The Real Deal: DIY Tips & Tools from People Who’ve Been There, Made That

Best of 2013

It pays to know people who have been around the DIY block. Sometimes we need help, whether it's sound advice or even just moral support. Hear from people who have many projects under their tool belts, and know a thing or two about how to get started, keep going, and finish with the job.

  1. How to Restart a DIY Project: 6 No-Fail Steps to Get Yourself Going Again
  2. Tell Us: What's Your Biggest DIY Disaster?
  3. Brags! What DIY Project Are You Most Proud Of?
  4. Budget DIY: Tips for Stretching Your Project Dollars
  5. Project Preparedness 101: A DIYer's Shopping & Resource Guide
  6. Preparing for an International Trip: Tools & Tips from a DIY Traveler
  7. Case Studies of Real Life Upholstery Jobs: What Do People Really Pay?
  8. Because Homes Don't Come With a Manual: DIY & Repair Apps
  9. Party Lessons: Don't DIY Everything
  10. Using Vine to Teach, Learn, and Connect In Just Six Seconds

(Image credits: Stephen and Jessica's Artfully Arranged Home and Studio)