Remodelaholic in Review: April 2014

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I am so excited that spring is finally here! It is kind of miserable to be a DIYer during the winter when you have temperature-sensitive projects just waiting to be done. And you’re dying to garden. So stay tuned for lots more great projects (as always, am I right? 🙂

Before we get to the review of what we did in April, I have a fun announcement for you, especially if you are a designer —

we are now accepting printables contributors!

You can get the full details and submit your printable(s) here, but in a nutshell we are looking for creative and beautiful original printables to be shared exclusively on Remodelaholic. If you are a designer with a fun new printable to share, contact us! We are excited to get to work with you and introduce you to all our wonderful Remodelaholics.

And now, the recap of what we did here on Remodelaholic in April — don’t forget to come follow me on Instagram to see sneak peeks of what’s coming up in May!
(remember, you can click the links or the photos to see the original post)

National Painting Week with Sherwin-Williams!

It’s kind of a big deal around here. Last year we shared our board and batten wall and our Swedish Mora clock, and this year we rocked it again (if I do say so myself) with our girls’ cottage playhouse bunkbeds:

how to build a Bunk bed playhouse tutorial  (32 of 40)

I talked about house exterior finishes and showed you some gorgeous vinyl siding options:


We had a happy Easter, and I hope you all did too! #becauseofhim

And with spring comes the cleaning… but I didn’t leave my girls out of it! I got them involved and shared our tips for cleaning with kids, plus  gave one of you an awesome prize pack and Home Depot gift card!

Cleaning Post Home Depot

We are so excited to be back in our beautiful backyard again now that it is warm! We started off the spring by building a beautiful arbor for our cucumbers and grape tomatoes to grow on — and, of course, we shared the tutorial so you can build your own:

Vegetable Garden Arbor DIY Plans (2 of 5)

And I also shared some fun ideas for sprucing up your porch over on Wayfair’s Idea Lounge.

And please, if you don’t already, come follow my other site, Tipsaholic. It’s like the best of Pinterest, all in one place, from great authors. Some of my favorite articles this month (but please go check them all out!)

tipsaholic 10-Better-For-You-Muffin-Recipes
Better-For-You Muffin Recipes
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6 Ways to Decorate With Cratestipsaholic-6-habits-to-strengthen-family-ties-pinterest-pic
6 Habits to Strengthen Family Ties
Tips for a Successful Yard Sale


Our contributors put together so many great things for y’all every month — don’t forget to head over to their blogs to catch more of their great style and creativity! Here’s what they showed you in April:

 Amy – The Blissful Bee — How to Use Paper Photography Backdrops


Sarah – Just The Bees Knees — Modern Coastal Mood Board

Modern Coastal Inspiration from

Karah – The Space Between — Simple Paint-Dipped Easter Eggs

easy Easter craft idea - paint dipped eggs by for

Jackie  Teal & Lime — Turn a Table into a Rolling Island

How to turn a table into a rolling island | Teal & Lime for

Cyndy – The Creativity Exchange — Tips for Using Bright and Bold Paint Colors

Tricks for choosing bold paint colors and subtle ways of incorporating them into your home. Remodelaholic

Dawn – Designing Dawn — Making Floral Modern 

fun with florals

Jessica – Mom 4 Real — Planked Backsplash Using Peel-and-Stick Flooring

Plank Backsplash Using Peel and Stick Flooring  Mom 4 Real for

Cecily –  Ceci Bean — 25 Ways to Make Over a Chair


Janel – Nellie Bellie — Renter-Friendly Vertical Indoor Garden

Vertical indoor hanging Planter

Megan – Megan Campbell Designs — Color Files: GREEN!

Green Home Inspiration via Remodelaholic


Get This Look

We added two new looks to our Get This Look library this month:

under-stairs mudroom thumb rustic white bathroom thumb

Small Space Mudroom Under The Stairs | Contemporary Rustic White Bathroom

Link Parties

We love seeing your creativity at our weekend Remodelaholics Anonymous link parties! This month we featured some great furniture DIYs, projects to beautify and organize your home, room makeovers, and weekend projects.

Furniture Building Tutorials and Makeovers Projects to Organize and Beautify Your Home via Lovely Room Makeovers quick and easy weekend projects

Guest Features

We love, love our guests every month, and this month we have had some AMAZING guests! Be sure to go visit them to see more great projects from them and show them some love:

Modern Bathroom Makeover | Sarah from An Inviting Home

modern and functional bathroom update, An Inviting Home on Remodelaholic

Faux Marble Painted Countertops | Ronda from Batchelors Way

how to paint a faux marble finish countertop, Batchelors Way on Remodelaholic

White Kitchen with Marble Island | Nina from Everyday Enchanting

freestanding marble kitchen island, Everyday Enchanting on Remodelaholic

PVC Industrial-Style Shelving | Corey from Sawdust2Stitches

use PVC pipe to build an inexpensive industrial-style shelf, Sawdust 2 Stitches on Remodelaholic

Faux Wood Plank Floor Using Brown Paper | Chris from Freckle Face Girl

DIY faux wood plank floor using brown kraft paper  Freckle Face Girl for Remodelaholic

Carpet to Hardwood Stair Makeover | Stacy from The Serene Swede

carpet to hardwood stair remodel, The Serene Swede on Remodelaholic

Faux Reclaimed Wood Countertops | Alyson from The Ragged Wren

feature white rustic kitchen with faux reclaimed wood countertop, The Ragged Wren on Remodelaholic

Patio Table with Built-In Ice Boxes | Heidi from Kruse’s Workshop

patio table using planter boxes for built-in drink coolers, Kruse's Workshop on Remodelaholic

Small Laundry Room Makeover | Melinda from Love, Melinda

small laundry room makeover, Love Melinda on Remodelaholic


We’ve had plenty of April showers around here, so I’m looking forward to some May flowers! What are you looking forward to in May?

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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