DIY Fluted Concrete Table + Tips I Learned From Screwing Up Twice

Thursday, October 19, 2023 -

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I needed a little table to fit between a pair of chairs in our primary bedroom. I couldn't find exactly what I wanted, and I had a few bags of extra concrete laying around from installing our Horizontal Wood Fence, so I decided to make my own. 

DIY Modern Horizontal Fence | Video Tutorial

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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 As we approach spring, I like I imagine most of you, am turning my attention to the exterior of our property. If you want to see photos of the outside of our house and learn how we installed most of the finishes ourselves, check out this blog post and the #BuildingModernOnaBudget video series

DIY Hardwood Slat Wall - ON THE CHEAP!

Monday, August 1, 2022 -

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I've been obsessed with acoustic, vertical wood slat walls for a while now. Not only do they add a sleek but warm texture to a space, paneling like this was originally designed to break up noise from bouncing around a room and function as acoustic paneling. Our new house is super echo-y so I knew I was going to incorporate some accent walls. 

Check out some of my inspo photos...

#CreatorsSayGay Rainbow Serving Board Auctions

Monday, March 28, 2022


DIY Modern Laundry Room Make-Over

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 -

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Remember how we built our modern dream home last year? (check out the full #BuildingModernOnABudget video series HERE). While we were building, we focused on getting the main living areas, like the kitchen and bathrooms complete. Other areas, were left for another day. Well, we've been in the house for about a year, so I decided it was finally time to tackle the laundry room. Here's how the space looked before:

DIY Concrete Fireplace in ONE WEEKEND | Building Plans

Sunday, November 28, 2021 -


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Last year, while we were building our new house, you guys went nuts for our MASSIVE two-story fireplace in the living room! To be honest, I love it too. I've always had my heart set on a sleek, concrete fireplace. Pouring and finishing almost 8 yards of concrete in the middle of the house wasn't a practical option. I needed to find a DIY option that was actually affordable. After months of research, I discovered a product made by a company called Concreate. They make lightweight wall panels made from real concrete and are totally DIY friendly. 

How to Make Almost Any Lamp Cordless

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 -

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This project is something that literally has been in the works for about 5 years. Back when we were living in our previous house, I had a live edge console table behind the sofa that I used as a computer desk. The first evening I attempted to get some work done, I discovered I really needed some extra lighting. I went online to buy a cordless desk lamp and was absolutely shocked at what I found (or didn't find). 

The only options that were available for purchase were small, cheap looking portable lights (not really a true table lamp) or I found one company called Modern Lantern, which makes traditional, but decent looking lamps that start at $385! Are you kidding?! There was no way on Earth I'd every spend $400-500 for a single table lamp. Additionally, I liked the idea of being able to pick the best lamp to fit the design of the space, not just the only one I could find. I began experimenting with DIY, rechargeable cordless lamp options. 

Over the years, I've bought multiple battery packs and special light bulbs, trying to figure out the best option. Safety and longevity were my biggest concerns. I found multiple ways to easily provide battery power to a lamp, but some would only run a bulb for as little as half an hour. For a real solution to be an option, I wanted a lamp to be able to power a standard, E26 base light bulb, every night for at least 5 days. 
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