DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Frame

After an unfortunate extended layoff due to CHILDREN (getting me sick), I'm back with some magnetic chalkboard magic. Using 2x3 sheetmetal, 1x4 pine, plywood and Rustoleum chalkboard paint I constructed a magnetic chalkboard to organize the family's activities in the kitchen command-center. Difficulty: Beginner Time Required: Weekend Cost: Under $50 2 [...]

2017-02-02T10:26:56+00:00November 6th, 2016|DIY Decor, Frames, Kitchen, Videos|0 Comments

Rustic Sign from Reclaimed Pallet Wood

Episode 1 from my new series DIYwithFriends! Mike and Shuo stopped by and we built a rustic sign using a custom template of their initials and an old pallet. Difficulty: Beginner Time Required: 1/2 Day Cost: Under $25 Tools Required: Clamps Miter Saw Wood Glue Elmers Wood Filler Power Sander or Sanding Block Sanding Paper Foam [...]

2017-01-07T12:44:18+00:00October 1st, 2016|Decor, DIY Decor, Videos|0 Comments

Transform an Old Mirror with Color

We've had FIVE houses in just seven years. Each one of those houses had...a lot of rooms. Most of which I designed (and painted...and whined about painting). So after moving into the latest and greatest, we started realizing this STUFF worked perfectly in our previous spaces, but totally stick out like sore thumbs here. SO rather than buying new, we took an afternoon [...]

2016-07-05T18:33:47+00:00July 5th, 2016|DIY Decor, Stain & Finish, Videos|1 Comment

How to build an Industrial Pipe Shelving Unit

This is one of the few projects I built TWICE because it's so awesome. Check out the video and step by step guide on how to build an industrial pipe shelving unit. The guide provides two different variations for those with table saws and those without. I'm such a nice guy! Difficulty: Beginner Time Required: 1 Day Cost: $100-$125 (black pipe [...]

2017-01-07T14:55:47+00:00November 10th, 2015|DIY Decor, Furniture, Popular, Shelving, Videos|4 Comments

How to Make an Easy No-Sew Window Seat Cushion

There's a time in every man's life where he needs to make an easy no-sew window seat cushion. It's pretty much a right of passage. Everyone knows this. Don't look at me that way! This was my time. I've been training. And so because of that training my body is ready. Because I trained. First and foremost, I took measurements [...]

2017-01-06T21:26:06+00:00January 29th, 2015|Decor, DIY Decor|3 Comments

Let’s Build a Rustic Wooden Plank Bucket

When you decide to do things yourself, you open up a sparkling rainbow of possibilities. You get to choose your own path to your pot of gold. Want to stain first? DO IT! Want to sand last? No problem ya bum! It's open season for your own personal creativity and chi. And when things don't go exactly as planned, you [...]

2017-01-06T21:17:29+00:00November 21st, 2014|Decor, DIY Decor|2 Comments

DIY Honeycomb Shelves Part One

Honeycomb shelves are really cool. I've been mirin' them from a far for quite some time. I had a sneaking suspicion when we lived in Ohio that we wouldn't be there for very long. So strong were my suspicions that I felt discouraged to do a bunch of wall decor type projects. That and pure laziness. But since the wagons [...]

2017-01-06T21:40:56+00:00October 20th, 2014|DIY Decor, Living Room, Shelving|2 Comments

DIY No Sew Table Runner

A few years ago if you asked me what a table runner was, I would tell you. I mean...really people? Give me some credit! BUT! If you asked me why people have table runners, I would probably tell you that I have no idea. I mean what purpose do they really serve, ya know? WELL after building a dining table [...]

2017-01-06T21:17:41+00:00October 1st, 2014|Decor, DIY Decor|1 Comment

Build a Cork Memo Board Frame

As most things of this nature go, it all started with a crayon. A yellow crayon. This crayon happens to be the EXACT color of a counter stool we bought from Pier 1 Imports for our little computer "nook". The nook is a tucked right next to the stairwell and has a nice little built-in desk. This is the color I hope to use for the [...]

2017-01-06T21:31:09+00:00September 11th, 2014|Decor, DIY Decor, Frames, Furniture|0 Comments

Build Picture Ledges for Children’s Books

I searched high and low for a little DIY on how to build picture ledges for children's books. Unfortunately, most of the search results had huge holes missing from their processes. For example, they would show the wood...and then the finished ledges. I was like...WOW! These people are superheroes! So fast and efficient that I missed the whole process! So I [...]

2017-02-16T09:38:35+00:00August 11th, 2014|DIY Decor, Kids|2 Comments

Yo Mama!

Yo Mama’s! Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s a surprise I whipped up for my buddy Rachel. If you haven’t seen the massive blank walls in my great room, they’re very easy to imagine: 20ft walls with NOTHING on them. I wanted to do a 6 or 8 modern photo frame series featuring varying scales and poses. So last month Maddy and [...]

2014-03-24T01:53:45+00:00May 12th, 2013|DIY Decor|0 Comments