Friday, August 1, 2014

"O" is for Outdoor Trestle Dining Table

Build: DIY outdoor trestle dining table


A diy outdoor table that seats 10 comfortably and we've got the plans for you!  I desperately wanted to build an outdoor table that was double wide (meaning 2 people can fit on the short ends) so I asked my buildy gal pal Ana White to design some plans, she did and I built this beauty!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"P" is for Painted Zipper Pouch

Sew: DIY painted zipper pouch


Make these personalized pouches with paint and a lightbox then sew them up for an easy gift.



For the complete tutorial on how to paint the names and sew the zippered pouch I used the new Steller mobile storytelling app.  In this case the tutorial is flipbook style and I love how each page acts as a step in the process.




If you're having trouble with the link above try accessing the tutorial here.

Steller is a free app and can be used to tell any kind of story, not just tutorials, but the best part IT'S ALL DONE ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE!!!!  No more sitting down with your computer, just click on the pics you want to add or write the text, keep adding pages until your story is complete.
One story and you'll be hooked!



Disclaimer:  Steller did not sponsor this post nor was I compensated in any form to write this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I just thought I'd share my experience in hopes that others will benefit.


Monday, July 28, 2014

"P" is for Planked Sign

Paint: DIY handpainted planked wood sign


Create your own handpainted planked wood sign using your favorite quote.

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.


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

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.