Friday, October 31, 2014

"D" is for Doll Pram

Build: diy doll pram

Happy Halloween friends!  Ana and I are back to share another handmade holiday gift build that any little person is sure to love - a doll pram.

Ana designed this little push pram perfectly.  The plans feature a fairly simple build that is sure to see lots of playtime.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"W" is for Wedge Jig

How to build a wedge jig

If you saw the recent Pottery Barn catalog chances are you love these wood stars as much as me:

And you quickly think 'I can DIY that surely!'.  However after much trial and error I consulted fellow buildy blogger Jamison at Rogue Engineer who quickly informed me I needed a 54 degree angle.


Monday, October 27, 2014

"G" is for Giant Wishbone

Diy giant gold wishbone

The wishbone trend is still going strong so why not make a giant wishbone this Fall?

Friday, October 24, 2014

"A" is for Art Center

Build: diy art center

It's Friday and that means another new gift build for the Handmade Holiday series from Ana White and me!

Today it's an art center.  And this build is awesome.
** Updated 11/10 link to stool plans here. **

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"H" is for House Ornaments

DIY mini house ornaments from wood scraps:

Make these miniature house ornaments from wood scraps for all your friends and family this holiday season.

I used mostly 1x2 scraps and the like to make these cute little houses.

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.

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

sliding barn door console free plans

This DIY sliding barn door 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 how I built the console so you can build it too AND for a fraction of the retail cost.

UPDATE 1/24/16: This post contains detailed information on the sliding barn door console HARDWARE with links to proper plans you can download and print.

diy sliding barn door console

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: