Caitlin Castelaz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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

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APRIL 20, 2015 | MONDAY
Big Box Furniture Has Nothing on This One-of-a-Kind Company

When Darren Green founded Old Wood Co. , in 2007, he had social and environmental consciousness top of mind. After working in the furniture industry for years, he'd seen firsthand the eff...

APRIL 3, 2015 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Copper Pipe Competition Starts Today

Those who keep an eye on trends in home decor know that copper is having its moment right now. But ready-made copper fixtures and baubles into your space can cost a lot. However, some ver...

MARCH 20, 2015 | FRIDAY
Meet the Kansas City Artist Modernizing a Centuries-Old Craft

Brady Vest, founder of Kansas City-based Hammerpress, has his pulse on a letterpress renaissance. Even if you haven't heard of letterpress, you've certainly benefitted from its invention....

MARCH 4, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The DIY Planter Competition Starts Today

Spring is on the way. And after this winter, many of us couldn't be more relieved. If you have spring fever, one of the best projects to DIY is to make your own planter box. But you need ...

FEBRUARY 13, 2015 | FRIDAY
The Designers Who Move In, Remodel, and Leave Houses Transformed

Meet Tara Mangini and Percy Bright, the brains, braun, and creative force behind a truly unique home remodeling company, Jersey Ice Cream Co. This duo's impressive renovations are a sight...

FEBRUARY 4, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Penny Competition Starts Today

They're at the bottom of your pockets, purses, or change jars—but did you ever stop to consider their DIY potential? That's right, we're talking about pennies! They can dress up anything ...

JANUARY 16, 2015 | FRIDAY
The First Material in This Man's Furniture Is Passion

Meet Jermain Todd, owner and craftsman of the St. Louis-based Mwanzi Co. From the sounds of it, he's certainly one of the busiest makers we know. He creates green and sustainable cabinetr...

JANUARY 7, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Plywood Competition Starts Today

When it comes to choosing wood for your next DIY project, plywood might not be at the top of your list. But maybe it should be. Although plywood is not considered the most elegant of mate...

DECEMBER 12, 2014 | FRIDAY
7 Totally Unique Table Lamps for a Modern Home

Family-run company Worley's Lighting makes modern-minimalist lamps with fine craftsmanship and quality woods. Take a look at just some of their many makes and models of lamps.

DECEMBER 12, 2014 | FRIDAY
Meet the Brightest Woodworkers in the Carolinas

Meet the duo behind one of the trendiest lighting companies around. Shelli Worley and her husband Seth started Worley's Lighting, a shop specializing in sleek, modern, and minimalist desi...