Remodelaholic in Review: October 2014

Tutorials, Building Plans, and Home Inspiration @Remodelaholic

Halloween is now past, and we are on to the rest of the holiday season up until the end of the year! (I showed you last year’s costumes here, and you can check out this year’s costumes over on Instagram.) October was another great month here on Remodelaholic — our team loves helping you create a beautiful home, so we are always taking questions here or over on Facebook, plus we are sharing some of our favorite tips and decorating tricks via our partners, too, like these articles over at the Black and Decker blog:

 Making a Cozy Backyard for Fall


15 Places You Don’t Clean as Often As You Should

black and decker cleaning

And oodles of NEW home guides over at eBay, plus some collections of our favorite decor and organizing products  — click on the images to go to the article, and we would LOVE to have you follow us over there, pretty please, so you can see all our latest guides and decor picks!

10 Ways to Add Color To Your Home @Remodelaholic curb appeal 2 copy  Using Texture vertical
Essentials in Fall Decorating @Remodelaholic How to Decorate a Console Table @Remodelaholic  DIY tools Pinterest


Back here on the blog, we’ve been busy, too! We had an AMAZING week of #AllThingsWindows features from our very talented guests and contributors — go here to check out all the posts.

All Things Windows on Remodelaholic 50+ DIY Window Projects via @Remodelaholic

And then I shared a few more of our latest projects, like how we made a mis-matched eyesore of a fence disappear (AKA a good project for when you need an easy win after your discover that your fixer-upper is basically filled with lead paint…)

Painting a Cinder block fence @Remodelaholic (10 of 23)

and a long overdue reveal of my sister’s living room makeover, which turned out SO great!

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We’ve also got a GREAT giveaway still going — open until Monday — come enter to win $1400 in prizes, including a new Cricut Explore.

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And you can still link up at our October link party, too — open until Thursday — and check out the awesome wood projects we featured from September’s link party.

22 Wood DIY Projects @Remodelaholic



Our contributor team is seriously amazing. We love these ladies and all the awesome projects they share! Show them some love and click over to visit their sites and follow them there. Our newest contributor is Betty from Oh Everything Handmade, and look at this pretty bench she added to her kitchen nook to make the space work better!


And our regular crew is doing great work, as always! Check out their posts from this month:

Sarah Just The Bees Knees — Decorating in Fall Tones

Fall Nesting


Karah The Space Between — Fall Decorating Ideas

fall decorating ideas

Brynne The Gathered Home – Marbled Credenza Makeover

DIY Marbled Credenza Makeover by The Gathered Home for #marble #paper #diy

AND Brynne is also doing a new monthly feature where we collect the best FREE printable images for you to use in your home decor. First up was this vintage medical image collection for Halloween — pin it so you can find it again next year!

15 Free Vintage Medical Halloween Images | #printable #free #art

Ananda A Piece of Rainbow – Modern Wall Hanging Pen Holder

How to Make a Modern Wall Hanging Pen Holder @Remodelaholic

Cyndy The Creativity ExchangePottery Barn Favorite Paint  Colors

Favorites from the fall 2014 Pottery Barn paint color collection. Remodelaholic.

Thalita The Learner Observer – Multi-Use Decorative Ladder

Using just rope and some 1x1 wood you can make a great towel or blanket rack in 15 minutes! Via The Learner Observer for

Dawn Designing DawnDark and Moody Decorating

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Corey Sawdust 2 Stitches – Turning a Small Media Cabinet into an Entry Locker

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Cecily –  Ceci Bean — Using Food as Decor


Nina – Everyday Enchanting – Pottery Barn Knockoff Wood Slab Coffee Table


And last but not least — Amy  from Her Tool Belt puts together so many great building plans for y’all! This month she showed you how to build these great bar stools with a metal accent bar

DIY Bar Stools free plans

a house frame twin bed

House frame twin bed

and a divided chalkboard calendar to keep you organized!

Divieded Chalkboard Calendar feature


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.)

Lindsey from Girl Meets Carpenter shared her awesome pantry makeover with a sliding vintage barn door.

barn door pantry makeover, Girl Meets Carpenter on @Remodelaholic

And Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse visited us again to share the tutorial for these lovely and simple curtains:

easy back tab curtain tutorial, Dans le Lakehouse on @Remodelaholic


Here’s to another great month on Remodelaholic! We’ve got some AWESOME things in the works for the holidays… so get excited! And come share your holiday projects — if you have a blog or Instagram, you can link up at the party, and if not, come share your pictures on Facebook (you can message us and we’ll add it to our Fan Features album).

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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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