Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"S" is for Shelf in the Eaves

Build: shelf in the eaves


Lots of homes have eaves in the upstairs rooms, a necessary but difficult-to-work-with architectural detail.
Some homes even have eaves with windows, like mine.
Now you have a space with a slanted, low ceiling AND windows.
Good luck finding a piece of furniture to work there!


I came up with an inexpensive solution to making those eaves work in my son's bedroom.
A diy wall ledge installed just above the window moulding.

Now we have almost 14 feet of shelf space to hold tons and tons of lego builds, superheros, model boats, trucks and books:


For this shelf I used two pieces of 1x10 pine board, the shelf extends 9 1/4" from the wall.

Monday, February 24, 2014

"C" is for Corduroy Sewing Projects

Sew: corduroy sewing projects


Fine wale corduroy is a favorite fabric of mine and today I'm sharing a few sewing projects you can make using corduroy.

Friday, February 21, 2014

"P" is for Pipe & Wood Slats Bed

Build: pipe & wood slats bed


Ana and I are up to our old tricks again except this time we've entered new territory by combining wood boards with galvanized steel pipes to make this twin bed.
It's a match made in heaven and Ana has the plans here so you can build this bed too.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

"M" is for Mudroom Makeover

Build & paint: mudroom makeover


I recently completed a makeover of our mudroom back entry area.

It all started with paint:

  

Benjamin Moore dune white on the walls and london fog for the trim.


(The exterior of our home is painted Benjamin Moore cottage red, you can see it peeking in every window.)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"C" is for Chalkboard with Ledge

Build: wall chalkboard with chalk ledge


Because what's a wall chalkboard if you don't have anywhere to put the chalk?


My kids prefer the chalk markers, either way this ledge can hold a lot and is super simple to attach.


I'm linking up to:

Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

Friday, February 14, 2014

"N" is for Numbered Wood Tags

Paint: numbered wood tags


Make these handpainted numbered wood tags.

NO STENCILS.
NO VINYL CUTTING MACHINE.

A simple word document and black craft paint is all you need.


I made these numbered wood tags to label the galvanized buckets in our new mudroom console.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"N" is for Neutral American Flag

Sew: neutral American flag


Sew this neutral version of the American flag using drop cloth, white cotton and an old mens dresshirt.


I've been working feverishly in my son's bedroom to make the space his own.
Today I'm sharing this neutral American flag wall hanging that will be behind his new bed.


Monday, February 10, 2014

"M" is for Media Shelf

Build: open media shelf


 As the saying goes necessity is the motherhood of all invention and I needed an organized shelving system to contain my kids xbox game system and all its pieces.

All the details are here, dimensions and steps so you can build your own open media shelf.




This media shelf makes the perfect spot for the xbox system and all it's components plus the cable box and we still have an open shelf.



I'm linking up to:
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

Thursday, February 6, 2014

"H" is for Handpainted Dish Towels

 Paint: personalized dish towels


How to handpaint onto dish towels without using stencils or vinyl.

Any font, any size.


A single monogram or the full last name:

Monday, February 3, 2014

"M" is for Mudroom Hooks

Mudroom hooks: how to install


How to install a row of hooks onto a board in your mudroom.


I say the more hooks the better!  
When D.Lawless Hardware offered to partner with me on project I could not refuse and now you see why.  With 3 kids coming and going our back door gets tons of use and these hooks are the perfect spot for all their gear.