Thursday, April 19, 2018

Oriental Chicken Salad

Here at Remodelaholic we love all things home decor and DIY, but we also love RECIPES. While we will continue to share our latest and greatest remodeling projects we want to share some really yummy recipes once a week. Enjoy the recipes and know that we are still Remodelaholics.

Remodelaholic Recipe Oriental Chicken Salad

Spring is here and slowly, but surely temperatures are starting to rise. This delicious oriental chicken salad is the perfect recipe to keep in your cooking arsenal for warmer days. Packed with a variety of veggies, not only is this salad colorful but it’s also full of texture. And don’t forget the wontons and sliced almonds!

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The recipe has you make your own wonton strips. However, if you need to save a little bit of time, you can typically find pre-made wontons at your local grocery store. Chow mein noodles will also work in a pinch. The same goes for the salad dressing. Easily make your own with our recipe or purchase your favorite pre-made Asian salad dressing.

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To put the oriental chicken salad together, start by cooking your chicken and chopping it into cubes or strips. Next, chop up your veggies and slice your almonds if you didn’t purchase them pre-sliced. Then you’ll want to fry your wonton strips and let them cool. Finally, mixup your dressing and pour it over the salad ingredients tossing everything together. Now you’re ready to serve this refreshing salad for lunch or dinner!

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Are you excited to try this easy oriental chicken salad? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. We love to hear about your cooking adventures!

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Oriental Chicken Salad

  • 2-3 chicken breasts
  • 1 large head of lettuce
  • 3 green onions
  • 4 oz slivered toasted almonds
  • ¾ package wonton skins


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  1. Cook chicken and cut into strips or cubes.

  2. Chop lettuce and green onions.

  3. Add chicken, lettuce, green onions, and slivered almonds together in a large bowl.

  4. Slice wonton skin into 3/4″ strips, fry in olive oil and place on a paper towel.

  5. Add all salad dressing ingredients to a bowl and stir vigorously. 

  6. Pour dressing over salad and toss. 

  7. Top with fried wontons and serve.  

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

30+ Tutorials for DIY Wall Shelves

Tired of the same old drab, big box store shelves?  Looking for something with more personality?  DIY those wall shelves!  You can add so much character and style to your home with the right shelves.  When you make them yourself, you’re able to customize to get just the right size, fit and look.  Want something rustic?  Eclectic?  Modern?  Traditional? Well, we’ve got DIY shelving ideas – big and small – for any style home.  Here are some of our favorites.

Add some extra storage with wall shelves. Try one of our featured 30+ DIY shelving ideas for any space featured on

30+ Tutorials for DIY Wall Shelves

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These log wall shelves look like a piece of the forest right on your wall.  They’re so rustic and unique.

DIY Floating Shelves From Firewood 1

Rustic Floating Log Shelves // Fix This Build That

Use simple black brackets and distressed wood to make these stylish shelves.

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Simple Rustic Industrial Shelves // Lauren McBride

These floating rustic shelves have so much character – they are super narrow so fit in small spaces, and the wood is recycled.

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Slim Rustic Industrial Floating Shelves // Seeking Lavender Lane

Here are some rustic shelves with touches of modern elements that give them an updated feel – with the clean, light wood shelves and the geometric background, the industrial metal stands out.

Industrial Shelfs Diy

Modern Industrial Open Shelves // Sugar Bee Crafts

Use plywood instead of reclaimed boards to make create an even more industrial feeling with your pipe shelves.

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Plywood Pipe TV Unit // Twelve on Main

Mini industrial shelves are perfect for displaying small items.

Mini DIY Industrial Shelves

Mini Industrial Shelves // Love Create Celebrate

Make chunky corbels for your distressed shelves for an authentic farmhouse feel.

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Rustic Farmhouse Corbel Shelf // Twelve on Main for Remodelaholic

Painted corbels matched with the stained wood shelves look AMAZING.

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Two-Tone Corbel Shelves // Lost and Found

Make your own thin corbels, and rock the two-toned look with farmhouse inspired open shelving like this.

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Modern Corbel Shelves // Christina’s Adventures

You can make the whole shelving wall – corbels and everything – out of the same reclaimed lumber!  Talk about stretching your dollar!

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Reclaimed Wood Shelves and Corbels // Twelve on Main

With thicker wood and pre-cut brackets, you can have a more traditional farmhouse look.  Pair them with a cute cabinet for closed storage.

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Chunky White Farmhouse Shelves // Inspired By Charm

These open shelves have a cool twist – the brackets are actually from a handrail system!  A clever and unique re-imagining.

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Farmhouse Shelves with Hand Rail Brackets // The Painted Hive

A chunky, rustic wall shelf unit is great in a bathroom or entryway.

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Two-Tier Wall Shelf Unit // My Love 2 Create for My Repurposed Life

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More great ideas:

2x4 ShelvesShelving Hacks

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Free Printable: The Future Looks Bright

Hey there! It’s Dawn visiting again from AD Aesthetic. I’m back again this month with another free printable graphic. Hopefully you’ll find the perfect spot for it in your home! If you’ve missed any of my previous printable graphics, you can always find them all here along with the rest of my posts.

Keep a positive outlook and dream big dreams with this free printable reminder that the future looks bright! Available in 3 sizes for easy at-home printing and framing. #remodelaholic #freeprintableartcollection

Today’s modern design printable features a quote that I’ve loved for a long time, “the future looks bright”. It’s one of my favorite sayings because I can often be found day dreaming about what the future has in store. I make lists of thoughts, goals and plans all in an attempt to motivate my march towards a future where those dreams become reality. It’s my hope that all of you are also dreaming of/working towards a future that shines bright with possibility. Let today’s printable be that motivation to keep striving towards those goals!

As always, I’ve set you up with 3 common frame sizes (8×10, 5×7 and 4×6). All you have to do is download the PDF and print out the page with the size that fits your frame.

Click here to get this free printable set, all 3 sizes

Once you’ve got your printable hung in that perfect spot, be sure to share a photo with us and tag @adaesthetic and @remodelaholic. We love to see how you utilize our prints to brighten up your home!

Keep a positive outlook and dream big dreams with this free printable reminder that the future looks bright! Available in 3 sizes for easy at-home printing and framing. #remodelaholic #freeprintableartcollection

I’d also like to extend a huge thank you to Cassidy and the Remodelaholic team for having me back each month. You’ve been a huge part of helping me achieve many of my personal goals. If you like this print, or are on the lookout for more home decor inspiration and freebies, be sure to hop over to my site And be sure to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram and say hello! Here’s to chasing that bright future!

– Dawn

More free printables:

printable kitchen herb trio

Free Printable Graphic Culinary Herbs AD Aesthetic For Remodelaholic • Horizontal Copy

there’s always something beautiful after the rainFree Printable Graphic Something Beautiful After The Rain AD Aesthetic For Remodelaholic Horizontal

“We were together. I forget the rest.”We Were Together Free Printable Graphic AD Aesthetic For Remodelaholic Horizontal

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Create a Farmhouse Laundry Room On a Budget

Hi friends! This is Kristin from Postbox Designs, Interior E-Design, I own an Online Interior Design company, so I live and breathe all things interior design. Which is why I’m so thrilled to be back this month to share an exclusive Mood Board just for you Remodelaholic readers. This month I want to share a budget friendly update of my favorite room in the house: The Laundry Room.

This hardworking room used to get no love, usually shoved into a closet or basement. But these days we have come to give our Laundry Rooms the attention they deserve! These little rooms do a lot of work, and if you spend as much time in yours as I do, you want them to look pretty. But you also want materials that are durable, easy to clean, and work well around water. So I created a Budget Friendly Farmhouse Laundry Room Mood Board to achieve just that goal.Postbox Designs: Create a Farmhouse Laundry Room on a Budget

But Wait…There are 3 Free Laundry Room Mood Boards

In fact, I have THREE Laundry Room Mood Boards to share with you today: today’s newest Mood Board, another Remodelaholic Industrial Laundry Room Mood Board (see the link at the bottom of the post). And finally, I have a third Farmhouse Laundry Room Mood Board and Source List you can find in my Free Resource Library if you sign up (see at the bottom of the post)

Postbox Designs: Create a Farmhouse Laundry Room on a Budget

But before I share the Source List of today’s Farmhouse Laundry Room, let’s get inspired with some beautiful Farmhouse Laundry Rooms done to perfection:

Postbox Designs: Create a Farmhouse Laundry Room on a Budget

Twelve On Main

This Laundry Room has easy-to-clean subway and floor tile that also look beautiful. A simple table with wood top doubles up as a folding table and storage for laundry bins.

Postbox Designs: Create a Farmhouse Laundry Room on a Budget

Jenna Sue Design

This Laundry Room is a Farmhouse dream: pale gray cabinets, rustic hardware, subway tile, and those dreamy sconces. Plus can you imagine so much storage and space to spread out? Amazing.

Postbox Designs: Create a Farmhouse Laundry Room on a Budget


This light and bright white Laundry Room has similar butcherblock tops and canvas laundry bins on wheels as today’s Laundry Room Mood Board. Having laundry baskets on wheels means the kids can wheel their own laundry back to their bedrooms!

Postbox Designs: Create a Farmhouse Laundry Room on a Budget

Studio McGee

And finally this beautiful Farmhouse Laundry Room from Studio McGee shows the perfect budget-friendly solution when pairing front loaders next to a sink. Use simple, inexpensive wood tops, and create simple wood “legs” on either side of your appliances to work with the drop to the sink cabinet.

Budget Friendly Farmhouse Laundry Room Makeover

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To create a Farmhouse Laundry Room that was beautiful yet budget friendly, I carefully selected certain materials to use.

Flooring: These vinyl floor tiles are meant to look like the cement tiles made famous by Fixer Upper: they are inexpensive and easy to install, plus will work perfect in a wet environment. If you want to further warm up the space, this jute rug is naturally dirt resistant and is a total workhorse.

Butcherblock Countertops: If you are using front loaders, install a simple wood countertop (like this pre-finished one for under $200) over your appliances. This creates a folding area, plus area to store laundry baskets. If you are using a sink, create a step-down like the Studio McGee image above.

Lighting: Surface mount ceiling lights are fairly easy to swap out-using a farmhouse metal light is a budget friendly upgrade.

Laundry Baskets: I love these oversized canvas bins on wheels: they can be wheeled around to collect or return laundry. Plus you can easily push them in and out of your storage area.

Accessories: Fun farmhouse accessories make this space feel as styled as the rest of your home. This wood Laundry Room sign adds Farmhouse charm. (PS: Get the tutorial + template to make your own here.)

And what is the galvanized bucket for? Use this as a beautiful trash bin (for lint, loose debris, etc.) Or store tools like clothespins or dryer sheets inside.

Hooks: Use these hooks to hang clothing that needs special attention, such as air-dry or dry clean only items.

Paint: Laundry Rooms are typically small and even windowless, so keep your Farmhouse Laundry Room bright and airy with white paint. I used Benjamin Moore’s “Simply White” in this space. Paint your walls in a Bath/Kitchen grade paint for easy to clean walls.

Postbox Designs: Create a Farmhouse Laundry Room on a Budget

Wall Hooks   Vinyl Floor   Appliances   Countertop   Hamper   Light   Sign   Rug   Galvanized Bucket

Paint Color: Benjamin Moore’s “Simply White”

Want to See More Laundry Rooms?

You can check out these other Laundry Room Makeovers also featured in past months at Remodelaholic:

Industrial Laundry Room Makeover

Postbox Designs: Create a Farmhouse Laundry Room on a Budget

20 Inspirational Laundry Rooms

Postbox Designs: Create a Farmhouse Laundry Room on a Budget

And finally if you want to see dozens more FREE Room Designs, including Mood Boards and Source Lists, you can check out my Postbox Designs Blog. You can also find out How Online Interior Design Works  to work with me on your custom design. And finally you can always check out my Free Resource Library for 24/7 Free Design Guides, Worksheets, Mood Boards, and more! You can even find another free Laundry Room Design with Mood Board + Shopping List:

Postbox Designs: Create a Farmhouse Laundry Room on a Budget

A huge thank-you to the whole Remodelaholic staff for letting me hang out here today! And if you have any questions on your Laundry Room (or any other room in your house) feel free to drop me a line at!



And don’t miss our laundry library with over 100 laundry rooms, sorted by size!

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

15 Outdoor DIY Projects for a Summer-Ready Yard

Summer will be here before we know it and the best part of summer (and our favorite part of our house!) is lounging and playing in the yard. So to get you and your yard ready for summer, we’ve gathered 15 of our favorite outdoor DIY projects, from outdoor seating and patio tables to pergola designs, arbors, and planters. What’s on your list to build this summer?

15+ Outdoor DIY Projects to Build This Summer

Watch the full DIY tutorial playlist here (and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!) and read below for more links and tutorials, too.

 The Best Outdoor DIY Projects #remodelaholic

DIY Outdoor Seating

A comfy seat is a must-have for an outdoor space, whether it’s just for you or whether you’ll be entertaining. Add a bench, a lounge chair, or an entire outdoor sofa!

This outdoor sectional sofa is easy to build with our tutorial, plus it uses readily available cushions AND provides storage to keep them out of the elements when not in use.

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Build a concrete and redwood outdoor bench for a classic style seating, perfect for a shady corner of the yard

or for a quick and easy DIY, this 2-board farmhouse style bench will look great in the garden or inside, too!

Easy Farmhouse Bench From Inexpensive Lumber Remodelaholic The Weathered Fox 12

If you’re looking to maximize your deck space, build space-saving deck benches and side tables that don’t take up existing deck space.

Space-Saving Deck Benches Tutorial

Kick up your feet on a reclining outdoor lounge chair with storage,

or follow this building plan to build an easy patio set with benches and a coffee table.

DIY Patio Tables

A patio table is a big deal to create a welcoming and comfortable outdoor space! Whether you’re building a full dining table, a coffee table, or a side table, you can DIY a patio table and save yourself some serious cash.

Whether you’re dining with just the family or inviting the whole neighborhood over, this patio table with built-in ice boxes is brilliant (and get the building plan here).

We build a smaller version pallet wood outdoor coffee table with planter or drink cooler and it’s been amazing! (See more cooler tables here.)

If you’re looking for more magazine style, this octagon coffee table with lattice X legs is so stylish, for indoor or outdoor use!

X Base Octagon Outdoor Coffee Table Hertoolbelt

For hosting a barbecue, this beautiful drop-down outdoor buffet table adds just the right amount of serving space, and then folds down when not in use.

Keep it easy! This outdoor coffee table with a bucket base can easily be built in an afternoon.

beautiful and easy patio coffee table

Here’s another fold down serving table, which doubles as decor when it’s not in use.

This outdoor serving table is upcycled from an old door, an old sink, and some scraps. So don’t think you have to go to the store to start building!

We loved this outdoor coffee table with X base so much that we wrote up building plans so you can make your own!

For a bit of added table space, this concrete side table with X base is beautiful and sturdy.

DIY X-Brace Concrete Side Table Plans | Rogue Engineer for Remodelaholic

Pergola and Arbor DIYs

Defining an outdoor space and adding some structure and lighting makes a big difference in ambiance. Try these DIY pergola and arbor structures and add some of our picks for outdoor lighting for instant charm!

This viral firepit pergola with swings is what summer dreams are made of!

Or make a modified version and hang easy outdoor lighting.

If you’re building on an existing deck, this modern deck pergola is easy and budget-friendly…

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or build your own traditional pergola following Heather’s tutorial.

And don’t forget to add shade to a pergola using this tip!

drop cloth sail pergola update

Create an entrance focal point to a yard or garden with an affordable arbor using construction lumber

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or this gothic arch vegetable arbor, which will look great while providing a trellis for your climbing vines or vegetables!

Other Outdoor DIY Projects

Add some finishing touches to the yard, and you will have the perfect space for enjoying the outdoor weather and an excuse to invite all your friends over!

As thankful as we are for the modern convenience of air condition, the condenser unit isn’t beautiful. Build this easy lattice screen to hide an AC unit.

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Add ambiance easily with this DIY outdoor chandelier for a pergola, patio, deck, or porch.

12 DIY The Perfect Outdoor Chandelier By The Creative Home Featured On @

Keep the littles safe with this outdoor baby gate. 

Outdoor Tall Baby Gate, Remodelaholic

Gather everyone together for a game of  YARDZEE with DIY yard dice,

and then watch your favorite summer flicks outside with this easy DIY outdoor movie screen.

More outdoor projects + inspiration:

Stylish Affordable Outdoor Light Fixtures

Outdoor Light Featured Image

Outdoor 2×4 Projects to Build

Outdoor 2x4 Projects For Your Garden And Yard @Remodelaholic

20 Amazing Backyard Lighting Ideas

25 Awesome DIY Outdoor Projects + Decor

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