Make a Catalog Bookcase

Build a Catalog Bookcase

Anyone with children likely knows the struggle to keep the contents of a bookcase organized. This kid-friendly catalog bookcase provides a solution with its pull-out drawers and moveable dividers. I’d love to take design credit, but the genius idea belongs to my friend Sarah from The Created Home. She put…

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Build a Cedar Planter

Build a Chippendale Planter

Last year I built my mom a large chippendale planter. It holds a 12″ pot of flowers and looks great on my parents’ front porch. This year I wanted to make another version of the planter in a slightly smaller size; one that would look good with a 10″ pot…

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Painted Bathtub One Year Later Thoughts

Painted Bathtub | One Year Later

Why did you paint your bathtub? Almost exactly one year ago, as Jim and I tackled the kids’ bathroom renovation, I decided to paint the bathtub. I had considered replacing it with a new one, but ultimately chose to give Rustoleum Tub & Tile a try, for a couple of…

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Modern Floating Nightstand with Wireless Charging Tutorial

Modern Floating Nightstand

Have you ever participated in the Builder’s Challenge? I learned about it last year and was excited to join in on the fun. If you’re not familiar with it–the Builder’s Challenge creates and sends building plans to anyone who signs up. The deadline is three weeks after the plans are…

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Modern Home DIY Bloggers

Modern Home DIY Bloggers

We’re going to be inside for a little while . . .  It’s been an interesting month, hasn’t it? As COVID-19 sweeps across the globe we’ve been quarantined in our home for over two weeks. With the recent recommendation to social distance through the end of April, it’s looking like…

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DIY Offset Built in Bunk Beds

Offset Built-In Bunk Beds

I recently finished making offset built-in bunk beds for Lucy and Jack. The room they share isn’t huge, so I was hoping to pack as much storage into the bunk beds as possible. One of my goals was to eliminate the need for dressers so that they could have more…

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Make a Modern Fabric Feature Wall in Kids Bedroom

DIY Fabric Feature Wall

Before I started building the offset bunk beds for Lucy and Jack, I started thinking about a feature wall for their room. I browsed wallpapers–both temporary, removable wallpaper as well as traditional wallpaper, but had a hard time finding something I liked that wasn’t crazy pricey. Thinking about all the…

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Tame the Chaos of a Small Coat Closet wtih Simple DIY Organizational Compartments

DIY Coat Closet Organization

We have one tiny coat closet at our front door. Lately it’s been a constant mess of coats, boots and winter gloves/hats. Why do builders design closets so inefficiently? Here, there’s one closet rod mounted WAY TOO HIGH for my preschooler or kindergartener to reach (so how can I really…

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Make an Affordable Modern DIY Coat Hook

Make A DIY Coat Hook

After building and installing organizational compartments for our coat closet, I began searching for some coat hooks to add to the “mini lockers.” As is always the case, the ones I liked were not exactly cheap, and I needed a handful . . . which is when the usual question…

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Midi Lathe on DIY Portable Table with Storage

Garage Workshop: Everything Else

You’ve seen the miter station, the portable assembly table, my dust collection system and how I organize all my small hand tools. In this post I’m showing you where I keep everything else. *  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full disclosure policy here. * Portable…

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