Monday, September 18, 2017

Replacing My Interior Doors and Painting Them Black

new black interior doors raise panel DIY

Oh man! Last Friday officially marked 2 years since we bought our new house. It took a couple of months to finish remodeling the kitchen so we didn't move in right away, but still, time has flown by! When we first walked through the house, I had big plans in my head. I had plans to replace the obvious stuff like the dated appliances and chipping countertops, but I also wanted to upgrade things other people may not have noticed. My husband thought it was ridiculous to replace "perfectly fine" doors just because I didn't like the pattern. I mean, how much difference can the shape of a door make? A big one my friends  

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

How to Get Shiny and Smooth OSB for Furniture - Video Tutorial

Learn how to turn OSB into perfectly smooth and shiny drawer fronts using a coat of epoxy resin Easy high gloss finish tutorial

A couple weeks ago I shared my Modern 8 Drawer Dresser with you guys and I've gotten such a good response! You guys rock! I've had several people ask for more information about the finish I used and how I got the OSB drawer faces so smooth. To show you how simple it was, I made a video tutorial. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

5 Easy Ways to Fix Scratched Furniture- Video Tutorial

5 easy tips and tricks how to fix scratched or damaged furniture video

*This post is sponsored by RPM Wood Finishes Group and contains affiliate links. All opinions are uninfluenced and my own.

It's going to happen. Maybe you'll bump against the door frame while moving into your new house, or your house guest will insist on dropping his keys on your wood coffee table. Somehow your beloved furniture is going to end up scratched. I had a mini breakdown after we moved into our current house and I discovered almost every single piece of furniture that I had built with my blood, sweat and tears was damaged. Luckily there are ways to fix furniture scratches and scuffs.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

5 Tools to Bring Camping

5 essential tools to bring camping to make life easier simple tips

*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. 

Labor day is this weekend friends, and that means for many of you it's the last chance to go make friends with the Great Outdoors before fall hits. One of the benefits of living in Arizona is that we get to enjoy camping from about April to October. I bet you didn't know almost half of Arizona is actually covered in mountains and pine trees (yes, seriously). The majority of the Arizona population lives in Phoenix or Tucson, smack dab in the desert, so that's the image most of us get when we think of AZ. Surprisingly, although I live in a Phoenix suburb, I'm only about 1-2 hours from mountain lakes and cool breezes. 

Both my husband and I love to go camping. In fact, we actually met on camping trip with mutual friends. We also both love tools! On our last trip to the mountains, we brought several tools to make life away from home a little easier. I put together a list of 5 extremely helpful tools you definitely need to bring with you when you camp. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Customizable Garage Storage Wall

Learn how to build a custom adjustable garage storage wall
 *This post is sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie ® . All opinions are my own and are uninfluenced. 

I might make pretty things, but until recently the space where I made those things sure wasn't pretty. My garage was downright embarrassing and in need of some MAJOR storage! In one afternoon, with some sturdy hardware, I created a totally customizable garage storage wall. No more boxes on the floor!

how to build a custom adjustable garage storage wall before after tutorial

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How to Build a Modern 8 Drawer Dresser

How to build a simple modern DIY dresser with 8 spacious drawers

*This post is sponsored by Kreg Tool and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own and are uninfluenced. 

Trying new things is good for you! I'm always urging you guys to try something new, like learning to weld or upping your staining game, so I suppose I should take my own advice. When my friends from asked me to create a new project I tried something new and I totally think it payed off! What do you think? 

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".