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Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Start ripping up your old sofa with these upholstery tools for beginners

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 […]

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 […]

Creative Childproofing Ideas: A Magnetic Fireplace Cover

Creative Childproofing Ideas: A Magnetic Fireplace Cover

For those of us with the ultimate DIY projects running around (that’d be kids), sometimes it’s hard to figure out the best way to make your home safe while encouraging curiosity and healthy boundaries for your littles. While there are plenty of theories on how much baby and childproofing a […]

Removing Wallpaper From A Ceiling

Removing Wallpaper From A Ceiling

We’re the first to admit that we have a small obsession with wallpapered ceilings. From the seemingly impossible task of hanging the paper, to the cool effects you can create, to the quick-fix change it can add to a room, we’re dying to give a try ourselves. However, in some […]

We’re a ReadyMade 100 Finalist

We’re a ReadyMade 100 Finalist

Remember the stackable and sturdy sawhorse project we built a few months ago? We painted them gold and entered it into the ReadyMade 100 contest. We just got word a couple days ago that our project was selected as a finalist and we’re delighted to see it print in the […]

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, […]

How To Build a Candle Holder from Wine Barrel Staves

How To Build a Candle Holder from Wine Barrel Staves

This inexpensive and easy to do project that can create a dramatic centerpiece to your table or outdoor area. It’s also a great conversation piece as no two will be the same and the oak wine barrel staves will all discolor in various ways. We picked up these wine barrel […]

The Chronicles of Refinishing a Claw-Foot Tub: Finding Clementine

The Chronicles of Refinishing a Claw-Foot Tub: Finding Clementine

When we bought our house in 2007, we did it fully intending to renovate it from top to bottom. We looked at the modestly-sized home for its bones, and were sold on the fact that most of the major structural repairs, such as the windows, roof, plumbing, and siding had […]

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 […]

Our ReadyMade 100 Project: DIY Gold Sawhorses

Our ReadyMade 100 Project: DIY Gold Sawhorses

We wanted this project to have a bit of a Hi/Low feel to it and nothing says classy better than gold! This project has been entered into the ReadyMade 100 contest so if you like it please visit ReadyMade and vote for us! You have to register but it’s easy […]

Join The Colour Project

Join The Colour Project

Talk about painting with a purpose. The Colour Project is beginning a color movement across the world. Their site states that “Grey is out. Gloom is gone. It’s time to live our life in colour.” This amazing project is traveling all over the world, from Johannesburg to Istanbul, to bring […]

Enjoy a Pest Free Summer with a Screened Porch

Enjoy a Pest Free Summer with a Screened Porch

MINI Track recently contacted us regarding their do-it-yourself porch screen solutions. We love spending time outdoors in the summer but sometimes the little buggies can get too much and its nice to enjoy lunch/dinner in a screened porch area without worrying about flies and other pests. Here’s a testimonial from […]

Make a Magnetic Bulletin Board

Make a Magnetic Bulletin Board

How do I affix refrigerator magnets to a new stainless steel refrigerator door? We’ve got a couple different solutions that will have your favorite magnets and kid drawings back up in no time. Magnets are everywhere. They store data on our hard drives, facilitate voltage variables in our cell phone […]

Establishing Remodel Cost: Home Remodeling Critical First Step

Establishing Remodel Cost: Home Remodeling Critical First Step

Nothing ruins a fantastic remodel more quickly than exceeding the project budget. Why is this phenomenon so common in residential remodeling? Simple: Many homeowners struggle to establish a detailed budget at the appropriate time in the course of the project. Why is establishing remodel cost one of your most important […]

The Most Popular Do-It-Yourself House Projects

The Most Popular Do-It-Yourself House Projects

We’d like to try a little informal survey to see what DIY house projects you find yourself tackling the most. In our household the paint brushes seem to get the most use so it’s been wise to invest in nice brushes and rollers. We also find ourselves decorating and hanging […]

Create a Home Project and Renovation Binder

Create a Home Project and Renovation Binder

Once you’ve finished reveling in the cleverness of this blog’s tagline, proceed onward for tips on creating your own home bible–a collection of projects, ideas, inspiration and anything else related to your home. The idea originated with a column in one of our favorite magazines, but can easily be adapted […]

Build a Clothes Drying Rack

Build a Clothes Drying Rack

It can be so irritating to line dry clothes, but if you’ve ever had a garment ruined in the dryer, you know it’s still quite often a necessity and at the same time an energy saver. Now maybe it’s easier to go out and buy a drying rack for yourself, […]