is the right style, size, and color — only to find it doesn’t seem to exist anywhere but in your own imagination? Well, […]

Problems When Refinishing a Clawfoot Tub, Part One

Problems When Refinishing a Clawfoot Tub, Part One

When we began this venture, we knew it was a gamble. This is our first turn at refinishing a tub, and we knew we might have to settle for less-than-professional results. This was okay by us, because we love a good DIY challenge and the satisfaction that comes from tackling […]

Small Space Solutions: Tiny & Tall Closets

Small Space Solutions: Tiny & Tall Closets

If you’re in the process of a renovation, something that’s likely to come up numerous times is the concept of storage. Namely, creating more. Whether you live in a 200-year-old house or a 20-year-old house, more storage always seems to be on the docket for just about every kind of […]

Make Your Own Antiqued Mirror

Make Your Own Antiqued Mirror

As you probably already know, we have an unbridled love affair here at Charles & Hudson with spray paint. So imagine our glee when we found this project at ECABonline.com, in which Elizabeth DIYed a vintage, leaded-glass window pane into a beautiful antiqued mirror with SPRAY PAINT! Elizabeth writes that […]

Track Current Kitchen Usage To Inspire Future Renovation

Track Current Kitchen Usage To Inspire Future Renovation

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: every successful renovation starts with a healthy dose of planning. Whether you prefer the structured approach of a workbook or something a little more free, making sketches and taking notes are great ways to keep yourself organized, focused, and most importantly, on […]

Install An Exhaust Fan Timer In Your Bathroom

Install An Exhaust Fan Timer In Your Bathroom

A hot, steamy shower on a cold morning — it’s one of life’s little pleasures, right? Yet there is a downside to the at-home indulgence. Excess moisture created by the steam can wreak havoc on your bathroom, warping wood and doors, damaging paint and promoting mildew growth. Enter your bathroom’s […]

When An Injury Derails Your DIY Plans

When An Injury Derails Your DIY Plans

You have your plans all set for your next DIY project — tools borrowed, paint purchased, time set aside — and tragedy strikes. You hurt yourself, and not in a way that some hydrogen peroxide and a Band-Aid can fix. You’re down for the count for a while. Now what? […]