Do It Yourself

Do It Yourself Winter 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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12 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: RESIST PRINTING PAGES 8–13 Pages 8–9 White pillow for project, artwork on wall, teal pillow—HomeGoods; 800/888-0776; (product line varies). Black fabric paint—Jo-Ann Stores; 888/739-4120; Textured pillow—West Elm; 866/428-6468; (product line varies). Page 10–11 (top) White napkin set, place mats— HomeGoods; 800/888-0776; (product line varies). Fabric paints—Jo-Ann Stores; 888/739-4120;…

4 min.
playing the angles

THE PERFECT COVER-UP A color-block buffet forms the basis for a winning hand in all your holiday entertaining. If your cabinet doors aren’t stainable, cover them with birch veneer. Cut veneer to size plus ½ inch on all sides. Mix contact cement according to manufacturer’s instructions and apply to the back of the veneer and to the front of the door; let set. Carefully align before adhering pieces. Using a veneer roller, roll the veneer smooth, starting at the center and working outward. Repeat with a smoothing blade. Flip door over and use a utility blade to remove excess veneer. Let dry and cure. See staining instructions on page 89. how to apply color-block stain MATERIALS • Stains (We used Cabot Natural, Honeysuckle, Rhubarb, Seastone.) • Birch veneer cabinet doors • 220-grit sandpaper and tack…

1 min.

1 Available in five sizes, this handstained leather collar can be personalized with your pup’s name in a variety of fonts. $20; 2 Handmade from upcycled leather, this asymmetrical tassel key chain is available in 20 colors and ships in recycled paper. $22; 3 Made from leather sourced and tanned in the U.S., these airplant holders feature flexible legs for a customizable shape. $35; 4 Give a soft touch to cabinets and drawers with these leather pulls, available in a variety of tans and colors. $13; thirteeneleven 5 Stitch up your own leather bracelet. This kit comes with everything you need to create a colorful custom pattern. $32; Do It Yourself™ (ISSN 1075-1033), November (Winter) 2016, Volume 23, No. 4. Do It Yourself is published quarterly in January, April, July,…

3 min.
gift & receive

UNDER $20 1 EK TOOLS ENGRAVING TOOL // $16 Create custom designs on materials, including glass, metal, ceramic, and leather, using this cordless engraving tool. 2 TADPOLE TAPE CUTTER // $6–$16 Cleanly and easily tear tape every time with this gadget that transforms rolls of painters, electrical, duct, and masking tape into tape guns. Best part? You can say goodbye to the struggle of finding the end of the roll. 3 HYDE 14-IN-1 PRO PROJECT MULTI-TOOL // $12 Versatility is the name of the game with this multitool that can be used 14 different ways. Scrape paint, set nails, open cans, spread putty, or use one of the four screwdriver bits stored in the handle. $20-$50 4 ADTECH PRO80 // $30 Interchangeable extension nozzles and a twin heater make this high-temp,…

16 min.
special section sew

MATERIALS 101 Like any DIY project, sewing is easier when you have the right tools. Collect these items in a basic sewing kit. 1 TAPE MEASURE Take measurements around dimensional objects, such as pillows, with this plastic or fabric tape. 2 CUTTING MAT Use this self-healing mat to protect your work surface when using a rotary cutter. 18×24-inch Cutting Mat; 3 FABRIC SHEARS Reserve one pair of shears for fabric only—no paper allowed. RazorEdge Softgrip Fabric Shears; 4 IRON, HAND-SEWING NEEDLES, NEEDLE THREADER 5 ROTARY CUTTER This pizza cutter lookalike cuts several fabric layers. Splash 45mm Rotary Cutter; 6 SEWING GAUGE Use this metal ruler to double-check your seam allowances when sewing or hem measurements when pressing. 7 WATER-SOLUBLE MARKERS Marks made with these are removed with water (don’t iron over the marks—they may become…

1 min.
6 diy ideas to steal

1. LAMP-TASTIC Ashley Walker Delapp loves this line of handmade table lamps inspired by midcentury designs. Mix and match shapes, shades, hardwood accents, and 12 glaze colors to create your custom light. Prices start at $185; Alberta, above, in turquoise and cherrywood is $500. 2. BRASSY SUGGESTION Swapping hardware remains one of the fastest updates for cabinets and furniture. Ashley fell in love with midcentury modern pulls in brushed satin brass finish (see page 71). Up-andcomer Forged Hardware Studio offers a bevy of glamorous designs that combine shapely metal and crisp Lucite. Prices for pulls shown, above, start at $4 each. 3. SHINE ON Give furniture and accessories a glossy lacquered finish with a dynamic paint trio from designer Amy Howard. First apply Furniture Lacquer Primer ($14.50) to seal and…