DIY Play Kitchen

My sister mentioned getting her daughter a play kitchen for her birthday and I said...let me stop you right there, SISTER! I'll make it! And so a DIY Play Kitchen was created! The previous homeowner left this pre-joined block of wood in the garage. It was a little beat up, but should clean up nicely for the butcher-block style of [...]

2017-01-06T21:50:52+00:00December 30th, 2013|Kids|0 Comments

DIY Console Table

In this step-by-step guide I'll show you how I created a DIY Console Table from scratch! Chickity-chec-a-check-it-out! I started out by ripping 4x4 douglas fir to 2x2's with my table saw. You can purchase 2x2's if you don't have access to a table saw. I know Menards has 2x2 Poplar available. Next I cut the 2x2's to the desired height [...]

2016-04-24T09:41:42+00:00August 27th, 2013|Furniture|3 Comments

Ingredients for DIY Chalk Paint

Chalk Paint is expensive! But if you're willing to get your hands dirty you won't have to break the bank. Check out this step-by-step guide to whip up some DIY Chalk Paint (for cheap, yo)! DIY Chalk Paint Supplies Needed: • Empty Containers with lids (I'm a peanut butter junkie) • Acrylic Craft Paint • Calcium Carbonate Powder • 1 [...]

Build a Classic Farmhouse Table

In my spare time I’ve been building and writing up plans for a farmhouse table. My inspiration comes from Anthropologie’s, “Modern Farmhouse Table”. My farmhouse table is a more classic approach to the modern farmhouse table that was actually based on a classic farmhouse table. Yeah! Exactly! Whatever. In this post you’ll find a link to download the FREE .PDF [...]

2017-01-06T21:37:06+00:00June 12th, 2013|Furniture, Plans, Tables|2 Comments

How to Install a Hardwood Floor – Part Two

I started this project at the end of November,'s best that I start from the beginning...the VERY beginning.../queue cheesy wavy flashback effect This is the best flashback I could find. I don't know if this counts as a flashback... but it's pretty amazing. It was a cold, wet day in November 2012 and Rachel and I were discussing what [...]

2017-01-09T20:55:00+00:00April 10th, 2013|Flooring, Renovation|2 Comments

Build a Changing Table

Well, it's been 3 years since the birth of my daughter and I decided to upload some plans for this changing table. Go here to see the updated project plans for the purchase list, material cost, cut sizes and assembly instructions. Then flip back to here to see how I built mine! We're in the home stretch here at 35 [...]

2017-01-07T20:15:40+00:00August 14th, 2012|Furniture, Tables|4 Comments

DIY Mirror Frame

Back in April I re-framed a cheap full-length mirror. My buddy Joe liked it so much that he asked me to help him with a DIY Mirror Frame for his place. Since I just finished wrapping up the room renovation and I’m still in town, why not! Even though I’ve got things down to a general science back home, there [...]

2017-01-06T21:31:15+00:00July 3rd, 2012|DIY Decor, Frames|1 Comment

How to re-finish a hardwood floor

We packed our suitcases and set off for Philadelphia early last week. Rachel's baby shower(s) were waiting! But this ain't no vacation for me! Without most of my tools or the usual setup, I hatched a plan to hook up my brother-in-law with a renovated bedroom as a high-school graduation gift. But perhaps I bit off more than I could chew? So [...]

2017-01-07T20:19:51+00:00June 19th, 2012|Flooring, Renovation|1 Comment

Build a Small Space Desk

Hey you! Check out the brand new 2015 project plans for this desk! Then swing back over here to see the process in 3D! Then go back to the plans and build it yourself! Want to know something interesting? Rachel has never had her own computer. Not even in college. She used the library and family PC. So over the holiday [...]

2017-01-07T20:11:04+00:00May 31st, 2012|Desks, Furniture, Office|5 Comments