DIY Inspiration

How-to projects, upgrades and repairs for hands-on home improvers from This Old House and Hometalk.

DIY Inspiration

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This backyard makeover oasis is amazing with a pool with waterfalls, a pool house, new fencing, and 4 new decks.

This is such a smart use for pallets - they were used to finish the interior walls of a sunroom

Use an outdoor cord kit and black paint to turn pickle and okra jars into rustic pendant lights. Extra holes and 25-watt Edison bulbs prevent overheating. Find this cord kit at Paper Lantern Store

Mimic the Look of Etched Glass: Acid-etched glass—which became popular in the mid-1800s as a way to shield bar patrons from view—elevates a plain front door.

With a fresh coat of paint and a few accessories, Beth, of the blog Unskinny Boppy, converted a 1980s chest of drawers into a wine-bar cabinet with a reclaimed wood back and old soda-bottle crate turned into a wine rack. We have her step-by-steps.

A stand-alone piece with a trio of shelves provides a handsome platform for toiletries and such. We show you how to build it.

  • SeattleLuxe

    Hello Hometalk, You have an amazing Pinterest profile and you are inspiring a lot of people by sharing your ☆ Hometalk Christmas☆ group board. I am DIY home decor lover and I would really love to share my ideas to your ☆ Hometalk Christmas☆ group board.Would you mind sending me an invitation, please? I will abide by the rules and regulations. Thanks in advance!

To make this copper-topped trestle table we used contact cement and copper nails to affix a 30-gauge copper roll to doubled-up plywood.

This counter top makeover is budget friendly and easy to do!

DIY complete lake house remodel with before and after

One kitchen - 3 very different makeovers all with the same cabinets.

"My aunt needed art for her Gulf Shores condo"

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    Titan Incubators

    Hello Hometalk, Your profile looks amazing. Is it possible to get an invitation from your "Homesteading" board? If you add me, I would be very grateful to you. Please add me as a contributor. Thanks in advance!!!

  • Hometalk

    Thank you for your interest in being a board contributor Titan Incubators - please send your request along with your pinterest URL to

We're lovin' this chunky side table from Whitney at Shanty2Chic--yet another terrific DIY project from this duo complete with instructions and easy-to-follow visuals.

"Prince Charming really didn't want a painted floor," but she did - BAD

How to install drywall for beginners (in just 1 hour!)

When she showed her hubby this old cabin, he walked through shaking his head - but look NOW

Turn an outdated bathroom into a spa-like paradise