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One of the very first woodworking projects I built was a simple wooden tray. Through the years, it has proven to be a tried and true favorite of mine. I use them in my own home and they are perfect to give as gifts. They are versatile and can be modified to fit any home […]

Wooden Tray

As I continue to gradually make changes to my living room, this empty corner was next on the list for a bit of an overhaul. I’ve wanted to DIY a blanket ladder for a while but wanted to be careful about the plans I used and how I styled it. I’ve seen some rooms with […]

I am particularly proud of my latest project, my half bath sink. It is the first project I’ve done without working off of existing plans. I was heavily inspired by this sink from Pottery Barn and just planned it out in my head as I went along. (Affiliate links included below.) I started out building a […]

My dining table is now finished! This project took a little longer than I had originally anticipated, but I’m glad to wrap it up in time for the home stretch of the One Room Challenge. I was tempted to call this post I’m still not sure about the stain color, but it’s time to move […]

Building shelves for my dining area is something I’ve been wanting to accomplish for a while, so I’m very happy to check it off the list! I used Shanty 2 Chic tutorial, they have some amazing plans posted on their site. As soon as I saw these shelves, I knew I wanted to build them.

DIY Custom Shelving Dining Room Update

Oh the sideboard, what a journey it has been. I started working on it last November, thinking I would have it done in about a month or so. I was just a tad off on my timeline, but this is the biggest project I’ve taken on yet. I’m happy to say it is now finished! […]

diy rustic sideboard

Well, I’m a little behind schedule on the entryway projects, but I’m happy to say I have a project ready to share: my new bench! Isn’t she lovely? I used another Shanty 2 Chic tutorial for this project, just like I did with my sister’s bookshelf. I was going for a very Restoration Hardware look […]

I recently built a bookshelf for my sister, Megan. She was moving into a new apartment and wasn’t going to have built-in shelves like her previous apartment, so she was in need of a bookshelf. I was eager to work on a new project, so I offered to build one.

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