Pantry organizer for spice packets

pantry organizer, spice packet organizer, small tray

Do you have dry mix packages cluttering up your your cupboards or pantry? This simple pantry organizer for spice packets will keep them organized. I did a poll on Instagram recently about what content you would like to see more of on the blog.  Gratefully, the majority vote was “small builds”.  Whew! There are some […]

Desk organizer lazy susan

desk organizer lazy susan

January always brings on the urge to de-clutter and organize.  This cute desk organizer lazy susan was the perfect start to getting my desk in order and it’s a simple build made entirely with scrap wood! Good morning my friends! Happy 2021 (I hope) – or at the very least – Happy fresh start! It’s […]

Compound mitre trays for Dummies

Compound mitre tray, compound-mitre tray

If angles and bevels get you all flustered and frustrated, fear no more! I have an almost fool-proof method for making compound mitre trays!  Hint: there is almost no thinking involved! There has been one project that I have wanted to do for YEARS, but just couldn’t get my head around it. I watched the […]

Simple Cedar Tray

DIY serving tray, simple cedar tray, wood tray, DIY wood tray, make your own tray, patio tray

I always scramble come end-of-year when I need to come up with gift ideas for teachers and coaches.  I know that apples, pencils and worm paraphernalia are cute, but I think I’m correct in assuming if you’ve taught for more than one year, you probably have a cupboard full already.  I tried to come up […]

“Lord, give me wine” coffee tray

Farmhouse tray, ottoman tray, easy build tray, rustic industrial tray

I had a customer request to make a “farmhouse tray” that was 36″ by 20″ (huge) with black pipe handles and a quote on the front.  The tray was/is going to be used on an upholstered ottoman to set drinks etc and not really as a carrying tray – you’d have to have strong arms […]

Build Your Own Ottoman Tray

DIY Ottoman Tray - a great beginner project

I’m all about little vignettes lately.  Specifically designed areas of decor that tell a story.  I don’t know that my attempts at vignettes necessarily tell a story, but I think they give off a vibe or feeling of warmth and welcome. I feel warm and welcome anyways. The trend right now seems to be trays […]