DIY Archive


Building an Entryway (and a Bench!)

My entry way has been kind of bland since we moved in. It had the same cheap console table we bought from Target when we moved into our first house (pro tip: changing the handles on those makes them look so much nicer). And that was it. This wouldn’t be so bad,


I Built a Floor Lamp!

We have a serious lack of overhead lighting in our house. Two of the three bedrooms have no overhead light at all, and no easy access to add it. The third bedroom only has overhead lighting because my husband added some the week we moved in. And while table lamps work, there’s


I’ve Been: Mod Podging All The Things!

Yup, yet another post about making things. You’ll probably keep seeing more of these for a while (added bonus, I feel way less guilty binge watching Netflix if I’m working on something). Lately I’ve been doing a more traditionally crafty thing of playing around with Mod Podge. I didn’t realize some glue


I Built an Ottoman!

After refinishing a piece of furniture my husband made, I started getting confidence in my ability to work on things. I wanted to build something, on my own. So I started looking at blogs and on Pinterest to find stuff to make. And when I saw this ottoman I thought it’d be


I’ve Been: Refinishing Furniture

I’ve not been blogging a lot lately. It’s not been a conscious decision, so much as I’ve just been finding other ways to occupy my time. So I thought I’d let you in on what I’ve been doing instead. And really this happens enough that I’m going to go ahead and give this


Project time: Whiteboard Table

I have this need to reinvent myself with the seasons. There’s something about the world changing outside that makes me want to evolve inside as well. Wardrobe, hobbies, and, at the moment, my apartment. (Although, if anyone has suggestions for learning archery, I’m all ears. It’s one of my spring/summer goals to


Geek Craft: Wizard of Oz Cross Stitch

I finished my first big cross stitch project, check it out!     I found this awesome Wizard of Oz cross stitch pattern at the PixelPowerDesign etsy shop. It was easy to follow, and unlike a lot of patterns I see, it was black and white printer friendly. Update: This pattern is no longer available,