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How to Build a Bench Using an Old Door Do you remember the Old Door bookcase? I loved that project and was happy to see her go to a new home. But her absence left me wanting to build something Read more…


The 17-in-1 Painter’s Tool from Hyde Tools Thank you, Hyde Tools, for asking me to be a brand ambassador to promote your awesome products and also for sending me this awesome tool to use in my DIY projects! At first Read more…


DIY Rain Gutter Planter for a Quick Gift I have to admit that sometimes I am a procrastinator… I had no idea what to give my mom for Mother’s Day and since she likes gardening, I wanted it to be Read more…


How to Build a Bookcase Using an Old Door The folks at PureBond Plywood posted a picture of a bookcase made with an old door on the PureBond Facebook page and I thought it was a fabulous idea! That particular bookcase Read more…


Repair a Top to a Dresser and Add Pieced Trim to the Edges This post contains a couple of affiliate links. What this means is that if the link is clicked and a purchase is made, Designs by Studio C (DbSC) will Read more…


Step Up Your Curb Appeal with a New Mailbox Post! Generally, we give our homes and our yards a lot of attention. The house gets a new coat of paint, a transformation to the front door, or a fresh look Read more…


DIY Plans to Build a Lamp Base with Plywood I love making and refurbishing lamps.  I love walnut wood, too! I had a few scraps of PureBond walnut plywood left over from one of the projects I create for them Read more…


I made this board for Mr. Awesome for our anniversary representing some of the bottles of wine we’d shared over the past year. I thought I had enough corks but apparently not… This is still a work in progress! Most wine bottle Read more…


How to Thread Pipe for a Lamp It is no secret that I love to refurbish old light fixtures. Sometimes the parts I need for a lamp are not readily available in local home improvement stores and that means that I Read more…


Time for a Saw Blade Change! Every once in a while, it is time to change the blade in the miter saw(or any saw for that matter). Not only does it make nicer cuts with a new blade but it Read more…

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