Monday, June 26, 2017

DIY Truss Beam Coffee Table Free Plans

diy truss beam coffee table

Our backyard patio space got a makeover this Spring and that included building this truss beam coffee table.  It's solid and even better I built it reusing lumber from the previous large dining table we had there before.

truss beam coffee table

I based this coffee table plan off of Ana White's truss beam dining table.  And I will say this coffee table version is even easier to build than the dining table.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DIY Tape Dispenser using a Ryobi Trim Router

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

diy tape dispenser

Forever trying to organize my work space and wanting to use the new Ryobi One+ Trim Router I made this tape dispenser and I'm sharing the free plans with you.  This is just one project idea you can make using the Ryobi Trim Router, this little tool packs quite a punch!

Ryobi trim router

I first got my hands on the trim router at The Home Depot Tool ProSpective event back in April:

Friday, June 9, 2017

DIY Lemonade Stand

Build a classic lemonade stand.

diy 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.

diy kids lemonade stand

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Father's Day Giveaway (not just for dads!)

father's day giveaway

Everyone loves tools and what better gift for dad than more tools!  I've got a Father's Day giveaway and of course it's not just for dads.

Anyone who appreciates tools is welcome to enter.

ryobi tools drill and driver

If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know I'm a huge fan of Ryobi Tools.  I use them consistently on almost every project, above I used them to build the deck platform on an outdoor cabana.  Ryobi Tools are perfect the average home DIYer doing big and small projects.

DIY Wood Stars

DIY wood stars from scrap wood.

diy wood stars

Make your own wood stars wall decor just in time for the holiday season, I'll show you how down below.

pottery barn milled log stars

First let's start with the inspiration.  I know you saw these milled log stars over at Pottery Barn and you love them too!  But you don't want to pay $129 for the pair?

Monday, June 5, 2017

DIY Bottle Opener Game

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

diy bottle opener game with lights

Let's make a fun bottle opener game just in time for Father's Day and backyard get togethers!  I'm sharing my version of the bottle opener game complete with lights down below.

You can learn to make this bottle opener game at The Home Depot DIY Workshop event next Satuday, June 10th at 10am.

bottle opener game DIY Workshop

The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels.  There are three types of Workshops offered – Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids.

Summer 2017 Outdoor Home Tour

A special hello to you readers coming from Cassie's home at Cassie Bustamante.  Her home is always filled with fun surprises and Summer is no exception!  If you haven't visited her please check it out, I'll be right here waiting.

As part of the Seasonal Simplicity home tour series hosted by April at House by Hoff and Krista at The Happy Housie I'm here today to share with you our Summer outdoor space.  This week 25 diy and home bloggers will give you a beautiful glimpse into their summer homes with tons of inspiration and different styles, a feast for your eyes.

outdoor summer patio lounge furniture

seasonal simplicity summer blogger series

Naturally summer brings us outdoors so I'm focusing on the back patio space.  I recently completed a makeover where I swapped out the giant trestle dining table for a more casual and comfortable lounge area.

Friday, June 2, 2017

DIY Road Trip Lap Desk & Giveaway

Summer is upon us and that means time to hit the open road!  Today I'm sharing this diy road trip lap desk you'll want to make for all of your travelers.

diy portable lap desk

I teamed up with my friends at Ryobi Nation to bring you free plans for this lap desk and they have generously offered a tool giveaway for one lucky reader!

ryobi power tools giveaway

Head on over to Ryobi Nation for the complete step by step tutorial to make a portable lap desk.  While you're there be sure to browse through all the road trip project ideas, you might just find something perfect for your summer adventures.

Keep reading to enter the giveaway down below.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

DIY Outdoor Planter

How to build wood planter from a scrap fence piece.

diy outdoor planter

DIY Wedding Cake Ornament Favors

*This post is sponsored by DecoArt.

diy wedding cake ornament favors

Wedding season is upon us and today I have an easy wedding cake ornament favor project to share.  If you're looking for an inexpensive, handmade favor idea that's simple and beautiful then stay tuned for all the details below.  

diy wedding cake ornament favors