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How to Build Table Legs or Posts from 2x4s A while back, I mentioned my friends, Chris and Elizabeth, who had an awesome idea using 2×4 lumber to make posts. I love this idea and decided to make the legs Read more…


Turn an Old Screen Door into a Chalkboard with Shelves A couple of years ago, I built a new screen door for my back door out of PVC planks. The old screen door (that I had also built) had been Read more…


How to Build a Headboard with Old Cabinet Doors I scored a bunch of old cabinet doors at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for a dollar each. They are in really great condition and since I am in the Read more…


Sanding and Repainting the Legs of a Chair A huge shoutout to Hyde Tools for providing the Dust Free Sponge Sander used in this post! Thank you! So I scored a fabulous leather wingback chair at a thrift store. The Read more…


Hyde Tools Stir Whip – Paint’s New Best Friend Thank you so much to Hyde Tools for providing this cool tool, and for asking me to be a brand ambassador! So I recently decided it was time to finish painting the Read more…


Build a Dog Bed From a Drawer We have a new member of the Designs by Studio C household… His name is Pokey. He’s only a couple of months old but is the sweetest friend ever! He likes sticks, his Read more…


How to Make a Wood Mustache Candleholder My teenage daughter is obsessed with mustaches… Actually, I’ve seen them everywhere – on t-shirts, duct tape, even shoe laces! I have to admit that they are quite quirky! I was experimenting with the Read more…


How to Plan and Build a Custom Cabinet Part 1 Building a custom cabinet can be intimidating for someone who is new to DIY and woodworking. I know that when I first started, I didn’t build anything unless I had Read more…


How to Drill a Hole in a Plate using a Diamond Bit Have you ever wondered how to drill a hole in a plate, vase, glass bottle, or tile? Its not as hard as it sounds! It is actually very Read more…


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…

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