Monday, October 20, 2014

"H" is for Houzz Tours: My Houzz



Recently a freelance photographer for Houzz, Corynne Pless, dropped by our home to take pictures for a home tour on Houzz and I thought I'd share the article here with my readers as well.



Corynne was able to get photos at angles and with light that I simply do not have the patience or talent to achieve.  She made our house look so beautiful and captured a moment in time, for that I'm extremely appreciative.


To see all the photos in the home tour click here.
And to see more of Corynne's work at Houzz check here portfolio here.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"L" is for Lemonade Stand

Build: diy classic lemonade stand


It's hard to believe but of all the pieces I have built never have I done an official lemonade stand.  So when a friend asked me to build one for an event I said sure!  She requested a stand similar to Kristyn's at Lil' Luna here and I got to building.

Friday, October 10, 2014

"T" is for 2x2 Playhouse Frame

Build: diy 2x2 playhouse frame


Happy Friday friends!  Ana White and I have another fun gift build as part of the Handmade Holiday series.  Today we are sharing a fairly simple playhouse made completely from 2x2 pine boards.


Ana's got the plans for this open playhouse frame here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

"S" is for Sliding Door Console

Build: diy sliding barn door console


This console was my knock off project submission for week one of Creating with the Stars last Spring and it took first place!
I'm finally getting around to sharing the plans with you here so you can build it too and for a fraction of the retail cost.

Friday, October 3, 2014

"B" is for Bungalow Play House

Build: diy bungalow play house


Friends we're starting of the Handmade Holiday series with a big bang!  Ana White and I have selected 12 gift builds for this series and because this one is the biggest we thought it would be best to take the first spot.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"R" is for Ryobi Giveaway & Announcement

Ana White and I have joined forces again for another Handmade Holiday series.
One new plan for gifts you can build each week for the next 12 weeks!

We will officially begin the 2014 series on Friday, October 3rd with the first new gift build plan.
It's top secret so no peeking (okay maybe some peeking on Instagram :))!

And thanks to our friends at Ryobi we're starting off the 2014 Handmade Holiday series with an awesome giveaway:


Friday, September 26, 2014

"P" is for Playing Card Holder

Build: DIY wood playing card holder


Make this fun playing card holder using wood scraps and your kids will thank you.


My kids love playing card games but have trouble holding a bunch of cards all at once.  And then they bunch up their cards and they can't see what cards they have.  Ahh the frustration!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"V" is for Vintage Milk Jug Side Table

DIY repurposed milk jug into side table


How to take a vintage milk jig and make it into a side table with just a little paint and a piece of wood.
*This tutorial first appeared over at Pretty Handy Girl Brittany's blog however I am republishing here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

"X" is for X Base Circular Dining Table

Build: diy x base circular dining table


I built this circular dining table with an x base using plans from Ana White here and modified the top support and circular top.

Friday, September 19, 2014

"P" is for Plywood Projects

Build: 3 DIY plywood projects in my girl's bedroom


I'm over at The Apron by The Home Depot today sharing 3 DIY plywood projects: a pair of nightstands, a lampshade and a wall shelf.

Click on over to see all the details on how I built and made these projects using plywood.


Disclaimer: The projects in this post are part of the Home Depot DIY Challenge series.  I was given a Home Depot gift card to use for supplies but all ideas and opinions are my own.

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal
The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"I" is for Interior Cedar Shutters

Build: diy interior cedar shutters


Today I'm sharing how to build interior cedar shutters that are both functional and require no fancy hardware.  Click on over to Brittany's blog Pretty Handy Girl for the full tutorial.


A great option for window treatments that's definitely easier than you think.


I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal
The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

Monday, September 15, 2014

"L" is for Lavender Sachet Party Favors

Sew: diy lavender sachets


Make these easy lavender sachet party favors with basic sewing skills.
I followed this easy tutorial but added a ribbon loop for hanging.

Friday, September 12, 2014