DIY Color Blocked Basket Storage - a $5 or less craft to class up your home and storage!

DIY Color Blocked Basket Storage

I’m in the middle of one of those weekends where you’re just itchy to do something. It’s nice-ish out, but I don’t have any outside plans and frankly, I feel more like being productive than luxuriating in springtime. So I’ve decided to focus that energy and actually make something! Something easy and quick, but that will give me a beautiful new bit of storage for my helter-skelter craft life. Continue reading “DIY Color Blocked Basket Storage”

Make 10 DIY concrete incense holders for under $20. Alternative bachelorette party favors, birthday presents, or just an unusual and handmade gift idea.

DIY Concrete Incense Holders

All the cool kids are decorating with concrete. It’s a dope material, tough and durable, and heavy as hell. Concrete is gorgeous because of all its crack and crevices and color variations. It means business and looks both super industrial and ultra modern/minimalist all at once. Have I convinced you yet? Then stick with me and learn how to make your own concrete incense holders. Continue reading “DIY Concrete Incense Holders”

In which paint goes on the walls, the cabinet is made whole again (and then some!), a mirror is removed, and a night light fixture gets installed.

Industrial Bathroom Makeover: Part 4 – Paint & Light

While there may not be a GREAT deal of progress aesthetically, I have poured a great many hours into this project since my last update. In short, I reassembled the cabinets (including adding new storage), removed the mirror, got paint on the walls, and replaced the light fixture. BUT DAMN, IT WAS A STRUGGLE. Continue reading “Industrial Bathroom Makeover: Part 4 – Paint & Light”

In which we learn about how the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation kit lies but is also wonderful, and see how the tile transformation is coming along!

Industrial Bathroom Makeover: Part 3 – Tile & Cabinet Transformation

Wahoo! There has been so much progress in the last 10 days! Despite a number of false starts, surprises, and slow progress at times, I am delighted to report that the tile job is ALMOST DONE! As an extra bonus, I am wrapping up the cabinet transformation in the next day or so. Which means that altogether, the bathroom is super close to being functional again and looking way improved! Continue reading “Industrial Bathroom Makeover: Part 3 – Tile & Cabinet Transformation”

The process, takeaways, and lessons learned from having a contractor build a deck and pergola.

We Built a Deck: Lessons Learned

Okay, we didn’t build it. That would be sheer lunacy. But we hired a contractor who had various crews work to bring our design and vision to life. It has been the hardest/longest project I could imagine, and I didn’t even lift a finger. So here is an abbreviated version of the process of having a contractor build your deck, with some major takeaways. Continue reading “We Built a Deck: Lessons Learned”

The down-and-dirty details of the "before" turning our master bath into an urban industrial spa.

Industrial Spa Bathroom Makeover: Part 1 – Planning

We moved into our (new) house last March after seeing it in January and falling in love. It was almost absolutely perfect for us! The location, the size, the layout, and most of the finish-out. We had a short punch list of items that we wanted to do on the house to make it really perfect before we added to our family. Continue reading “Industrial Spa Bathroom Makeover: Part 1 – Planning”

Make a set of Perler Disney Princess magnets for the fridge, including patterns for Belle, Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, Elsa, and Merida

Perler Beads Disney Princess Patterns

Perler beads are the best. I remember playing with them in my youth, but only in rare spurts. I mostly remember having a couple Chicago Bulls “coasters” made with Perler beads. Fortunately, my sister took it upon herself to rediscover Perler and has helped ignite in me a fresh love for the craft. This Christmas I decided to craft for a friend a set of Perler Disney Princess magnets for the fridge. Continue reading “Perler Beads Disney Princess Patterns”