Caitlin Castelaz

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Editor and Social Media Director at BobVila.com and DIY enthusiast. Check her out on Pinterest.

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MARCH 1, 2016 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The DIY Kids' Furniture Competition Starts Today

Home improvement isn't all fun and games, but when it comes to creating amazing DIY furniture and fixtures for kids, maybe it should be. With their imaginative designs, cool features, and...

FEBRUARY 1, 2016 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The DIY Lighting Competition Starts Today

Most DIYers have heard that rewiring your own home is like playing with fire—unsafe and often illegal. Wiring your own lamp, however, is a different story altogether. No matter your style...

DECEMBER 31, 2015 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The DIY Organizer Competition Starts Today!

In 2015, we uncovered some truly incredible DIY projects from a host of talented bloggers. From penny-covered countertops to treasure boxes shaped like logs and beyond, our favorite blogg...

DECEMBER 2, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila's Thumbs Up: Vote for Your Favorite Project of 2015!

Month after month, we've chosen our favorite bloggers to highlight in the Bob Vila's Thumbs Up competition—and you've voted for your favorites to win. So this month, we're looking back at...

NOVEMBER 13, 2015 | FRIDAY
A Man Who Remakes Vintage Relics into Modern Marvels

Jason Aleksa is no stranger to the shop. His grandfather founded a machine shop in the 1960s, which his father then took over until retirement. Growing up, Jason spent a lot of time sweep...

NOVEMBER 2, 2015 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Bathroom Vanity Competition Starts Today

Whether you decide to remodel a master suite or redo a hallway half bathroom, there are a few universal concerns. For instance, the fixtures and decor elements you choose should fit your ...

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | FRIDAY
One Man's Journey from Wall Street to the Workshop

When Jeremy Medow left behind life on Wall Street for a new start in Connecticut, he didn't know that he would end up building clocks for a living. But now he's lucky enough to do just th...

OCTOBER 1, 2015 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Banquette Seating Competition Starts Today

When it comes to seating a crowd, nothing rises to the challenge like a hardworking banquette. Whether paired with a stately dining room table or a tiny breakfast table, a banquette bring...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 | FRIDAY
This Woman Brings Your Imagination to Life—with Paint

It's often said that nothing reinvents a room like paint. Well, that's especially true in the case of colorful murals: These eye-catching wall paintings can brighten up a child's bedroom,...

SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Wood Slice Competition Starts Today

For many, fall is a favorite time of year to decorate with nature's bounty—from maple leaf wreaths to gourd centerpieces to dried fruit garlands. But some of the best projects can bring a...