a DIY adventure

Little Free Library

Little Free Library

I was so excited when my friend Lindsey asked me to help her with her Little Free Library project.  Little Free Library (LFL) is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange.   In order to start a LFL in her neighborhood, Lindsey needed a cabinet to put in her front yard to house the books.  LFL cabinets […]

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Chunky Mailbox Post

Chunky Mailbox Post

  Our existing mailbox was in rough shape.  After several encounters with stray drivers and a few years of weather, it was looking pretty bad. The rest of the neighbors on our street have nice, neat mailbox posts and mailboxes and ours was definitely dropping home values.  I wanted to do something nice, but a […]

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Repurposed Hanging Planters into Pendant Lights

Repurposed Hanging Planters into Pendant Lights

Last spring I purchased some really cool looking hanging planters.  I thought they would be perfect to put pretty plants in and hang them from my pergola.   They looked beautiful…for about a week until the plants died from lack of water. (I do realize I could have watered them but I never quite felt like […]

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Dino’s Slit Drum

Dino’s Slit Drum

              As you may know, my 10-year-old son Dino has had a hand in some of my Lefty Loosey projects.  He’s my sometimes photographer and sometimes assistant.  I love his enthusiasm and I would love to instill the love of DIY in him, just as my parents did for […]

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Timeline Skinnies Shiplap Wall

Timeline Skinnies Shiplap Wall

I grew up watching This Old House on PBS.  That was back in the days of Bob Vila and Norm Abram.  I’m still a big fan.  This Old House magazine is a favorite of mine and I still try to tune in to the show every once in a while.   So when I saw […]

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Board and Batten Wainscot

Board and Batten Wainscot

    Our front living room needed a little pizazz.  It was painted a blah builder’s beige and lacked a personality.  I decided to add board and batten wainscot to the walls. Here was the room before… I’m really into gray paint lately and I wanted to do something a bit dramatic.  Since I knew […]

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Chicken Wire Christmas Card Display

Chicken Wire Christmas Card Display

Thanksgiving is officially over so it is now okay to talk about Christmas, right?  Every year we receive beautiful Christmas cards from friends and relatives near and far.  They feaure cute kids, beloved pets and happy sentiments.  I have experimented with many different ways to display them but this is my favorite!  And it is […]

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Distressed Media Console

Distressed Media Console

Let’s see if you have been paying attention.  😉  I set out a few months ago to build a media console for our bonus/kid’s play room.  If you recall, I was so darn proud of how my first furniture build went, I decided to keep that rustic x console in my family room.  This is […]

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White Birch Candle Holders

White Birch Candle Holders

This is a very special post…most of the pictures were taken by my absolute favorite 9-year old DIYer…my son!  Taking pictures is my least favorite part of doing my DIY projects so it was great to have an assitant for this project.  Thanks Kiddo! I did not realize it but we have a literal gold mine in […]

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Rustic Black Pipe and Wood Desk

Rustic Black Pipe and Wood Desk

  I’ve been wanting an L-shaped rustic desk with black pipe legs for my office (I have very specific tastes!).  This will be my new home to organize all my projects and write my blogposts so it had to be fun and inspiring.  I found several desks on-line that would have been perfect.  BUT! they were very expensive. […]

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