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Chunky Floating Shelves and Adding Storage to a Small Bath

These shelves are now finished and styled.  To see them click here! Our Master Bath is pretty small when you compare it to Master Bathroom’s in newly built homes.  A master bath (or “ensuite”) wasn’t an important component when checking off “must-haves” while house hunting.  If the master bedroom included an ensuite, then we were… Continue reading Chunky Floating Shelves and Adding Storage to a Small Bath

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DIY Floating Shelf Above The Toilet In Our Powder Room

Recently I have really been on a shelf kick.  I built the chunky floating “spa” shelves in our master bathroom.  Followed by the ledge shelves for our books in the playroom.  And now I just finished a floating shelf in our downstairs powder room.  If you are sick of reading about shelving units I don’t… Continue reading DIY Floating Shelf Above The Toilet In Our Powder Room

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Using Stair Tread Nosing as Finishing Trim on Built-in Shelves

I was so excited about the “DIY – Between the Studs Storage” until it was finished and I didn’t love the end product… there was something missing in the trimwork.  I couldn’t decide on wood trim, wood accents, white trim or painted trim to match the room… While perusing through the trim isle at Lowe’s… Continue reading Using Stair Tread Nosing as Finishing Trim on Built-in Shelves

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Chunky Floating Shelves – A Tutorial

To start building the shelves you need to measure your space and first figure out how long you would like the finished shelves.  That is what makes DIY projects the best – they can be built to suit your exact needs!  The shelves in our bathroom are 38″ long.  I will provide the measurements I… Continue reading Chunky Floating Shelves – A Tutorial

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Wall Lantern Hooks For My Entryway – DIY

I struggle with decorating my front entryway.  I move furniture and wall decor into and out of it on a seasonal basis and am never entirely happy with the end result.  After the most recent move of furniture I decided that I wanted lanterns or sconces to flank a painting that was hung above our… Continue reading Wall Lantern Hooks For My Entryway – DIY

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Between The Studs Storage – Adding More Storage to the Master Bathroom

Our vanity sits between two walls.  It is not a large vanity for a master bath, but we really don’t need more than what we have.  I wanted some extra storage on the wall, but didn’t want it to take up too much space or stick out too far.  So a between the studs storage… Continue reading Between The Studs Storage – Adding More Storage to the Master Bathroom

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Laundry Room Makeover – Part 4: Pantry

Building a Laundry Room Pantry Our laundry room was lacking storage.  We have a pretty big room designated just for laundry, but the only thing in there was a utility sink, an old fridge and the washer and dryer.   So I decided I needed to build some shelves.  I wanted to use the corner… Continue reading Laundry Room Makeover – Part 4: Pantry

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Laundry Room Makeover Part 5 – MORE Counter Space

When trying to maximize the space in our laundry room I decided I wanted to separate our washer and dryer and add a counter to go between the two appliances.  Previously, our washer and dryer were side by side leaving the space to the left of the dryer open and wasted. After building this very… Continue reading Laundry Room Makeover Part 5 – MORE Counter Space

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Repurposing and Building A Kitchen Table – DIY Square Pedestal Table

One of the first things that we did after moving into our house was renovate the kitchen.  As part of this renovation we had the corner bench above built to fit one corner of the kitchen.  It is a wonderful use of space, but because it was custom built I have been struggling to find… Continue reading Repurposing and Building A Kitchen Table – DIY Square Pedestal Table

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Our New Butler’s Pantry / Our Coffee Bar: Turn a Closet Into A Bar

I love the sound of a “Butler’s Pantry”.  It sounds old and refined.   So that is what I am calling this new space in our home.  But, really….it is just an old closet transformed into a fancier storage area and coffee bar. Before:This was a very deep closet.  It was dark and always hard to… Continue reading Our New Butler’s Pantry / Our Coffee Bar: Turn a Closet Into A Bar

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Between the Studs Storage – A Tutorial

This tutorial will provide you with the steps to build your own Between the Studs Storage Unit.  Exact dimensions are not provided because the purpose of a DIY project is to customize it for your specific needs.  So build the unit to the dimensions that your studs and space will allow. 🙂 10 Steps to… Continue reading Between the Studs Storage – A Tutorial