Monday, June 30, 2014

"D" is for Danger Keep Out Sign

Paint: diy danger sign


A last minute birthday gift for a little boy, I handpainted this keep out sign with a skull and crossbones.


Friday, June 27, 2014

"P" is for Poster Bed

Build: diy poster bed


One year after moving in and we finally have a real bed in the master!  I worked with the fabulous (and now on TV!) Ana White, she made the plans here and I did the build.  

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"S" is for Surfboard Decor

Paint: diy surfboard decor


Foamcore surfboard shapes painted with bright colored stripes make for fun surf themed decor.

Monday, June 23, 2014

"F" is for Fabric Bunting

Sew: personalized fabric bunting


Sew this personalized fabric bunting with letters made using a lightbox, no fancy machines.


Friday, June 20, 2014

"S" is for Scrap Napkin Holder

Build: diy napkin holder


Make this easy wood scrap napkin holder and you're napkins won't be flying around the backyard anymore.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"M" is for Milk Jug Side Table

How to repurpose vintage milk jugs into side tables.


I'm over at Pretty Handy Girl Brittany's blog today sharing how I repurposed vintage milk jugs into side tables.


See the full tutorial here, amazing what a little paint and wood top can do!


I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal
The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"D" is for DIY House Number Plaque

Paint: house number plaque

I'm canvasing the neighborhood.  DIY your own house number plaque using a precut wood plaque and acrylic paint.


A larger plaque (12"h) in a fun royal blue with white which happens to match this friend's mailbox.

Friday, June 13, 2014

"D" is for Dresser Makeover with Leather Pulls

Paint: dresser makeover with leather pulls


A simple dresser makeover for my son.  Some red paint and brown leather made this dresser new and masculine.

More is less when comes to kids and keeping their clothes neat, and by that I mean more smaller drawers versus large oversized drawers.  This dresser with 5 medium size drawers is very managable for my six year old son.  He can see what's in the drawers and easily operate them which means he has no excuse not to put away his clean laundry!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

"F" is for Fabric Giveaway

Sew: work apron

I'm over at Benartex's blog Sew in Love with Fabric sharing the tutorial on how to sew a work apron.
A slight modification from the Ana White work aprons for a more masculine version.



Enter to win a pack of 10" x 10" Mancave cotton prints.
Giveaway ends Sunday, June 15th at midnight after which one winner will be selected at random.

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Disclaimer:  I was provided product to create these aprons.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, June 9, 2014

"U" is for Under Cabinet Lighting



The kitchen makeover is complete now that I installed kitchen cabinet lighting from Westside Wholesale.   Task lighting is a must any kitchen so when I ripped down the old wall cabinets the old hard wired under cabinet light did not fit the new open wood shelving mostly because of the suppport bracket.  The stars aligned and Westside Wholesale contacted me about a product review, they sell all types of building supplies: lighting, bath fixtures, landscape items, tools, etc. - definitely worth a look.  I found a great solution for hard wired under cabinet kitchen lighting with the Kichler Under Cabinet Lighting Kit.

Friday, June 6, 2014

"C" is for Coffee Table (with drawer)

Build: diy coffee table with drawer


I made this coffee table at a friend's request.
She wanted a planked top, traditional farmhouse legs, one small drawer and a really chippy, distressed paint on the base.

Monday, June 2, 2014

"S" is for See Saw

Build: diy big kids seesaw


Build your own backyard seesaw for big kids.  I used Ana White's plans here and modified for a heftier teeter totter that holds big kids and adults too.