Make 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 together both beginner and advanced…

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Modern Floating Nightstand with Wireless Charging Tutorial

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 sent, when all participants post…

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DIY vanity Plans for Ikea Odensvik Sink. Cherry Wood Vanity. Printable Plans

The Ikea Odensvik sink/counter is a win-win for modern bathroom renovations on a budget. At less than $150 for a sink that doubles as a modern white countertop, it saved us some serious cash over paying for a sink + granite or quartz countertops. And the $avings isn’t even the best perk. The designers were…

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How to Build a Simple Floating Modern Nightstand. Free plans and tutorial.

This modern floating nightstand is super easy to build, and a great beginner project to tackle if you’re new to woodworking. If you’re not a new woodworker, well, it’s still great because it’s a quick, affordable build that provides you with some modern bedside storage. 🙂 I always say yes to extra storage, especially hidden…

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Instructions and tutorial for DIY Dip Dyed Walnut Stool

Helllllllo 2019! I’m excited for the long list of projects I’m hoping to finish this year, including some furniture-building collaborations with my talented friend Jen Woodhouse. Today I’m sharing our first collaboration of 2019–the DIY Dip-Dyed Walnut. . .

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DIY Shoe Cabinet with Seven Drawers

Anyone else have a shoe problem?  Shoe problem, as in, shoes, shoes shoes . . . all over the place? Years ago I bought the shoe cabinet below to in an attempt to keep them organized.  That was when we were a family of four.  Seven years later we’re a family of six and this…

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DIY drawer knobs on floating nightstand

I recently built Jim a floating nightstand for a Valentine’s Day present.  It’s a very simple piece with clean lines and a modern look and I was hoping to find knobs for the drawers that were similarly simple and modern. But I COULD NOT find what I was looking for, even after spending almost an…

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DIY Twin Bed With Drawers

My daughter Lucy has been a rockstar of a sleeper ever since she was a couple of months old, but right before she turned four she started sneaking out of her bed and into ours in the early hours of the morning.  Hers was a small crib-converted-toddler-bed, so I thought maybe if we upgraded her to…

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DIY bathroom cabinet shaker style door painted grey

This simple bathroom vanity was my first DIY “furniture” project. It isn’t too complicated of a piece–basically a box with a few dividers and easy-to-build shaker style doors–definitely a feasible starter project. The Process: After browsing through tons of images of bathroom vanities, I found this one on Ana White’s DIY furniture website that I…

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DIY simple 8 drawer dresser blue modern

Every year as my birthday approaches the present I request and look forward to the most is a whole Saturday to myself. No changing diapers, no making lunch, no driving anyone anywhere, no responsibilities and no guilt about being selfish; it’s my birthday! For the last three years I’ve spent most of this very-special-day in…

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