Remodelaholic in Review: October 2015

October seemed to come and go in the blink of an eye. The weather here in Utah took a drastic turn last week and suddenly we are waking up to frost and most evenings we need coats, hats and gloves to be outside. It’ll probably flip flop for a while and we will take advantage of the warm days as we get them! We hope that everyone who celebrates Halloween had a wonderful holiday. It was so much fun to talk DIY Halloween decor with you all month long, we can’t wait to start on Thanksgiving. Keep your eye on our site as well as our Facebook and Instagram feeds for some fun ideas to get your home decked out in the Thanksgiving spirit, as well as for some of our favorite DIY home remodels and upgrades!

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At Home with Remodelaholic….

While our team has been busy finding perfect colors schemes, awesome DIY projects, and festive fall and holiday decor ideas, I have been busy with our home remodel. We have completed some fun projects, like the bathroom remodel, I shared some photos on what we started with and what we did to begin! I love sharing our home renovations and discussing them with you! I love seeing your home updates and renovations too! Please share away, so we can all enjoy your hard work!

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As we moved forward I revealed our new faucets and the finished vanity. If you haven’t read about it yet, I talked about what we looked for in faucets and why we chose one large mirror instead of two smaller ones.

Symmons Faucet Bathroom Remodel (4 of 12)
And one of my favorite parts of the remodel, the pink bathtub makeover! We are all so in love with the final porduct!

Bathroom shower tub refresh by Bath Fitters @remodelaholic (45 of 47)

Aside from the big bathroom remodel, we have stayed busy in other areas of our home as well. One day while browsing the Home Depot I saw a tool organizer and decided to get creative and have some fun with it. In five minutes I had created the funnest and easiest gift wrapping station! It really was so much fun and adds a lot of character to the room.

1 Super Easy DIY Wrapping Paper Center @remodelaholic (5 of 20)

We built our girls’ cottage style bed and playhouse from an IKEA bed and decided to browse some more DIY house-shaped beds for entertainment and inspiration. We love the look of them and found some fun ideas for you, or your kids, to have an awesome house-shaped bed.

Awesome Kids House Beds and House-Shaped Playhouse Ideas @Remodelaholic

We pulled an old ceiling cover-up by painting the old school tile ceilings in our basement since we can’t all the ceilings right away. But I have been dreaming a lot about DIY plank ceilings, I just have to keep telling myself, one step at a time.


While neutral colors are very popular right now, they can be a bit mundane. So we covered a few design rules of navigating neutrals to make sure that your rooms are stunnung!

Navagating a Neutral color palette (1 of 1)

With all of the moving we have done I know that getting the house move-in ready is a daunting task. For that reason I decided to created a list of 5 things I do when I move into a house. It’s a no fail list and will have your house ready in no time!


In addition to the fun that we have been having inside our house, we have been enjoying the weather outdoors as well. We made the most of our outdoor time and went Walnut Golfing, but we probably should have been working on these six easy fall cleaning projects. 😉 We plan to use our backyard for as long as weather will allow us and shared some tips on how to create a dreamy backyard.

1 Cleaning up the backyard with roughneck @remodelaholic

Spend less time spring cleaning when the weather warms up by doing these easy fall cleaning projects now, before the snow flies @Remodelaholic


We had so much fun with all of our Halloween posts this year! I finally shared how I made our DIY Care Bear Costumes from last year, still one of my favorite family costumes. I also reviewed our costmes from Halloween past, just to give you some fun family Halloween costume ideas. We really had a great time celebrating this year and hope that you did as well.

Family of Carebears Halloween costumes for families @remodelaholic (18 of 24)


Also, if you missed it, we shared some beautiful and easy pumpkin tablescape ideas for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Even if it’s too late for Halloween, there are some great fall, pumpkin ideas for Thanksgiving! You will definitely want to check them out and be inspired for your home.

log candle centerpiece with mini pumpkins JennaBurger

From Our Remodelaholic Team

We have so many amazing remodelaholics on our team and each one has an incredible amount of skill! We love these ladies and all the awesome projects that they create and share with us! Show them some love by clicking through to visit their sites as well as following them here.

Sarah Just The Bees KneesA Napa Inspired Dining Room: Old World Meets Modern


Cyndy – The Creativity Exchange – Color Spotlight: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. Color Spotlight on Remodelaholic

Corey – Sawdust 2 Stitches – Easy No Sew Window Valance from a Crib Sheet
easy DIY no-sew girly window valence

CecilyCeciBean25 DIY Bar Carts and Accessories

utility cart bar cart gold

Michelle – Elegance & Enchantment – Free Printable “I am thankful for” Thanksgiving Cards

Free Printable “I am thankful for…” cards for Thanksgiving dinner. Print cards to hand out to everyone at your table and share your gratitude with on another! Designs by Elegance and Enchantment for Remodelaholic.

Dawn – DesigningDawn – Decorating Around an Off-Center Non-Functional Fireplace

Dealing with a non-working fireplace -- tips, tricks, and ideas for decorating a fireplace that's non-functional

AnandaA Piece of Rainbow – How to Repurpose Old Books Into A Wall Shelf

Courtney – Paperelli – Quick and Easy Halloween Printable Set

Halloween Printables @Remodelaholic

 Top Home Decor Ideas

We love featuring great ideas from our link party, so come join up! This month we featured some great projects  —

7 Easy Weekend Home Projects - done in a day or less! @Remodelaholic

5 Super Easy Kitchen Projects @Remodelaholic

Ideas to Use Upcycled and Scrap Wood @Remodelaholic

Smart & Easy Upcycles @Remodelaholic

Great furniture makeovers and upcycles @Remodelaholic

fb Make the most of your hallway - how to decorate and accessorize your hall to be beautiful and functional

Amazing and Talented Guests

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.)

Tara from Lehman Lane shared this brilliantly simple built-in entryway table, plus the talented Amy from Hertoolbelt drew up some plans to help you build your own!- DIY Built-In Entryway Table with Board and Batten
build your own wall-mount entryway table, tutorial from Lehman Lane on @Remodelaholic

Add character to your kitchen island just like Krista from the Happy Housie. Her most recent DIY home renovation was to update a plain kitchen island or peninsula with planks and corbels. The result is stunning.

Add character to your kitchen island or peninsula by adding planks for shiplap texture and corbels for style. Easy DIY job that anyone can do! The Happy Housie on @Remodelaholic

Being in the middle of a kitchen remodel myself, it’s nice to see the before and after’s of some amazing projects. Morgan and Jamie from Constuction 2 Style share a recent kitchen renovation and DIY range hood tutorial they completed. The price definitely can’t be beat.

DIY kitchen range hood tutorial, construction2style on @Remodelaholic

Rachel Lynn from Queen Bee of Honey Dos has a passion for DIY projects and a love for drawers, among other things. To make the most of her kitchen space, and to help organize her drawers, she created a DIY upright utensil drawer organizer. It’s brilliant and so functional and in true DIY fashion, can be completed for a fraction of what you would actually pay to have it installed.

How to build your own upright deep drawer utensil organizer @Remodelaholic

We have so much fun stuff planned for the holidays ahead so be watching the site for the fun, festive 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).

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