Kathleen Corlett

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kathleen Corlett is a writer, editor, and DIYer—passionate about crafting with both words and art supplies in her sunny Brooklyn home. This managing editor at BobVila.com has also previously contributed to Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, and Cleveland magazines.

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AUGUST 2, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Paint Sprayers, According to DIYers

Want to speed up your paint job? Put thought into your choice of applicator. Where speed is concerned, there's one clear winner: the paint sprayer. It's estimated that a paint sprayer can...

APRIL 9, 2019 | TUESDAY
12 Painted Floors You Need to See to Believe

Does your floor need a new look? Instead of replacing it with costly broadloom or hardwood, consider painting it for a fraction of the cost. These painted floors will jumpstart your creat...

FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Case for Picture Rails in Modern-Day Interior Design

Picture rails are 1½-inch to 2-inch strips of molding that adhere to walls and run horizontally around the room, typically at the height that aligns with the tops of any window panes or j...

JANUARY 2, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Use Drywall Anchors

 So you want to hang something heavier than the average photo frame from your drywall. Whether you're putting in a nail to support a towel rack laden with damp bath towels, a paper towel ...

APRIL 18, 2017 | TUESDAY
Solved! The Best Way to Remove Wallpaper

Q. We’ve just moved into our new home, and the previous owners have left behind a wallpaper print in the bathroom that has got to go. Unfortunately, we have no idea how long it’s been in ...

FEBRUARY 12, 2016 | FRIDAY
5 New Ways to Sell Your Old Furniture

The next time you’re cleaning house and want to unload a couple of old pieces of furniture, don’t fret: A slew of 20th-century services make it easy to pass along old tables and chairs. A...

JULY 27, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Fix Wood Scratches with This Favorite Snack

An unsightly scratch in your new hardwood floors—or worse, the expensive mahogany table you splurged on in a recent dining room redesign—can be enough to turn your hair gray. But before y...

JULY 2, 2015 | THURSDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Teepees for Indoors and Out

With a design that evokes images of dream catchers and fort-like fabric walls, teepees have grown to be a favorite hangout for kids, adults, and even pets! A wealth of options when it com...

JUNE 15, 2015 | MONDAY
The Forgotten DIY Wisdom That Dads Know Best

Whether a pipe bursts or construction begins on a new home addition, we often call the handiest people we know for some sage advice: our dads. In honor of the fast-approaching Father's Da...

JUNE 5, 2015 | FRIDAY
IKEA Wants You to Help Design Tomorrow's Kitchen

Too little storage, not enough chairs? For any sort of home furnishings conundrum, IKEA has the answers. But when it comes to homes of the future, IKEA has only questions—and lots of them...