In this video, Elizabeth Gleeson shows you how to make a super cheap and easy wall decal using contact paper from your local supermarket or WalMart. This is a great way to save money and get creative while adding style and substance to your home.
This video is from FusionNW.com - Fusion: All about the Northwest home. In this video we learn some tips about preserving your lampshades. Bea Searles from Naomi's Lampshades & Lamps joins us to give us some advice. Lampshades come all wrapped in plastic and you may be tempted to leave the plastic on because you think it will protect your lampshade. But, actually, you always want to take that off, because the plastic holds the heat in and, while you think you're helping them, you're actually ...
Want to turn an old ceiling into something new? Why not try a sunken or recessed ceiling look? Otherwise known as a coffered ceiling, create a more spacious feeling enviornment with this ceiling tutorial hosted by DIY home guru Ron Hazleton.
Some people hate wallpaper, but some people love it inside their homes. Those that do will eventually have to deal with wallpaper that will lose it's attachment. It will eventually bubble and curl. Curling wallpaper seams ruin the decorative effect of wallpaper. Eliminate the ugly signs of aging wallpaper with these steps.
It's easy to create eye-catching window treatments with draping waterfall valances. So easy, in fact, that this home decorating how-to can present a complete overview of the process in two and a half minutes. For all of the details, and to learn how to style a draping waterfall valance yourself, take a look!
Remodeling your bathroom can be expensive, unless you know how to do it yourself. Watch a professional tile reglazer work his magic on an outdated bathroom in this how to video. Reglazing tiles can last for up to 15 years and it completely changes the look of any old bathroom.
This great video provided by Home Depot demonstrates the right way to install tile for your kitchen countertop with a sink. Make sure to make your measurements precise as any inconsistencies will stick out like a sore thumb.
Just because you have a cathedral ceiling in your home, doesn't mean you can't enjoy the beautiful decorative texture of wood beams. Faux wood ceiling beams are a great way to add character and warmth to a plain room. Compared to real wood, they're cheaper, lightweight and easier to install. See how to install them in a cathedral ceiling. This video gives you step-by-step instructions for installing fake wood beams, including materials and tools list.
So you have a picture you're dying to get up on the wall, but don't want to risk hanging it crooked. This video is your answer! Learn a few tips and tricks to make sure that every picture you hang is perfectly straight and level.
Create a lovelier looking bathroom with a DIY lesson. Learn from Meg as she makes a bath mat out of old towels and goes 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! Learn how to weave towels from an eco-friendly quick tip that shows you how to make a homemade cleaning supply. You can thank Threadbanger for this one.
Techno-Guru Brian of My Home 2.0 shows how to make a really easy and cool surface for painting and doodling...with light!
Seashells are beautiful and free, which makes them great for using in your craft projects. This video will teach you two quick, easy ones: making a beach in a bottle and a clay pot decorated with paint and seashells.
It isn't a disco ball, but it does shine just like one. If you have some old cd's around the house use them to make a decorative chandelier for your room. Watch this how to video to learn how to put your CD chandelier together. All you need is: CDs, glue, and and old lamp shade. Make a chandelier with CDs.
Check out this video to learn how create a beautiful designer upholstered cornice board or valance. It's not expensive to make, but you must already have a saw and drill.
Thinking of redoing the inside or your boat? Then watch this quick excerpt from a DIY show. In this how to video Dean and Derek use a thin stone veneer on the walls of a houseboat. Its a great way to decorate any boat or wall. Watch and learn.
Towel Hooks add function and a casual elegance to any style bathroom. AsktheDecorator.com host Meghan Carter demonstrates how to position all towel hooks and complete a towel hooks installation job. Why settle for messy towel bars when towel hooks keep a bathroom neat and tidy, while being stylish? Watch this how to video and learn how to install towel hooks when remodeling your bathroom.
Paint stripper works wonders for removing paint. Tim Carter shares some paint removal pointers to help you get rid of your paint quickly and safely.
Want to install a suspended ceiling yourself (perhaps enlisting the help of a construction-savvy buddy)? If you have the time and necessary tools (and provided your existing ceiling is structurally sound), the process is quite simple. This free DIY guide will walk you through the process from start to finish. Build your own suspended ceiling with this how-to.
French pleated drapery adds decorative touches to any window treatment and room. Watch this Home & Garden how-to video to learn how to instantly create triple pinch pleats with 4-Prong drapery hooks and deep pleat tape. Once you learn to use the four prong drapery hook you will want to create French pleats on all your window treatments.
Whether you own or rent, it’s not always easy to decorate a studio apartment to keep the bed out of sight. In this episode, you’ll see how to divide a studio apartment with an IKEA KVARTAL system. Panels, curtains and art hanging from the ceiling tracks give the illusion of a wall, creating a separate living room that’s easy to open up anytime. All it takes is a few simple tricks and you’ll see what an easy project this is for decorating a studio apartment or any space that could use a room d...
If you already have basic faux wood ceiling beams installed in your home, then you may still want to go a bit further, and suspended faux wood beams is the way to go. It's decorative, cheaper than real wood, lightweight and can add character and warmth to a plain room. This video gives you step-by-step instructions for installing fake wood beams, including materials and tools list.
Stumped on what frame to use for your favorite piece of artwork or photo? The perfect frame will make your painting, photograph, or piece of artwork stand out on your wall. Here's how to find an ideal match.
This video demonstrates the proper way to hang a sun catcher in in your window. This video may help if you can't figure where to place the suction cup on a sun catcher.
Do you need to replace the tilt mechanism on your old wood or faux wood blinds? The tilt mechanism controls the angle of the slats on your blinds. This short tutorial teaches you how to replace a tilt mechanism for your window blinds.
Have something you want no one else to find? The best hiding places are in plain sight. Follow these steps to create a shockingly sly storage space.
See how to make homemade "ice" candles out of taper candles (or wax flakes). Cut up the taper candles, heat them until melted, then pour into a container lined with ice (chipped ice, not cubes) with the wick dangling in from above. The ice will create an interesting design in the candle.
Prior to painting, pour some vanilla extract into the paint. The vanilla doesn't stain the paint, and the room won't smell like paint fumes.
Ron Hazelton shows the most secure way to hang heavy mirrors or art on plaster walls using toggle bolts. Attach a sturdy hanging wire to the piece if necessary. Draw a level line on the wall where the top of the piece will go. Stretch the hanging wire taut and measure the distance between the wire and the top of the frame. A two-bolt system will keep the piece level. Drill two holes this distance below the wall line. Using masking tape prevents the plaster from chipping. Fold the toggle wings...
Installing a chandelier can bring a whole new style to your home’s design. Even though it might seem like a job only a professional can do, it really is quite simple. This DIY video illustrates just how easy it can be to install the chandelier yourself.
Lure luck your way at your workplace by arranging things according to the ancient Chinese design philosophy known as feng shui. De-clutter your desk and workspace, which is the most important thing you can do to balance the _chi_—or energy—in your office. Repair or get rid of anything that’s broken—like a pen that’s out of ink or a flickering desk lamp. They block your chi. The placement of your desk and chair should allow you to see who’s coming into the room. Business and opportunity symbol...
Fabric valances add a great decorative and finishing touch to any window. You really can do fabric valances yourself. Learn how to measure for beautiful custom fabric valances in just two minutes with this how to video.
Mark Donovan, of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows how to install a carpet stair runner on a straight hardwood staircase.
Non-slip bathroom stickers in the images of flowers and other kitschy images were big in the 1970's. If you've moved into an old place that still has them and want to remove them, watch this video to learn how to do it.
In this video, the Flowergod demonstrates how to make an Asian inspired arrangement with bamboo and colorful flowers. He starts with a low pot filled with craft foam and adds some very large leaves to the bottom. He then puts a sparse branchy twig in the middle along with several tall bamboo canes. He adds purple flowers and more greenery at different levels, and a large red flower at the base. The video is speeded up so you can see every step in the process. This is a unique and beautiful ar...
Have a boring fireplace that seems to be a sight for sore eyes in the living room? Build a mantle or change the facade to make your fireplace the focal point. Watch this how to video and get a few tips on how to spruce up a drab looking fireplace.
YOUTUBE A gentleman describes how to convert your flat screen TV into a piece of art. Using his Sanyo flat screen hanging on the wall, he demonstrates how entering a DVD into the built-in DVD player using a Detour brand DVD can improve the overall look of the room. The DVD plays the program "Wall Flowers", a high quality image without sound, that constantly changes in patterns and images. He then closes by showing how the TV images can add to the decor of a room. After watching this video, yo...
Video: . So inspired by some pictures on Pinterest I decided to make my own toilet paper roll wall art. I hope you like the tutorial and If you didn't already know this amazing idea I hope you feel inspired by this video.
If you want to make a beautiful fake stained glass window, in order to decorate the bathroom, kid’s room or any other room, without much fuss and money involved, here are some tips. First you need an old window on the desired dimensions and then you need some resin from local hobby store (like Michaels) and some marbles. Put the marbles on the window in any way you would like. Be creative! Then you mix the resin and pour it on the marbles.
When I think about about concrete, I usually picture a bunch of hairy bros whistling at attractive women walking across the street from their worksite. Have I ever actually witnessed this? Not really. That's just what comes to mind.
If you have an endless supply of purses and a limitless supply of wall empty wall space, it's about time you made some DIY purse racks. In this video, you'll see a very easy (and cheap) way to hang all of your purses (and please your boyfriend). For this DIY purse rack, you'll need some coat and hat hangers (hooks), feather boas, screwdriver and a tape measure.