We recently made a big change to our former studio space. We took it from a place that housed projects, DIYs, and our work stations, to something totally different, and something we're really proud of and excited to reveal.
This week on Tool School, I'm trying out the new Dewalt cordless framing nailer. It's the most powerful cordless nailer they've ever built, so I'm excited to see how it works!
You know you're pushing the limits of what you might call "DIY" when your project requires a nail gun. For most jobs, a hammer and a bag of nails will suffice. But if you're framing an addition, building a deck, or putting up a fence, you'll probably want to reach for a framing nailer. These beasts are heavy, tough, powerful, and (slightly) dangerous. But when you need one, you'll know it, and you'll be glad it's there.
When I decided to give my guest room a makeover for the One Room Challenge, I knew it would be a great opportunity to create a cool accent wall. So once I finished the rest of the space, I dove into the final detail - a hand painted brushstroke accent wall using a slightly darker paint color.
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There's just one itsy, bitsy little catch... the giveaway ends tonight at 11:59 Pacific. That's...
If you're short on square footage, walls can be a valuable and under-utilized storage area in the home. There are tons of wall-mounted storage and organization products out on the market today; here are ten of my favorites.
January may be coming to a close, but there are still eleven months left in the year. Celebrate the date with this large DIY calendar with prints from your Instagram account!
The pain of dusting this shutter wall just might be worth it. Olive and Love was the genius behind it. To see more of the process, go here.
Spotted at Recycle Art.
Starbursts and typography. Two words that were oh-so-hot for artwork in 2011. Another two words that came to mind rounding up our hands-down-favorite art/wall projects were 'unusual uses.' From cupcake liners to shoe polish, the materials used by these creative individuals was nothing less than inspirational. And did we mention that the resulting artwork was outstanding as well?
No sir, I don't think white walls are boring... they are merely just a canvas for something awesome!
I am a big fan of stark white walls filled with colorful collages of artwork. I appreciate it in my own home as well as others. For me they evoke the feeling of a light and airy space and I love pops of color scattered throughout. Today I was crafting with a friend who has a fab little bungalow in the Venice Canals part of LA and she also loves her bright white walls... And her place still has lots of personality from the interesting and colorful artwork and accessories throughout.
Designers are generally smart people. Case in point: the graphic designer office of Oktavilla, which features walls made from recycled magazines. Not some ground up, post-consumer new paneling product, but actual magazines.
Check out these photos:
Jason Hammond of local 'From the Ground Up' fame, replicated the above wall treatment in his family's first floor bathroom for--get this--6 bucks. The original is
Wall mirrors are a great way to add some punch to a room, while also opening up the space and making it seem bigger. Melissa at 320 Sycamore DIY'ed this great 'wall-o-mirrors' for her daughter's bedroom. Total cost $19.98:
For instant gratification, you can purchase the above pictured wall hook from UncommonGoods for $125.
In today's video I show you how to do your own Reclaimed Wood Wall. This is a project I have been wanting to do for months and am so thrilled with the result. My husband and I were first inspired by The Antonio Treatment, an HGTV show starring a laid back kinda punk rock/metal dude who does everything green and features his dog Chewie a lot. We dig him. Antonio does BIG heavy hauls and revamps and shows glimpses into the projects, without doing big DIY tutorials. So I thought it'd be cool to take the reclaimed wall idea and break it down for you.
Here is a clever project to add character to your space without taking a lot of cash out of your pocket: paper butterfly wall art.
The back story: my daughter and I were shopping for accessories for her college dorm and went to a high end women’s clothing store in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. We love that store, as they are stylists for country music artists so they always have a great selection of women’s fashion. We saw “flutters” of...
Good Golly Miss Molly! I think I'll need a cinder block wall planter next Spring. Not being a fan of cinder blocks, I'm happy to see them used in a design-i-licious way. Here's all you need:
These life-size birch trunks are made from cut-up cereal boxes and left-over house paints. This is an excellent way to utilize packaging that usually ends up in the bin and
A traditional wall, by definition (I think), is a two-dimensional surface. By extension, wallpaper, traditionally, is also a two-dimensional deal.
At least, it used to be. "Designer Kicki Edgren Nyborg has decided that wallpapers shouldn’t be boring and repetitive. Instead they should be interactive, functional and whimsical. As far as functionality goes, her “Off the Wall” wallpaper is able to house lighting and storage. Her second design, “...
Designer Kari Elwell Katzander has painted a wall for the PNC bank building in Pittsburgh...
and, it's alive.
Any active home eventually results in some damaged drywall. Nail and screw holes, banged up paint jobs, even cavitiy-ish gapes from errant doorknobs, tools, and other sharpies.
Thankfully, it's an easy(ish) fix, and HandymanHomeRepair has got a perfect how-to for getting the job done.