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Handmade wooden lanterns are cool and fun to make. They look great inside a home, on the porch, or around the fire pit. It only takes a few tools and you can easily get lumber at a home improvement store or use scrap lumber. These make great gifts any time of the year.
If you like rustic decor the way that I like rustic decor, you are going to love this! When I saw someone was selling 100 year old beams from a barn they had dismantled my heart jumped and my brain started turning. I wanted to do something at my new lake house fixer upper with one of these beams, but what?
Want to get the most amount of storage in a tiny bedroom? Learn how to make the built-in trundle bed and cabinets just like the ones we put in the modern farmhouse guest house. One of the cabinets is for the kitchenette and the other will house the composting toilet like you'd find in a tiny house. We built the bed and both of the cabinets for less than $300.
We're taking a poll! What Thanksgiving "thankfulness" idea would you want for your festivities this year? Choose from one of the 3 ideas in the picture below or suggest your own custom (or picture!) in the comments!Just type the letter of your choice below to vote!
A few years ago a bought a real fixer. Over the years I totally gutted it and opened up the living room,dining room and kitchen. It was nice but opening up the space left the 8 ft ceiling looking boring. Structurally I couldn’t raise the ceiling. But I still wanted to add some interest to the ceiling and better define the spaces.
Want new counters, but can't spend thousands of dollars on natural stone? I'm going to show you how to make your own wood countertops for pennies on the dollar. They are gorgeous, warm and surprisingly durable!
Our 5 year old Lab, Koby, was having surgery which meant spending several weeks in his crate. Because the crate would be in our main living space, I wanted a functional piece of furniture. After a Google search, I saw on Etsy, storage units with built in pet crates for over $900! I knew I could make one for much less.
I believe this is the fourth post I've done all about our newly remodeled entry hall and there is still so much to do! Today its all about the lighting. Just a note before we get started, as usual when I say "we" in this post, I mostly mean my honey because he's the one who does most of the work. I'm just his helper!
I had the hardest time this year deciding on Christmas gifts to give my grandparents and my boss this last year. They all like when I make them something, but I didn’t know what in the world they would like me to make and didn’t want to fill their homes with useless junk they feel obligated to keep because I made it for them. Been there, done that before. You guys do not want to see what I gave people a few years ago for Christmas. SO embarrassing. It was in my early DIY years….
So, anyway, last minute (like seriously three days before Christmas), I decided to make them wooden lanterns.
I spent almost my entire Christmas break (every spare moment I had) in the shop whipping these up. It was a fun (yet time consuming) project (because you have to let all the wood glue dry after every step). ...
"OLD?" It's all in how you decide to "mature." Out of necessity, I removed the steps built by a Contractor and built new ones - the right way! In the process, I discovered that I LOVE building, and I'm excited to be starting more building projects - at 71 (and I'm a girl)! Here we go.... First pic is what the Contractor built for me.
As you have seen, we are chugging away on our Zesty Quarters with countless projects! Our space really needed a facelift from the floor to the ceiling- literally. So let’s chat about that floor, after countless hours of sanding the floor with a grinder and then applying 4 coats of clear coat for a glossy finished look, we are finally ready to put the “icing” on the top and give the floors the finished look we have been wanting for SO long. What does that mean? Baseboard time!! Since our space was so “special” with many holes and dents- we had quite a few blemishes to cover up. We knew we could either drywall the problem areas or cover them with a taller baseboard. We took the tall baseboard route because not only was it more time effective, but we really liked the look of the exaggerated baseboard. Rather than a usual 3 to 4 inch baseboard we decided to take a more non-traditional route, but yet a trendy route- rustic wood! We snagged some fence boards and stain and got to work…
We... the Pickle and I, have an ever growing list of home improvement/nesting projects that we're working our way through... to really make our house OUR home... We decided to start with the shiplap wall in our living room... it was one of the easiest of the projects on our list and a great place to get started.
I have wanted to do a board and batten wall ever since I saw Whitney and Ashley do one. If you don’t know these fabulous ladies, they are the Shanty 2 Chic sisters and one of my biggest DIY idols. There hasn’t been one project that these ladies have created that I haven’t totally fallen in love with.
Just before Christmas we started ripping the old carpet off the stairs and good riddance to it! It has long been on our list to rid ourselves of the carpet that starts on the stairs and continues for the whole second floor. We had no idea what was underneath, though I wasn't hopeful there would be nice hardwood.