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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? […]

The Home Depot Unveils Improved iPhone & iPad App

The Home Depot Unveils Improved iPhone & iPad App

The Internet experience is becoming increasingly mobile, thanks to a proliferation of browser-enabled smart phones and tablets like the iPad. Although Home Depot has had an iPhone and iPad app for some time, the company recently redeveloped the application to offer increased functionality and a host of new features. You […]

Create An Orderly, Eye-Catching Entrance In Your Home’s Entryway

Create An Orderly, Eye-Catching Entrance In Your Home’s Entryway

A home’s entryway can be an incredibly flexible space — and depending on your home, the size and shape can vary widely. Yet whether you have a nook or a sizable space, we’ve got some tips and tricks for adding aesthetic appeal and organizational capabilities to this important yet sometimes […]

Let’s Hear It For The DIY Moms!

Let’s Hear It For The DIY Moms!

Recently we posted about DIY Dads and their declining numbers. While the article wanted to point out that today’s young men aren’t learning trade and fix-it skills from their dads as much as decades past, I think it’s only fair we talk about the opposite side of the spectrum. Today’s […]

Knowledge At Your Fingertips With iScrew App

Knowledge At Your Fingertips With iScrew App

OK, we know — the iPhone as an actual home improvement tool? It’s a bit of a stretch. But with so many DIY-focused apps on the market, handy devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad can increasingly service a purpose as an invaluable reference tool during various stages of […]

Survive A Reno With A Temporary Kitchen

Survive A Reno With A Temporary Kitchen

For most of us, one of the hardest parts of a large-scale renovation is dealing with the mess, confusion and chaos created by the project. Take the kitchen, for example, which is often the center of the home. If you’re in the process of redoing your kitchen, it can be […]

FSBO: 7 Tips For Selling Your Home Yourself

FSBO: 7 Tips For Selling Your Home Yourself

If you follow along with DIY blog Young House Love, you’ll know that they have decided to move and are selling their home themselves. After three years of renovations, decoration, tweaks, and even adding a baby to the mix, they’re saying sayonara to their first homestead and moving on to […]

Are DIY Dad’s Becoming Extinct?

Are DIY Dad’s Becoming Extinct?

The Telegraph raises an interesting point that we continue to hear whispers of each year. Are current 20-30 year olds less capable as do-it-yourselfers than their fathers? One could argue the modern man has many more resources to turn to for researching (books, magazines, websites, blogs) a project as well […]

Submit Your Favorite Project to the ReadyMade 100

Submit Your Favorite Project to the ReadyMade 100

ReadyMade Magazine recently announced a big contest called the ReadyMade 100. This ambitious contest is seeking to celebrate the best 100 projects from around the world of DIY. They’re calling on the DIY community to submit their most “functional, beautiful, interesting, sustainable manifestations of creativity” to enter the contest. From […]