Do It Yourself

Do It Yourself Winter 2018

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.
what we used

1. Made from reclaimed and sustainable woods sourced from U.S. locations, Stikwood planks offer effortless peeland- stick application in a wide variety of colors and finishes. Victoria Plankprint, $16 per square foot; 2. Timeline creates reclaimed-looking planks on new sustainable lumber using water-base and low VOC materials. Timeline Skinnies start at $4 per square foot; 3. DC Fix self-adhesive film (think contact paper) is an easy stick. Rustic (346- 0478), $6 per 18×78-inch roll; 4. We used Brushed Wood in Ash wallpaper from Walls Republic (no longer available). Look for similar white wood designs such as White Timberland and White Vintage. Wallpaper starts at $89 per 21-inch by 33-foot roll; 5. Wall Pops offers a wide variety of designs. Beachwood Peel and Stick NuWallpaper, $50 per 201?2-inch by 18-foot roll;…

3 min.
style by the aisle

THRIFTY SOURCE WE SHOPPED THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE FOR THE BEST DEAL ON OUR ECLECTIC MIX OF 40 ELECTRICAL BOXES. IT’S ELECTRIC When unified with paint and displayed en masse, humble electrical boxes become an abstract art installation, above. Collect a variety of round, rectangular, square, and octagonal electrical boxes. Remove all stickers and screws, clean, and dry, then spray them with several thin coats of creamy white. After the paint dries, slip in black-and-white photos trimmed to size, opposite. Use removable adhesive strips to attach them to the wall in an organic arrangement. how to make an orb pendant MATERIALS (A) • ¾-inch metal hanger tape (duct straps) • Marker • Tin snips • #6-32×½-inch machine screws and nuts • Metallic gold spray paint • Cord kit (We used portable IKEA Hemma, but you could also use a…

4 min.
aged in an instant

A PAPER TRAIL Textured wallpaper is a low-fuss alternative to hanging planks on an accent wall, this photo. To install, make sure the wall is clean and dry. Measure wall height and add 4 inches to allow for trimming waste at the top and bottom. Choose an appropriate wallpaper paste and read instructions carefully. (Our paper required a paste suitable for nonwoven paper and was applied to the wall rather than to the paper.) Start at a top corner of the room and use a level to mark a vertical reference line. Working in manageable sections, apply the paper to the wall along your line and smooth using a paperhanger’s brush. Carefully trim excess at top and bottom and continue with the next strip. WEATHERED TO PERFECTION New wood planks prefinished…

1 min.
easy refresh

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6 min.
going global

BOHO CHIC This living space ticks off all the boho decorating elements: earthy color palette—check; plants, plants, and more plants—check; a well-traveled, collected vibe featuring fabrics and rugs—check. Elements as simple as cacti and succulents in clay pots make a big impact when perched on a shelf, this photo. LAYERED LOOK ONE-DIMENSIONAL DECOR IS SO BASIC. LAYER TEXTILES TO ADD TEXTURE AND DEPTH TO YOUR HOME. BETTER TOGETHER On its own, this small vintage kilim rug, above, would look lost in a living room. Placing it on top of a larger, new rug makes it a standout piece. Protect vintage rugs by placing them in low-traffic areas. Here’s a strategically placed midcentury slat coffee table keeps people off the rug without obscuring the view, left. “I LOOK FOR WAYS TO ADD AMUSING, PERSONAL DETAILS…

4 min.
on our radar

Weaving luxe decor for your nest is as easy as threading yarn and flipping a handle. Craft Crush Weaving Loom sets are linkable to create wide projects, such as wall hangings and throws. $25; 1. Make your appointments fun with this scrapbookmeets- planner. The kit contains a planner, stickers, page markers, and sticky notes to let you dream and scheme. $35; 2. Green thumbs will love a tiny garden to care for this winter. Each house is customizable and sprouts to life with a sprinkle of seeds and water. Kit includes house, seeds, and waterproof seed tray. $7; 3. Whether you’re wrapping gifts or crafting, these gorgeous paper books will make anything pop. Each book contains 12 sheets of 191½2×271½2- inch folded paper in beautifully rich patterns. $16; 4. Brew…