Build a King-Sized Platform Bed

This week I set out to ditch our box-springs and get low! Read more to find out how to build your own king sized platform bed. Please GO HERE for the updated 2015 king-sized platform bed plans! They're BETTER! Come back here to see my build process for each corresponding step! Difficulty: Beginner Time Required: Weekend Cost: Under $100 [...]

2017-10-25T23:01:39+00:00April 28th, 2012|Bedroom, Furniture, Popular|126 Comments

Re-frame a Cheap Full Length Mirror

In this step-by-step guide I'm going to remove and re-frame a cheap full length mirror for under $40 bucks! Here's a breakdown of what you would need to do this yourself... Tools: Tape Measure Square Flathead Screwdriver Masking Tape Clamps Wood Glue Wood Filler Orbital Sander/Sanding Block Miter Saw Gloves/Rag Hearing Protection Safety Glasses Materials: 2 – 1″x4″x8′ Pine New [...]

2016-04-22T09:44:39+00:00April 19th, 2012|Bedroom, DIY Decor|12 Comments

Floating Shelves From Scratch

Let's get started... Tools: Tape measure Wood Glue Wood Filler Wood Screws Miter Saw Orbital Sander/Sanding Block Square Level Stud-finder Clamps (6 would do) Drill Countersink drillbit Hearing Protection Safety Glasses Materials: 2 - 1"x6"x8' Pine 3 - 1"x2"x8' Pine So here is a warped 1x6. I spent a bunch of time at the store doing my best to make [...]

2017-01-07T20:16:50+00:00April 3rd, 2012|DIY Decor, Shelving|4 Comments

Build a Picture Frame without a Table Saw

I’ve been searching the web for some direction on how to make some picture frames, but the results so far have been underwhelming. I’m finding that either the how-to articles call for tools I don’t own yet (TABLESAW!), or the tutorials have no pictures and terrible directions (like the books I read, I require the tutorials I follow to include [...]

2017-01-06T21:31:26+00:00March 26th, 2012|DIY Decor, Frames|2 Comments

Thrift Shop ‘Til You Drop

There was a little thrift shop around my university, so sometimes after my internship or class  I would run over there to look for diamonds in the rough. When I told Rachel I was at the thrift store she was like, “WHAT?! We aren’t poor!” She was born in a very poor district of the Philippines and always had hand-me-downs. [...]

2013-03-20T14:02:33+00:00March 15th, 2012|Search and Rescue|0 Comments