DIY Above Ground Garden Planters with Casters

This was my first foray into carpentry and I am HOOKED. I was so intimidated to buy wood and actually attempt to construct something and… it was so much easier than I ever expected.

And quick. It took less time to make these two garden planters then it did to write up these instructions. Not including painting time, it took 20-30 minutes to construct each of these planters. Continue reading “DIY Above Ground Garden Planters with Casters”

DIY Custom Art Made from Lattice Wood

I want to share with you an art project I made using wood strips. The entire project cost $4.00 since I used old art frame and leftover supplies.

I was on a mission to find some type of art that tied together several colors in our living room: burnt orange, green and various browns. I could never find anything just right so I decided to make my own piece of art. For my first art piece, I think it came out quite well! It really fits in the room and the pieces of wood give the room an earthy and natural touch. Continue reading “DIY Custom Art Made from Lattice Wood”

Garage Renovation with Epoxy Floors – Yes A Girl Can Do It!

Ever wish you had a beautiful garage? I really do. Not just a clean or organized garage – I want one that is so nice it can be considered another room in our home.

A garage is a place most people park their car or dump forgotten or rarely used items. That is exactly what our garage is now and I’d like to change that. I don’t have available room inside our house so I want to use our garage as a studio….a workspace for my furniture restorations and other DIY projects. Continue reading “Garage Renovation with Epoxy Floors – Yes A Girl Can Do It!”

Before & After :: Shutters

Remember these shutters? I made a little something out of them a while back and I think it might be one of my most favorite ‘re-do’ project thus far.

These shutters were on every window in our home when we bought it about 3 years ago. We replaced them with 3 inch plantation shutters which we absolutely love. Definitely worth the investment. Continue reading “Before & After :: Shutters”

My New DIY Dream Outdoor Bed Lounger

I have lots of DIY projects on my list for 2011 and this is one of them. I discovered these outdoor bed beauties at the place we were staying at while vacationing in Ixtapa.

I had a mild obsession with them. I took lots and lots of pictures. I am only torturing you with a few. I gazed at them all day, every day as I slurped on pina coladas. Ok, maybe it was a strong obsession. Continue reading “My New DIY Dream Outdoor Bed Lounger”