About one month after we moved into our ten-year-old home, our stove fan went out. We looked at a new fancy one and didn't like the price one bit. We decided to buy a good but plain fan and then to cover it with a DIY hood. We love the final result, and it saved us about half the price of a fancy hood.
As an artist, a musician, and a very busy housewife; I have to admit, I am sometimes not very organized. My desk had become a catch all - everything from bills to band and art supplies. It was such a cluttered area of my home that it was beginning to creep out further and further into the room. One day when we were expecting company my husband looked at this mess and said "Really?" I nodded and agreed - it was time for a change.
DIY Watercolor Accent Wall using Floral StencilsWelcome back, our crafty Cutting Edge Stencils fans! We are so excited to show you this trending paint technique using our gorgeous Flower Stencil patterns! Watercolor wallpaper is such an adorable accent to add to a room but application is time consuming and puts a dent in the bank account! Today we will show this exact wallpaper hack using our reusable wall stencils and some paint! Let’s begin our stencil project!!
You have probably noticed by now how much I love working with wooden crates. It's amazing how much you can actually do with them. This time, I decided to create a bench on wheels. This has to be one of my favorite crate projects for home decor. It's fully functional and I use it for storage, seating and sometimes I roll it out to use as a coffee table. Stain it, paint it or keep it 'au natural'.*Project Inspired by Stacy Davis.
I've had these wagon wheels, bought on a whim, leaning against our storage shed in a small neglected area of our yard forever it seems. I knew it was time to do something here. For a few days I just starred at them and thought how much they looked like clocks, but, I sure didn't have a need for an outdoor clock, much less two clocks, then I remembered seeing various wall gardens online and in magazines. So I decided to give it a try.
This tutorial is about how to construct a Moving Dolly with some serious Locking casters that won't leave marks on your floors. The casters are rated for a 850 LB total load. The casters are made of a high quality steel with quality bearings and a Polly-vinyl tire, that swivels and locks.
I admit, I'm a collector of kinda anything. Even things I have NO idea what to do with.
So when out thrifting, I give myself permission to pick up anything that strikes my fancy. If it's affordable and cool to look at, it's a go! Even if it sits for a (few) year (s).
Well, I wanted something new for my fireplace mantel. So I plunked up a big 'ol plain vintage toolbox which I liked, but.. it wasn't quite enough. Until I added a group of junky wheels and vintage tap handles from my stash....
It’s been a little over a year since I wrote a tutorial for making an end-grain cutting board. I didn’t want to write the post. I honestly didn’t think anyone would care. There were already hundreds (at least) of videos and tutorials for making cutting boards, so why would anyone want to read mine? I was a relative newcomer to woodworking, and a total noob to blogging. But Handan wanted me to write it, so what choice did I have? (answer: none)That little tutorial, which I was so loathe to write, went on to become our best-read post, with double the page views of the next best post. The lesson is obvious and applies to all men: always listen to your wife. They know things. The downside to that post was that I was deluged with orders for cutting boards for the 2015 Christmas season. I could accommodate a few people, but my workshop is not set up for mass assembly, so I had to turn most people down. Besides, with the labor involved, even with a substantial price tag, making boards was not an economically sound business model. So those Christmas boards were my last. I was boarded out. I didn’t want to look at another cutting board, unless I was chopping onions on it.But as the months wore on, I found myself thinking about cheese boards from time to time. Cheese boards can be identical to cutting boards – that is, they can be end-grain or face-grain and used for cheese or chopping. But cheese boards allow a freedom of construction that traditional cutting boards do not. A cutting board needs to stand up to, but be gentle to, a sharp knife (wood and plastic rule for cutting boards). A cheese board does not. So, whereas you wouldn’t dream of chopping veggies or cleaving a ham hock on a piece of stone, you wouldn’t think twice about running that little round cheese knife through a wheel of brie plopped on a shiny slab of marble.A friend recently asked me to make her two more cheese boards of the sort I used to make a couple of years ago. I had sold her a matching pair, and now she wanted more! They were the envy of all her friends, and she has to loan them out on occasion, she told me. Unfortunately, I had to turn her down. Now that The Navage Patch is in full swing, I no longer have time to make boards for sale anymore. But then I got to thinking…What if I made a new kind of cheese board? Something with class and elegance. I could write about it here, and she would get one heck of a board – an absolute one-of-a kind. The board I had in mind would be made of walnut with rivers of crushed turquoise inlay coursing through its grain. I had just the piece of wood in the basement…Two years ago I bought an 8 foot length of walnut that was 8 1/2 inches wide and about 1 1/2 inches thick. Normally walnut has rather straight and uninteresting grain, but this piece had highly detailed (figured) grain running down its length. I wanted to use it for something special.Well, as the months rolled on, I used a piece here and a piece there for some end-grain cutting boards I was making, but I never got a chance to showcase that beautiful figure. I held onto a piece in the hopes that one day I’d use it in a project where the walnut’s beauty would shine. That day had arrived.I took my last piece of figured walnut and traced along a few of the grain lines.
I needed space on my kitchen counter so I used a couple of old microwave plates, some DVD's, glue, grout and resin to seal the whole thing.
I'm a baker and a bit of a collector (hoarder?). I love baking tins, cookie cutters, etc. I have a stash of 6-cup muffin tins that I picked up at a thrift store. I have never baked only six of anything, so I'm not sure why that purchase ever happened. I have discovered something fun to do with them however...
Are your electricity bills going up and you are looking to save some energy?You can actually save some energy during the day and the best way is to install a skylight that allows natural night to come inside your house and you do not require turning on the lights during the day.https://hotwire-electric.com/First step is to choose the location on your roof where you want to install the skylight and it’s better to select a place where you get more sun and also the room which is darker.