Painted Bathtub One Year Later Thoughts

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 reasons: Painting instead of replacing…

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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 we’ll have at least four…

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DIY 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 space to play. Offset Bunk…

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Make a Modern Fabric Feature Wall in Kids Bedroom

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 great (and affordable!) fabric I’d…

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Miter Station that Holds Everything

*  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full disclosure policy here. * The Garage Workbench that Has Room for Everything The heart of my garage workshop is the large miter station, inspired by a modular workbench built by Sadie from The Awesome Orange. This large, stationary miter station has three main…

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Easy and Cheap DIY Bike Rack. Keep bikes organized while saving space in your garage with this DIY bike rack that costs $10 to make!

Store four bikes in 48″ of space with this simple and cheap, space-saving DIY bike storage rack. If you’ve got a few-too-many bikes but not much room for them, read on! I’ve got a solution that costs only a few dollars and a couple hours of your time.

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How To Make Door Hinge Mortises using Milescraft Mortising Template and a Router

When you’re making your own door, an essential step is making mortises for the hinges. This post walks you through my process making door hinge mortises using the Milescraft Mortising Template for both my DIY bathroom door and DIY Shaker Style Closet Door. *  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full…

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How to Make a Brass Toilet Paper Holder : Easy DIY Project with Minimal Tools

Our kids’ bathroom renovation is complete! Almost EVERYTHING in it was a DIY project, including the pretty DIY brass toilet paper holder. This little beauty is made from affordable brass lamp parts and is super simple to make with minimal tools needed. Best of all it’s a sturdy, solid brass toilet paper holder that doesn’t…

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DIY Bathtub Refinish. Paint an almond bathtub white with an affordable refinishing kit.

This post is Sponsored by Rustoleum. All opinions are my own. If you follow me on Instagram, you know we’ve been working on a DIY kids’ bathroom renovation. When I originally sketched out a design plan, the idea was that we would be replacing the outdated and chipped, beige-colored 1990’s bathtub with a new white…

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DIY Cedar 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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