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How to Create Cabinet Door Memo Boards It is hard to believe that back to school is just around the corner! My son will be entering his second third year of college (and has a crazy-busy schedule!) and I wanted to create Read more…


How to Make a Cork Board Using an Old Screen Door When my son graduated from high school, he wanted a large cork board with tons of photos displayed at the party. I saw this in a magazine (it was framing Read more…


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…

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