Kathleen Corlett


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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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 ...

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...

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...

MAY 8, 2015 | FRIDAY
How To: Clean Patio Furniture

A fixture of backyard barbecues and poolside parties, patio furniture must withstand not only the elements, but also the everyday wear and tear that occurs even in fair weather. Given you...

Before & After: '70s Kitchen Remodel Puts Every Inch to Work

For Mat and Anna Nicholson, husband and wife with three houses' worth of DIY renovation under their belts, a tiny kitchen in a not-so-dream home posed a creative challenge. First off,...

MAY 5, 2015 | TUESDAY
3 Ways to Shrink Your Shopping Bag Mess

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of plastic shopping bags you’re harboring underneath your kitchen sink? Perhaps they’re devouring the pantry, instead. No matter the l...

MAY 4, 2015 | MONDAY
10 DIYers Pick the Ultimate Mother's Day Gifts

Better than flowers, how about a gift that celebrates mom's passion and creativity? We asked some of our favorite crafty bloggers to help us make the right recommendations for DIY moms ev...

Before & After: This Tropical Patio Started as a Pile of Pallets

With the mercury rising and spring in full swing, we're ratcheting open the windows and stepping gratefully back outdoors. But what if your enthusiasm outmatches the appeal of your ou...