Remodelaholic in Review: August 2014

So, not to give anyone a heart attack or anything… but it’s September. Which means it’s almost Halloween (which I love!) and then we’re fully into the holiday season that won’t let up until after the Christmas crazies. But, rather than dwelling on the impending holidays, let’s think back to summer… lovely summer… and recap what the Remodelaholic team was up to during the heyday of August…

These DIY tutorials and more over at #buildit #diy #homedecor

We are still working hard on our new-to-us house, and I’ll have more to share soon! We’ve painted, leveled floors, and laid the most gorgeous wood tile (which is achy work but it’s beautiful!) — check out those pics over on Instagram for now, with a reveal here on the blog… later. Eventually. But we also painted our fireplace black and added the easiest (but still lovely) wood mantel:

How to make a simple wood mantel @remodelaholic #DIY #mantel (27 of 34)

And we stained our new deck, too. A deck was one of our first projects at the house because we have the BEST backyard. Seriously like the Garden of Eden. So we wanted to enjoy it before the cold weather comes.

Tips for how to stain a deck @remodelaholic (13 of 15)

We’ve also been sharing some of our favorite tips and ideas for all sorts of great things, as you know we LOVE to do! We shared FIFTY amazing toy storage ideas here,

50 awesome toy storage ideas via Remodelaholic

and we also added more of our tips for decorating and DIYs to the eBay guide library — head over here to check em out (and follow us on Facebook to see these and more, every day!)

Easy DIY Bathroom Updates

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How to Design a Teen Boy’s RoomHow to Design a Cool Teen Boy's Room by Remodelaholic

Hide Clutter and Household StuffHow to Disguise Household Eyesores

Develop a Whole-Home Color SchemeWhole Home Color Scheme

Designing a Stylish Kid’s Room
Designing a Stylish Kid's Room by Remodelaholic

Fresh Creative Ways to Store Shoes
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And, lest you forget about our awesome sister site, Tipsaholic, you can head over there for all the best tips for everything under the sun, such as

5 Time-Saving Party Tips7 Simple Meals Kids Can Make

tipsaholic party tips tipsaholic kid meals
tipsaholic fall wardrobe tipsaholic kid chores

10 Fall Wardrobe Essentials30 Kid’s Chore Chart DIYs


And, don’t forget that we love to see YOUR projects — come share at our Remodelaholics Anonymous link party! It’s open all month long, every month, and you’re welcome to come link up new projects all throughout the month, and we pin and share on Facebook all month, too.

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Contributor Team Tutorials

Our contributor team is uber amazing, and we love them all! Check out what their creative brains shared this month:

Thalita – The Learner Observer – Folding Chair Makeover with Chalkboard Bottom


Amy – The Blissful Bee — How to Achieve a Blurred Background in Photos


Jaime – That’s My Letter — Build a Storage Cabinet Above the Fridge

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Cyndy – The Creativity Exchange — How to Choose the Perfect White Paint Color

Quick Tricks for Choosing the Perfect White Paint Color. Remodelaholic

Dawn – Designing Dawn — Design an Outdoorsy Boys Room

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Karah – The Space Between — DIY a Pallet Slat Flag

DIY pallet slat flag

Sarah – Just The Bees Knees — How to Deck Out a Dorm Room

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Jessica – Mom 4 Real — Make Mealtime Easier with a DIY Lazy Susan

DIY Lazy Susan

Ananda – A Piece of Rainbow – DIY Concrete Picture Frame

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Jackie  Teal & Lime —  Reader Question: How to Decorate an Awkward Nook
(ask your questions here!)

3 Ways to Make the Most of an Awkward Nook |

Cecily –  Ceci Bean — 25 DIY Nursery Decor Projects


Nina (Annina) – Everyday Enchanting – IKEA Dresser into Pottery Barn Apothecary Cabinet

Ikea Tarva Dresser to Pottery Barn Apothecary Cabinet Hack @Remodelaholic #ikeahack #knockoff #apothecarycabinet #DIY on

Corey – Sawdust 2 Stitches – IKEA Shelf to Pottery Barn Floating Ledge

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Brynne – The Gathered Home – DIY Accordion Wall Lamps

DIY Accordion Wall Lamps with $5 Ikea Frack mirrors by The Gathered Home for

Amy – Her Tool Belt – Building Plans

Rotating Shoe Rack

DIY rotating shoe rack on

Small Open Shelf

Small storage shelf free and easy plans on remodelaholic

Playhouse Frame Reading Nook

Playhouse frame reading nook free plans on

Modern Cube Plant Stand

modern cube plant stand

Decorative Orchard Ladder

Build your own decorative orchard ladder with plans from Remodelaholic


Featured Guests

We love our guests!  Head over to their blogs to show them some love (and tell them you found them here on Remodelaholic!)

If you’d love to join us here on Remodelaholic, come link up at the party or submit your project here. 

Reclaimed Wood Planked Kitchen Island | Denise from Frazzled Joy

reclaimed wood planked kitchen island, Frazzled Joy on Remodelaholic

Drop-Down Outdoor Buffet Table | Stephanie from Simply Swider

Drop-Down Reclaimed Wood Outdoor Buffet, Simply Swider featured on Remodelaholic

How to Remove and Reuse a Builder-Grade Mirror | Amanda at Mommy is Coocoo

how to remove a large builder grade vanity mirror, Mommy is Coocoo on Remodelaholic


Lots more goodies in store for September and beyond! What was your favorite?

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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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