We are big fans of woodworking in our home. If we want a new piece of furniture, you bet we try to make it ourselves! We've built faux fireplaces, daybeds, storage bins, tables, and more! But we had to start somewhere. We all do. If you're new to woodworking, give one of these easy projects a try! You're sure to be addicted to the craft!
These tools and gadgets are not those of the too-good-to-be-true variety. They're totally legit and they just might make your next DIY project a snap. Because they might be flying under the radar for some, we decided to profile them here. In no order of spectacularness
I like to buy furniture, but there is something to be said about building your own. Each time I look at a handmade piece, I beam with pride. And we actually followed the instructions for one of the dining tables below and it's lasted for years! Read on to find one of 10 fantastic DIY dining tables with easy-to-follow instructions!
In case you haven't noticed, we love making IKEA items even cooler. So when I decided I needed a birdhouse for our yard, it occurred to me that the wooden Knuff magazine file might be the perfect solution. Keep reading to check out the stylish, modern birdhouse that I came up with.
I've been on the fence with the shiplap trend. Part of me feels it has a tendency to look like the walls you hang racks on in retail stores, but part of me also feels that, if done right, it can take on a beautiful and beachy-calm (new style phrase) look. And that's just how this room turned out! For less than $150! Read on to see the final look!
Woodworking is an age-old art that seems to be having a resurgence of late - but with a renewed focus on natural stains and finishes. Because who wants to eat cheese off of a serving board that was finished with toxic ingredients?! So today we're sharing ten different natural stains and finishes for you to experiment with.
Perfect for Mother's Day, this bath shelf couldn't be easier--and quicker--to construct. Doesn't hurt that the outcome is completely charming. A pine board and a couple of drawer handles are the main components. Some masking tape
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner... and with it comes backyard barbecues and lazy summer afternoons with nothing to do. Until now. Here are ten of our very favorite DIY outdoor games that will keep you entertained all summer.
When Amy spotted West Elm's Plank Coffee Table--pictured above--on their website ($999), she had to have one. But she also realized she could make one using pallet wood for a fraction of the cost. With her detailed
Courtney and her husband cleverly turned an IKEA Gulliver Changing Table into a much-needed bookcase. Although they used a very specific changing table, I can imagine something quite similar could be done
It's no secret that I have a bit of a love affair with plywood. I love that natural look, and the affordability and utility of the wood make it something that I just can't turn down when starting a new project. This colorfully simple headboard can be made in an afternoon and is a great HIS/HERS option!
Is your office in need of a little bit of TLC? Well, with spring on its way, it is the perfect time to get organized. Here are ten of our favorite DIY projects that will help you get your workspace in order.
If you've been following along with this series, you'll know that this project wasn't just a room makeover. It also involved some room swapping. My home office was going to be where my guest room was and vice versa. And my craft room was going to be a dedicated workout area. And my craft room was going to become a craft cubby located in the closet of the guest room. I'll admit it, I didn't think it was going to be possible to cram all my books, printers, and office and craft supplies into one room and make it make sense. BUT...after much planning, painting, and paring back, the room swapping experiment
The IKEA Nolmyra chair is cool to begin with, but just wait until you see what can be done to it with two picture frames and spray paint! The result is a unique, bright piece of furniture with arms for added functionality. Keep reading to check out the makeover.
As my new office space started coming together, I realized I had a very large blank wall that needed some major artwork. On the opposing wall, I have a small trio of frames, so I didn't want to do the same on the big wall. But I didn't want just one big image either. So I did what we all do, I searched the internets for some inspiration. One product popped up from Umbra (pictured above) that caught my attention immediately. The 30" x 26 1/2" configuration would be perfect photographs that hold a special place in my heart but have yet found a special place enlarged on my walls.
The store-bought version costs a very reasonable $20, but I knew I could make one for next to nothing. Which I did. Actually, I made two