Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"T" is for Toy Box Round-Up

Build: diy toy box round up

I've been meaning to collect all my toy box builds into one succinct post for a long time now.

A great gift for the holidays, start building now and you'll have it ready in time!

Monday, October 28, 2013

"N" is for Neutral Fall Mantels

Three Fall mantels done in neutral tones with natural elements:


The center chimney in our 1740 saltbox farmhouse has three fireplaces (and I'm pretty certain there was a fourth fireplace on the second floor that has been sealed over - might just pull a Nicole Curtis and open that thing up someday!)

Until then I have three mantels to decorate - life is a double edge sword sometimes.


I kept it simple in the master bedroom:

Friday, October 25, 2013

"W" is for Wood Trug

Handmade Holiday: build a wood trug


It's Friday which means Ana White and I have another new plan perfect for your holiday gift giving.



Today it's a wood trug or carryall or handled bin - call it what you want - a very versatile and useful gift.  It could even be a gift to hold other gifts!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"F" is for Floor Mirror

Build: wood framed floor mirror


How to add a wood frame to a large mirror.

Before we moved my old neighbor had done a full home renovation and decided she didn't need this large framed wall mirror anymore, my luck since I knew I could use it in our new home.

The frame was fine but I wanted a more rustic look:

Friday, October 18, 2013

"F" is for Folding Desk



Today begins the first build of a new series, Handmade Holiday.
I teamed up with Ana White to create all new gift plans for you to build, one new plan every Friday.

We're starting now so you have time to build all those gifts for this holiday season!

Handmade Holiday: build a folding desk


Use Ana's plans to build this portable folding desk for anyone on your gift list this year.

Of course it's perfect for kids who always want a hard surface to work on:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"I" is for Industrial Cupcake Stand

Build: industrial style cupcake stand


I used plumbing parts and a birch log slice for each cupcake stand, so simple but tons of character and perfect for Thanksgiving.


These industrial wood slice cupcake stands are just the right size for an individual serving: cupcakes, mini pies or even as candle holders.


I'm linking up to:
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop @ Lolly Jane
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
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, October 14, 2013

"R" is for Railing Makeover

Paint: railing makeover


The final installment of the family room makeover: the railing.

 The railing is complete and I can officially say I conquered all the red paint in the family room:

Friday, October 11, 2013

"T" is for Turkey Napkin Rings

Craft: turkey napkin rings


Repurpose wooden curtain rings to make these simple turkey napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"R" is for Ribbon Organizer

Build: easy ribbon organizer


There are tons of different ribbon organizer systems out there.
I made this version using scrap 2x4 wood pieces and a round dowel:

Monday, October 7, 2013

"O" is for Old Window Art

Sew: old window framed quilt


A fabric scrap buster project that puts color on the wall and uses an old reclaimed window as a frame.

Friday, October 4, 2013

"H" is for Homework Counter

Build: homework counter


I built basic cubby style shelves with a long counter on top to fit the space in this family's eating area for a perfect homework counter.