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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Build a Rustic Floating Shelf

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Using mental fortitude I set out to build a rustic floating shelf today. Well, it doesn't actually float...that was a lie. The shelf slides over a bracket built from 1 x 2's that are secured to the wall with 2" screws...which gives the viewer the ILLUSION of it floating. I violated your trust and for that I'm SORRY. If it makes you...

Build a Stacked Storage Chest End Table

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It’s that time of the month again...when Rachel gets to pick what I build. But instead of doing what she wanted this month, I’m doing what she wanted last month. LOL! Using scrap wood from previous failed projects, I'm going to build a stacked storage chest end table. Check out this awesome space by Liz Marie... it’s what inspired this project (other than...

Build a Mid Century Modern Sofa Table

It has been a LONG week! While my body wants to sit on the couch and watch reruns of the girlmore girls, my mind says I should be in the workshop building. SO! I sourced out some really great 22" hairpin legs from a company based out of Columbus and will be using them to build a mid century modern sofa...

How to Properly Dispose of Oil Soaked Rags

Unlike most of...everything I do, this is super serious business. It's something every rookie (and veteran) DIY'er should know before jumping headfirst into a wood staining project. So here it is: Oil soaked rags can SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUST! I kid you not, kid! After reading extensively about the subject on the internet, I'm a pretty much the leading expert on this now. So let me...

Designing a Mid Century Modern Sofa Table

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After Rachel finished up with work for the day, I got a half-hour free from the kiddos to sit down and sketchup the design for my upcoming mid century modern sofa table build. I ordered 22" hairpin legs from my friends at hairpinlegs.com based out of Columbus. (Well...OK. We're not actually friends but...we could be...someday...maybe?) Anyway, they did me a...

Transform an Old Mirror with Color

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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...

Build a Blanket Ladder

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Hundreds of years ago American colonists designed their furniture to be much simpler than that of their European counterparts; often ditching ornate details in name of function over form. Makes sense, right? They had to HUSTLE to survive! American colonists' furniture design trends were also years behind that of their European counterparts because of the ocean and stuff. Well fast forward to present day...

Build an Upcycled Coffee Table

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While walking back from the park with the kids I stumbled upon two chairs that my neighbors were throwing away curbside . So under the cover of darkness I TOOK those chairs and ran awkwardly into my garage. It sounds much creepier than it actually was. Or maybe not. In any case, today I’ll be using the legs from...