Kathleen Corlett

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kathleen Corlett is as passionate about crafting quality how-to guides as she is cleaning, organizing, and building DIY solutions for her own home. Prior to rising to the role of Editor in Chief at BobVila.com, Kathleen has also previously contributed to Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, Family Circle, and Cleveland magazines.

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JANUARY 14, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Before & After: An 80s Living Room Rockets Forward

Since 2011, Becki Peckham and Chris Nicholas have been hard at work remodeling their home in eastern Canada, all the while blogging their experience at The Uncommon Law. When they began w...

JANUARY 9, 2015 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Easy DIY Candle Holders

In any given year, there are probably only a handful of occasions that merit hauling out the formal candlesticks from their place within the dining room sideboard. For the quiet evenings ...

JANUARY 8, 2015 | THURSDAY
4 Things to Do with an Unwanted Gift Card

If Santa brought you a gift card you're not eager to redeem right away, studies suggest you may never do so. According to CEB TowerGroup, about $750 million in gift cards went unredeemed ...

JANUARY 2, 2015 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Bright Ideas for a DIY Lamp

I continue to be astonished by the retail cost of most light fixtures. If you, too, have been subject to sudden bouts of sticker shock, know this: It's so much cheaper—and really, so much...

DECEMBER 31, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to Make a Bar Cart

You might think of the bar cart as a purely functional furniture, limited to the duty implied by its name. But if you give it a second thought, a bar cart can do so much more than store c...

DECEMBER 22, 2014 | MONDAY
How To: Paint Fabric

We're no strangers to the power of paint. It brightens dark rooms, adds interest to walls, and transforms furniture.  It's no surprise that paint can work wonders on textiles too. Though ...

DECEMBER 17, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Before & After: A Cozy Reading Nook from Scratch

Update a 114-year-old, 1,200-square-foot Dutch Colonial to meet the needs of a young family? Challenge accepted, said lifestyle blogger Tabatha Muntizinger. But she would do it, in her ow...

DECEMBER 8, 2014 | MONDAY
Hold Down the Fort: Home Security Tips for Holiday Vacations

Marty Hoffmann of Kwikset, a leading manufacturer of home security products, says that in the weeks surrounding Christmas and New Year's, "Many families take vacation with kids out o...

NOVEMBER 26, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Gather 'Round: 6 Inspiring Dinner Table Stories

When the family gathers to share food and laughter, the dining table stands at the center of it all. Whether handmade, purchased, or inherited and steeped with history, the table holds sp...

NOVEMBER 20, 2014 | THURSDAY
4 Creative New Ways to Reuse Wood Pallets

Shipping pallets are easy to come by, often at no cost. And they're easily broken down into separate, simple wood boards, the rough-hewn look of which many people love. Affordable and aes...