Friday, October 31, 2014

"D" is for Doll Pram

Build: diy doll pram


Happy Halloween friends!  Ana and I are back to share another handmade holiday gift build that any little person is sure to love - a doll pram.



Ana designed this little push pram perfectly.  The plans feature a fairly simple build that is sure to see lots of playtime.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"W" is for Wedge Jig

How to build a wedge jig


If you saw the recent Pottery Barn catalog chances are you love these wood stars as much as me:



And you quickly think 'I can DIY that surely!'.  However after much trial and error I consulted fellow buildy blogger Jamison at Rogue Engineer who quickly informed me I needed a 54 degree angle.

BUT MY MITER SAW DOESN'T MAKE A 54 DEGREE CUT?

Monday, October 27, 2014

"G" is for Giant Wishbone

Diy giant gold wishbone


The wishbone trend is still going strong so why not make a giant wishbone this Fall?

Friday, October 24, 2014

"A" is for Art Center

Build: diy art center


It's Friday and that means another new gift build for the Handmade Holiday series from Ana White and me!

Today it's an art center.  And this build is awesome.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"H" is for House Ornaments

DIY mini house ornaments from wood scraps:


Make these miniature house ornaments from wood scraps for all your friends and family this holiday season.


I used mostly 1x2 scraps and the like to make these cute little houses.

Monday, October 20, 2014

"H" is for Houzz Tours: My Houzz



Recently a freelance photographer for Houzz, Corynne Pless, dropped by our home to take pictures for a home tour on Houzz and I thought I'd share the article here with my readers as well.



Corynne was able to get photos at angles and with light that I simply do not have the patience or talent to achieve.  She made our house look so beautiful and captured a moment in time, for that I'm extremely appreciative.


To see all the photos in the home tour click here.
And to see more of Corynne's work at Houzz check here portfolio here.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"L" is for Lemonade Stand

Build: diy classic lemonade stand


It's hard to believe but of all the pieces I have built never have I done an official lemonade stand.  So when a friend asked me to build one for an event I said sure!  She requested a stand similar to Kristyn's at Lil' Luna here and I got to building.

Friday, October 10, 2014

"T" is for 2x2 Playhouse Frame

Build: diy 2x2 playhouse frame


Happy Friday friends!  Ana White and I have another fun gift build as part of the Handmade Holiday series.  Today we are sharing a fairly simple playhouse made completely from 2x2 pine boards.


Ana's got the plans for this open playhouse frame here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

"S" is for Sliding Door Console

Build: diy sliding barn door console


This console was my knock off project submission for week one of Creating with the Stars last Spring and it took first place!
I'm finally getting around to sharing the plans with you here so you can build it too and for a fraction of the retail cost.

Friday, October 3, 2014

"B" is for Bungalow Play House

Build: diy bungalow play house


Friends we're starting of the Handmade Holiday series with a big bang!  Ana White and I have selected 12 gift builds for this series and because this one is the biggest we thought it would be best to take the first spot.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"R" is for Ryobi Giveaway & Announcement

Ana White and I have joined forces again for another Handmade Holiday series.
One new plan for gifts you can build each week for the next 12 weeks!

We will officially begin the 2014 series on Friday, October 3rd with the first new gift build plan.
It's top secret so no peeking (okay maybe some peeking on Instagram :))!

And thanks to our friends at Ryobi we're starting off the 2014 Handmade Holiday series with an awesome giveaway:


Friday, September 26, 2014

"P" is for Playing Card Holder

Build: DIY wood playing card holder


Make this fun playing card holder using wood scraps and your kids will thank you.


My kids love playing card games but have trouble holding a bunch of cards all at once.  And then they bunch up their cards and they can't see what cards they have.  Ahh the frustration!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"V" is for Vintage Milk Jug Side Table

DIY repurposed milk jug into side table


How to take a vintage milk jig and make it into a side table with just a little paint and a piece of wood.
*This tutorial first appeared over at Pretty Handy Girl Brittany's blog however I am republishing here.