Wall-to-Wall Built-In Desk: Part 3, The Reveal

How to create a huge built-in homework desk using cheap Ikea Rast dressers!

I’ve written about my plan and the execution, and now this project is finally complete! I finished the desk over the weekend and my chairs arrived Monday. I LOVE them. They are industrial Tolix-style metal chairs that I think go well with the contemporary/farmhouse style I’ve got going on in the rest of my house. I ordered them from Anji Modern Furniture through Amazon in the matte black color. They were easy to put together […]

A Quick Kitchen Update

My new Target Threshold Industrial Swivel Barstools!

This isn’t a DIY post (unless you count the 3 hours it took me to unbox and put these damn things together) but I wanted to share the new stools I just bought for our kitchen island. The stools we had previously were a gift from my grandparents three Christmases ago after we first moved into our house in Arizona. I loved them. They went with all of my furniture and the dark kitchen cabinets in that […]

Master Bath Makeover: Part 3, The Reveal

A quick master bathroom makeover with a moody blue paint color and shiplap water closet!

Alright, my quick little master bathroom makeover is done! BUT let me just be clear, this room is far from “finished”. I still have plans to replace the linoleum flooring that came with the house with a nice light and bright tile, hopefully sometime in the near future. I’ve kind of been stalling on that project because I’ve never done tile before and I’m nervous, but my plan is to get it knocked out before […]

DIY Planter Box Centerpiece 

How to create a DIY planter box centerpiece!

A few years ago I made my first planter box centerpiece for my new dining table. This was before I had a fancy miter saw, or nail gun, or even a drill that worked reliably. It was also before I even knew that there was different sized wood boards. So, that planter box was made with chunky 2x4s, a good old hand saw and miter box, screws, a Phillips screw driver and a hell of […]

Master Bedroom Makeover: Part 3, The Reveal

Master bedroom revamp with a shiplap focal wall and new craftsman door trim!

My last post was all about how I installed the shiplap wall in my master bedroom. Once that was done, I gave the whole room two coats of “Simply White” by Benjamin Moore in eggshell, mixed at Lowes in Sherwin Williams Ovation paint. I was nervous to paint the entire room white at first. I had never painted a room white before, and I was scared it would feel cold and sterile, and that it […]

Constructing a Built-In Media Center: Part 3, The Reveal

How to construct a built-in media center with shiplap and window seats!

Finally, it is time to reveal the final product. It only took 8 months. Yes, I actually completed this project last summer but since I’ve received so many questions about it I figured it would be a good way to kick this thang off. Also, I’m proud of it. It’s my baby. And, big news, this post is filled with DSLR photos. I’m not saying they’re good DSLR photos, but they aren’t from my cell […]