DIY 253 Ideabooks

Reinvent It: Salvage Savvy Keeps an Urban-Farmhouse Bath on Budget
Suffering from Carrara marble sticker shock, homeowner Jennifer Brown knew she had to get creative with the rest of the elements in her bathroom renovation. "We bought our house as a new build 13 years ago, and the master bath was the one room we didn't...
Budget Decorator: 11 No-Sew Home Decor Projects
Do you enjoy crafting with delicious fabrics but run at the sight of a sewing machine? There is no need to feel left out, because each of these 11 projects can be completed without so much as a needle and thread. If you can cut, glue and staple, you have...
Gardens Under Glass: How to Make Your Own Terrarium
Terrariums have been popping up all over the place, from design portfolios to home store catalogs. What’s the attraction? It’s simple: convenience and style. Terrariums require little watering, take up little space and...
Reinvent It: A Houzzer Turns Thrifted Pieces Into a Swinging Daybed
When Cathy Zaeske was planning the screened porch of her dreams, a swinging daybed was a big part of it. "The inspiration for the swing came from the goal of the porch —...
Storage Shortage? Make an Industrial-Style Shelving Unit
I've been anxious to fill up an empty corner in my family's kitchen with an industrial shelving unit that matches the other open shelving there. So together...
Reinvent It: Salvage a Birdcage for an Eclectic Chandelier
When Houzz user Dianne Rogers came across a dusty, cobweb-covered antique birdcage in Wilmington, North Carolina, she envisioned a fabulous chandelier. “It was authentic, old, iron and large — about 32 inches high, and it caught my imagination,”...
And the Award for Best DIY Oscar Party Goes to ... You!
As the ultimate night of old Hollywood glitz and glam, the Academy Awards is a yearly celebration of awe-inspiring movies, gorgeous celebrities and, of course, over-the-top dresses. Although most of us won't get the chance to make a red carpet appearance,...
Tickle Your Valentine Table's Fancy With Neon Pink
An intimate table set for two is always a special affair. This Valentine's Day, whether you're trying to impress a new romantic interest or refresh a relationship, try adding an unexpected jolt of color to your tablescape. Netherlands designer Sonia van...
How to Clean and Care for Your Butcher Block
A good butcher block is a fixture in any kitchen and contributes to the character of the food that is prepared there. It acquires a good seasoning the same way cast iron cookware does. Wood is durable but merciful to knives and can be refinished...
How to Paint Your Hardwood Floors
Painting older solid wood floors can give them new life without the expense and mess of refinishing them. It can also make your floors a beautiful design element in their own right, particularly with interesting patterns. It takes some time and...
Get Creative Salvage Ideas from Houzzers' Reuse Projects
You Houzzers never cease to amaze me. You're clever, resourceful and very handy! We put out the call for you to share your creative salvage ideas, and you answered with new uses for wine barrels, church pews, old windows, shutters, shipping containers,...
Sew a Pair of Easy Sag-Top Curtains
Paint may be the easiest way to update the look and feel of a room, but textiles come in a close second. Textiles add color, sophistication and texture to a room and can quickly change the style and feel with minimal effort. I've been on the...
Houzz Call: What Have You Salvaged for Home Use?
Houzzers, I've noticed some of you sharing your reclaiming and salvaging accomplishments in the Comments section of Houzz contributor Bud Dietrich's ideabook Salvaged...
Dining Set Makeover: Paint and Tea-Tinted Fabric Make Old Chairs New
When my husband and I bought our Dallas ranch house, we also became the owners of a dining set the previous owners had left behind. It wasn't...
14 Power Tools for the Home Shop
With a lot of gusto and a healthy bit of caution, step into the world of power tools. You'll be amazed at the professional results of your projects. There are so many tools for so many uses. Picking the right one for your project is half the...
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