Thursday, April 24, 2014

"G" is for Gifts for Mom

Build, paint and sew for Mom:


10 DIY gifts you can make for Mom.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"W" is for Wood Planked Sign

Paint: diy wood planked REFRESHMENTS sign


Make this large wood planked sign using scrap pieces and bright paint.


I recently participated in the Creating With the Stars contest where 12 diy bloggers were selected to create a project based on a certain theme.  Each blogger was paired up with a star blogger who served as a mentor, I got lucky being paired up with Becky from Infarrantly Creative and we actually won the first round with our knock off project: sliding barn door console.

Then came Round 2: Paint.

Friday, April 18, 2014

"K" is for Kreg in the Kitchen

How to repair or replace dividers for pan cabinet storage using a Kreg jig.


We recently moved to a new - old home and naturally inherited lots of projects that need tending to.
It's been 10 months and I'm just getting around to the kitchen.  It's a good bones functioning kitchen with solid wood cabinets.

But it needs a little TLC.

Problems:
1. Change paint color. (The new color is Benjamin Moore iron mountain.)
2. Remove sticky melted plastic drawer bumper residue.
3. Repair loose dividers in pan storage cabinet.
(The new hardware is D. Lawless antique iron cup pull.)

Hers's how I repaired the loose dividers using my Kreg jig.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"L" is for Lollipop Stand



You know you need one.



It's fast, easy and inexpensive.
And you might just have the scrap wood pieces to make it today.
Your next party definitely needs a lollipop stand.

Monday, April 14, 2014

"C" is for Celebrate Sign & a Winner

Paint: celebrate script sign (and a winner)


A handpainted sign you can make without fancy stencils or a vinyl cutting machine.

A simple word document print out is all you need.

Friday, April 11, 2014

"F" is for Family Homework Stations & Giveaway

Family homework stations and command center with Staples home office products:


Do your kids do their homework in different areas of your home?

If they are anything like my kids then you have one sitting in the kitchen, one at the dining room table, one in the family room and maybe one in their bedroom.  


And chances are they will have papers and notes that need attention.

And they will need supplies: pencil, pen, eraser, tape, stapler, paper, ruler, etc.

And you need one central location to put all this stuff.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"B" is for Build It Page

It's been 3 1/2 years of building furniture, games, accessories, gifts and toys and now it's all compiled at one location - the build page:


Now you can easily scroll through and click on the thumbnail images to take you to the plan post which will have links to the build plans, check it out here.



Monday, April 7, 2014

"K" is for Knob Place Cards

Paint: wood knob place cards


Make these simple place card holders using wood knobs and a little gold spray paint to add some glam to your Spring table.
Those red cabinets in our kitchen are getting a serious makeover and the first thing to go are the wood knobs.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"R" is for Round 2: Paint & I'm Out

My short stint as a contestant on Creating With the Stars is over.

The project I created for Round 2 is this family refreshments station:


The boxes are made entirely from scrap plywood and copper pipes the previous owner of our home had left in the basement.

I'm feeling a little deflated but honored to have participated and challenged in a new way, it has definitely changed how I look at design and styling.
Thank you to everyone who voted and supported the contest.


I also made the sign above the station out of wood scraps.



I will share the full tutorials on both the boxes and how I constructed the station and the sign in the coming weeks.

Until then back to my regular projects. :)

A huge thank you to my star Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, I couldn't have asked for a better mentor and partner.  She helped me see things in a new light, especially in regards to styling and pushed me to really create a finished look.  I'm forever grateful to Beckie for all her time (and texts!)


I'm linking up to:

The 36th Avenue

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, March 31, 2014

"V" is for Voting: Week 2


Readers I need your votes again to make it to the next round please :).


The theme this week: Paint
There are 9 beautiful paint projects to choose from, vote for your favorite of course!

In order to level the playing field I'm not allowed to tell you which project is mine, simply vote for your favorite and I'll cross my fingers that you picked mine :).

Voting will be open until Tuesday at midnight so spread the word, send this link to all your friends because only the top 6 projects will advance to the next round and I would love to continue.


On Wednesday the top 3 projects based on votes will be announced and then I will share with you exactly which project is mine (if you haven't already guessed).

Friday, March 28, 2014

"T" is for Tiki Torch Stand

Build: diy tiki torch stand

Make your own tiki torch stands that are portable, involve no heavy bag of cement mix and have a very slim, unobtrusive profile.

The bamboo pole of the tiki torch slides right over the wood dowel support:


This goes without saying but PLEASE DO NOT LIGHT YOUR TIKI TORCHES INDOORS, use fuel operated tiki torches OUTDOORS only!
For indoors use a battery operated candle.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"F" is for First Place & Thank You

We did it!  

My sliding door console took first place!


I can hardly believe it myself and I am so grateful to everyone who voted for my project.

I won by the skin of my teeth:
(I'm bright orange in the pie graph.)

The competition was fierce, all the contestants brought their A-game submitting ridiculous knock off projects you have to see to believe.

**UPDATED**

In all the excitement I totally forgot to include the inspiration picture.


The retail version costs $2500 plus $400 shipping, yikes!

I'm linking up to:

The 36th Avenue

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, March 24, 2014

"V" is for Voting: Week 1


Readers I need your votes to make it to the next round please :).



In order to level the playing field I'm not allowed to tell you which project is mine, simply vote for your favorite and I'll cross my fingers that you picked mine!

Voting will be open until Tuesday at midnight so spread the word, send this link to all your friends because only the top 9 projects will advance to the next round and I would love to continue.

On Wednesday the top 3 projects - based on votes - will be announced and then I will share with you exactly which project is mine (if you haven't already guessed).

Friday, March 21, 2014

"T" is for Tic Tac Toe Party Favors

Looking for an easy to make party favor?


Portable tic tac toe game made with wood scraps.


*** CHOKING HAZARD: NOT SUITABLE FOR TODDLERS ***

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"C" is for Coffee Stirrer Keychain & a winner

Paint: diy wood keychain


Make these fun keychains using wood coffee stirrer sticks.


There's no limit to the colors and patterns and I guarantee once you make one you won't be able to stop!



And I didn't forget about the Hamilton Beach Durathon® Iron giveway.  Thank you to everyone who entered but alas there can be only one winner:

Congratulations Jessica! 



I'm linking up to:

The 36th Avenue

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