Thursday, August 25, 2016

How to Make Simple Frames for Mirrors of almost any Size

 Before I get to why it has been so long since I have posted a project, I want to share a simple tutorial that a wonderful Home Depot employee taught me. I planned on buying a ton of materials and spending countless hours framing 3 basic mirrors a friend gave to me after taking apart a mirrored cabinet. Fortunately I happened to ask this employee where to find all of these materials and he simply asked, "Well do you have a table saw?" I said yes. Then he responded, "Then here is how you do it..." In less than a minute he explained how to more simply construct these frames, so let's see if I can do it as simply and as quickly as he did...


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

How to Easily Build a Rustic Corner TV Stand AND How to make Homemade Liming Wax for a RH Finish

Today you get a "two fer one" post, lucky you! Rather than redo an already built piece of furniture, I decided to build a brand new simple rustic TV stand using scrap 2x4s we had on hand. And thanks to building it with plain pine, I had a "blank canvas" to mimic Restoration Hardware's unique, natural finish, and try out a new homemade liming wax recipe. So without further ado, I'll let you in on a few tips, tricks and secrets on how to build your own TV stand and make your own liming wax....



Thursday, June 23, 2016

How to Fix Hanging and Wiggly Drawers in 3 Steps

Today's post will be a shorty but a goody. A few weeks ago I totally transformed a dresser from awful to awesome, and at first couldn't figure out how to fix the drawers and their wiggle and their droop. When a potential buyer came to look at the dresser/bookshelf they loved the look, but when they opened the drawers they were turned off from the sale. After she left I had an "aha" moment as to how to fix this problem. Let me show you how a few dollars can totally fix this aggravating drawer problem...


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

10 Things I've Learned from our Foreclosure


Today I want to write about something that has been nagging me, that in a round about way belongs on this DIY crafty blog. If my family and I hadn't gone through our foreclosure, this blog would most likely not exist. If it wasn't for foreclosure I would have never realized how much I love giving new life to things. If it wasn't for foreclosure I would never have discovered how much happiness and fulfillment I get from creating. So because of one of the most awful things our family has gone through, we have learned some amazing lessons about life, the real estate market, and ourselves. So whether or not you have gone through a foreclosure, or will go through one, I promise there is something for you to learn from this post too...