How to Build a Mid Century Modern Slatted Bench

How to Build a Mid Century Modern Slatted Bench

MODERN SLATTED BENCH Last week I shared how to build a modern dining table inspired by a recent West Elm Collection. After building this beautiful table, I knew I had to build a bench to match its mid century modern style. With two key features for the bench to...
Easy How to Build MCM Nightstands Topper

Easy How to Build MCM Nightstands Topper

Last week I shared how to build the mid century modern nightstand I built for my master bedroom. As promised, this week I’m sharing the topper you can add to these nightstands and the hardware I chose. After I finished building the nightstands, I loved them BUT...
How to Seal Pine Sap on Furniture

How to Seal Pine Sap on Furniture

SEALING PINE SAP Every now and then you build something and then finish it, only to have to redo the finish….TWICE! A few weeks after the Pottery Barn Brooks Dining Table dupe was built, finished and delivered to its new home, it started leaking pine sap. I...
Easy DIY How to Paint a Fabric Chair

Easy DIY How to Paint a Fabric Chair

Have you ever attempted to paint a fabric chair…on purpose? A couple months ago, I gave my kitchen nook a bit of a makeover. After adding a couple sliding barn doors, shiplap and fresh paint, this chair was in need of a new look too…. I had two options:...
Easy How to Build a Modern Bench

Easy How to Build a Modern Bench

Let’s build a modern bench! Wrapping up our 2-week bench series with a modern bench build. Last week I shared how to build a bench with purchased legs. This week I’m sharing how to build a bench AND legs. Such a super-easy build! And like I said last week,...
Loved It Then, Not So Much Now–New Furniture!!

Loved It Then, Not So Much Now–New Furniture!!

It was time! It was actually way past time! Sorry red couches you had to go. You served us well over the last 7 years, but it was time to move on. Time for something more modern and neutral. Time for new furniture. I remember how excited I was when I found this red...
My Top Five Favorite Building Projects

My Top Five Favorite Building Projects

We took Auston (our oldest) back to college a couple weekends ago. It’s never easy to say goodbye. The ten hour car ride home feels so long. With the miles separating us farther and farther away from each other. I decided to pass the time by trying to organize...
Finally…The boys’ room

Finally…The boys’ room

I’m back!!! I kinda disappeared for a couple weeks. Had a great time with family, friends, food…too much food. Time to reset and get back to real life..schedules, kids’ school, eating right (most of the time:)  ), and projects. It was relaxing...

From existing table to farm table

It was last year, at about this time, that I decided to do something very bold in my DIY project venture. As I do with a lot of my renovations I take on, I decided one morning I just needed to take the plunge. I had been doing some research on what I wanted in a...