Being a DIYer doesn’t have to mean gutting a bathroom or installing new tile flooring. DIYing covers a wide range of topics, from upcycling to gardening. DIYNetwork.com‘s revamped blog, Made + Remade, helps you create the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about, and it’s conveniently divided into four categories to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Make It - For those of you who love to tackle all kinds of projects, big or small, this section is for you. Bloggers, including DIY staffers, share step-by-step instructions to help you complete projects no matter what your skill level.
Fix It – Do you feel guilty throwing away your grandmother’s old dresser? Learn how you can upcycle the things you already have instead of trashing them.
Learn It – If you aren’t sure what type of tile works best in your bathroom or what flowers to plant, this section will teach you valuable skills to help you with DIY projects and crafts.
Find It – Not sure where to buy the best wood for your pergola? Go to this section to find resources for materials and tools for your next project.
Check out the blog, and share your thoughts and tips!
You’re invited to join HGTV Celebrity Designer Meg Caswell for a fun, interactive Pinterest Pinning Party this Sunday night, April 28, from 8-10 p.m. ET!
After becoming the season six winner of HGTV’s Design Star, Meg Caswell hosted Meg’s Great Rooms and several specials and guest judge spots for HGTV. She’s also featured regularly in HGTV Magazine. Meg loves to personally engage with fans on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook, where she regularly posts pictures of projects and shopping finds, asking fans to respond either ‘Yay or Nay.’
Meg was one of the celebrity guests at our holiday pinning party last November and we all had a blast. Sunday night, we’ll pin rooms, design ideas and projects and we’d love to know what you think.
New to Pinterest? To sign up, go to www.pinterest.com and select the button “Join Pinterest” at the top of the page.
Directions to the party:
Simply click on the link to our Pinterest board, Meg Caswell: ‘Yay or Nay‘ and join the conversation in the comment fields of the pin. If you really love it, repin it to one of your boards. You can also find us by searching the hashtag: #PinWithMeg.
I’ll be the voice behind HGTV and if you love Meg as much as I do, you won’t want to miss this live event!
See you Sunday night!
The 43rd annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens at Tuffeau Estate in Atlanta is open to the public now through May 12th. An array of the Southeast’s most brilliant designers have showcased their talents by transforming more than 30 design spaces in the estate into spectacular pieces of art.
If you are in the area in the coming weeks, this is a must-see destination. Over the weekend, some of our bloggers had the privilege to get inside and check out this home — and, wow. Below are several of our favorite rooms.
**All Photos Courtesy of Jeff Roffman Photography, LLC**
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Have mercy on my soul. Could our government not have picked a better day to take our money than on a Monday? Don’t they know (or care) that we struggle with the start of the workweek anyway — much-less adding this fun to the mix? Ugh. Hang in there, folks.
Let’s try and offset our inevitable irritation and daydream a bit — let’s envision ourselves in Hawaii — in this oceanfront estate. Heck, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones getting a tax refund this year and can purchase it (the house only costs $11,950,000 — again, one can dream).
Feeling any better? Me either — let’s just keep our heads down and power through this day. Sigh. Ah, Hawaii.
“All the single ladies, all the single ladies, now put your hands up!“ Beyoncé wedding jokes aside, we’re busy cooking up some gettin’ hitched ideas that just may make all you single ladies out there start dropping hints. I’m engaged and in the midst of wedding planning myself, so when I got the opportunity to collaborate with one of HGTV’s stars on some wedding DIY videos for the site, I was already well-armed with many hours of bridal mag and Internet research. And let me tell you, these gorgeous, budget-friendly ideas are like your fantasy Pinterest board (or mine) come to life. Just take a look at my behind-the-scenes snapshots.
We’re talking easy table settings that will blow your guests away and wedding arches/chuppahs you can make yourself. Not to mention elegant wedding invitations, posh edible favors, luxe bridal accessories and more projects you can DIY for much less money than you’d spend through boutiques or vendors. If I wasn’t so far along in my planning already, I’d be grabbing my bridesmaids for some serious Crafternoon sessions.
And if you’re wondering who the mysterious HGTV personality behind all of this beauty might be, you’ll just have to check back in June when the videos hit the site. Until then, whet your appetite with some of our favorite wedding ideas from our friends at DIY Network.
HGTV fans, we have a big surprise for you. One Kings Lane has paired up with HGTV to bring you all the outdoor furniture, accessories and gardening supplies you need to hop right into spring. HGTV has inspired each and every item featured in this month’s sale, so you know you’re getting our seal of approval when you purchase that polka dot pillow. The sale starts today, April 3, at 11 a.m. and ends on April 8 at 11 a.m. And listen to this: The folks at One Kings Lane are offering 30 percent off all first-time purchases (for the first 24 hours of the sale)! So, you have no reason to not buy that rug or bistro set you’ve been coveting. I mean, it’s 30 percent off! Go ahead, add it to the shopping cart.
Check out some of the incredible items you’ll find in this HGTV-curated sale at One Kings Lane. From outdoor dining and grilling supplies to lighting and gardening accessories, your outdoor space will be set for the upcoming seasons.
Bistro Set & Accessories
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HGTV Smart Home 2013 is here, people! And starting next Thursday (April 11th) at 9am/8c, you can enter to win this high-tech Jacksonville Beach abode. This place is a stunning showpiece that you have to check out for yourself (see below).
Though you can’t start entering to win the house until next week, you can go ahead and help us select housewarming gifts for the winner of the home (and enter to win an identical selection of those goods!).
All the HGTV Smart Home 2013 Details:
360° Views of HGTV Smart Home 2013
The Spectacular Photos
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About Jacksonville, Florida
Horribly decorated phones, “Cardboard Beige” as our April Color of the Month, clowns as inspiration for our Mood Board Monday and best of all, using doll parts in design — did you think the bloggers at Design Happens had lost their minds today? No, we still have taste — it was all a ruse!
Be honest, did we fool you? Or, were you onto us from the very beginning? Tell us in the comments!
Carolyn Clark, our friend and Yahoo! Web trend expert, reports that “funny T-shirts” are heavily sought-after searches on their website right now. Searches for humorous T’s are spiking 895% this week!
Of course, you can find shirts that say anything — but these from Zazzle spoke to me (for obvious reasons).
On Monday, Grant jetted off to NYC for the CableFAX Best of the Web and Digital Hot List Awards Luncheon, and guess what? We won! Design Happens is a 2013 winner in the blog category! CableFAX’s Best of the Web Awards recognizes outstanding websites and digital initiatives within the industry and is a huge honor to receive.
Check out our award! And please excuse Grant’s partially blurry, in-transit picture.
Thank you for your continued support, and continue to follow Design Happens for more exciting posts, projects, videos and giveaways each and every day.