DIY Plate Rack for $95

  That’s right! This 7 ft. long by 8 ft. tall plate rack was built with only $95 in lumber! If you saw our second episode of Open Concept on HGTV you know that we built this piece with the purpose of making a use of this space that was across from the new dining area. {…Read More…}

DIY Command Center

Hey guys!! School is about to start, around here, and we are in the “I need to get control over my junk” mode! Whitney and I designed this super cute Command Center to get started and we’ve got the free plans for you and a new how-video! You can watch the video HERE or click {…Read More…}

DIY Floating Shelves with Pulleys

Hey guys!  Ash and I had the best time crashing our sister’s house a few weeks ago!  We took a 5 hour road trip with tools, wood and kids in tow to her house in Houston.  We spent less than 24 hours and completed 6 big projects for her.  We called it a “Shanty House {…Read More…}

DIY Wall Planter – as seen on HGTV’s Open Concept

Before we get into building the DIY Wall Planter we need to cover some exciting news! We are still waiting to learn if the network will order more episodes (we should know something very soon) but Open Concept is re-airing on the DIY Network, this Friday night, July 15 at 11pm & 11:30 EST/ 10 {…Read More…}

DIY Floating Desk with Storage

Hey guys! I’m back to share one of the latest pieces that I have built for my sons room! He has this really cool space in his room that was not part of the plans. It was a closed off area over our front porch and it would have been completely wasted and valuable space! {…Read More…}

DIY Engineer Print Frame

This DIY Engineer Print Frame is probably one of the easiest projects I have done and it makes such a huge statement in a room! It also only cost me about $20 to make – HECK YAH! I made this as part of the “baseball” theme room that my son asked for. He LOVES baseball {…Read More…}

DIY Hanging Chalkboard

This DIY Hanging Chalkboard is the PERFECT project for a beginner! The steps are simple, it only requires a few tools AND it’s just so darn cute! If you had the chance to see our pilot, Open Concept, on HGTV, you might have caught a peek at this guy 🙂 Not only is it easy {…Read More…}

Free Printable – I think I’ll Just be Happy Today

Hey guys! I promised you on Instagram that I would share this printable so here she is 🙂 Just click the HERE or the image below to print! I found the frame at Hobby Lobby but I found this similar frame on Amazon. You can click the picture to purchase one. You could make any of these {…Read More…}

DIY Sliding Barn Door Bathroom Cabinet

I can’t even explain how excited and in LOVE I am with my new Sliding Barn Door Bathroom Cabinet! I’m obsessed with sliding barn doors and there isn’t a spot in my home to install one – so, I created one 🙂 What do you think? It’s the perfect mix of open shelving and hidden {…Read More…}

DIY Industrial Wall Art with Free Printable

I hope everyone is off to a great start this year 🙂 I am excited to finally share the Industrial Wall Art that I made for my son’s bedroom! When I shared the DIY Nightstands, that I built for his room, I had so many questions about the wall hanging! How cool is that for {…Read More…}

DIY Wooden Vent Hood

Hey there!!! As much as I love getting my house festive for Christmas, I also love a good quick and easy update around the holidays! We have our family (which resembles a small army of mostly children) over to our home for Christmas Eve. I look forward to it every year and love that it {…Read More…}

Free Printable Letter Banners

Hey friends!  As promised, I am sharing new free printable letter banners today!  I printed out the word Grateful for my mantel, but I have included every letter and an ampersand below.  Just click the letter you need, and you can print or download from the screen that pops up.  I cut mine out with scissors {…Read More…}

DIY Floating Student Desk as seen on HGTV Open Concept

We are so appreciative of all of your support for our pilot, Open Concept! It was such a fun and rewarding opportunity that we are so grateful for. If you missed the premiere and the repeat airings, you can learn more about it and check out all of the before and after pictures HERE! Dack and {…Read More…}

Home Depot August DIH Workshop

Hey guys!!! We have teamed up with Home Depot, again, for another DIH Workshop and we are so excited! Visit your local Home Depot Thursday, August 20 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm and learn how to build our hook shelf! You’ll get hands on experience and learn great tips from tool experts! This shelf is one {…Read More…}

DIY Photo Gallery Wall

So this is a project I started LONNNNG ago, and I’m happy to say I finally finished.  It’s one of those projects that took me forever to finally decide on how to finish, and then once I did decide, it took me just as long to actually do it.  We closed off our loft last {…Read More…}

DIY Wall Planter with Succulents

We LOVE succulents. They are low maintenance and oh so cute! I have a blank wall in my dining room that is a narrow space and I haven’t known exactly what I wanted to put there. As soon as the weather warmed up and I saw succulents at my hardware store I got an idea! {…Read More…}

DIY Thin Brick Wall

Hey guys! I am SO excited to share my latest project with y’all!  Those of you that follow us on Instagram and Facebook have watched my progress over the last few days.  I was originally going to title the post “How to install a thin brick wall”, but I realized that there are probably 100 {…Read More…}

DIY Trophy Case for a Teen Boy Room

I’ve made my kids a lot of pieces for their rooms over the years but this one, by far, got the most attention from my 11-year-old!   Like most boys his age, he loves his trophy collection. They can get really cluttered and I wanted to give him a cool space to display them. I {…Read More…}

DIY Board and Batten Hat Rack

I got an itch to tackle some projects in my boys rooms last week and I am so excited about the way my 11-year-old’s room is shaping up! Our stepdad, Tim (a.k.a. Bapa), built my home a little over a year ago (you can check out the build process HERE). My 11-year-old was going to {…Read More…}

DIY Hanging Frames with Labels

I recently updated my wall in my hallway with some new frames.  I shared the old frames a few years back, and I was ready to lighten things up a bit!  Here is how my DIY Hanging Frames turned out… This is a crazy simple tutorial!  I had all 5 done and hung in a couple {…Read More…}

DIY Wine Bottle Wall Sconce

As many of you know, I have been in the process of redoing my dining room.  I have shared my tables, benches, sideboard and floating shelves over the last several weeks.  Today I am sharing the DIY wine bottle wall sconce that I built to hang on each side of my window.  Here they are! {…Read More…}

How to Tile a Backsplash – Video Tutorial

Hey guys! We teamed up with Ryobi to bring you a tutorial and a how-to video for tiling a backsplash!  That’s not it though, we are also hosting a giveaway to get you stocked up on all the DIY tiling tools you will need to get started! Heck YAH! A tiled backsplash is such a {…Read More…}

How to Build and Hang a Mantel on a Stone Fireplace

Hey guys! I have been dying to share this tutorial with you all! I built and installed this mantel for about $100! This is a project that I have had planned since we were building our house but it seemed like it was going to be such a pain and I was worried that I would {…Read More…}

DIY Coffee Mug Display

Hey guys! In honor of Valentine’s Day and Ryobi’s February challenge, we made this cute Coffee Mug Display 🙂 We LOVE coffee – that counts right? It’s quick and easy to build your own. I’m going to show you how I did it but you need to go over to our friend Jamison’s site – {…Read More…}

DIY Wooden Window Cornice

Hey guys! So, I’ve been building furniture for our new home, like crazy and realized that I haven’t done much in the way of our windows! I have done panels for my dining room and living room which you can see HERE but I have neglected the rest. The hardware is usually expensive and my budget {…Read More…}

DIY $5 Shelves with Leather Straps

Hey guys! If you need a quick and easy project this weekend, this one is for you! I have been on a mission to fill up this blank wall. It’s a walkway so I didn’t want anything sticking at from the wall too much. I came up with these Leather Strap Shelves for only $5 each! {…Read More…}

DIY Floating Shelf Plans for the Dining Room

I am knee-deep in a dining room remodel.  I had an itch to build some new pieces, so I decided to let everything go and start from scratch… Again. 🙂  First up on the list… Floating Shelves!  Check em out! How fun are those??  I love how they opened up the space!  And… Just wait {…Read More…}

Rope and Pipe Floating Shelves

Hey there! I just finished the last project in my dining room (for a while at least 😉 ) and I am so excited to show it to you!! (pssss…. We also have an awesome tool giveaway towards the end)! Pipe + rope + wood = OH MY!!! I created these floating shelves that appear {…Read More…}

DIY Media Shelves

As many of you know, I have been in the process of revamping my bedroom.  I use the space as my office as well.  I shared Part 1 and Part 2 of my new desk system a few weeks back, and I can’t wait to show part 3 next week! These media shelves I am {…Read More…}

DIY Floating Shelves with Clavos

Now, we are no stranger to floating shelves around here.  I shared my bathroom floating shelves at the beginning of this year, and Ashley recently shared her living room floating shelves as well.  Be sure to click on those to find the tutorials! I have a space in my own living room that has been {…Read More…}