Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"O" is for Outdoor Rolling Console & Giveaway



You saw that right friends it's a Ryobi Tools giveaway!  And you're going to want those tools to build this outdoor rolling console:  


I teamed up with the nice folks at Ryobi Nation to build a project for spring and decided on this outdoor rolling console.  Head to Ryobi Nation for step by step instructions, including materials and cut lists, to make your own outdoor console.

And while you're there you definitely want to enter the tool giveaway for your chance to win the following:


You're going to need these tools in order to build this console so it's worth it to sign up (or sign in if you already have an account) at Ryobi Nation.


I used the Airstrike Brad Nailer to attach the top slats to the frame here.  This tool is one of my favorites and really packs a punch.

The giveaway will be open the whole month of April so send this along to all your tool loving friends!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"B" is for Barn Door Plans

 Looking for DIY door inspiration of all shapes, sizes and colors?


Remodelaholic is devoting an entire week to doors!  I'm over at Cassity's place today sharing my DIY sliding barn door from my girls bedroom.


The plans to build this door and hang it using inexpensive hardware are at Remodelaholic here

Also if you have any DIY door related tutorials you'd like to share be sure to join the linky party going on all week.

Cheers to doors my friends!

Monday, March 30, 2015

"D" is for DIY Workshop at The Home Depot

What better way to kick off a new week than with a big announcement!  

You all know The Home Depot is the place to shop for tools, supplies, lumber, and lawn and garden products (and you all know I shop there far more often than the grocery store).  I'm so excited to tell you that I've teamed up with The Home Depot to teach Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Workshops over the course of the year!


I'll be at the New Rochelle Home Depot on Saturday, April 11th at 10am where we will build a vertical planter.

The Home Depot
55 Weyman Avenue
New Rochelle, NY  10805


New to power tools?  

Don't worry I'll show you how to make this simple planter project with user friendly power tools.  Through a step by step demonstration we will make your backyard beautiful with this vertical planter and before long you'll have the skills and confidence to do it yourself.

Tight on backyard space?

This vertical planter is a great solution and customizable to fit your space.  


The Home Depot holds DIY Workshops on Saturdays and Sundays every month covering lots of different home maintenance and renovation topics.  We will be building a functional project for outdoors but they also have workshops on how to tile, gardening, deck staining and more.

Please come join me and The Home Depot team on Saturday, April 11th at 10am.

To register click here.

See you there!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

"F" is for Fresh Cut Wood Banners

diy fabric banners


Wood lovers this one's for you.  Today I'm sharing a quirky little fabric banner: I (heart) fresh cut wood.  Because I know there are definitely some of you readers out there who love fresh cut wood just as much as me.  It smells like heaven! 


I recently had the opportunity to try the new custom fabric offered at Zazzle.  The options are endless when it comes to customizing, you truly can make just about any design but I choose a lettered print.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"E" is for Egg Centerpiece

diy plastic egg centerpiece


An very simple Easter craft using items you probably already have on hand: plastic Easter eggs and bamboo skewers.


This plastic egg centerpiece adds so much color and a touch of whimsy and it's definitely a project the kids can do (with adult supervision).

Monday, March 23, 2015

"L" is for Loft Bed with Lego Storage & Work Space

diy loft bed with lego storage and work space


A giant build to share with you today thank you to my fellow buildy blogger Jen at House of Wood, she put together the plans for this awesome loft bed with lego storage and work space!


My son was begging for a loft bed and I wanted to make the most use of the space below by designing the bed to fit 2 Ikea Trofast storage towers underneath for legos.  Plus a lego workspace where he can leave out his incomplete projects without cluttering up our Family Room.


The work space is very generous (the table here measures 32"w x 48"l),  Jen's plans make use of the whole width under the bed.  Our table is slightly narrower because I used a scrap piece of plywood and also it does leave a bit of space on the ladder side for feet to poke through.

I put felt on the bottom of the table legs so it easily slides out into the room for more maneuverability.

Friday, March 20, 2015

"W" is for Willy Wonka Party

diy Wonka birthday party

If you follow me on Instagram then you know I was busy last week preparing for my daughter's 9th birthday party Wonka style.  Today I'm sharing all the details, sources and how to on everything I made for this diy wonka birthday party.

Let's start with the invites: wonka bars.  If you search the internet there are multiple wonka graphics out there, find one you like and then use picmonkey to make the candy bar wrappers.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"E" is for Egg Place Cards

diy egg place cards


Spring is here friends and that means Easter is around the corner.  Today I'm over at Pretty Handy Girl with fellow diyer Brittany sharing these egg placecards.

Click on over to see how easy it is to make eggs on a stick for your Spring table.


Friday, March 13, 2015

"G" is for Gumball Machine

diy gumball machine


Time to raid the scrap wood pile again to make this simple gumball machine.  Now technically it's not a machine but more of a candy jar however it does make an easy craft for a kids birthday party and that is my goal here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"O" is for Outdoor Build Projects

5 diy outdoor build projects
As we are on the verge of Spring and thinking about all things outdoors I rounded up a few outdoor build projects from last summer.


Get some good use out of your outdoor patio and build this giant trestle style dining table that comfortably seats 10.  Free plans here.

Friday, March 6, 2015

"D" is for Decorator Letters

diy knock off decorator letters


Grab your jigsaw and some plywood because you can definitely DIY these decorator letters.  They make a huge statement for very minimal cost (and a fun birthday gift for my daughter's friend too!).





Their letters cost $79 each, that's crazy talk too me!  (To do the math 4 letters would be $316 - are you kidding?)  I used 1/2" plywood scraps to make my version but all you need for one letter is a 1/2" plywood handy panel (2' x 4') which runs about $15.  You might even be able to fit two letters on one panel if you're lucky.  Also you could use 1/2" MDF which is cheaper and makes those curvy cuts super smooth.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"S" is for Swap It: Repurposed Trivet

DIY marker holder made from a wood trivet.


Hello to everyone coming from Queen of Everything and welcome to Flea Market Swap!  Charlotte at Ciburbanity organized 33 bloggers for this massive swap and I'm so happy to partake.


Today is the third posting day for the Flea Market Swap series and me along with Cassie at Primitive & Proper, Heather at Queen of Everything, Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies, Jen at Migonis Home and Bee at Windgate Lane are here to share our flea market makeovers.

 Heather from Queen of Everything sent me the following items:


What a great collection she sent!  The little copper pan is beautiful.  The task was to repurpose the items so I took the wood trivet and made it into a marker holder:

Monday, March 2, 2015

"T" is for Turf Projects

4 diy turf projects


Since a majority of us still have snow on the ground and it doesn't look like Spring will be here anytime soon I thought it would be a good time to share some diy astroturf projects.  If we can't even see the real grass then we might as well bring out the fake stuff!

Astroturf is relatively inexpensive - one large 6' x 8' piece is under $20 and you can get a lot of projects from that one piece.  I've also seen smaller 3' x 5' rug sizes and even the little 4" square samples could be used to make coasters.

Friday, February 27, 2015

"C" is for Caddy Gift

diy gift caddy with free plans


Make this easy caddy from scrap wood and you have a perfect last minute birthday gift!  And I have the free plans for you down below too.


It's so versatile.
I loaded this caddy with art supplies but wouldn't it be great for hair supplies or make up for the older girls?