Remodelaholic in Review: February 2016
We hope everyone had a wonderful February! A few days ago, I was out in my yard, and I saw the tulips coming up in our flower garden! I was so excited! Spring is on its way which means more color, warmer weather, and working on projects outside again! (We started yesterday by sanding down some end tables and repainting them out on the lawn – so great to be outside again!) I loved the projects that were featured on the site for February and had so much fun compiling them for this post, I hope you love looking through them again too! Keep your eye on our site as well as our Facebook and Instagram feeds for some fun ideas to get your home ready for spring, as well as for some of our favorite DIY home remodels and upgrades!
One of our favorite Valentine’s Day posts last month was from Cassity. She shared what a lot of us go through, the craziness of life that makes it impossible to decorate for each and every holiday! So she shared one of her favorite tricks to keep your home festive, but also keeping decorations minimal, she does this by simply switching out a couple posters around the house for each holiday. It minimizes the holiday storage too because you are just storing a couple pieces of paper. She shared this cute, festive But First, Kisses! poster for Valentine’s Day. It will work whether you like to keep it simple, or go all out! However you decorate, this piece is definitely a great one to add to keep your home feeling festive!
We have so many amazing contributors on our team, each one is incredibly talented! We love these ladies and all the awesome projects they create and share! Show them some love and click to visit their sites and follow them there.
Dawn – DesigningDawn – Real Life Rooms: Easy Budget-Friendly Ways to Update a Kitchen
Corinna – A Designer At Home – DIY Stool with Wood Burned Design
Michelle – Elegance & Enchantment – Free Printable His and Hers Art Prints: Hey There Handsome & Hello Gorgeous
Thalita – The Learner Observer – How to Install a recessed medicine cabinet
Cyndy – The Creativity Exchange – Color Spotlight: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron
Dawn – DesigningDawn – Monochrome Mudroom – Black and white entry inspiration
Tamara – Provident Home Design – How to Build a Pet Feeder — Choose Rustic or Modern Style!
Dawn – DesigningDawn – Real Life Rooms – Adding Colonial Curb Appeal
Colleen – Lemon Thistle – DIY Wood Veneer Whiteboard Menu Planner
Dawn – DesigningDawn – A Modern Man Cave Mood Board
Jen – Fresh Crush – Faux Barn Board Nightstand Makeover
Whitney – @carpendaughter on Instagram – An Ever-Changing Dining Room (with Banquette!)
Watch our site this month for some great ways to decorate for spring and some fun Easter ideas! With St. Patrick’s Day falling so close to Easter this year, we figure most people will skip decorating for St. Patrick’s Day, but just in case you like the idea of switching out a poster for each holiday, here are 30 Free Vintage St. Patrick’s Day Printable Images that you can easily place in a frame for simple holiday decorating!
Top Ideas for Home
From decorating to adding storage to your home, here are some of our favorite home posts from last month!
28 Ways to Bring New Life to an Old Sofa
15 Amazing DIY Loft Beds for Kids
25+ Gorgeous DIY Chandeliers
25+ Brilliant In-Wall Storage Ideas For Every Room In Your Home
20+ Green and Blue Area Rugs You’ll Love
Every Friday we share some of our favorite finds for the week. Check out and enjoy our favorites from last month!
Friday Favorites: Marbling, Wallpaper, and an Awesome DIY Kitchen Island
Friday Favorites: Tiny House, Hexagons, and a Teepee
Friday Favorites: DIY Solar Lamps and Joanna Gaines
We love featuring great ideas from our link party, so come join up! This month we featured some great projects —
Awesome Organizing Ideas for Your Whole Home + February Link Party
We always love finding awesome new bloggers and sharing their projects with you. (Want to be featured? Link up at the party and/or submit your project here.)
We shared a post on Instagram a few months ago that was definitely a fan favorite! So we contacted the builder, Johnny of The Gritty Porch (and his co-designer, his wife Jessica) and they agreed to share all the details of how to Build a Farmhouse Style TV Console/Sideboard. Following their detailed photos and instructions, Justin sketched up some plans, so you can build your very own rustic sideboard or console this weekend!
Have you ever thought of creating countertops out of concrete? I don’t think I had ever even heard of the idea, but after seeing these DIY Concrete Countertops in a Beautiful Master Bathroom Renovation by Jamie and Morgan of Construction2Style, I am sold on them. I want them in my house! Check out the tutorial to learn how to do it for yourself while viewing their gorgeous results!
Whether you scavenge things from the roadside or build new — you have a scrap pile. Karen showed how she put her pile to work and How to Build a Buffet from Old Windows and Reclaimed Wood.
Needing a new coffee table to fit the style of your home? Finding the perfect one can be difficult or expensive. Sage from Plaster and Disaster is back and this time sharing How to Build a Modern Industrial Wood and Metal Coffee Table. You can get your perfect table and have it be affordable too!
It is hard to find ways to entertain kids when the weather is gloomy. Whether it is rainy, snowy, or just too darn chilly, this DIY Indoor-Outdoor Bowling Lane is a perfect solution. Ashley from Handmade with Ashley teaches us how we can make our own! It’s a win-win project, perfect for indoors when the weather is just too rotten outside and perfect for outside on those amazing summer nights when you just can’t go inside! Thanks for sharing Ashley!!
Looking for a way to update your stairs? There are so many different things that you can do but have you thought about adding a slide? After seeing this fun stair update from Erin at Décor Allure, I’ve decided it’s something I need in my house! A serious dream for kids, check out this DIY Stair Slide, or How to Add a Slide to Your Stairs and learn how you can add one to your home!
A total room makeover doesn’t have to be pricy! See how Kristin turned an empty room into a great office in this $250 Budget Home Office Makeover with DIY Filing Cabinet Desk.
We have so much fun stuff planned for next month, be watching the site for the posts to go live! If you have a blog or Instagram, you can link up at the party, and if not, share your pictures on Facebook (you can message us, and we’ll add it to our Fan Features album). Have a wonderful month!