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DIY Light Fixture

Last month Jim and I made and installed built-ins for our master bedroom. The built-ins frame our bed so I wanted to add some lighting to the area above our heads for those evenings when we just want to curl up with a book. Of course I love a good DIY light fixture project, so …

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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 pops into my head . …

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Handmade Cherry Wood Soap Dish

Cherry Wood Soap Dish

If you’re anything like me you’ve got gobs of scrap wood in your workspace. After I made the cherry wood DIY bathroom vanity for our kid’s bathroom renovation, I had a few leftover scraps of cherry wood to add to my pile. As we were putting the finishing touches on the bathroom renovation, I decided …

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DIY Cedar Chippendale Planter

DIY Chippendale Planter

I recently spotted an adorable Chippendale Planter and quickly fell in love with its simple geometric pattern. With a small stack of cedar lumber, I set out to recreate the chippendale planter to give to my mom for Mother’s Day this year. Read on for the step-by-step instructions and printable pdf plans for this DIY …

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