One Room Challenge- Week 7

People often ask me how I got started with DIY... How do you know what tools to use? How did you make that? Where did you learn how to do that? My answer is… I Learned it from My Father Week seven happened to end on Fathers Day and to my absolute luck my father…

One Room Challenge- Week 6

It doesn't feel real that it is already Week 6 and we are in the home stretch, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I. CAN. DO. THIS Last week I had started to loose hope and didn't think I was ever going to finish. To motivate myself I started…

DIY Faux Flat File Cabinet

I have been obsessed with architectural flat files for many years since my early years as an architectural intern. The cool hardware, the stacked pulls, and the small drawers create such an interesting piece of furniture. Their unique look also comes with a hefty price tag that has left me dreaming of ways to design…

One Room Challenge 2021- Weeks 4 and 5

How did two weeks go by and I barely have anything to show?!?! These two weeks have been filled with progress but none of which are very tangible. I have secured a big collaboration that you will see next week, I have commissioned a piece of artwork, I’ve purchased some items, and I finally started…

One Room Challenge 2021- Week 3

It’s Week 3 of the One Room Challenge and I can see the space starting to come to life! Let There be Paint I will preface this blog post by saying that I hate painting. I alway make a mess, it always take more time than I plan, and I’m very impatient. This time around…

DIY Wireless Pendant

Do you have a light fixture but no electrical connection? Or are you afraid of working with electrical? Not to worry, all you need is a wireless puck light, and some glue. You don’t need fancy tools or a YouTube degree. {The following photos and tutorials may include affiliate links. Click the photo or links…

One Room Challenge 2021- Week 2

It's Week 2 of the One Room Challenge and I feel unproductive and productive all at the same time! Material Selection I have not made an overwhelming sweeping progress but my success comes in the way of material selections, research, and thrifted finds. I have take this week to design, research and select the materials…

One Room Challenge 2021- Week 1

I am so excited to participate in my first One Room Challenge and I can't wait to share my ideas for this challenge! A Little About Me My name is Andrea. I am a mom of two young boys and an Architectural Designer by profession. Last year, at the start of the pandemic, we purchased…

DIY Removable Wood Table Top for a Folding Table

Spring is here and summer is around the corner and I can’t wait for the first BBQ of the season. I have wanted a new patio table but I don’t want it to take up space all year around. I want the flexibility of having a nice table to entertain on and to store it…

Dimensional Lumber: Nominal vs Actual

{Did You Know?} A 2x4 is actually NOT 2 inches by 4 inches?!? This is one of those tips that I have learned the hard way! Dimensional lumber is measured by a “Nominal Dimension” or it’s common name (ie 2x4) which is the dimension prior to being milled down. Dimensional Lumber is also measured by…