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DIY Bathroom Vanity–I Smell Another Bathroom Remodel

How to Build a DIY Single Bathroom Vanity

Once upon a time I, alongside a VERY reluctant husband, remodeled a bathroom. And it was a nightmare.  After the bathroom was done and the new bedroom floor was laid, I swore to Danny that I wouldn’t even THINK about another remodel “anytime soon.”   Oh memories, such a fickle thing. How quickly I forget all those late nights covered in crawl space dirt, exhausted and sweaty, and hating myself for ever starting this thing to begin with and turned…

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DIY Destination Map Picture Frame Thingy–Yes, You Read That Right

How to make a DIY destination map picture frame

Can I be honest for a second? I really hate football.  It’s not that I hate the game, or the players, or the coaches.  I just hate that you run the ball for 5 seconds and it’s 30 more seconds before the next play.  And I’m REALLY impatient.  Guys, what takes that long?  GET ON WITH IT ALREADY!!!!  I just can’t deal. . On a semi-related note, do you guys ever watch the Bad Lip Reading videos on YouTube? The football…

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Tips for Surviving a Remodel–And Tetanus Shots

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Three things occurred to me this weekend: . It’s been almost two years since we remodeled our kitchen and many of you have followed only within the last several months. So likely, you’ve never seen it before. I’ve never told the story on my blog about getting a tetanus shot after an incident related to that remodel. I have several tips to share that will benefit those of you who are considering doing a kitchen remodel in the future. .…

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The Mom Saga Continues…How to Build a Bookshelf

How to Build a DIY Bookshelf

My mom just discovered Restoration Hardware.  As a side note, she pronounces “restoration” like “registration” so at first, it was a little difficult to know what she was talking about.  Registration Hardware?? Mom, I just don’t get it.  And then we spent 20 minutes over the phone explaining how to send me a hyperlink via email to what she was talking about. . OHHHHH Restoration Hardware. Why didn’t you say so?? . So anyway, she’s been looking at their furniture…

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If You’re Going to Make It, You Better Fake It–DIY Fake Brick Fireplace

How to DIY a Faux Brick Fireplace and you'll never believe how easy it is!!

I’ve never been big on “fake” stuff. Fake wood, fake crab, fake friends, fake smiles at that coworker you want to punch in the throat (JUST KIDDING). I just don’t like things that try to be something they aren’t. . That’s why I always try to be real with you guys. Honesty is the best policy and I like to remind you all the time that I really have no idea what I’m doing here and am a complete amateur. …

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DIY Farmhouse Side Table With Storage–AKA The Diaper Cabinet

DIY Farmhouse Side Table with Storage for Diapers and Other Random Stuff You Want To Hide

Let’s play a friendly game of “Never Have I Ever.”  You’ve played that before, right? . You hold up your fingers and go around the circle saying things you’ve never done and whoever has done them has to lower a finger.  The last person with any fingers still up wins. . We will make it a quick game and just use one finger and one question. Are you ready? . Okay, never have I ever….changed a diaper.  Like, ever. . Anyone…

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How to Turn Ordinary Glass into an Antique Mirror

How to turn ordinary glass into an antique mirror!

I have a thing about doors.  If you’ve been around very long, you know that already.  It’s weird. . I love doors, I hate doors.  I’ve taken them down.  I’ve put them up.  I’ve even collected a random assortment of them for decoration purposes. . But today, I want to tell you about one door in particular. I bought this door three years ago from a local “junk store” that I frequent.  I had no idea what I was going…

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