Friday, July 28, 2017

DIY Leather Fringe Boho Chandelier

How to make a leather fringe boho style chandelier with step by step tutorial

Kids spaces are so hard for me!!! Is it just me or do you struggle to walk the line between style and function? My boys have a small den right off the living room we call their "game room". The only games really are a few board games in a cupboard, but it sounds so much less formal than "den". 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

30 DIY Modern Lighting Ideas

Get inspired with a roundup of 30 DIY friendly Modern Lighting ideas

You guys know I love me some modern decor, and I try to DIY just about everything. I'm currently working on a light fixture for my boys' game room to compliment their new storage futon. Its packed with boho goodness and I can't wait to share with you guys next week! 

Friday, June 30, 2017

How to Build a Futon Base with Storage Drawers

How to give your futon a major upgrade by building a custom wood base with storage drawers

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.


We've got a nightly routine. After dinner and homework it's Netflix time. My husband and I claim the living room and kick the kids to their game room/den. Although my French Doors and DIY Transom window majorly improved the outside view of the game room, the inside has been pretty much ignored. It contains some hand-me-down furniture, a tube TV, and an inexpensive futon couch. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Best Router for a Beginner Woodworker

 The best and easiest router for a beginner woodworker or DIYer

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Have you noticed how almost every tools is battery powered these days? I'm kinda old school and typically reach for corded models. However, when I first spotted the Ryobi 18-Volt Cordless Router at The Home Depot ProSpective kick-off event earlier this year, I knew I had to get my hands on one!

Have you been thinking about buying a router? I love my old routers but admittedly. I'm always fighting the cords or struggling to keep the cords out of my way. I've been using the Ryobi Cordless router for a couple months now, and I've decided it's absolutely the best router for a beginner woodworker or DIYer - here's why.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Glass-Topped Wood Outdoor Table

How to build a DIY wood dining table with a glass top

*This post is sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie ® . All opinions are my own and are uninfluenced. 

Summer doesn't officially start for another week, but in our home, we've already been living the "summer life" for a while. We've been taking advantage of the mild evenings and eating on the patio as much as we can. Our last outdoor dining situation was looking pretty sad, so I finally built us a patio table that fits my design style much better. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

How to Make a Wood and Metal Hanging Garden

How to build an industrial wood and metal hanging garden for flowers or herbs and learn how to mount it to a concrete block wall

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Most of us in the southwest have a common view when we walk into the backyard - a massive concrete block wall. Although they are great for privacy and durability, they can look a little prison-yard-ish. My in-laws can grow just abut about anything, so I wanted to build them a cute, hanging garden to decorate their great wall of china, block fence. Drilling into concrete provides a new challenge, but is definitely do-able with the right tools. With the miles and miles of cinder block in Arizona, it's a skill I'm glad I learned. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How to Make a Long Wood and Glass Succulent Planter

How to make a long succulent centerpiece from inexpensive glass vases.

Its wedding season and I'm currently completely consumed with two different weddings this month. What about you? Do you have any weddings on the horizon?