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 […]

DIY Custom Master Closet: Part 4, The Reveal

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

Alright, the master closet built-ins are complete! That is not to say that this room is complete, though, as you will notice the floor is still the plywood subfloor (although now painted a quick coat of white to maybe make me less crazy in the meantime). However, I believe we do have a tile choice picked out. I just have to work up the courage (and money) to tackle that big project soon! As a […]

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 […]

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 […]