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How to build a Gorgeous DIY Console Cabinet

In a world where chalk paint is the queen of Pinterest and furniture makeovers are the hottest trend, I’m over here ABSOLUTELY LOVING the fact that the friend who asked for my latest build asked for it UNFINISHED. HALLELUJAH…once the sanding was done, I was DONE. No staining, no painting, no polying. Best client EVER. In case you can’t tell, I HATE finishing…but mainly painting…I’d rather pluck all my leg hairs out one by one than have to paint furniture.…

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DIY Bar Cart from a Single Board–2×4 and More Challenge

How to Build a DIY Bar Cart from One Board

The 2x material you find at the building stores—both your local building supply stores and the big box stores (think Home Depot or Lowes) is usually what you call “construction lumber.” It’s probably not the most glamorous stuff you’ve ever seen. You may have to dig through a large pile just to find some straight ones. But, it’s cheap. And it’s readily available. . Pros and cons. . But, despite the bad reputation construction lumber can sometimes get, honestly, most…

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Easy DIY Scrap Wood Carrying Caddy

How to build a Scrap Wood Carrying Caddy for Cleaning Supplies

Hey everyone! Today I have a super (I promise SUPER) easy scrap wood project for you that is not only cute, but super practical. But first, I have to confess something. . I was afraid of plywood for the longest time. I’m not really sure why…it’s just big and heavy and I hated asking Danny to help me lift it up on sawhorses so I could cut it up. Plus, I swear, you get like 20 million splinters just by…

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Before and After: DIY Mudroom Built Ins

Before and After: DIY Mudroom Built Ins

Do you prefer starting from scratch or redoing what’s already there? This can apply to furniture, remodels, cooking…and significant others (what? How did that get in there?? I’m just kidding, Danny 😉 ) . If you can’t already guess, I prefer a start from scratch project. I like to build my furniture from nothing, I like to remodel by gutting it first, and (when time allows) I prefer to cook from scratch, too. As far as significant others go, he…

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How to Build an Aquarium Cabinet Stand–The Start of a Man Cave

How to Build a DIY Aquarium Cabinet Stand

My husband, Danny, is so funny. He has always wanted an aquarium. . He bought a little one after we bought our first house, but when we sold the house and moved to our current home, there wasn’t a good place to put it and the idea of having one was kind of put on the back burner. . But over the last few months, Danny has decided he wanted a “man cave” with an aquarium. So we cleared out…

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How to Build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

How to build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

I have a bad habit of wanting to build, like, EVERYTHING. But, like, EVERYTHING won’t fit in my house. Or in my yard. Or in my garage. Or in my parent’s house. Or in my sister’s… . You know…all those places I keep trying to add things to. . That feels kind of limiting. . So I was so thankful that some friends of mine let me build them a dresser I’ve been DYING to build for their new baby.…

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A New Home for Lucy–Modern DIY Dog House

How to Build a Modern DIY Dog House

I’ve always considered myself a dog person. Growing up I HATED cats. . But, you guys, never say never. Growing up, I said I would NEVER have a cat and IF I ever did, I wouldn’t like it. Now fast forward past a long story about vicious animals and a ton of mouse turds in our kitchen ceiling (if you want to know the whole story, just ask…I’ll tell it), and now, we have PET…that’s right PET…cats. How did this…

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