In the style of Pottery Barn's "Emily and Meritt's Caned Daybed"   5+ variations for paneling choices, plus woodworking tips for beginners, 50+ original and informative diagrams, purchase list, and tools needed to complete the job!   Check out the full set of plans by clicking HERE!   Check out the full set of plans... Continue Reading →

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When we first started to discuss Lola's playroom, I knew I wanted it to have a certain feeling.  I wanted it to feel magical and be a place that her imagination could run wild.  I also wanted it to be a place that she would look back on with fond memories and whimsy.  If you... Continue Reading →

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How to Build a Pergola We're getting the to the fun part now! Plan out your posts, considering your local codes. Then dig the holes.  It took me a full 8 hour day to get these posts in place because they needed to go down so deep. Throw in 50 billion large rocks, and this... Continue Reading →

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Happy Sunday, y'all!  It's time for another Looks for Less edition.  This time we're talking about dining tables. When we were first hunting for the right house, I knew that I had to have a decent sized dining room.  I feel like there is something special about gathering around the dining table each day to... Continue Reading →

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Looks for Less: Coffee Tables

Welcome back for another edition of Looks for Less! This time we're taking a look at coffee tables.  West Elm is a source of delight for many, including myself.  There's a reason they've been included in many of our posts so far. What I love about them so much is that they offer a lot... Continue Reading →

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Looks for Less: Table Lamps

TGIF, Y'all!  Am I the only one that still says that or is it still a thing? I have to ask these days because I'm seriously out of touch with what's hip with the youth and all.  However, I'm right up to speed with what's hip in lighting, and I have some seriously good finds... Continue Reading →

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And we're back for part 2 of our lighting edition.  Let's be real, how much time do you spend looking up at your ceiling?  You probably think you spend plenty of time but let me tell you something - if this is what you're looking at when you look up, you're not spending enough time... Continue Reading →

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Hey peeps!!! Who doesn't love getting a designer look for less???  Anyone that knows me knows that I'm always looking for the best deal.  My mom always told me that everything costs something - either time or money.  We're pretty short on both of those resources these days, but somehow time is a little easier... Continue Reading →

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For this second phase, I need a mantlepiece and moldings. As a reminder, we are trying to reuse materials that we have around instead of buying all of these things new; partially because we don't have the money at the moment and partially because we can reuse the wood. I have a table that I... Continue Reading →

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Now that the painting is completed (hopefully!), it's time to put in the crown molding.  Here's the first piece above the entry. Here's the second piece next to the door... ...the third above the face of the shower... ...the fourth on the shower-side wall... ...the fifth on the vanity-side wall, and... ... the sixth above... Continue Reading →

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step by step tutorial for an easy first macrame try!

DesignsOn9th is now offering custom prop building services! Because of the high amount of requests for our props, we have decided to offer this as one of our official building services. We hand build and custom craft each prop with care and meticulous detail to each of our customers' specifications. See our Halloween pages for... Continue Reading →

WELCOME! So I'm *incredibly sure that we won't outdo last year in terms of the news coverage, but we are going to have every bit as much fun! Let's see what happens... **UPDATE** Here are the current links and videos to news coverage this year: Videos: NPR Interview: FOX13 UTAH KSL News TelemundoUtah (*Personal Favorite*)... Continue Reading →

Finally, a faster, easier way to frame loom with a double heddle shed bar and packing/spacing bar Watch the video to see all of the awesome features of our Super Frame Loom! CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE BUILDING PLANS Frame loom weaving has never been easier! We took the classic frame loom and innovated out two... Continue Reading →

Well, life events prevented us from finishing this series for the blog on time, but we sure got it done before her birthday! We completed the whole thing (except the hinges on the secret room door) in just 6 weeks! 6 Week Challenge Completed! Take a look at us showing it to her for the... Continue Reading →

I've become somewhat obsessed with lathing, about 4 years in the making now   Looking back at some of my photos, I came across this one. I think the evidence is in... Comment if you can sympathize with my plight!

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