DIY Wood Table Top for a Folding Table

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…

My Top Ten DIY Projects of 2020

I have never been one to set New Years Resolutions. I’m the type of person who wants attainable goals. I like setting small attainable goals and building upon those goals. Starting with a small idea and building upon it to make it a reality Looking back, most of my projects all started with a small…

2020: A DIY Year in Review

Wishing you the healthiest and happiest new year from our home to yours! 2020 has been a lot of things and positivity has been hard to come by. We have all searched high and low for 2020’s silver linings, and for me that has been purchasing our first family home and diving head first into…

DIY Modern Barn Door in Four Easy Steps

For the longest time I’ve wanted a barn door in my house but I was only finding rustic barn doors or farmhouse style doors, which are beautiful, but are just not my style. So I decided to design and build one myself to fit my aesthetic, my budget, and space and I absolutely love how…

Modern Industrial Bathroom for Kids

Our Modern Industrial Bathroom for is complete and I am obsessed with how it turned out!!! I wanted to share with you a few of my design decisions for this space and I hope you are as excited as I am! {The following photos include affiliate links} Click each photo to be taken to my…

DIY Wood Frame for Canvas: Beginners Level Tutorial

A while back I worked on a fun DIY Canvas Wall Art project and I wanted to add a wood frame to finish the look! I wanted something quick, easy, and inexpensive. This tutorial will walk you step-by-step on how I made the frame and I will show you everything I used to build it!…

The Ultimate Beginners Tutorial to Board and Batten

Before this picture was taken I didn't have the tools or the training on how to make a Board and Batten Wall. But, that wasn't going to stop me. Being a novice DIY'er and professional Pinner, I researched Pinterest until I found the means to create my own B+B design my own way. I wanted…

Trusting the Process

I am the type of person that wants something to be done before it has even started. I have envisioned this space for so long and I just want to see the final product. I need instant gratification. This being my first big do-it-yourself home renovation project I still have a lot to learn and…

Cutting My Own Way

As a young girl I watched my father build things by hand. With the proper tools, a plan in place, and me by his side he would teach me the tricks of the trade. Through college and Architecture School I would dream of the day that I could make my plans into reality. Sketching my…