Bob Vila’s Thumbs Up Starts TODAY!

Help us choose the best DIY pipe fitting project from among the six competing in the first-ever Bob Vila Thumbs Up competition. Vote now!

Thumbs Up Contest



This month we’re launching the first ever Bob Vila’s Thumbs Up competition—and we need your help! Here at, we are always impressed with the high caliber of DIY projects that you accomplish at home. Whether novice or expert, every DIY enthusiast has a level of ingenuity that deserves recognition—so we’re doing just that. We’ve gathered six of our favorite pipe-fitting projects from around the web, and now it’s up to you to vote for your favorite.


Visit us every day through June 21st to vote for as many DIY pipe-fitting projects as you like. The winning blogger will win a $250 Lowe’s gift card so they can continue DIY-ing in style—plus they’ll be eligible to compete again in our end-of-year Bob Vila’s Thumbs Up competition.

Plumbing Pipe Vase


Pipe-fittings aren’t just for industrial functionality—they’re DIY-ready, versatile decor elements. And this month’s featured bloggers know how to make the most of this humble material. Whether fashioning a bed frame or a lamp, a candelabra or a curtain rod, a console table or a vase, these DIY bloggers make the most of this all-purpose material. Read up on each project and cast your vote for the winner of the first Bob Vila’s Thumbs Up competition.

Feeling inspired to create your own pipe-fitting project? Read the how-to for each project and make your own.

Thanks for helping us recognize the great work of DIYers like yourself. Don’t forget to check back each day to help your favorite blogger win the $250 gift card from Lowe’s and the title of the Bob Vila’s Thumbs Up winner.

Want to nominate a blogger for an upcoming Bob Vila’s Thumbs Up competition? Contact Bob Vila on Facebook or Twitter to be considered.