DIY: Floating Shelves

How to Build Floating Shelves

DIY: Floating ShelvesFloating shelves are an elegant way of displaying collectibles, photos, travel mementos, or other decorations. This project is great for any DIY beginner because it’s simple, inexpensive and doesn’t take very long to make!

Floating shelves are useful for displaying items in your living room, bathroom, or just about any room of the house.

This easy DIY guide will show you how to build these floating shelves. Just follow the simple step-by-step instructions!

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Blanket Ladder DIY

DIY: How to Build a Blanket Ladder in 5 Easy Steps

Blanket Ladder DIY

Blankets can be an essential design element in your living space. Not only are they great to have on-hand when it’s chilly, they also add a pop of color, interesting textures and a cozier feel to your living room.

Because most living rooms have blankets scattered all over the couches and chairs, the trick is deciding how to display them in an attractive and functional way. Blanket ladders are a nifty and visually-interesting way to keep those blankets stored yet still in view. Keep your home tidy – and stylish – this winter by making your own blanket ladder!

Even if you’re a newbie to DIY projects, building your own blanket ladder is quite simple – and fun!

Get started by bring the following supply list to your local GNH Lumber.

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Do It Yourself Winter Projects

7 Do It Yourself Projects You’ll Want to Start This Winter

Do It Yourself Winter ProjectsHaving an occasional lazy day indoors is relaxing, but if you’re stuck inside because of the cold, why not be proactive? There are a variety of easy projects you can take on during the winter that you will appreciate thoroughly when springtime rolls around again… So, why not make the most of the next winter storm?

If you’re feeling the winter blues, here are 7 DIY home improvement projects to lift your spirits:
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8 Ways to Bring Your Kitchen Cabinets to Life

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Is your kitchen bland and uninspired? Do you want to update the look of your kitchen quickly and without a major renovation?

Well, you’re in luck! There are a variety of simple ways to improve the look and feel of any kitchen space without breaking the bank with a full redesign. Choose from one or several of the methods below, to create a unique space that’s functional — and beautiful.

Here are a few suggestions to help you bring your kitchen cabinets to life!

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How to Apply Chalkboard Paint: A Rookie Guide

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Chalkboard paint is gaining popularity due to its eccentric yet practical traits.  Who doesn’t love the idea of writing a quick note on the walls without ruining them?  Kids love it because they can go crazy drawing and doodling indoors, and adults love it because it helps them create and revise lists the easy way, or better manage household chores. It’s fun, original, and overall a cool concept! Which is why homeowners are using this paint everywhere from bedrooms to playrooms, and from offices to kitchens.

Are you a chalkboard paint rookie? Don’t worry! It’s easy to apply. The process for applying chalk paint is similar to that of regular wall paint – with a few key differences. It’s important to apply this specialized paint correctly so that it will function as a durable writing surface for years to come.

So, are you ready to get started on your custom-made chalkboard?

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Transform Any Room with A Painted Ceiling

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Flip through any home décor magazine and you’ll notice that the ceilings are almost always painted – and, more often than not, in bright, bold colors.

Designers never omit the ceiling when designing the color scheme of a space.  After all, the ceiling is the largest area of uninterrupted surface in a room. Therefore, the color you choose for a ceiling will dramatically impact the room’s overall effect.

Not sure what color to choose? Here are some tips on how to transform your room with a painted ceiling:

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Kitchen Painting Made Easy: 7 Easy Steps

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If the idea of painting your kitchen sounds intimidating to you, then read on! Refreshing your kitchen with a beautiful coat of paint is much easier than you think – and fun, too! The truth is, you really can save the cost of hiring a professional painter while achieving the same great results. Here’s how:

Follow these 7 easy steps to get your kitchen looking fresh and new without breaking the bank!

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Transform Your Kitchen or Bath with Color

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If you’re considering an updated kitchen or bath for your home, but are working within a limited budget, consider how colors can transform your kitchen or bath without requiring any major renovations.

Bright, vivid walls of color can add impact, set a mood, create a focal point, enlarge a space, or make it feel more cozy. You can also use neutral or restrained colors to create a tranquil environment, or accentuate artwork and fixtures. Paints can also harmonize with your cabinetry (see blue kitchen image at right), or contrast against an architectural feature.

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American Flag Pallet

Do you love the American Flag? You can easily make a very nice flag from a wood pallet.

Directions:
1. Cut the pallet in a little if you want to have a more flag shape, or leave it whole like this one! Pallets come in all shapes and sizes, so cut it how you want.
2. Fill in any holes or damages with the wood filler, sand it with an orbital sander, or leave it rustic if you like.
3. Prime the front side of the palette
4. Using the blue painter’s tape, tape off the blue stars part of the flag and the white stripes.
5. Paint the red stripes.
6. Take the tape off the blue section and paint it blue. Let it dry overnight.
7. Print out a picture of a Star and cut it to create a stencil. Paint the White stars over the blue area.
8. Hang the Flag!

See detailed instructions here:
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WHAT IS NEEDED FOR THE JOB
Supplies
  • 1 Wood Pallet
  • Nails
  • Sand paper
  • Masking tape
  • Primer
  • Paint – Red/White/Blue
  • Varnish
  • Wood Filler (optional)
Tools
  • Saw
  • Orbital sander (optional)
  • Hammer
  • box cutter
  • Printer
  • Ruler
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