Do It Yourself

Do It Yourself Fall 2017

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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Meredith Corporation
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1 min.
make it yours

DON’T MISS OUR BONUS SHE SHED CONTENT: BHG.COM/SHESHED WIN YOUR OWN SHESHED! ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $5,000 DREAM SHED CONSTRUCTED WITH SHED PRODUCTS FROM LP OUTDOOR BUILDING SOLUTIONS. VISIT BHG.COM/SHEDSWEEPS FOR DETAILS. WE WERE HERE Express your love of travel by using oldschool paper maps as more than just artwork. TREND WATCH We offer easy DIY projects that allow you to try on hip decor trends without any long-term commitment. SEW EASY Our sewing guide helps you navigate any needleand- thread project, from basic to expert. WEEKEND WARRIOR WEEKEND WARRIOR You’ve got 48 hours, and we’ve got DIY projects that promise to give your home unbeatable character. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Subject to Official Rules at shedsweepsrules. Begins at 12:01 a.m. CT on 6/1/17 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT…

2 min.
small but mighty

ARTICHOKE 6003-2S, VALSPAR When they concluded the commode was the only thing worth keeping, Phil and Jenny McLean knew it was time to update their ’90s-era bath. “It had brown linoleum, an old oak vanity, and a terrible light fixture. Then somebody painted it a weird color of green,” Phil says. Jenny adds, “It was a blah tan before, but the green might have been a little too much.” While their first attempt at an update had left them with painter’s remorse, the McLeans decided to give a makeover another go. With a shared goal of modernizing and making the room feel bigger, the couple rolled up their sleeves and hit the home improvement store in search of budget, DIY solutions. In just a couple of weekends, no surface was left untouched, as they…

5 min.
all the trimmings

MOODY BLUE A monochromatic paint scheme, this photo, instead of high-contrast white on the trim, makes this scenario fresh. We selected the deeper paint color for the trim first. For the wall color, we made fast friends with the paint store tech and had her add white to the trim color until we had just the right amount of contrast. PEACOCK PLUME SW0020, SHERWIN-WILLIAMS BEYOND THE BASIC IKEA MALM TWO-DRAWER CHESTS GET GLAM UPGRADES WITH FRESH COATS OF PAINT AND BAMBOO TRIM DETAILING FINISHED IN GOLD LEAF. PEWTER TANKARD SW0023, SHERWIN-WILLIAMS MIDAS TOUCH Before attaching the bamboo trim to the nightstand with wood glue, we covered the precut pieces with gold leaf, above. The Metal Leaf Kit from Speedball had everything needed to complete the project: six sheets of gold leaf, adhesive, base coat, glaze,…

4 min.
alcohol ink

GET YOUR INK FIX LOOK FOR THE HIGHLY PIGMENTED ALCOHOLBASED INKS WE USED IN THESE PROJECTS AT ANY CRAFTS STORE. EXPECT TO PAY $2–3 PER BOTTLE. MUG SHOT Splashes of alcohol ink give ceramic mugs picture-perfect style, this photo. Apply ink drops to mug exterior. (Since inks are not foodsafe, avoid the rim and interior.) Inks will slowly spread and mingle. Drip on blending solution to speed the process. Let dry; gently wash by hand. Brush on a clear water-base sealant. VASE LIFT Beautify bland bud vases with dribbles of ink, above. For the effect shown in green, rotate a cylinder as you hold an ink dropper against its surface and squeeze out ink to create a ring of color (use tape to achieve a crisp top line). Excess ink will drip to…

3 min.
on our radar

Tie One On Knot your way to a beautiful macramé hanging planter. Kit includes detailed instructions, rope, and findings to create your own gorgeous piece. $27;…

13 min.
shopping guide

FIND CLICKABLE LINKS TO ALL THESE SOURCES IN THE DIGITAL EDITION OF THIS ISSUE. BHGSPECIALS.ZINIO.COM [P] Paint Color Because of the magazine printing process, paint colors depicted on our pages might vary slightly from manufacturers’ colors. Use paint color names or numbers, when provided, as a starting point. To get a color as it appears in the magazine, take the page to a paint retailer for matching. [T] To the Trade Contact a design professional to find more information about this product or service. TRY IT: ALCOHOL INK PAGES 8–17 Alcohol ink, applicator, blending solution—Ranger, Tinton Falls, New Jersey; 732/389-3535; coffee mugs similar available as Coupe porcelain mug from the Threshold collection, sold in set of four mugs—Target Stores; 800/800-8800; (product line varies). Tall vase for green ink project Bottle, small vase for…