DIY Custom Nightstands On The Cheap

How to build DIY custom nightstands for around $35 each!

I’ve been SO busy working on projects around here in preparation for family coming into town in a few weeks, but I finally got a few minutes to post this project I completed last month. I mentioned in my master bedroom reveal that I would like to get bigger nightstands. Below are a couple pictures from that post where you can kinda/sorta/not really see that the nightstands were quite dinky under those windows. The ones […]

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 […]

Wall-to-Wall Built-In Desk: Part 2, The Build

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

As I mentioned in my previous post, my plan for my built-in desk involved two Ikea Rast dressers, which my husband so begrudgingly lovingly put together for me. My plan for the top was to use wood boards that I would stain to match the other wood tones in our home. I didn’t want my wood top to sit directly on the dressers, as I didn’t think it would look as substantial that way, and […]

DIY Custom Master Closet: Part 3, The Details

Building a DIY custom closet system in my walk-in master closet!

Okay, the last post left off with all of my cabinet frames basically constructed. Now it is time to get into all the little finishing details. First up, I had to deal with the raw edges of my plywood. There are a few¬†ways to do this, including edge banding or a thick trim that overlaps the plywood, but I decided to go with a trim that was the same width as my plywood because it […]

Master Bath Makeover: Part 1, Choosing the Perfect Blue Paint Color

Finding the perfect moody blue paint color!

The VERY LAST room in our house to be painted is our master bathroom. Well actually, I did start painting it before I painted the master bedroom but halfway through I realized the “perfect” moody blue paint I purchased was all wrong. Whomp whomp. But I will get to that in a bit. First, let me explain again the layout of the master bathroom. It is located right off of our master bedroom.¬†There isn’t even […]

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 […]