Remodelaholic in Review: May 2014

DIY Tutorials on #makeit #buildit #tutorial #diy

May has been a busy month! Lots of projects, lots of beautiful almost-summer fun! If you want to get all the nitty gritty of our everyday life (we’re pretty awesome) make sure you follow me over on Instagram @remodelaholic.

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And we’ll cut right to the chase this month — here’s the run-down of what we did here on Remodelaholic in May, just in case you missed anything. Thanks for reading and being part of the Remodelaholic community!

Why I Garden (and why you should, too!)

We love LOVE our garden, and we think that everyone should grow a garden, and #GroSomethingGreater. Because the fresh veggies are great, but the family time in our yard is so. much. better. Why we grow a Garden #family #health

Easy Color-Stained Carved Wood Sign

 My dad is a woodcarver, so wood carving has always held a special spot in my heart. See how you can make an easy carved wood sign with just one  little (inexpensive!) Dremel tool — plus use a color washing technique to make it any color you want!Carvel love sign using a Dremel-024



We have such an awesome contributor team (and keep your eyes out for new awesome members, hint hint). Here’s what they shared with you here on Remodelaholic, and be sure to go visit them to see their other projects!

Michelle from 4Men1Lady — DIY Wood Stake Door Mat Tutorial

Wood Stake Doormat cropped

Sarah – Just The Bees Knees — Creating a Mom Cave (mood board)

Creating a Mom cave on

Karah – The Space Between — Simple Curb  Appeal Updates on a Budget

budget friendly curb appeal ideas from for

Jaime – That’s My Letter — How to Reupholster a Tub Chair

reupholster a tub chair tutorial

Cyndy – The Creativity Exchange — Popular Cabinet Paint Colors + Tips

Trends in cabinet paint colors. Remodelaholic

Dawn – Designing Dawn — A Fun and Bright Party Patio (mood board)

REM-Patio-Party_-DesigningDawnJessica – Mom 4 Real — Give a Desk a Larger Workspace + Storage

contributor table to desk

Megan – Megan Campbell Designs — Art for Non-Artists

3 easy diy art projects that you can do at home
Cecily –  Ceci Bean — 25 Hardware Store Decor Projects

Get This Look

Our Get This Look library just keeps growing! Check out all of our featured looks here, and be sure to pop over and read our tips for creating our two latest favorite spaces:

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Corner Banquette Art Gallery // Relaxing Reading Room


We love collecting Top 25s and Top Tens to show off some of YOUR best projects (from our Remodelaholics Anonymous link parties) and our favorite things we find around the blogosphere. Here are the round-ups we added this month:25-best-diy-fireplace-makeoversHome Decor Updates

8 Dining Room Updates

10 Wall Decor Ideas

DIY Floor and Rug Tutorials

More great before and afters

Featured Guests

We absolutely love finding amazing guests with amazing projects to share with you here as part of our Remodelaholic community! Be sure to head over to their blogs to see what other great things they’ve been DIYing and designing. (And if you’d love to be our guest, submit your project here.)

space-saving spice cabinet


Build a Space-Saving Spice Cabinet with Christy of Confessions of Serial DIYer

DIY Geometric Copper Pipe Pendant Light, The Gathered Home on Remodelaholic


Copper Pipe Geometric Pendant Light by Brynne of The Gathered Home

home office with diy wood bead chandelier, Life on Virginia Street on Remodelaholic


Home Office with DIY Wood Bead Chandelier by Sarah of Life on Virginia Street

before and after closet door makeover


Boring Bifold Doors to Paneled French Doors from Jenna at Wife in Progress

living wall of geometric concrete planters, A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic


Modular Cement Planters by Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow

black and white painted staircase makeover, Chapter37 on Remodelaholic


Painted Staircase Transformation by Abby of Chapter 37

Build DIY Under-Bed Rolling Crates, DIY Passion on Remodelaholic


Build Under-Bed Rolling Storage Crates by Dan and Erin from DIY Passion

How to build a Pottery Barn inspired media center, Her Tool Belt on Remodelaholic


Build a Pottery Barn Media Center with Toy Storage Drawers from Amy of Her Tool Belt

before and after master closet makeover, My Love 2 Create on RemodelaholicMaster Closet Renovation from Mindi at MyLove2Create

Thanks for another great month! Hope your summer is off to a great start!


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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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