I was recently given this old hutch top. It was doomed for the garbage, but I knew I could make something unique and functional with this piece :-) and I absolutely LOVE a challenge!
This past weekend we decided to change our master bedroom from a stark white bedroom with no personality, to a room that now feels cozy and warm simply by adding wall boards by Weaber Lumber to our wall. Check out the blog for before and after pics!
Up-cycled an old solid wood door and created a queen sized headboard. Found an old solid wood door ( 30 x 80) at my local Habitat for Humanity. Measured 62 inches on the door, cut the remaining off using a circular saw. Took the piece of door that we cut off and then used a hole saw in order to try to fill the old door knob hole.
Hi there! Dark florals are super trendy and look amazing in a bedroom or on a back splash in a kitchen. This DIY stencil project is simple but elegant and the finished accent wall looks like a professional did it. Let’s get stenciling!
I have been wanting a large outdoor dining table FOREVER! So, to celebrate turning the BIG four-zero, I decided to build myself one. :-) Happy Birthday to me!! I finished it just in time to have my family over to celebrate my jump into middle-age. Except for my daughter’s birthday celebrations, we usually just have a family dinner to celebrate mine or my husbands b-days, which usually means we have 11 or 12 family members over for dinner (including us). So, I HAD to have a table that would fit said 11 or 12 people of course, so build one I did, and I must say I am absolutely LOVING it!
So being an engineer all of my projects begin as a computer design. In this phase I can create the perfect piece of furniture with the exact dimensions I am looking for. I then layout the lumber and create a cut list to make the building process simple and easy. I then create step-by-step instructions along with build photos so you too can build along with me. Be sure to check out my link, http://bit.ly/plankloveseat, to see the free plans and step-by-step instructions on how to build this awesome planked outdoor love seat. With my plans, I make building simple. Here I outline the steps for building the love seat and give you the cut-list, but be sure to check out my post for the entire free plan! Enjoy!
We recently expanded our family and added a four legged member!! A new puppy who we call Zoey! We are so happy to have this little fur ball join our family. In preparation for her arrival, I decided to make her own bed. I used an old chair that I had kicking around. I actually picked it up from the side of the road. Take and look and see what I did to make this gorgeous pet bed!
This project was inspired by Emma Jeffery at Fiskars. Read more here. My husband has wanted a bar cart for quite some time, so I decided to repurpose some on hand furniture for the job. A book shelf is a pretty common household item and has perfect shelf space for holding bar cart items! With an old bookshelf, some copper pipes, a set of wheels, and some lumber you will be set with a bar cart for any swanky house party. This piece can also be customized in size and color to fit the space you have! We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
End tables are always an essential for your home, and it's not a surprise that the ones that we are dying for always end up with a higher price tag. Before you drop some cash, why not try making it? Enter, our DIY version of this home essential: a super stylish side table that anyone can make out of a wire basket and a wooden tray. This easy DIY upcycle project is so affordable and takes less than 20 minutes.
In an effort to brighten up our living room I started searching for different ottoman options. I loved the one we had but it was bulky and dark brown.
These ottomans were my entry for the July Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest that was sponsored by The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. who provided me with product to complete the project!
I have a confession to make.... I can't cook; but I have a friend who can whip up a delicious meal using stuff I don't even remember buying. She's always bailed me out when my cooking experiments go horribly wrong. The only way I know how to say thank you is to make her something that celebrates her culinary magic.
During my recent music room makeover, I found myself looking for ways to incorporate some extra seating. My sights settled on an old cedar-lined storage chest, which was the right height for seating but didn't present the most inviting surface. I considered simply upholstering it, but one day while listening to The White Stripes' song "The Hardest Button to Button," I thought, why just wrap the lid in fabric when I could do something WAY more complicated? Wouldn't that be FUN??
And so, the plan for the diamond-tufted storage ottoman was born.
Don't you love the look of mudroom cubbies?! Unfortunately, I don't have a great mudroom to fit the cubbies in, but the garage worked great for what I needed to organize my children's things. My garage is officially a mess so it needs some organization! The measurements will depend on how many cubbies you want and how tall you want it to be. My cabinet measures 6 feet tall x 4 feet wide. Here's how to build your own!
This post was submitted to the Grillo Designs blog by Marcie Goodman. She shares a great step by step tutorial on how how she created this swinging bed from pallets for her deck! Hard to believe right? Keep reading! (You can also see other DIY PALLET project ideas on the blog by clicking HERE)