When we sold our home of 13 years, we sold a third of our belongings in order to temporarily move into an apartment. We rented a small 7 X 10 storage unit and the rest fit into our apartment! That was a big feat! Now that we are in our new home, we have a lot of space and few belongings. The minimalist in me likes it that way BUT we do need furniture and a few decorations.
Our daughter will be starting college soon so any extra money is being funneled to her college fund.
That leaves us with very little to personalize our home.
Because of this, I’ve decided to try my hand at woodworking. I’m a woodworker wanna be!
I will be sharing my house projects with you here. The trial and error, ups and downs, and what I’ve learned.
I’ve found, so many times, projects are shared and the results are magnificent. Then, when you try to recreate the project, you run into all kinds of mishaps. What looks so simple in that YouTube video, isn’t quite so simple in real life.
Justine refinished my childhood chest of drawers to use in her college house! This chest of drawers is over 50 years old but still going strong! It is made of real wood, with dovetail joinery, to stand the test of time. Learn how she did it, without sanding or spending a lot of time!
Our son is starting his freshman year in college, studying from home so … I built a desk for his study space. It turned out awesome … even with a few mistakes made, along the way.
I had been dreaming of a King Size bed and now we had the house to put it in!
Find out what plans we used and modifications we made to those plans!
Farmhouse Wood Signs are quite fun to make!
Let me walk you step-by-step how to create Farmhouse Wood Signs.
It can be a challenge to paint letters on small Farmhouse Wood Signs so, instead, learn How To Make Wood Signs With Vinyl Lettering.
Small wood signs with vinyl letters make excellent gifts, are EASY to make, and can be made with very few supplies.
There’s no need to purchase blanks because these DIY wood sign blanks are super simple to create.
There’s nothing like growing your own food! A Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed is easy to build and will give you years of use! Need a tomato? Go pick one! Green beans for dinner? You got that too!
Build this Ladder Shelf with just 4 tools and a few pieces of lumber! It’s a great way to make your porch look fantastic!
Do you have a nook begging for a Built In Desk? Check out what we did in our own awkward little nook! I’m super excited about this built in desk as it turned out so nice! The space, that was so awkward before, now looks like it was always meant to be.
One of the closets in our new home was a designated wine closet. We aren’t big wine drinkers so we took the wine rack out and installed closet shelves that were inspired by a Street of Dreams home tour!
Here you will learn how to install your very own closet shelves!
Did you know you could use vinegar to stain wood? Yep! Vinegar with steel wool soaked in it for 24 hours makes a stain. What about tea? I’m talking Lipton tea bags you use to make iced tea. While tea doesn’t do much to stain, it does increase the intensity of the vinegar stain for a darker finish. Who knew?
Check out our tried and true methods to stain wood with common household products.
There was a nook in our house begging for a giant mirror. Not just any mirror though. It called for a rustic real wood mirror. The results are amazing!
Use this guide and adjust it to make the mirror size you need for your home!
Check out how EASY this Decorative DIY Mirror is to make! There’s no need to buy expensive materials to make this mirror. Simple 2 X 4’s will do the job!
My daughter is home for the summer and built this awesome Chalkboard Sign! It was her first build and I am super proud!
Signage is the most important part of a successful Garage Sale! Learn how to make awesome Garage Sale Signs here!
Your garage is probably full of stuff. After all, it’s the best place to store stuff, right? What if you want to park your car in the garage, too, but are worried you’ll run into your really awesome stored stuff? You need a homemade Garage Parking Aid that will help you park perfectly, every time!
This Photo Backdrop Wall On Wheels was the most challenging project I’ve ever done. FUN but challenging! Not because it was so difficult but because I didn’t have plans to follow. It took a lot of thought to get this wall to do everything we wanted it to do!
You could hire someone to tackle your house projects, buy premade stuff from the store, or settle for decorations at the local big box store BUT think of the satisfaction you will have when you’ve accomplished a task yourself! You will likely save money, get creative, and end up with exactly what you wanted!
There’s no better feeling! Well, maybe there is but creating something with your own two hands will give you the confidence to keep going!
Tackle those house projects! You’ll be glad you did!
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