Monday, April 17, 2017

How to Build a Modern Built-In Storage Bench

How to build a modern built-in bench with hidden toy storage.

You know that one friend of yours who has everything together? The one who always looks flawless and everything she touches is perfection. That's my friend Alex from AVE Styles. Her style is the perfect mix of modern and traditional with a healthy does of boho mixed in.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

How to Make a Movable Faux Fireplace: part three- Overmantle

How to build a renter friendly over-mantle that can accommodate a large TV mount. Part three of a movable faux fireplace tutorial.

Welcome back friends! Thanks so much for all the positive feedback on the renter friendly, faux fireplace I helped my buddy Kinda build. You guys know how to make a girl feel special. Make sure to check out Part One: Hearth and Part Two: Fireplace to get caught up to this point in the build. Today I'll show you how I tackled the over-mantle, or decorative part above the fireplace. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How to Make a Movable Faux Fireplace: part two- Fireplace

How to make a renter friendly faux fireplace with overmantle that you can pick up and move.

Are you guys ready for the good stuff?! Yesterday I showed you how to build the hearth, or base of a movable faux fireplace. Today, I'm sharing the star of the show- the fireplace itself! Since this fireplace/over-mantle set up doesn't need a chimney or flue, you can place it on pretty much any wall you'd like. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How to Make a Movable Faux Fireplace: part one - Hearth

How to make a renter friendly faux fireplace with overmantle that you can pick up and move.

I am so excited to finally share my newest project with you guys! My friend Kindra and I have been slowly working away between naps and homework for months, but her gorgeous new fireplace, hearth, and over-mantle are finally done! You've probably seen electric fireplaces before, but you've never seen a set-up like this! 

It may not look like it, but this faux fireplace is renter friendly! You can separate the three pieces and take the whole thing with you when you move. All that will be left behind are a few screw holes, which can be easily filled. The overmantle can easily support a 55" TV. Honestly, you would have no idea the whole fireplace wasn't "built in" unless I told you so. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

How to Make a Simple Frame For a Canvas

simple wood art canvas wood frame tutorial diy

Most of you guys know I live in the Phoenix area. I actually live in the quaint suburb called Gilbert. Downtown Gilbert is full of cute little shops and yummy restaurants; a totally fun place to hang out. Last week, I had the chance to cruise on over to downtown and had one of the best girl's night out ever! Some of my blogging buddies and I were invited to The Art House, where we got to play around and create our own piece of art.

Friday, March 3, 2017

How to Build a Modern Dresser Bookshelf Combo

How to build a space saving modern dresser bookshelf combo with free building plans

Remember my boys' shoe storage nightstand? A.K.A. The most useful piece of furniture I've ever built. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Marble Tilt Table Game Tutorial

easy diy handmade game gift marble tilt table game

I've got a new building project almost anyone can do! I took an off-the-shelf shadow box and turned it into a fun, marble tilt table game. I'm sharing all the details over at The Kim Six Fix . It would make a great idea for a handmade Father's Day or Mother's Day gift.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

How to Make a Stacked Plywood Table Lamp

How to build a modern stacked plywood rhombus shaped table lamp

Wow! How is it February already!? Have you ever had a hard time getting back into the groove after taking some time off? I really enjoyed my break during the holidays and being totally honest with you, I was having the hardest time getting my work ethic back (which is very unlike me). I was raised to believe if you aren't working, you're being lazy and being lazy is worse than Nickleback. 

The slump wasn't for lack of inspiration! I always have 100 ideas spinning in my head at any given moment and spent the first few weeks on the year pinning "to-do" items and sketching plans. I finally kicked my butt in gear and tackled a project I've been dying to try - a stacked plywood lamp. I love making lamps! I know electricity sounds scary, but they really are pretty easy. I made a video tutorial for my Ombre Concrete Lamp and we still use our Tapered X Lamps everyday on our nightstands in our bedroom. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

How to Make Knock-Off Table Top Planters

How to build a pair of modern, designer knock-off table top planters

If you are like me, you drool over the West Elm catalog every season. If you're really like me, you're way too big of a cheapskate to spend $49 each for a table top planter.