Tackling 2013

Happy 2013! In this new year, perhaps you have a resolution or two connected to your home—to declutter, make over a room, or maybe learn something new about design, accessorizing or remodeling to make some other home improvements yourself. (I know I’d love to do something about my dingy kitchen countertops.) Conveniently, there are a variety of local workshops occurring right away in January to teach you some introductory skills so you can tackle your goals right away! Here are a few: 

January Floral Design Workshop
Saturday, January 19, 2013 | 2–4 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale, The Design Room
Cost: $40 (Includes all necesssary supplies).
Register at Bachmans.com

The first of Bachman’s 2013 seminars is led by floral designer Diance Enge. With Fuji Mums, Birds of Paradise, twigs, assorted greens, and more at your disposal, you’ll learn how to make (and take home!) a modern arrangement sure to spruce up any room. Must be 13 years or older to participate. 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.

Home Depot Workshops
Weekly workshops
are ongoing and free to attend. Visit homedepot.com for additional details and to find the store nearest you. 

Martha Stewart Living Specialty Finishes
Saturdays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26 | 10-11 a.m.

  • Transform a room with paint and faux finishes
  • Paint stripes
  • Create a raw silk look

Kitchen Design
Saturdays, 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Learn to calculate and measure the footage of your cabinets
  • Understand how to prepare cabinet surfaces
  • Transform and refinish cabinets
  • Install new cabinet lighting hardware
  • Install under-cabinet lighting

Design Storage
Sundays, January 6, 13, 20 & 27 | 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Identify various storage solutions for your project
  • Understand the Martha Stewart Living storage components and their uses
  • Create a harmonious color scheme using Martha Steward Living components and other home décor

Gabberts Design Workshops
Learn more about Edina Gabberts offerings at gabberts.com

A Carpet Conversation
Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 10 a.m.
Cost: Free

Learn about the variety of carpet fibers, textures, hues, and patterns to make the right choice for your home. Led by R.J. Nohr.

Magic Carpets. Fine Rugs. Fine Design.
Saturday, January 19, 2013 | 10 a.m.
Cost: Free

Selecting the right area run to fit your home or new design style isn’t easy. Instructor Corey Heath will show you the way.

Gabberts Design Series
Tuesday and Thursday, January 22, 24, 29 & 31.  | 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $95

Online registration is required for this four-part educational series about design essentials and techniques you can apply to your own home. Cost includes 8 hours of class, a workbook, magnetic design templates, and a personal one-on-one design consultation with class instructor Pat Manning-Hanson.

Lowes Build & Grow
Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 10-11 a.m.

Your child want to get in on the action? Sign him or her up for this hour-long adventure to build a mystery kit! Registration required. Learn more at lowesbuildandgrow.com