Friday, September 26, 2014

"P" is for Playing Card Holder

Build: DIY wood playing card holder


Make this fun playing card holder using wood scraps and your kids will thank you.


My kids love playing card games but have trouble holding a bunch of cards all at once.  And then they bunch up their cards and they can't see what cards they have.  Ahh the frustration!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"V" is for Vintage Milk Jug Side Table

DIY repurposed milk jug into side table


How to take a vintage milk jig and make it into a side table with just a little paint and a piece of wood.
*This tutorial first appeared over at Pretty Handy Girl Brittany's blog however I am republishing here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

"X" is for X Base Circular Dining Table

Build: diy x base circular dining table


I built this circular dining table with an x base using plans from Ana White here and modified the top support and circular top.

Friday, September 19, 2014

"P" is for Plywood Projects

Build: 3 DIY plywood projects in my girl's bedroom


I'm over at The Apron by The Home Depot today sharing 3 DIY plywood projects: a pair of nightstands, a lampshade and a wall shelf.

Click on over to see all the details on how I built and made these projects using plywood.


Disclaimer: The projects in this post are part of the Home Depot DIY Challenge series.  I was given a Home Depot gift card to use for supplies but all ideas and opinions are my own.

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"I" is for Interior Cedar Shutters

Build: diy interior cedar shutters


Today I'm sharing how to build interior cedar shutters that are both functional and require no fancy hardware.  Click on over to Brittany's blog Pretty Handy Girl for the full tutorial.


A great option for window treatments that's definitely easier than you think.


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

Monday, September 15, 2014

"L" is for Lavender Sachet Party Favors

Sew: diy lavender sachets


Make these easy lavender sachet party favors with basic sewing skills.
I followed this easy tutorial but added a ribbon loop for hanging.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"S" is for Sliding Barn Door for $60

DIY sliding barn door using inexpensive hardware


It seems everyone wants the sliding barn door look, what's not to love?  Do a little research on sliding barn doors and you'll soon find out - the hardware is very expensive AND not sold in your hardware store either.

Thankfully there are clever folks out there who've figured out an inexpensive solution using readily available hardware!



Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating posted these sliding doors above from Crisp Interiors (along with lots of other similar ideas!) and I knew right away I needed to do this in my girls bedroom.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

"S" is for Scrap Wood Projects: 4x4s

Scrap wood projects: 4x4s


It's scrap wood week here on the blog. 
Previously I shared a round up of kids gift ideas all made from scrap wood and today I have two easy decor projects made using 4x4 wood scraps.


Simple, chunky alphabet blocks make a great gift.  These were painted with gold letters instead of the typical girly pink.


Or how about an indoor pumpkin patch.  This is not a new idea but they are so fun and easy to make and I have a pumpkin themed baby shower to prepare for in October!