DIY Nightstands from Rogue Engineer

With easy-to-follow building plans, these Cooper bedside tables are a simple and inexpensive route to furnishing a bedroom – check out my DIY nightstands and see for yourself!

I FINALLY have a build to share with you today!

I started these Do It Yourself (DIY) nightstands at the end of January, but with recent events, a trip to Florida and two girls with extensive dental work, they took a back-burner to more pressing items.

I got them done though!  Final coat of paint […]

2019-03-14T19:55:27-04:00March 15th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|4 Comments

Behind-the-door-Storage

One set of building plans to create behind-the-door storage for anywhere in your home. I created extra bathroom storage for my tweens and a gift wrap storage solution for my office. Use that wasted space with this simple build.

Do you have storage and organization issues?

Like more stuff than space?

I think everyone (except maybe Mari Kondo) does. We all want to be tidy and organized, but “stuff” takes over and clutter everything up. If you are struggling to […]

2019-01-30T23:29:17-04:00February 1st, 2019|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|1 Comment

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 a bit […]

2019-01-28T14:20:57-04:00January 26th, 2019|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|1 Comment

Workbench upgrade – paint guard

Upgrade your workbench from simple assembly table, to paint station by just adding a spool of paper to one end.

I’m making some upgrades to my She-shop right now and one item I wanted to incorporate was a painting station.  I know, I know; it’s a workbench – you can get paint on it.  But really you can’t – not if you want to use the same work table for building and sanding as well.  It’s surprising how much paint – […]

2019-01-28T14:23:26-04:00January 20th, 2019|BUILD IT|0 Comments

DIY Watch Box

Using a dollar store photo frame, some scrap wood and a few rollers, I was able to build this gorgeous DIY watch box to showcase 9 of Hubby’s favourite watches.

I was playing with scrap wood in the garage the other day and wanted to see if I could make a watch box to display all of Hubby’s watches.

I had a small pane of glass that came from an 8×10 dollar store picture frame that had sat in my garage for […]

2019-01-28T14:24:49-04:00January 17th, 2019|BUILD IT, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|2 Comments

Scrap Wood Wine Rack

Four pieces of scrap wood are all you need to build this small wine rack – perfect for holding up to 7 bottles of your favourite red (or white).

I’m starting out the New Year with a wish list of projects that is almost overwhelming.  The problem isn’t any one project in particular, it’s the “but firsts” that precede each.

I’ve finally weakened Hubby’s resolve and am finally going to do that kitchen makeover I’ve hinted at for 2 years…

but first I […]

2019-01-07T16:04:05-04:00January 2nd, 2019|BUILD IT|2 Comments

House-shaped candle holder

Make these Scandinavian-inspired wooden houses (to hold flameless candles) with a few scraps of wood and a bit of glue.

I love Scandinavian decor – ESPECIALLY come winter when every image is hygge (“a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment as cozy, charming or special.”)  I love scrolling through Instagram and seeing rustic stone fireplaces, sheepskin (faux of course) throws, and candles casting a warm glow.

Since I had one Christmas gift left to DIY before Santa’s […]

2019-01-07T16:06:24-04:00December 22nd, 2018|BUILD IT, DECOR|0 Comments
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