basic guide to build an interior wall

Building an Interior Wall

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly!When you are renovating your home and changing any configuration, at some point you may need to build a new interior wall. The construction of building a wall is fairly simple. In this post, we’re going to break it down with the basics and show you how to build a wall with 2×4 studs.Here’s a picture labeling the interior wall lingo.

how to refinish your hardwood floor

How to Refinish Your Hardwood Floors

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly!Although it may take some practice and probably a whole weekend of your time (if not more!), hardwood floor refinishing is totally a doable DIY project! This post walks you through the entire process. Most of the work is in sanding wood floors before you apply the floor finish. Once you’re ready to put the hardwood floor sealer on, your flooring really comes back to life!

transform your thrift store foam pumpkins into white pumpkin decors

Transform Your Thrift Store Foam Pumpkins Into White Pumpkin Decors

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly! Making white pumpkin decor from cheap thrift store foam pumpkins couldn’t be easier. This white pumpkin decor fits right in with farmhouse style fall decorations can be used all the way through Thanksgiving because they are more neutral and not that classic “Halloween” orange.

installing banquette bench booth seating in your kitchen

Installing Banquette Bench Booth Seating In Your Kitchen

If you love this project, be sure to to our blog to receive updates regularly!This banquette bench tutorial post is brought to you by Columbia Forest Products / PureBond Hardwood Plywood. All opinions are entirely my own and based on my honest experience.If you’ve always dreamed of having booth seating or a corner storage bench in your breakfast nook, you’re in luck. You’re going to love this detailed tutorial for how to build a banquette bench in your kitchen!

how to do a board and batten wall on a textured wall

How to Do a Board and Batten Wall on a Textured Wall

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly! This board and batten wall tutorial post is brought to you by DAP. All opinions are entirely my own.Looking for a fun weekend project that you can start and finish in just a few hours? Create an accent wall of board and batten! This tutorial of how to install board and batten wall makes it so simple! I even show you an easy way to add board and batten on textured walls.

add privacy to your bathroom

Add Privacy To Your Bathroom

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly! Shortly after we got moved into our new fixer upper, I walked into our bathroom to take a quick shower and…..realized that if I could see out of my bathroom window and into the front yard, people could definitely see into the bathroom. That’s DEFINITELY now how that’s supposed to work. There were no blinds, no curtains, no frost window film, no etched glass…just a nice clean…very see through window.

easy diaper cake

Easy Diaper Cake

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly! I was shocked how easy to was to DIY a diaper cake. I had seen them before at baby showers and my sister had even made me one for my shower a couple years ago. It came together so quickly!

installing cabinet hardware

Installing Cabinet Hardware

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly! This post is brought to you by Liberty Hardware. I received compensated product for review purposes. All opinions are entirely my own. You can read my full disclosure on my website (link at the bottom). If you're looking for a quick and cheap way to update the look of your kitchen, installing cabinet hardware is the way to go! This tutorial walks you through the step by step process of how to install cabinet hardware the easy way. Here's a quick before photo of our kitchen so you can see what our kitchen looked like before we added the hardware to the cabinets.

how to turn barstools into nightstands

How to Turn Barstools Into Nightstands

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly! See how to transform $5 barstools from the thrift store into nightstands. Upcyling a bar stool into a nightstand is so easy to create with a little chalk paint and wood for shelving.I received product samples from General Finishes for review purposes for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. Read my full disclosure here.

installing a garbage disposal

Installing A Garbage Disposal

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly!One of the things I was really looking forward to when we moved into our new fixer upper was being able to install a garbage disposal. You see, at our old house, we were on the septic system and so we weren’t able to have a garbage disposal. It’s one of those things you don’t really appreciate until it’s gone!Disclaimer: Please be sure to follow your manufacturer’s specific instructions for installation and safety. Check to see if you need a permit for this installation. Be sure to observe any building and electrical codes. Lastly, be sure to contact a licensed electrician if you have doubts or questions about the electrical connections in your home.

Chelsea @ Making Manzanita
Chelsea @ Making Manzanita