Friday, May 30, 2014

DIY Wood Framed Canvas Tote

Build: diy wood framed canvas tote with leather handle

Build a simple wood frame, wrap it with drop cloth canvas and secure using carpet tacks then add a leather handle for a unique carrying tote or storage bin.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

"K" is for Kids Party Decor & Favors

DIY kids party decor and favors you can make.

A round up of diy party decor and favors with tutorials.

A great idea for any summer party, wood play popsicle favors any kid will love.

Easy and inexpensive - plastic tablecloth makes a huge impact when used as bunting and a ruffled tablecloth.  This tutorial is my most popular post of all time!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

DIY Outdoor Sofa

Build: diy outdoor sofa

Build an outdoor sofa using 2x wood scraps and top it with Ikea cushions for extra outdoor seating.

A slight modification of Ana White's outdoor sofa I choose to eliminate the arms making more of an open bench feel. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bob Vila Thumbs Up Contest

Readers I need your votes again please.

Bob Vila Thumbs Up contest

My pipe and wood slats bed has been chosen as one of the featured projects in the first ever Bob Vila Thumbs Up diy competition!

diy pipe and wood slats bed

And the fact that I'm even writing Bob Vila's name on my blog is a little overwhelming to say the least!

Please head on over to and vote for your favorite pipe project - my bed would be an excellent choice of course :) .

And don't forget you can vote once per day until June 21 (or I can send you a daily reminder if you prefer).

"P" is for Pom Pom Placemat Pillows

Sew: pom pom placemat pillows

Click here to see how easy it is - sew and fill!

Monday, May 19, 2014

DIY Open Wood Shelving

How to make and install open wood shelving.
how to install open wood shelving

Transform your kitchen with diy open wood shelving and you'll never look back!

I got a little crazy one weekend while in the middle of painting all the kitchen cabinets and decided to remove an 8 foot bank of wall cabinets from the interior wall.

diy open wood shelving

Thursday, May 15, 2014

"T" is for Teacher Gifts

5 diy teacher gift ideas

The end of the school year is fast approacing.
Here's a round up of some diy teacher gift ideas:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"T" is for Tub Chair

Sew: reupholstered tub chairs

Today I'm over at Remodelaholic sharing a tutorial on how to reupholster a tub chair (or two).

Come see how I madeover these Ikea Tullsta tub chairs from brown leather to blue and white ticking stripe with red wheels.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Farmhouse Style Kitchen Makeover

A farmhouse style kitchen makevoer.

farmhouse style kitchen makeover open shelving

While the dining room ceiling was torn apart I figured I might as well add to the mess and tackle the kitchen too!

(In reality it meant one visit from the electricians to rewire the dining room ceiling and change out all the beige outlets in the kitchen.)

farmhouse style kitchen makeover before

This before picture was taken on move in day June 2013.
Tons of cabinets, tons of storage, tons of reddish orange paint.

farmhouse style kitchen makeover after

And today.  Ta-dah.
So different right?

Friday, May 9, 2014

Easy Spring Wreath

Make this fast Spring wreath with a premade grapevine wreath and a few faux floral sprigs.

Spring has finally arrived to the Northeast.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

DIY Mason Jar Carrier

Build: diy mason jar carrier

Gifts made from wood scraps perfect for teacher appreciation day, Mother's Day or a party centerpiece.
These diy mason jar carriers with a copper handle are easy to assemble and so versatile.

And mason jars can hold lots of things, not just flowers!  How about pencils, markers and craft supplies?