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    DIY Sandbox with lid seats

    The girls have been asking for a sandbox for a while now and I finally built one for them! Here’s a step by step tutorial so you can make one too! We had this unused space under our deck stairs that I thought would be perfect for a sandbox! Nice and shaded and kind of unusable unless you’re sitting down. Perfect. I made my box the perfect size for this space. You can definitely edit this tutorial to any size you would like with a little math.  TOOLS: Mitersaw Drill Kreg pocket hole jig Painting or staining Supplies MATERIALS: 4- 1x10x8 boards 20- 1x3x8 boards 2- 2×4’s  3 packs of…

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    Home Office -Chosing a light fixture

    If you follow me over on INSTAGRAM, you’ve seen were creating a home office! I just finished building the built-ins (I’m obsessed with how they turned out). Post coming on those soon! We have a beautiful light fixture in the room now, but it is too large and covers up the beautiful builtins.  Obviously, it still needs to be painted. I really want to do something brass because it will look so beautiful against the dark blue walls, and something not too bulky so that you can see the builtins behind it.Here are the options I’ve been choosing between! 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6…

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    DIY Built-In Laundry Bin Tower

    Ever since we moved into this house I’ve wanted a laundry bin tower in our small laundry room. I knew it would maximize the small space and look beautiful! One day I decided to just go for it and build it myself! It was much easier than I was expecting!! It only took a day to get it done! I LOVE the way it looks and it is SO functional! Our Laundry Room magically feels larger! TOOLS: Miter saw Nail Gun Drill Countersink Drill Bit Kreg Jig Corner Clamp Sand Paper Caulk Gun MATERIALS: 1- sheet 4×8 3/4 inch Plywood 1- sheet 4×8 1/4 inch Plywood/underlayment 1- sheet 1/2 inch…

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    Build Your Own Crib Mattress Porch Swing!

    I’ve always wanted a porch swing! So I decided to build my own! And build it to fit my daughter’s old crib mattress that I had sitting in the basement! I used Plank and Pillows tutorial for inspiration and edited it for the things I wanted! This is a Simple Tutorial especially if you opt-out of the x design on the sides. I would rate this a SKILL LEVEL TWO on the 1 to 5 skill scale.  TOOLS YOU WILL NEED: Miter Saw Measuring Tape Pen/Pencil Nail Gun Outdoor Wood Glue Countersink Drill Bit Drill Kreg Jig (optional) and clamp 1/4 inch drill bit 3/4 inch drill bit MATERIALS LIST 18…

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    DIY Starter Tools Lists

    I get questions daily about what tools you should buy first as you’re getting into ‘do it yourself’ projects! So, I put together these lists to help you! It is sooooo important to remember when buying tools that they pay for themselves! Sometimes it seems like they are pricey but when you calculate how much money you are SAVING by doing the project yourself (and then the next and then the next…) they are well worth the investment. For example, I had to buy two big tools on my last DIY project. I was saying how expensive they were when my husband reminded me that we were saving over $2200…

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    How to Board and Batten

    If you’ve been watching my Instagram stories or seen my recent post there, you know that I just completed doing Board and Batten on all the walls in Gracie’s room! I did it ALL BY MYSELF 🎉 From start to finish! And if I can do it, you can too!! I’m going to answer all of the many questions I’ve been getting here and you can also watch all the stories with step by step instructions on my B&B  DIY highlight bubble on Instagram! Cost?  This is probably my most asked question! And the answer varies! I already had all of the tools that I needed so those were not a…

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    Board and Batten Wall DIY

    I’ve been wanting to add this board and batten feature wall to master bedroom ever since we moved in, but we’ve always had more important projects or babies to take care of. Two weeks ago we had a free Saturday and decided to take it on! It’s a relatively inexpensive project for how wonderful and high end it looks! It’s also really quick if you have the right tools. Here’s a Before of the wall What you’ll need!   2.5 inch wide MDF molding (the size of your wall will determine how many you need) Spackling Putty knife Sand Paper Caulk Caulk gun Baby wipes Paint Paint roller Painters Tape Painting Tarp Tools…