I love the granite in my kitchen. I think that it’s called Typhoon Bordeaux, it has these beautiful rusty-red and charcoal swirls all through out a creamy base. But one thing that I’ve learned about my granite, is that it is a TERRIBLE backdrop for photos! It is very evident with my Simple Circuit photo, are there even wires in that picture? It’s like camo :-)
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A couple of weeks ago, I was asked if I could help out some local Cub Scouts in the Webelos program to earn their Webelos Engineer requirement. I love to do little engineering projects so I knew this would be so fun. These are the requirements for earning the Webelos Engineer requirement: Continue reading →
When my sister was deciding on flooring in her house, she wanted the look of wood but was nervous about the maintenance with kids and being out on a ranch (lots of dirt). She fell in love with this Natural Redwood Series porcelain tile it comes in 6″ x 24″ pieces. This tile looks so great on the floor. She has a lot of cool tile in her house, but the floor that everyone always comments on is this Natural redwood tile, the common question is ‘what is this? wood?’. It looks that great. I love the coloring of the tile, it has a nice mix of browns and grays with a touch of blue. The other wonderful feature about this tile is that during the manufacturing process unlike most tiles, these tiles are cut after the kiln process, so they are actually square and true. That means you can use super tight grout lines and you don’t have to pull out your hair to do so. I installed her floor with 1/16″ grout lines and it was so smooth, hands down the easiest tile that I’ve installed. Well lets get laying. Continue reading →
Well it’s that time again, put away our Christmas/Winter wreath and bring out your hearts. This Valentines heart door decoration combines the fun chevron pattern with rustic barnwood. I love barnwood and weathered pallets.
To make this Valentines door hanger, you’ll need some thin (1/4″ or so) plywood or fiberboard and some barnwood or pallets. The overall size of the hearts is 20 1/2″ tall and 15 1/2″ wide.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching…wasn’t it just Christmas? This cute Valentine’s Day craft was inspired by Robert Indiana’s LOVE statue in Philly, ’tis the season of love.
I cut the LOVE wood blocks out of a scrap piece of 2″x12″ pine board, other materials will work too. The finished size of the LOVE blocks is 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″. The pattern is split onto two pages, the LVE are cut from one piece of wood, and the heart is disconnected. Continue reading →
Are you in need of a fun simple cabinet for your half bath? Well then, here are the plans for you. This fun paprika vanity sink cabinet is simple to build and will add that punch of color that you’ve been wanting!
Now if you are thinking, ‘I don’t have a router to make the doors.’ Then you are in luck, since the door panels are bead board, you can actually make these doors with your table saw. (However I did use my router
When the Ana White’s Husky Farmhouse Table started circulating around pinterest my Sister thought it would be a perfect edition to her new Farm House styled home that she was building. I also saw nearly the same table later in the Pottery Barn catalog, wonder which one came first? :-) I do love the curvy legs on Ana’s table. The store bought husky legs came with a sorta hefty price+shipping, so my sister asked a local wood turner if he had anything laying around. And to her great fortune, he did!!! Continue reading →
For Christmas this year, my super organized sister wanted to get a toy organization system for Grandma’s toy and game closet. My sister has been using the TROFAST storage system at Ikea in her play room and loves it. I thought we can get better use of space if we make it a built in (and less places to shove and stuff things :-) So we purchased the bins from Ikea, they are pretty cheap. Continue reading →