9 Stunning Exterior Lighting Ideas You’ll Want to Copy

Lately, I’m loving the look of outdoor string lights as a way to create an inviting and cozy outdoor space! If you share my love for this look and are searching for exterior lighting ideas,  you’ll want to check out the options I have for you. Whether you are decorating for a wedding, a birthday party, or just need extra lighting outside,  one of these “brilliant” choices  is sure to hit the mark.



6 Home Safety Hazards to be aware of while DIY-ing

If you’re looking to avoid hazards at home and get the most out of your DIY or renovation project, I commend you for your commitment to safety. For most people, DIY projects can seem daunting, but with care and practice your projects can be as good as those done by a professional. Whether you’re painting your bathroom  or building a new kitchen table, keeping these simple tips in mind may maximize your efficiency and cut back on safety risks.


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From Knotty Alder to Light Grey Kitchen Cabinets

Migrating from knotty alder to grey kitchen cabinets is a budget-friendly way to give an outdated kitchen a modern look. Whether you do it yourself or hire it out, it is a job that requires a bit of research, motivation, and attention to detail. It took me three years to pull the trigger on this 90’s -very- knotty kitchen. But now that it’s done, I am thrilled with the results and glad I took the time to think it through. 



Master Bath Update: Sleek Black Vanity Makeover

If you are looking to update your bathroom with a unique touch, consider a painted black vanity. The sleek look adds a neutral, yet modern feel to any bathroom. The vanity in my master bath is large, and I was skeptical about painting it, but once finished, the black color was the perfect choice to update this 90’s bathroom on a small budget.



My $2 Secret to Painting Walls Fast

If you’ve been on the hunt for the best paint roller for walls I encourage you to read this post until the end. Seriously, don’t turn away at the sight of the little roller below because friends, good things DO come in small packages, and I never thought the solution to my painting problem would be so simple.



Old Fashioned Student Desk with a Modern Twist

This old fashioned student desk  gives a modern twist to the old student desk. Its compact, one-piece design adds functionality and style to any space. Constructed out of 2″x 2″ lumber and plywood, it is sturdy, yet light weight. Perfect for small spaces! This piece was initially built for a middle school’s theatre set of Thoroughly Modern Millie. We built 16 of them! 



Bevel vs Miter: What is the Difference?

Whether you are looking to build a simple picture frame or cutting crown molding, understanding the differences between bevel vs miter cuts will take your woodworking to the next level. This tutorial is written for beginner woodworkers looking to understand the difference between these two common cuts, making it possible to read woodworking plans and create beautiful projects. 



Wainscoting Panels: Getting the look without breaking the bank

If you love the look of wainscoting panels but can’t afford the cost, this post is for you. Using budget-friendly materials can create a look you’ll love until you’re ready for the real thing. This faux wainscoting wall gave this laundry room a much needed facelift. If you like it, read on for step by step instructions on how to create a similar look in your home.