DIY Blog Squad

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James True Value Hardware in La Habra, CA

Favorite True Value Product

I've been eyeing the RealComfort Adirondack Chairs. What a great way to add a pop of color (and a comfy place to sit) to a small outdoor space.

Best Quick Tip

When you kill a plant, don't give up or award yourself the title "black thumb." Even the most experienced gardeners kill plants from time to time! Instead, try and figure out what went wrong and try again.


I have been gardening in small spaces for as long as I can remember. In 2010, I became a certified master gardener in Orange County, CA, and in 2012, I became an author and published my first book, Small Space Container Gardening. I live in an urban Southern California condo that has a west-facing balcony, and an east-facing front porch; all-in-all my garden is about 50 square feet. I grow herbs, peaches, nectarines, figs, blueberries, flowers and succulents.

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Meet the DIY Blog Squad

We've teamed up with these True Value DIY Blog Squad members to share their home improvement know-how, creativity and experience through helpful DIY tutorials.

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    A House in the Hills

    Sarah is the blogger behind A House in the Hills, a lifestyle blog centered around her love of style, food, decor, travel and dogs.

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    A Night Owl

    A creative community featuring DIY/crafts, decor, recipes, family and more for women on the go; whether they are single, stay-at-home or working moms!

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    Between Naps on the Porch

    Passionate about all things DIY - from decorating to gardening.

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    Cleverly Inspired

    Be inspired to be clever. Cleverly Inspired shares daily doses of DIY, recipes and crafts all on a budget.

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    Design, Dining + Diapers

    Design, Dining and Diapers focuses primarily on design, DIY home decor, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom.

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    In My Own Style

    Enthusiast for all things creative, colorful and DIY.

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    Monica Wants It

    Monica is a DIY blogger living in South Texas who loves to recreate high-end/upscale decor with the tiniest budget possible.

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    It's time to fire up the grill for a new season of family fun and fabulous food.

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  • Restore a Wood Patio Bench

    restore wood bench

    Strip away the years and restore beauty to your wood patio bench.

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  • How to Select Paint Color Palette

    How to Select Paint Color Palette

    Explore your True Value® paint color options, learn what makes colors work together and get inspired.

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  • Refinish Your Outdoor Furniture

    Update Patio Furniture with Paint

    Refinish your outdoor furniture and make it look new again. Learn More

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