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Entryway Table – build and refinish in one

How were your Holidays?

Did you take time to enjoy the fruits of your labour?

My Christmas was wonderful.

Actually, I caught a pretty decent cold and have been sick for about a week now – but sometimes being sick is exactly what you need in order to slow down, snuggle in and relax.

I devoured a book cuddled under blankets with hot tea by my side.  Hubby cooked the Holiday meal and the kids (who had just gotten over the cold) were happy […]

DIY Entryway Table / Sofa Table

I have a pin that drives a lot of traffic from my Pinterest board to my blog – and the pin itself isn’t even mine?  It was something I put in an article a few months ago “Styling Your Entryway” and this is the pin that has been going crazy:

Styling your Entryway - console table

This entryway table / sofa table was made by Modern Refinement on Etsy and is […]

2020-08-23T15:46:59-04:00August 21st, 2016|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|10 Comments

Styling Your Entryway

I’m frustrated.

Frustrated and pissed off.

I’m also PMSing, so perhaps that’s the real issue, but regardless my entryway is making me NUTS!

First off, I’m not keen on the colour – it’s time is up, but I’m not brave enough to attempt to paint a two storey hallway with stairs – so I have to live with it (for now).

Down the line though, it’s getting covered up, be it with some peel and stick wallpaper – Simple Shapes or with a […]

2020-08-23T15:48:51-04:00February 6th, 2016|DECOR|3 Comments

Before & After – Nightstand turned entryway table

Tired of cleaning posts?

Me too.

if you think it’s redundant to read them – try having to DO them all. lol

I needed a reward for my clean grills and windows – time to refinish something!

Fluted shoe cabinet – overcoming my fear of routers

This easy and inexpensive shoe cabinet can be built in a matter of hours, and out of low-cost MDF.  Stop with a simple build, or do what I did and take your router skills from zero to hero by adding fluting!

Well, I finished up cabinetmaking school last week and am officially a graduate!

Which is interesting seeing as I never made a single kitchen cabinet from start to finish?  

I think the program should have been called furniture making, since that’s […]

2022-06-08T19:24:41-04:00June 8th, 2022|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|Comments Off on Fluted shoe cabinet – overcoming my fear of routers

Upcycled dresser turned hall tree

In a time when wood prices are crazy and landfills are beyond capacity, let me suggest to you that upcycling / repurposing is the way to go.  Save money, save the environment and have fun creating – like this upcycled dresser turned hall tree!

I love this so freaking much!

I don’t know what to tell you – I’m a genius!!

Okay, an accidental genius, but I’m still taking it because (for once) my idea turned out spectacularly!

See this dresser:

2021-07-23T20:19:08-04:00July 23rd, 2021|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Upcycled dresser turned hall tree

Four board console table

Four boards, 12 screws and a bit of wood glue to this gorgeous DIY console table / DIY sofa table / DIY entryway table – inspiration pieces are selling for over $1,600 US!

I’ve been sitting in front of my computer for hours – literally HOURS!

My F*&%ing iMac is working at a snail’s pace again and my photos are all locked up.  I only bought this computer in 2019 (although it is a 2017 model – I don’t know how that […]

2021-01-18T14:42:29-05:00January 18th, 2021|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|Comments Off on Four board console table

Tablet charging station

Create calm out of entryway chaos by making your own iPad/iPhone charging station and mail sorter – perfect for corralling cords, electronics, keys and sunglasses.

A few years ago I posted about a simple solution for storing and charging your iPad, iPod, iPhone, idontcare electronics. It was a wood magazine rack that I tipped on it’s back and then drilled holes through the bottom for cords to feed through.

It was great!

A bit big and bulky, and it was […]

2020-08-23T14:59:38-04:00January 26th, 2019|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|1 Comment

Lingerie chest makeover

This is a tiny little dresser – about 18″ wide and only about 12″ deep.  I guess it would be called a lingerie dresser or lingerie chest?

Lingerie chest, Lingerie dresser, painted lingerie dresser, small dresser, panty dresser, bra dresser

A “disaster dresser” to begin with.
Look at the destroyed […]

10 DIY Furniture Projects for Beginners

If you’re looking to add some new pieces to your current decor, but don’t have the budget for big-box stores, make your own with these 10 DIY furniture projects for beginners.

My formal carpentry training consists of wood shop in grades 7 and 8 – and while that is two years of pretty intensive hands-on experience (amounting to about 1 hour per week), I’d hardly say it puts me in anything more than a beginner class when it comes to building.

One […]

2020-08-23T15:01:38-04:00February 3rd, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY|2 Comments
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