Thursday, July 24, 2014

"W" is for Work Aprons

Sew: diy work aprons

A new batch of Ana White work aprons is ready and now available in the shop.

Great for woodworking, crafting or gardening - an all around general purpose work apron.

A few tweeks this time around:

- slimmer waistband makes for easier tying in the back
- pleat tucks moved to front corners allows for more space inside pockets

The colors are still fresh and vibrant.  
Or you can always make your own version using my tutorial here.

Visit the shop here to purchase any of these aprons.

Monday, July 21, 2014

"B" is for Business Cards

DIY stamped wood business cards

I recently had the privilege of attending and teaching at the Haven Conference and you can't go to an event with 300 bloggers, sponsors and vendors without business cards.

Wanting something that was unique and reflected my blog I created these stamped wood business cards:

Friday, July 18, 2014

"P" is for Pencil Shaped Pencil Holder

DIY pencil shaped pencil holder teacher gift

Make this super simple giant wood pencil shaped pencil holder for all those teachers this Fall.
One 1x4x6 board for $5 will yield 2 pencil holders plus a $2 pack of pencils and you have an inexpensive and extremely useful gift.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"S" is for Striped Euro Shams

Sew: diy striped Euro shams

I'm sharing how to make striped drop cloth shams with piping over at Pretty Handy Girl today.

Brittany's blog is full of how-to's and tutorials for the serious DIYer.

Mimicking the grain stripe pattern everyone adores I painted stripes onto drop cloth and then sewed the pieces together with piping and a zipper for easy removal.

 The striped Euro shams are the finishing touch to our new poster bed I built.

Monday, July 14, 2014

"H" is for Haven Coffee Table

Build: diy Haven coffee table

Build this super simple planked top coffee table with plans from Ana White.

Last week I taught a Building Basics: Furniture 101 class with Jen from House of Wood at the Haven Conference in Atlanta.  (Haven is a DIY blogger conference covering all things DIY.)  For this class we asked our friend Ana White to design plans for a coffee table, we used her plans during the class and now we're sharing them here so you can build your own coffee table. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"C" is for Creating a Meaningful Home

Hello friends.
Today I'm over at Jenna's place SAS Interiors sharing how I create a meaningful home.

It's a great round up of some of my most favorite spaces in our home and includes links to how I made those spaces.

Check out Jenna's series for some beautiful, meaningful and inspirational homes.

Monday, July 7, 2014

"R" is for Rustic Bench

Build: diy rustic bench

Easiest bench you can build ever and it only takes 3 boards!  I'll be at Haven on Friday with my fellow blogger Jen from House of Wood teaching you how to build this multi-purpose bench.

Haven Conference

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

"D" is for Danger Keep Out Sign

Paint: diy danger sign

A last minute birthday gift for a little boy, I handpainted this keep out sign with a skull and crossbones.

Friday, June 27, 2014

"P" is for Poster Bed

Build: diy poster bed

One year after moving in and we finally have a real bed in the master!  I worked with the fabulous (and now on TV!) Ana White, she made the plans here and I did the build.  

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"S" is for Surfboard Decor

Paint: diy surfboard decor

Foamcore surfboard shapes painted with bright colored stripes make for fun surf themed decor.

Monday, June 23, 2014

"F" is for Fabric Bunting

Sew: personalized fabric bunting

Sew this personalized fabric bunting with letters made using a lightbox, no fancy machines.

Friday, June 20, 2014

"S" is for Scrap Napkin Holder

Build: diy napkin holder

Make this easy wood scrap napkin holder and you're napkins won't be flying around the backyard anymore.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"M" is for Milk Jug Side Table

How to repurpose vintage milk jugs into side tables.

I'm over at Pretty Handy Girl Brittany's blog today sharing how I repurposed vintage milk jugs into side tables.

See the full tutorial here, amazing what a little paint and wood top can do!

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal
The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"D" is for DIY House Number Plaque

Paint: house number plaque

I'm canvasing the neighborhood.  DIY your own house number plaque using a precut wood plaque and acrylic paint.

A larger plaque (12"h) in a fun royal blue with white which happens to match this friend's mailbox.