DIY Network's Top Features of 2015 (so far)

The year is about half way over, so we crunched the numbers to see what was the most clicked-on, shared, posted and pinned thus far in 2015. Take a look at what our DIY fans have been loving this year.
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12. Upcycling by the Dawgs

The crew from the hit TV show, Salvage Dawgs do a whole lot more than rescue architectural relics from condemned homes. They also create one-of-a-kind, conversation pieces with the treasures that they find. Take a look at some of their coolest projects, like this awesome bathtub turned into a couch.



Antique Claw Foot Tub "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Couch, as seen on DIY Network’s original series Salvage Dawgs.

Photo by: Brett Winter Lemon/Getty Images ©2013, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Brett Winter Lemon/Getty Images, 2013, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Salvage Dawgs: On the Job

Time to Crack a Cold Beer

The Dawgs discuss the work that goes into demolishing a house.

11. Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Edible Container Gardening

Growing vegetables in pots can be frustrating, but we’ve got some sage advice and simple tricks for anyone looking to grow beautiful, bountiful container gardens that you can eat.

Overflowing Wheelbarrow

Overflowing Wheelbarrow

This wheelbarrow has been transformed and overflows with an edible bounty. This whimsical idea is another spin on the traditional container garden. Try adding a tomato plant to the center of the wheelbarrow and surround it with edible plantings such as nasturtium, parsley, herbs, lettuces and cabbage.

Photo by: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo by Melissa Caughey

10. Stitch Up Versatile Roman Shades

Window treatments can be pricy. Instead of shelling out big bucks, use your favorite fabrics to create easy-to-make Roman shades. Very little sewing skills are required!

More Easy-Sew Decorating Projects

No-Sew Grommet Curtains

Ariel shows you how to make stylish custom no-sew curtains for any window.

9. Creative Ways to Fill a Blank Wall

There’s nothing more uninspiring than a blank wall. Think beyond the unoriginal store-bought prints and go with something more unique like pants hangers, beans and earrings.

Vintage Art on Wooden Hangers Above Sofa

Vintage Art on Wooden Hangers Above Sofa

Take the do-it-yourself approach by clamping beloved posters, pennants, maps and charts to wooden pants hangers, then hanging them above the sofa in a random order.

Photo by: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Rustic White Photography, LLC

8. Painting Upholstered Furniture

Yes, you can paint those old stained chairs. Our blogger, Ellen Foord has the step-by-step instructions. The key to making it work is using a lot of fabric medium, so make sure you don't skimp on it.



7. Ombre + Stencil Wall Mural

Can’t find the right piece of artwork for your living room? Try this budget-friendly project: Tape off a large rectangle on the wall, apply a reverse decal stencil, then paint a gradient pattern within the rectangle and over the decal. Peel away the tape and decal then stand back and admire your work. Watch the video below or get the step-by-step instructions.

Decorative Paint Techniques


How to Paint an Accent Wall

Shannon Kaye demonstrates how to paint and stencil an accent wall.

6. Headboard Slipcover

No need to buy new bedroom furniture, hide that old headboard in style with an easy-sew slipcover. The handy storage pocket is perfect for holding books, PJs or your child’s favorite toy. Find more sewing decor projects.

5. Dreamy Mega Decks

Tour some innovative, high-end designs created by the Colorado outdoor-living specialists from the hit TV show Mega Decks.

Warm Recessed Lighting and Fireplace Sconces on Deck

Stone Fireplace and Outdoor Kitchen at Dusk

Recessed lighting in the wood plank ceiling of this two-story deck along with other strategically-placed sconces create a warm glow allowing hours of entertaining into the evening.

From: Mega Decks

DIY Outdoor Furniture Projects


Concrete Stool

A concrete patio side table/stool is an easy project adding form and function.

4. Gorgeous Garden Pathways

First impressions matter, that’s why a welcoming walkway can make your curb appeal that much more appealing. Even in the backyard, a well-defined path can add beauty and save wear and tear on your lawn.

purple sweet William along a garden pathway

Natural Stone Pathway

A large stone pathway leads to the front entry of a farmhouse style home.

Photo by: Bruce Clodfelter & Associates

Bruce Clodfelter & Associates

3. Flea Market Flips

Everyone loves seeing the clever creations and revamped relics on the hit show Flea Market Flips. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint and new upholstery can do to old furniture or how an old light post can come back to life as a unique fish tank. Take a look at more amazing before-and-afters from the show.

Old Street Lamp Used as Fish Tank

After: Out-of-the-Ordinary Aquarium

This old metal lamp post top makes the perfect home for a single fish, and it's bound to be a conversation starter.

Flea Market Shopping Tips


Insider Secrets to Restoring Old Junk

The Flea Market Flips experts share tricks of the trade for bringing old items back to life.

2. 50 Shades of Gray ...

... rooms, gray rooms, not what you were thinking, we're talking decor.
Are you looking for a neutral color but beige is too boring and blah? Try gray; deep shades can look rich but not overbearing, and gray walls can also make a wonderful backdrop for bright accent colors. Check out these 50 gorgeous gray design ideas.

Dining Room With Geometric Wallpaper

50 Trendy Gray Rooms: Dining Room With Geometric Wallpaper

It's not your grandmother's wallpaper anymore. Today's wallpaper options range from updated florals to cool graphics, like the geometric print designer Brian Patrick Flynn used in this dining room.

1. Memory Bottles

Instead of plain old picture frames, display your favorite photos in a decorative bottles adorned with seashells, beach sand and trinkets. Get the step-by-step instructions.



More New Uses For Old Bottles


Simple DIY Citronella Torch

Turn a wine bottle and a few fittings into a simple DIY citronella torch.

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Get Secrets for Shopping Salvage From Creative Genius Joanne Palmisano

Get to know the upcycling maven and vintage expert behind the popular blog Salvage Secrets.

Upcycle Branches Into Fanciful Decor

Create easy, colorful home decor on the cheap from branches you find outside.

The 20 Most Popular Pins of 2015 (so far) from DIY Network's Pinterest Boards

From wedding decorations to bathroom storage, check out our fan's favorite pins, most popular projects and shared trends.

How to Upcycle Holiday Items for Everyday Use

Think about repurposing unused or dated holiday items into your next DIY project.

10 Genius Ways to Upcycle Your Old Sports Equipment

MVP-worthy tips for transforming your athletic gear.

Cheap + Easy DIY Ideas for Dreary Dorm Rooms

Real college students offer their best ideas for planning your fall dorm decor.

How to Make a Watercolor Travel Tin

Repurpose a metal mint tin into a portable art palette when out and about.

Upcycle Old Toys Into Adorable, Useful Accessories

Create adorable key chains and planters from kids' toys.

Decorating With Yellow

This sunny color can look great in a sunroom when paired with the right fabrics and accessories.

How to Make Your Own String Art

Learn how to create your own large scale DIY string art to say your message loud and clear.


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