The deck on my house, built out of treated lumber, has been looking a little worse for wear lately. My boyfriend and I saw Deck Restore by Synta in our local home improvement store. We were very curious so we stopped and watched the video displayed at the store. (The video can be viewed at [...]
I know, there are tons of sites with this exact same subject. I went to one and thought,”Wow, this is cool! I want to make some!”. I even saw one site where they made vases out of the wine bottles and hung them indoors on the wall. They were so pretty!
So, I printed [...]
A few years ago, I painted the walls in my living room a color called “Natural Bark”. I used the Colorplace brand (from Walmart) of interior semi-gloss paint and at the time, was thrilled with the results. Over time, I decided that the color was a little dark and making my living room look similar [...]
Canvas drop cloths seem to be the most economical way to get the look shown in so many of the high-end catalogs. I bought a 9′ x 12′ dropcloth for $20! That’s quite a bit of fabric that can be painted, embroidered, sewn, whatever, etc.
In today’s project, we will use a dropcloth to create a [...]
My boyfriend wanted a cool place to display pictures of places we’ve hiked. He’s not a “fancy picture frame” type of guy and suggested a large cork board with a wood frame. What a great idea! I got to work drawing plans and building him an awesome display piece for his wall…
Kreg jig [...]
I had an old mirror that fell off the wall and broke in half. Does that still count as seven years of bad luck? (My thinking is no, since it broke in two pieces and didn’t shatter!) Anyway, rather than let it go to waste, I thought I’d cut the pieces down and build a [...]
In the last post, I shared pictures of my kitchen before and during the remodel. It took me seven months to complete the project but it was time well spent! Take a look at the new layout…
Now, more than one person at a time can fit into the kitchen which means my “special [...]
About a year ago, I thought it was time to remodel the kitchen. I’m not sure what possessed me to do it while I was finishing school, working, and raising teenagers… The allure of new cabinets, countertops, and a new layout? Most definitely! New paint? Absolutely! More space and a few more drawers? Yes, and [...]
Posing with Rex the Family Dog
I like to recycle, however, a 5 gallon bucket with a lid just did not fit in with my kitchen. I wanted something a bit more cool and at least with a little more style! I came up with this idea and used 3/8″ plywood – in fact, [...]
I really love those room dividers… There are so many options for color, pattern, size, etc. but the cost can be outrageous! Today, I will provide plans to build your own customizable screen for very little dinero.
Saw – Circular, jig or miter Drill Kreg Jig (for pocket holes) & 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws [...]