2013 Project Plans: plus a Ryobi Combo Set & $100 Home Depot Gift Certificate Giveaway

As the second week of the New Year comes to a close, I have been getting excited thinking about some home project plans we would like to tackle in the next eleven months. I love the fresh, promising start each January brings and use it as a catalyst to get ourselves headed in the right direction around here.
Due to the unpredictability of our little guys daily schedule – our project plans are never set in stone…
though it does feel good to at least have outline of ideas to keep us on track 
when things are aligned and we are ready to get to work.

Here are ten projects in our plans for 2013:
  • Revamp our desk armoire and office area
  • Add finishing touches to CJ’s indoor sensory playroom
  • Pick out and install new flooring in the bedrooms
  • Add more storage to CJ’s homeschool room
  • Add more hand- built furniture to our diy party deck
  • Install molding below the chair rail in the dining room
  • Makeover the laundry room and add some storage options
  • Revamp CJ’s playground area outside
  • Install new tile in our master bath
  • Add more storage and organization to our diy outdoor storage shed
As we all know a list of home project plans requires a nice arsenal of tools. Through the years we have built up our collection and it is still continuing to grow. This year we would like to add a paint sprayer, chain saw, and band saw to help with some of the projects we have planned.
Many of our current tools are from Ryobi. Besides the performance and versatility of these tools – the value of the Ryobi brand fits perfectly within any diy’ers already overloaded budget. 
Ryobi’s newest line of ONE+ tools feature lithium Ion batteries. Lithium Ion batteries produce a consistent charge throughout the life of the battery and last four times longer than other traditional tool batteries – plus they are not damaged by leaving the charger on too long. The battery is compatible with over 50 Ryobi ONE+ products including drills, saws, outdoor power tools and other types of tools
all carried at The Home Depot. 
Since we are no strangers to Ryobi tools  
and you know just how much 
I am thrilled to be teaming up with both of them to pass along the
Ryobi Nation New Year’s Resolution Challenge.
Ryobi Nation is an online community for power tool enthusiasts and talented DIY’ers to share photos of projects and home renovation ideas. 
It is also a great resource for inspiration as you can browse through the pages of projects submitted by others. Above are three of my favorites – I absolutely adore the enclosed cooler carts.
I know all my creative readers have projects to share – 
uploaded projects with the most votes can win monthly prizes of $500 in Ryobi ONE+ tools.
Plus when you sign up you get access to special offers and exclusive deals on Ryobi power tools.

Compliments of the fine folks at The Home Depot and Ryobi Nation,
one lucky Under the Table & Dreaming reader will receive a
Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-ion 2-Tool Starter Kit {drill & circular saw}
plus a $100 Gift Card to The Home Depot
Giveaway: Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-ion 2-Tool Starter Kit ($99 Retail Value) and a
$100 Gift Card to The Home Depot.
Rules: Must be at least 18 years old – maximum three entries {detailed below} per email address.
Deadline: Please enter below prior to January 30, 2012.
One winner will be chosen via random.org and announced January 31, 2013.
To Enter This Giveaway:
{1} Visit Ryobi Nation online here and leave a message below 
with the name of your favorite project found on the site.
{2} Register and Submit one of your own projects to Ryobi Nation online here – 
leave a separate comment with the name of the project you submitted.
{3} Browse Ryobi Tools at The Home Depot online here and 
leave a separate comment telling us what new tool you would like to add to your collection.
For Additional Entries You can:
{2} Connect with The Home Depot on Facebook – here
{leave a separate comment}
{3} Connect with UTT&D on Facebook – here
{leave a separate comment}

The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me to help promote their Lithium Ion power tool collection. As part of this promotion, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.



  1. What a smart idea to lay out a few projects for this year! I have a few in mind I’d like to tackle, but I haven’t really laid them all out yet. :-)

    My favorite project from Ryobi Nation is the Patio/Deck!

  2. I would really love a circular saw! Sawing things with a handsaw is so 2012! :-p

  3. I like Home Depot on FB

  4. I like UTT&D on FB too!

  5. I like UTT&D on FB

  6. My favorite project is the castle bed

  7. Love the Bress Up Box on Ryobi’s site. Too cute!

  8. I am SO wanting a miter saw!

  9. Liked HD on FB.

  10. Liked UTT&D on FB.

  11. My favorite project is the handmade hideaway. So cute!

  12. I’m looking forward to seeing your projects for 2013! I think that #41 Step N Store Bunk bed would be so fun! I’d love to add these tools to our collection, thanks for the giveaway! :)

  13. I would love a jigsaw!

  14. Liked home depot on facebook.

  15. Like UTT&D on Facebook.

  16. I’d love to have a Ryobi 2.5-AMP Band Saw to cut out all of my crafting projects. My hand saw and miter box are nice to have, but they can only do so much. :)

  17. I’m looking forward to following along as you complete your list!

    My favorite project from Ryobi Nation is the Rockin Motorcycle. My son AND his bike-lovin’ daddy would absolutely adore one of those. I should print out the picture and tape it to the fridge to see if my hubby wants to make one. Lol.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I liked the patio cover at Ryobi Nation . We are going to be doing this in the spring and it gave me a closer look at one.

  19. I need a new jig saw. I love Ryobi tools . Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. My favorite project is the chicken coop.

  21. The project I am in need of is #14, Bathroom re-do..

  22. I “like”you on Facebook!

  23. I “like”HomeDepot on Facebook

  24. Could use that Impact Driver, cordless

  25. I love the round crib #21 in intermediate! What a special gift!

  26. I liked Home Depot on Facebook!

  27. I liked you on Facebook!

  28. I would LOVE a miter saw!

  29. I LOVE project #10-2012 Greenhouse

  30. Would love to have any of the tools but especially the Orbital Jig Saw.

  31. Oh that cedar and stone home is gorgeous…..so many great projects though! Thanks for offering this chance to win!

  32. I like the WOVEN HEADBOARD by capefair!
    tmp95 at comcast dot net

  33. I’d love to add the Ryobi 4.8 Amp Variable-Speed Jigsaw to my workshop.
    tmp95 at comcast dot net

  34. Liked Home Depot on Facebook as Teresa Winsome.
    tmp95 at comcast dot net

  35. Like UTT&D on Facebook as Teresa Winsome.
    tmp95 at comcast dot net

  36. I would love to have the Multi-Purpose 7 in. Grinder/Sander/Polisher model # AG700

  37. I liked the bamboo fence, the dancing clock and the carriage house shed. I could use a universal router table, a airless painting system, a chainsaw, and masonry bit set. I have also Liked you and HD on facebook.

  38. I love the vertical planter!

  39. I so need a Dremmel!

  40. I liked Home Depot on FB!

  41. I liked UTT&D on FB

  42. I’d love to add a sander to my tool box! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  43. Cathy [email protected] :

    Hi and happy new year!
    For some reason, the entire project list on Ryobi won’t show. But on the first page I like the renew an old fireplace and the kitchen island.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Cathy camikula at bell dot net :

    Hello again,
    I would really like the Ryobi 18 Volt ONE+ LITHIUM+ 6-Piece ULTIMATE Combo Kit. The only tool I have is a drill and this would be a great start.
    Many thanks,

  45. I love the Rocking Horse project.

    navybaby1113 (at) gmail (dot) com

  46. I would love to add the miter saw to my collection.

    navybaby1113 (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. I would love the Kreg jig.

  48. I also love the Rocking Horse project and the Step and Store.

  49. I like the headboard project.

  50. I would like to have a router.

  51. I love the Star Wars Spaceship project – how cool!

  52. I love the Chicken Coop…and my boys would LOVE the Star Wars Project!

  53. I would love to have the Ryobi 18-Volt One+ 5-1/2 in. Cordless Circular Saw with Laser!

  54. I would love to have the Ryobi 18-Volt One+ 5-1/2 in. Cordless Circular Saw with Laser!. So many projects I found here, I’m going to be “fun” busy. Thanks!

  55. There are so many great projects over there! I love the dress up clothes stand. It’s inspired me to make one for my kids!

  56. I need to replace our ancient drill/driver. I would love to get the Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ LITHIUM+ Drill Kit.

  57. I like UTT&D on Facebook

  58. My favorite project is the BACKYARD PATIO SPRUCE UP.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  59. My husband would like the Ryobi 18V ONE+ Tile Saw Console.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  60. I like Home Depot on Facebook as Mary Happymommy.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  61. I like UTT&D on Facebook as Mary Happymommy.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  62. I can’t decide, but 2 that made me smile were the Rockin Motorcycle and the Star Wars Spaceship.

    angelofthenyt AT aol DOT com

  63. I liked Home Depot on Facebook.

    angelofthenyt AT aol DOT com

  64. I liked UTT&D on Facebook.

    angelofthenyt AT aol DOT com

  65. My favorite was Backyard Bliss #53, I even voted for it!

  66. I would LOVE to add the Ryobi 18-Volt One+ 5-1/2 in. Cordless Circular Saw with Laser. That would make projects a lot easier!

  67. I liked The Home Depot on Facebook.

  68. I liked UTT&D on Facebook!


  70. Submitted a project BUILD A WOODEN FLOWER BED https://www.ryobitools.com/nation/projects/1005 angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

  71. Would love to add a Ryobi 13 Amp 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser to my collection angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

  72. Fan of Home Depot on Facebook angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

  73. Liked UTT&D on Facebook angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

  74. totally digging the staircase remodel! i’d love to do that throughout my whole house!
    dearemmeline (at) aol (dot) com

  75. My husband would want a power tool but next on my list is the Ryobi 18 Volt ONE+ ProTip Speed Sprayer!
    dearemmeline (at) aol (dot) com

  76. My favorite project is the queen sized loft bed. My daughter wants to get rid of her bunk bed and wants a lofted bed. She would love this cozy study space.

  77. My favorite project is the picnic table (Backyard Patio Spruce Up). Would love to have these tools. Might be able to convince my husband that all these Pinterest & craft projects I aim to do aren’t such a bad idea! Thanks, Jennifer

  78. Love the living room built ins!

  79. A miter saw with laser would be awesome from the HD site.

  80. Liked you on facebook!

  81. Gave home depot a like on facebook!

  82. My fav was WORKBENCH
    by CAL #23

  83. Been a long time Home Depot fan!

  84. Added the Under the TAble to my list of pages to follow looks great! Love seeing everyone’s projects

  85. The updated kitchen by jesshills is pretty nice.

  86. This is my ryobi nation project.

    joannacarnes (at) gmail (dot) com

  87. I would definately LOVE the Ryobi cordless drill!!

    joannacarnes (at) gmail (dot) com

  88. Def a fan of Home Deppot on FB!

    joannacarnes (at) gmail (dot) com

  89. I am a fan of UTT&D on FB! (joey carnes)

    joannacarnes (at) gmail (dot) com


    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

  91. I love the basketball floor dining table. Very clever!



  93. I would love to have the Ryobi 16 in. Scroll Saw

  94. I like Under the Table and Dreaming on Facebook!

  95. I like Home Depot on Facebook!

  96. My favorite project is the dining room wine wall. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


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