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DIY Daybed Plans!

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 DIY Daybed Plans!

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Enchanted Playroom: The Details

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 Enchanted Playroom: The Details

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6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 3 and 4

Week 3 and 4   See Week 1 and 2 Here Now that the house is essentially formed, the guts need to be in place. Guts are usually best done before anything else, but we have found that doing things a little out of order can keep you interested in the project for much longer.… Continue reading 6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 3 and 4

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6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 1 and 2

Week 1 and 2 We decided that Lola will get a play room for her birthday this year; not only for her, but for us, too. We have 1350 square feet of unfinished basement to curate, and we wanted to have an out-of-sight-out-of-mind place for the daily messes to be confined to, so we're starting… Continue reading 6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 1 and 2

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Enchanted Playroom

Now that we finally have Halloween behind us (seriously, this year was nuts!), we're pressing ahead on our next project.  We've always talked about the possibility of creating a playroom for the babe (and any other future children 😉 ) in our basement.  This week we finally took the plunge and really started to make… Continue reading Enchanted Playroom

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King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

I have been hot-gluing his hairy fabric shell together all day, and his trapezius muscles are looking good so far. What do you think of the profile?   We moved him out of hiding to take on the over-the-fence challenge. Will we break our necks? Let's find out when we try to lift him up… Continue reading King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

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Floating Shelf Hanging Instructions

If you have purchased one of our floating shelves, here is a PDF with the instructions on how to hang it in your living space. Make sure to choose the correct link, either for your plastic anchors or metal anchors. Metal Anchor Floating Shelf Instructions Floating Shelf Hanging Instructions for Plastic Anchors Please feel free… Continue reading Floating Shelf Hanging Instructions

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DIY Build Your Own Shower

A totally doable project for the home owner! "Doable," but perhaps not "fast." Watch the video below for an overview, and read on for more detailed direction.   So what we're looking at here is just a set drain pipe and a basic opening for where the shower will go.  The dotted yellow line is… Continue reading DIY Build Your Own Shower

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DIY Sawdust Collector

Making an efficient dust collector is not difficult and doesn't even take very long to do! The only thing that you'll really need is a blower motor of some sort.  The one pictured in this post was given to me, but a shop vac motor or even a leaf blower will do just as nice… Continue reading DIY Sawdust Collector

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How To Make A Cutting Board

Cut out 1" X 1" sticks with your table saw. Any wood works, but the harder the wood, the better the result for a cutting board. This cutting board is made from an apricot tree.  The smaller branches are a bit darker, so I'm using a lot of that stock. Lay out your design.  I reset… Continue reading How To Make A Cutting Board