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The Five Emergency Adhesives Everyone Needs

The Five Emergency Adhesives Everyone Needs

We’ve compiled a list of the five most essential, flexible, and durable adhesives to have in your workshop so you can (hopefully) save your project from complete failure.

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

Since this isn’t my first time being pregnant amid approximately a million home improvement projects, nor is it the first time that being pregnant necessitated some of those projects, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned so that I can DIY while also building a little person. […]

Father’s Day Projects for Non-Dads

Father’s Day Projects for Non-Dads

Everyone has a father but clearly not everyone is a dad. We’ve rounded up some projects that non-dads will enjoy that are best achieved sans kids. Weed Burning – Break out the torch! Moving Appliances – Heavy and awkward appliances like refrigerators and ranges are tough to maneuver and you’ll […]

5 Fun Labor Day Weekend Projects

5 Fun Labor Day Weekend Projects

Here are a few of our favorite projects that would be great to tackle this labor day weekend. Choose an indoor or outdoor project and go for it! 1. Paint Your Own Wall Mural 2. Build a Flower Window Box 3. Build a Container Garden 4. Create a Year Round […]

Create Storage & Intrigue With A Secret Door

Create Storage & Intrigue With A Secret Door

We all have those whimsical childhood dreams of what our dream house would be like. Whether it be turrets, underground tunnels, tiny elevators, or hidden passageways, we all smile with delight at the thought of finding a real-life home with even one of these attributes. But what if it were […]

Upcycle Your (Recalled) Drop-Side Crib

Upcycle Your (Recalled) Drop-Side Crib

My daughter will be turning one here at the end of August, and as a child always in the 95th percentile of growth with no sign of slowing down, I know her babyhood is quickly ending while her toddlerhood is approaching with fast ferocity. One of the more substantial milestones […]

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 […]

5 Stay at Home Projects to Avoid Carmageddon

5 Stay at Home Projects to Avoid Carmageddon

It’s here! The weekend that Angelenos have been dreading for months. CARMAGEDDON!!! Simply put, the 405 freeway will be closed for two days at 10-mile stretch between I-10 and the 101 to repair a damaged bridge. The run up to this event has been a bit Y2Kish with everyone planning […]

Five Simple Beginner’s Ikea Hacks

Five Simple Beginner’s Ikea Hacks

A little while back, we read an article detailing a list of things an expert thought should not be bought at Ikea — leaving pretty much decorative accessories as the only “purchasable” items recommended. As we’re sure you know, Ikea can be quite the DIYer’s paradise, if you’re willing to […]

Make Your Own Gutter Garden

Make Your Own Gutter Garden

For a multitude of reasons, not everyone can plant a traditional garden. Maybe you live in an apartment or condo where green space is sparse and not really yours to dig up. Perhaps your soil is inhospitable to anything except crabgrass. Or maybe you have impeccable landscaping that even raised […]

Creative Places For Built-In Bookshelves

Creative Places For Built-In Bookshelves

Here at C&H, we’re big fans of reading. And that means we’re always on the lookout for great bookshelf projects. Adding built-in bookshelves to your home is an ideal way to increase your storage/display capacity. And those one-of-a-kind architectural touches can go a long way in adding a customized flair […]

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? […]

How Do You Learn To DIY?

How Do You Learn To DIY?

A coat of paint here, a new faucet there — minor home improvement projects are relatively easy to tackle. But what about the big stuff? Maybe you want to install hardwood floors, or replace/update your kitchen cabinets, or re-tile a bathroom. The question is, how do you know what to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

The Home Depot website has all kinds of nooks and crannies to explore while looking for information and helpful hints, including a blog. This post, which I found through “liking” them on Facebook, has OODLES of quick and cheap little projects to help update or just reinvent your kitchen 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 […]

Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

When my husband and I bought our house, we did so with every intention of getting all HGTV on the place. Despite neither of us having any home renovation experience, we naively looked around and assumed that small repairs and some paint would fix up our new home and make […]

Majority Of Homeowners Prioritize Home Improvements

Majority Of Homeowners Prioritize Home Improvements

A survey taken by American Express (and reported by MarketWatch of The Wall Street Journal digital network) indicates that a majority of homeowners will continue to invest in home improvements throughout the remainder of the year. According to survey results, 62 percent of homeowners plan to spend an average of […]