Remodelaholic in Review, May 2013

May has been a busy month! I’m excited to start doing these monthly review posts again because it is so fun to see the “snapshot” view of what has happened on Remodelaholic in the last month. Just click on the photo to see the full post. 

I think we’ve almost shared all of the projects in our entry and main living area… just kidding! You know there’s always going to be something else. But in May we shared board and batten spacing and installation, plans for built-in bookshelves for anywhere or for a corner, a new color wash for the dutch barn door, and house numbers for our entry, plus how we built a console table from a basic card table.  I also stepped into the bedroom and shared a super easy DIY art tutorial plus more pink and navy details from my daughter’s room. 

Board and Batten, From Start to Finish

how to get the perfect spacing, and a super simple board and batten wall tutorial

How to properly space board and batten Tutorial Simple Board and Batten Wall tutorial @remodelaholic #board_and_batten #tutorial

Two Built-In Bookshelf DIY Building Plans

Built-In Bookshelves and Corner Bookshelf

DIY Built-In Bookshelf Building Plans DIY Building Plans for a Built-In Corner Bookshelf

Color Washed Wooden Barn Door 
& House Numbers on the Stair Riser

Our entry is looking great! Get the details on how to color wash a wooden door, like our DIY dutch barn door, and how to install house numbers on stair riser

color washing paint technique, wood grain still shows, barn door House numbers on your stair riser

Build a Console Table from a Simple Card Table
& Easy DIY Bedroom Art

Yup, we did that! And we showed you how to build your own table here and how to make your own art here

build a storage console table Remodelaholic easy DIY art tutorial

And finally, I shared some more details of my oldest daughter’s pink and navy bedroom. It is coming together so nicely and she and I both love it!

Girls pink and navy bedroom decorations (17)

Giveaway, Tips and Recipes

I teamed up with a great group of bloggers to give away $750 cash! Congrats to those who won, and thanks to all of you who participated! 


We rounded up some tips for keeping your home safe and indoor air clean, plus great camping ideas for families

5 tips to protect your home 25 tips for cleaning your indoor air quality Remodelaholic's Camping Ideas for Families

and some yummy recipes for pizza pasta casserole and a semi-healthy texas sheet cake with a nutella glaze. Okay, healthy is a very loose term…

Pizza Pasta Casserole Recipe @remodelaholic #pizza #pasta #casserole #freezer_meal 2 Healthier Texas Sheet cake with Nutella glaze recipe Nutella Glaze frosting Recipe

Home Organization and Trends on a Budget

Our Home Sweet Home on a Budget series shows off great ideas every month! This month we shared home organization, organizing kids’ closets, and some beautiful built-ins (we may or may not have built-ins on the brain!). We also shared some inspiration and eye candy for two big trends: geometric patterns in home decor and kitchen seating, plus a fun mood chart to color your summer

inspiration for an organized home tips for organizing kids closets Beautiful Built-Ins on a DIY Budget
Trendy Geometric Patterns for the Home Trendy Colorful Kitchen Seating Backyard Mood Color Chart for Summer

Top Ten Favorites and Link Parties

Partnered with our newly re-established weekend Remodelaholics Anonymous parties, we shared our top ten favorite DIY lamps, outdoor patios, 4th of July ideas, chalkboard paint projects, and healthy and portable summer picnic recipes. So many great projects featured and linked up!

ten amazing diy lamps celebrate summer with ten creative patios, pergolas, and arbors 10 new ideas to eat, create, and wear for the 4th of July Top 10 Chalkboard Paint Ideas 10 healthy and portable summer picnic recipes

Contributors & Guests

 And last but very certainly not least, we always have wonderful contributors and guests! Jen from Bakerette shared an amazing mac and cheese recipe, and Ruthie from What’s Cookie with Ruthie shared these delectable Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Cookies.

ultimate macaroni and cheese for grownups Chocolate-Chip-oatmeal-Banana-Cookies-recipe2

And our guests: Becky from Ramblings from the Burbs shared her beautiful fireplace and built-in bookshelves, and Aimee from Sixteen Fourteen shared a great 80’s bath remodel

Fireplace Wall Before 80's bath remodel after pic


 We hope you enjoyed May as much as we did — and we always have more great projects and guests coming. Remember, you can hop on over to our link party every weekend to browse the great submissions and share what YOU did this month!

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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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