Do It Yourself

Do It Yourself Fall 2016

Packed with step-by-step projects, Do It Yourself is the go-to guide to personalizing your home. Find inspiration and instructions for simple room renovations, home decor projects, budget-savvy style, flea market makeovers, outdoor living ideas, and more. From power tool reviews to pillow projects, we cover the DIY spectrum and empower the reader to tackle new techniques and ideas.

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United States
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English
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Meredith Corporation
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4 min.
hung up

COAT CAPTURE Catch jackets, bags, and backpacks as soon as you come inside with an easy-to-craft coatrack sized to suit your front door. It costs about $45 to make—even less if your toolbox is well-stocked. Cut a 1×4 board to the desired length to fit your door. Use painters tape to create crisp lines, and paint each section; let dry thoroughly between colors. Drill pilot holes into the board with a countersink bit. Drill corresponding pilot holes into the door, then screw the board to the door. (If your door has a hollow core, use anchors, below right, to keep the rack secure.) 3M Command Large Modern Metal Hooks ($6 each; command.com) hide the screws and create hanging spots. STICK-ON STORAGE Urbio’s ultramodern Sabi collection of caddies and hangers installs in a…

3 min.
copper tones

COPPER TAPE COPPER FOIL TAPE IS AN ELECTRICIAN’S STAPLE. IT QUICKLY FANCIES UP VASES AND THE EDGE OF OUR UNFINISHED SHELF. 3M.COM COPPER SPRAY PAINT WE TRIED SEVERAL SPRAY PAINTS AND LOVED THE LUSTER OF RUST-OLEUM’S VINTAGE COPPER. RUSTOLEUM.COM THUNDERBIRD 675, BENJAMIN MOORE; BENJAMINMOORE.COM COPPER SHEETS COPPER SHEETS COME IN VARIOUS THICKNESSES. WE USED 5-ML (36-GAUGE) SHEETS BECAUSE IT’S PLIABLE FOR FOLDING AND WRAPPING YET STURDY ENOUGH TO AVOID TEARING. BASICCOPPER.COM POPULAR GRAY SW6071, SHERWIN-WILLIAMS; SHERWIN-WILLIAMS.COM SPRAY PRIMER METAL HARDWARE WAS A CINCH TO UNIFY THANKS TO SPRAY PRIMER APPLIED BEFORE A COPPER TOP COAT. ZINSSER.COM FOR RESOURCES SEE PAGE 108.…

1 min.
round it out

1 Create your own spiral masterpiece with this seven-piece kit. Wood gears work with pencils, while acrylic pieces are ideal for fine-tip pens. $15; portrhombus.etsy.com 2 Hand-sketched with custom wheels, spiral art drawings feature brilliant colors in a variety of designs. $130 for 14×14-inch Abstract Sunrise design shown here (frame not included); parametric drawing.com 3 Give cocktail hour a retro vibe with these letterpress pulpboard coasters. $12 for a set of 10; onderkaststudio.com 4 These 3-D spiral designs feature colorful embroidery thread hand-stitched onto 8×10-inch watercolor paper. $87 for design shown here (frame not included); pixelandthread .etsy.com 5 Go graphic with 26×72-inch rolls of gift wrap inspired by a vintage Spirograph set. Search for designers patchinista and weavingmajor. $15; spoonflower.com…

7 min.
wall overhaul

HERRINGBONE PANEL WALL “The mood in this room is nothing short of inspiring,” Lindsay Ballard says of the panel wall in her home office. To get the look, calculate the number of planks needed to make a herringbone pattern on your wall; divide planks into three equal piles. Wipe on wood conditioner with a lint-free cloth. Let sit for 15 minutes; remove excess. Stain each pile a different shade of brown; let dry. Find the wall’s center point and draw a 45-degree angle with a framing square and a level. Line up one board on the mark and secure it to the wall using a power brad nailer and two 5∕8 -inch brads in each board. Place three more boards, fitting the tongue and groves together and attaching with brads. Continue…

1 min.
build skills

OUTDOOR ART WALL ART CONSTRUCTED FROM PLYWOOD, EXTERIOR-GRADE PAINT, AND A DOUBLE COAT OF SEALER BRINGS A TOUCH OF THE INDOORS TO A FENCE. WE MAKE IT EASY: DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATES. BHG.COM/DIYOUTDOORS OUTDOOR OASIS Paint and stain can turn your backyard into a lush getaway that’s perfect for entertaining. Find out how to do the projects pictured, above. BHG.com/DIYOutdoors KNOT FOR FUN Bring the macramé trend home. Learn how to make a trendy plant hanger in minutes with rope and just a few simple knots. BHG.com/Macrame RECLAIMED WOOD Not everyone has access to a pile of barnwood for the picking. This video shows how to make new wood look old. BHG.com/FauxBarnwood THE DARK SIDE Does the navy wall in our cover story push you toward going bold and dramatic in your home? Check out our favorite dark paint picks. BHG.com/DarkPaint…

10 min.
back to school

FIX. BUILD. DESIGN. MAKE. LET YOUR CREATIVE SKILLS REACH NEW HEIGHTS WHEN YOU EXPLORE DIY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES. Whether you seek basic skills or strive for expert proficiency, today’s learning options are vast and continually expanding, especially thanks to the Internet and the maker movement. What interests you? Let passion be your guide as you begin by looking online or in your community for a DIY class or workshop to fulfill your quest. Think about how you like to learn when deciding which path is right for you. • How much time do you have? • What is your learning style? • Will you get what you need by listening to a podcast while you commute? • Would you rather download a course from a website and take it at your own pace without leaving home? • Which…