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We told the family the ultrasound was at 23 weeks (next week), but secretly we've been plotting away at a super top secret plan!
Build a King-Sized Platform Bed
This week I set out to ditch our box-springs and get low! Read more to…
Brightening up the Bedroom
We never did much with the master bedroom, so with a baby on the way there's no better time than now. And because we're short on bedrooms, we're putting the crib and changing table in ours.
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…
We just got Eddie Bauer'd
After some time off for Rachel's 26th birthday, Easter and visits from family, I'm back at the ol' hdt list this week!
Floating Shelves From Scratch
Let's get started... Tools: Tape measure Wood Glue Wood Filler Wood Screws Miter Saw Orbital…
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 pictures). With consistently demoralizing results, I decided to make my own.
Create a Modern Picture Frame Wall Design
You know those terrible graduation photos of you hanging in your mothers house? The ones that have your neck arched in a really uncomfortable position. Or the creepy ones where the whole family wears the same white t-shirt and khakis?
Repurpose an Ikea Nightstand
Over the years we've collected furniture. Not as a hobby or anything, just out of necessity. So this is a piece from my old bedroom set that was in Rachel's office taking up space. I was thinking of ways to turn this into something a little bit more useful. Hmm... A place to put some paperwork and other odds and ends, mayhaps? A file-cabinet-type-thingy you say? Why not!
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. So I said, "We're in a recession, lady! Plus they have nicer clothes than I'm wearing right now!" They've got brand-name stuff now, ya know. Anyway, clothing aside...thrift stores have odds and ends you wouldn't expect...
do not do it yourself
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