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    Plaid Wainscoating in Half Bathroom

    I have a half bathroom in our house that was quite honestly boring.  I think most half baths are boring because of their size, and they don’t always get a lot of use.  If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram for long, you know I’m the queen of “extra”, and so I knew I had to do something in this room to make it “extra”.  My friend, Christine, did a complete makeover in Jordan Page’s office and I fell IN LOVE with her accent wall.  So I thought why not give it a try here! This project was WAY more tedious than I anticipated it to be.  Altogether,…

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    Christmas Tree Box DIY

    I LOVE the look of a Christmas Tree box instead of a skirt! It looks so homey, cozy, and unique. I had SO many questions last year about my Christmas tree box so here is a step by step tutorial on how to make your own! This is such a fun and affordable DIY! I’ve included two different versions with instructions. One is a non-foldable option that is more simple to construct and a little more affordable and the second is a foldable version that takes just a little bit more time and money. Both good options! Non-Foldable Version Materials 3 –1x4x8 boards 2- 1x3x8 boards 4 L brackets Wood…

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    DIY Bobble Lamp

    I have these gorgeous lamps on our bedside tables in our master bedroom.  However, they are clear and with the window behind them they don’t offer a lot of contrast.  I found these super fun bobble lamps, but was SHOCKED when I saw the price tag.  $695?!?!  I knew I could DIY my current lamps for way less! Here are what the current lamps look like:   See what I mean?  You can hardly see the lamps with the light coming in from the windows.  To get started, here is my inspiration: I don’t think I could ever justify almost $700 for ONE lamp.  So I grabbed my supplies and…

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    $10 DIY “Hello Fall” Sign

    I love seasonal signs, but they can get so spendy!  So I figured, why not make them myself?! For this sign, you will need: Materials: 1/4 inch plywood (you can buy either 1/4, 1/2 or a full sheet) 1 X 2 boards- common or pine (enough to frame your sign, whatever size you choose) Paint Wood Glue Tools Jigsaw Table saw or router Instructions Cut your plywood to size.  I made this sign 2 foot by 2 foot. Paint it your desired color. Then, cut another 2X2 plywood for your “mat”.  I chose to make my mat 3 inches, and cut it out with a jig saw. (TIP- use a…

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    DIY Office Built-ins

    I love how these built in’s for my husband’s office turned out! I have had so many questions about the details of this project so here is the step-by-step process! Tools Needed: Drill – Miter Saw – Table Saw – Pocket Hole Jig – Nail Gun – corner clamp – clamps – concealed hinge jig – painting supplies – level Materials: 3/4 inch birch Plywood  – 1/2 inch plywood  –  1/4 inch plywood – 1×2 poplar boards – butcher block – 2×4’s – 1 1/4 inch screws – 2 1/2 inch screws – 1 1/4 inch brad nails –  wood glue – wood filler – sand paper – liquid nails –…

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    DIY Oversized Art

    Have you ever wanted a big piece of artwork that makes a statement, but can’t justify the price tag? Last summer, I redid my sister-in-law’s nursery.  One thing that was really important to her was that the nursery be portable in case they moved someday.  I was inspired by @withinthegrove when she made a HUGE piece for her living room.  So I decided to give it a try and made this custom oversized art! MATERIALS NEEDED 1×2 common board (or pine) 4X8 sheet of plywood Paint Sandpaper Wood filler Table saw or router Miter saw Brad nailer & nails DIRECTIONS Sand your plywood to your liking.  Paint the base layer. …

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    2 Day Gender Neutral Shared Toddler/Nursery Makeover

    I had the opportunity last summer to surprise my sister-in-law with a nursery/shared toddler room makeover!  It was so much fun, and I think I need to do more surprise makeovers this coming year! She wanted something calming ✔️ Something she could take with her if she moves from the house ✔️ and something gender neutral for her little girl and baby boy! It was such a fun challenge to makeover this room in such a short amount of time and on a budget! This is what the room looked like when I started: The first thing I knew I needed to do was brighten up the room with some…

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    How to Build a Basic Cabinet with Doors- Tutorial

    As part of the office built-ins, I needed to build two cabinets with cabinet doors. I got a lot of questions about how I did this! It is much more intimidating than it looks! Here is a step by step tutorial! Materials you’ll need: 3/4 inch plywood 1/4 inch plywood 1/2 inch plywood 1×2 boards 1×4 board(s) Wood Glue Kreg 1 1/4 screws concealed hinges 2×4’s and 2 1/2 inch screws for base 1 1/4 inch brad nails Tools: Table Saw 90 Degree Clamp Clamps Kreg Pocket Hole Jig Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig Drill Nail Gun BASE:   This is a personal preference and specific to some projects, but I…

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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…