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  For centuries, zen gardens have been carefully landscaped from natural resources to imitate the tranquility of nature. Originated in Japan, these man-made structures are designed with rocks, sand, trees, and moss and designs are then raked into the sand to represent the elements. Chances…

Having a dedicated work space is so important. Whether you’re a freelancer, a student, a CEO, or just a homeowner simply trying to keep track of bills, it can be easy to get thrown off without the proper space and organization. Not all of us are lucky enough to have a spare bedroom that can…

Make your home a standout with this fancy-looking but super simple paint technique. The uneven strokes of color create an elegant result that replicates the interior of an old French chateau. The wall may look professionally done, but don’t be intimidated – no brush, roller, or steady…

Because not all of us are master carpenters.  If you’re new to the DIY space, you may be familiar with the importance of clamping. But did you know the right kind of clamp can make all the difference?  As a beginning DIYer myself, I research a lot of tools and their uses. Having my options…

Vertical stripes “bring the eye up,” says Atlanta interior designer Dayka Robinson, whose entryway is shown here. “I opted for horizontal stripes because I wanted to create one long path from the front of the house toward the back, lengthening the space.” She also wanted to mask a door…

Accent your entryway with a stylish gallery wall featuring an easy molding frame. Our friends at Sherwin-Williams used Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in colors Alabaster SW 7008 and Tricorn Black SW 6258 to get the look. Read on to learn how to create this DIY gallery wall. The first…

Add style and a pop of color to any room with a beautiful accent wall featuring an easy DIY ombre effect. Our friends at Sherwin-Williams used Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in colors Honest Blue SW 6520, Sporty Blue SW 6522, and Commodore SW 6524 to achieve this look. By first…

Refresh a brick fireplace with a crisp white coat of paint. Our friends at Sherwin-Williams used Loxon Concrete and Masonry Primer followed by ProClassic Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in Extra White SW 7006 for this DIY painted fireplace tutorial. To recreate this DIY fireplace makeover, first…

It’s launch day here at House One—a new brand from This Old House sharing Easy DIY Projects and Inspiration. I’m Jenn, your host, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have you here. This project has been a long time in the making, and sharing it with you today is one part terrifying,…

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