Monday, June 30, 2014

DIY Danger Keep Out Skulll & Crossbones Sign

diy keep out sign

A last minute birthday gift for a little boy, I handpainted this keep out sign with a skull and crossbones.  In this post I will show you how to make a handpainted keep out directional sign.

diy skull and cross bones sign

Friday, June 27, 2014

DIY Poster Bed

diy poster bed

One year after moving in and we finally have a real bed in the master!  Sharing how I built this posted bed along with free plans.  I worked with the fabulous (and now on TV!) Ana White, she made the plans here and I did the build.  

poster bed free plans

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"S" is for Surfboard Decor

Paint: diy surfboard decor


Foamcore surfboard shapes painted with bright colored stripes make for fun surf themed decor.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

DIY Scrap Wood Napkin Holder

Build: diy napkin holder


Make this easy wood scrap napkin holder and you're napkins won't be flying around the backyard anymore.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DIY Milk Jug Side Table

How to repurpose vintage milk jugs into side tables.


See the full tutorial here, amazing what a little paint and wood top can do!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"D" is for DIY House Number Plaque

Paint: house number plaque

I'm canvasing the neighborhood.  DIY your own house number plaque using a precut wood plaque and acrylic paint.


A larger plaque (12"h) in a fun royal blue with white which happens to match this friend's mailbox.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Dresser Makeover with Leather Pulls

dresser makeover with leather pulls

A simple dresser makeover with new diy leather pulls for my son.  Some red paint and brown leather made this dresser new and masculine.

dresser makeover before and after

More is less when comes to kids and keeping their clothes neat, and by that I mean more smaller drawers versus large oversized drawers.  This dresser with 5 medium size drawers is very managable for my six year old son.  He can see what's in the drawers and easily operate them which means he has no excuse not to put away his clean laundry!

diy leather pulls detail

Monday, June 9, 2014

DIY Under Cabinet Lighting



The kitchen makeover is complete now that I installed kitchen cabinet lighting from Westside Wholesale.   Task lighting is a must any kitchen so when I ripped down the old wall cabinets the old hard wired under cabinet light did not fit the new open wood shelving mostly because of the suppport bracket.  The stars aligned and Westside Wholesale contacted me about a product review, they sell all types of building supplies: lighting, bath fixtures, landscape items, tools, etc. - definitely worth a look.  I found a great solution for hard wired under cabinet kitchen lighting with the Kichler Under Cabinet Lighting Kit.

Friday, June 6, 2014

DIY Coffee Table (with drawer)

Build: diy coffee table with drawer


I made this coffee table at a friend's request.
She wanted a planked top, traditional farmhouse legs, one small drawer and a really chippy, distressed paint on the base.

Monday, June 2, 2014

DIY See Saw

Build: diy big kids seesaw


Build your own backyard seesaw for big kids.  I used Ana White's plans here and modified for a heftier teeter totter that holds big kids and adults too.