If you are looking for something to do this weekend, have about two hours to spare and feel like putting your woodworking skills to good use this is the project for you!
I’ve been wanting to put a shelf in my laundry room for awhile now but I didn’t want to spend a fortune on buying one and I couldn’t find one that would work for the space. Soooo…I decided I’d put one together that WOULD work. I’m pretty happy with this little shelf not only because it turned out pretty similar to what I had in my head (that never happens) but I did it ALL. BY. MYSELF. No lie! All the cutting, nail gunning and painting was done by me. Oh yeah!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
1 of each – Pine Board (1/4 x 1/2 x 2, 1/4 x 1/2 x 4, 1/2 x 8 x 4)
3 – 7″ x 7″ Wooden Shelf Brackets
** The wood materials are for a 4′ x 7 1/2″ shelf ** Continue reading
I’ve been trying to brainstorm ways to make my entryway more inviting. There’s not very much room to put a table so I’ve tried coming up with some alternatives. I have a few ideas in the works but to start off I threw this super cute canvas picture together this weekend to get me started and motivated to finish it up soon. I’ll make sure to post what I work on as I get the pieces put together.
Here’s what I used and what I did to make my very own handpainted “Home Sweet Home” wall art.
16 x 20 Canvas
“Home Sweet Home” sign from the Silhouette Design Store
Cardstock or Laminator (depending on what you have on hand)
Black Acrylic Paint
4 – 1/2 x 2 x 24 Poplar Craft Board
Rainy Day Gray Acrylic Paint
For this project, I wanted to use up some of the crafting materials I had laying around and not spend a ton of money. I realize there’s different ways to accomplish this look, I just chose the one that worked for me using the items I had on hand. The only thing I had to buy was the craft board and the template. Everything else I had from other projects I have done.
First, I went to the Silhouette Design Store and purchased this “Home Sweet Home” template for 99 cents. I also downloaded the program on my computer so I could mess with the sizing. Confession: I don’t have a Silhouette so I knew I was going to have to improvise on this one. If I lived closer to Misty (she has one — I’m jealous) then I would have likely done a stencil version of this however, the more I thought about it I liked the idea of actually having it look more handpainted so I printed it off on regular printer paper (you’ll probably have to piece it together depending on how big you want it to be on the canvas). In hindsight, I should have printed it off on cardstock or photopaper because once I cut it out it instantly started to curl….REALLY bad. 🙁 Luckily, though, I have a laminator. Once I had them cut out I just ran it through that baby. Only downside is I had to cut it out AGAIN. But it wasn’t too bad.
The X-Acto knife comes in handy for the loopty-loop portion of the letters so make sure you have something like it around. It makes a world of difference!
When we bought our house in March we knew we would want to update the kitchen but we just weren’t sure on when it would actually happen…weeks, months, years. However, people that know us know we can’t sit around for too long without having a project. So once September rolled around (only 6 months after closing) we started our kitchen update journey and didn’t look back — mostly because we didn’t have a choice. Ha!
The counter tops in the house came with brown granite tile which, not surprisingly, made the kitchen feel dark and dated. Also, I quickly learned that I didn’t like cleaning up after preparing a meal because the grout lines made it difficult to get all the bits and pieces wiped up. Who knew something as simple as rolling out some dough on a smooth counter top could be missed so much too? I sure didn’t. Continue reading