Converting a 2 Car Garage into a Woodworking Workshop

I jumped into 2019 with big plans to build lots of furniture. About midway through the year, as I was tripping over bikes and hunting for misplaced tools, I put the furniture-building on hold. I desperately needed to reorganize my garage workshop before I could continue. Check out the chaotic before: Woodworking was never a…

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Easy Living Room Update

It’s pretty obvious that I love a good room update—tearing down walls, covering new ones in floor-to-ceiling tile, replacing light fixtures, etc. But improving a space doesn’t always involve days and weeks of manual labor, as was the case with our living room.

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Small Bathroom Renovation Before & After

It is done! The small bathroom that our kids share is renovated and finally back in use! This bathroom renovation was one DIY project after another, and I’ve got plenty of tutorials planned over the next several months. Today, however, I just want to share a few before and after shots. So . . .…

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Dash and Albert stair runner on oak stairs

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated, at no extra charge to you, if you make a purchase after clicking on one of the product links** Last month you saw the first part of our Stair Update, where we said goodbye to dirty carpeted stairs and hello to white oak stairs with…

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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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Jim and I spent quite a bit of time house-hunting before finally buying the home we live in now. As we searched I always seemed to be drawn to the houses that needed a little bit of “help,” and the one we ended up buying (and live in now) was no different. When we looked at…

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When Jim and I decided to update our small powder room I was hoping to keep the cost under $500. There were so many things wrong with that bathroom. The paint on the wall. The light fixture. The sink. The counter. The flooring. EVER-Y-THING. Except the toilet, I guess, which we replaced when we moved in.…

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