DIY Graphic Centerpiece from Reclaimed Wood

  Now that I have your attention with a seriously adorable puppy and his one blue eye, I would like to show you how to make this chicken wire reclaimed wood graphic centerpiece! This piece definitely evolved as it was being made.  My friend came over to see if we could come up with a … [Read more...]

DIY Reclaimed Wood Craft Paint Storage Shelves

Paint storage is an issue in my new craft space.  Bookshelves are not a great solution since they are so deep and tall.  I like to be able to see my paints for inspiration, and to get to the colors I need easily.  I decided to make my own shelves that are shallow and closely spaced so that I could … [Read more...]

How to Break Down Wood Pallets Video Tutorial

It is no secret that I love to create all kinds of things with wood pallets. Why wouldn't I?  They are readily available and usually one their way to landfills or bon fires by the time I get my hands on them.  Lumber can be expensive, so why not use pallet wood for your projects to save some cash … [Read more...]

50+ DIY Home Decor Projects to Make with a Jigsaw

The jigsaw is a super versatile tool, and a great place to start the power tool journey. It is handheld, can be fairly inexpensive (like this Corded : Skil Saw. Variable Speed 4290-02), and cuts shapes in a variety of materials, with the appropriate blade.  I did a number of projects with a the … [Read more...]

DIY Shipping Pallet Dog Bed

What kind of DIY blogger am I, with my dogs sleeping on a pillow tossed on the floor?  I know.  That is why I thought a striped doggie bunk bed made from shipping pallets would be perfect for the "Get It, Got It, Go" Summer Blog Hop hosted by ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and The Home Depot!  This … [Read more...]

Wood Pallet Planter DIY

I picked up some mums recently and decided they needed a planter. Using Ana White's Cedar Planter For Less than $20 Free Plan, I made just a few adjustments and built this planter using pallet wood and 2x4 scraps I had on hand.  I just grabbed the cut list from Ana's plan and hit my scrap wood … [Read more...]

DIY Scrap Wood Halloween Pumpkins

These three pumpkins were made entirely with materials I had on hand, which is always a plus! With my huge pile of wood pieces from previous building projects, I am pretty excited when I can use up some of the leftovers. I used my table saw to rip scrap 2x4 into what are essentially wood shims.  You … [Read more...]

Reclaimed Wood Wine Bottle Vase Trio

Salvage Wood Wine Bottle Wall Vase Trio  Reclaimed wood and recycled bottles combine with inexpensive copper hardware for this rustic, ecofriendly wall vase set.  Make it in under an hour with just a few dollars for hardware!  This is perfect inexpensive wall decor, and makes a great, unique … [Read more...]

DIY Horizontal Succulent Planter Box Display

[pinit][pinit] Decorating with succulents is a top design trend that won't be going away!  That is why I am thrilled to share how we created this horizontal succulent garden placed above our double deck doors.  I took the easy way out and went with artificial plants, even though succulents are easy … [Read more...]

Reclaimed Wood Display Shelf For Upcycled Old Book Letters

[pinit][pinit] I am obsessed with old books, well old things in general, but when I saw these words from old book letters I was sold!  There is a cute store in Nashville called Island Cowgirl that we stumbled upon while looking for Archeology Antiques.  The couple just opened the store 12 days … [Read more...]