Friday, April 29, 2016

DIY Industrial Style Tiki Torch

Industrial style tiki torch DIY tutorial

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How's the weather where you are? It's been absolutely gorgeous here lately. We've been trying to spend as much time outside as possible. Although the days are getting longer, our backyard can get pretty dark. Bamboo tiki torches aren't my style, and steel torches can run upwards of $40 each. I came up with a DIY solution that costs only around $13 per torch, including fuel.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Rolling Outdoor Island Building Plans

Learn how to build your own rolling outdoor grill island.

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Is the weather gorgeous where you live too? In Arizona, this is the time of year we have to run outdoors and take advantage of the nice temperatures while we still have them. 120 degrees are right around the corner.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Wood and Metal Planter Box Building Plans

Free building plans!  DIY Wood and metal planter boxes

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Happy spring everyone! I don't know about where you are, but the weather has been absolutely gorgeous here in Arizona and it has me feeling all outdoorsy. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Modern Curtain Rod and Finial Tutorial

Easy to follow tutorial for making your own modern curtain rods and finals.

My plan is to stick with simple white walls in the new house, so I decided I need to introduce some color. I fell in love with the Sanela velvet curtains from Ikea in the color "dark turquoise". Our house has 9ft ceilings, so the fact that the Sanela panels comes in extra long lengths sealed the deal. 

With my curtains picked out, I started brainstorming ideas for modern looking curtain rods and finials that I could make myself. I've gotta say, I'm really happy with the simple, inexpensive design I came up with! Once again, I partnered with my friends at Rockler to show you how its done.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DIY Hourglass

Make your own DIY hourglass from supplies found at the craft store.

I've always had a love for hourglasses. My dream thrift store find would be an antique hourglass, but I'm not holding my breath till that day comes. In the meantime, I created my own DIY hourglass from a couple empty soap bottles and a few supplies from the craft store. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

14 DIY Kitchen Remodels to Inspire


First of all, I have to thank you all for the overwhelming response to my Stacked Cabinet Kitchen Reveal. You guys leave the nicest comments! Remodeling our new house has been a lot of work and its so nice to know my efforts are appreciated. 

With kitchen remodels on the brain, I've come across some pretty amazing makeovers by my fellow bloggers. If you are contemplating a DIY renovation, or you just like looking at amazing "before and after" pictures, scroll down. Check out these kitchen remodels and remember to give these awesome ladies their due and please pin from the original source. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

How to Install an Apron Sink in a Stock Cabinet

Learn how to modify a cabinet to accomidate an apron front sink

When we first started to plan the new kitchen design, one essential element I knew I wanted to include was an apron front sink. I also knew it was going to be a hard sell to my husband. He's not a big fan of the farmhouse style, and has openly expressed his dislike for apron sinks. 

I was planning more of a modern look for the kitchen, and when I showed my husband this stainless steel apron sink from Moen, he could see the vision and agreed. Success! We chose the STo faucet and a modern soap pump, and we were ready to get to work.