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DIY Nursery Whale Lamp

DIY Nursery Whale Lamp

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com. Before I had Ryder, our friends at Homes.com challenged us to come up with a fun and easy upcycle project. I racked my prego-brain for days until one day I was cleaning up the craft room and stumbled across a lamp I picked up a few years ago at our local thrift store. The color of the base of the lamp worked perfect with Ryder's nursery. I used a piece of the whale fabric that I was using as the inspiration and color pallet for the room to … [Read more...]

How to Build an Extra Wide Simple Dresser

How to Build an Extra Wide Simple Dresser (knockoff PBK Kendall Dresser)

Today, we've teamed up with the amazingly talented Ana White to share how we built this extra wide simple dresser. This may look familiar, you know, the ridiculous expensive Pottery Barn Kids Kendall dresser that is oh-so cute (but not so much the price tag--$900...ouch)!  We met Ana at Haven two years ago and have remained friends ever since. She is the sweetest most humble lady I know. And her husband, Jacob is a charm too. He's been at Haven both years and Jon and him hit it off immediately. … [Read more...]

Choosing the right kitchen backsplash

final supplies

Choosing the right kitchen back splash can be just as stressful (if not more stressful) than the entire kitchen project we worked on! After all, the backsplash is kind of permanent. It is not like you can easily remove it and put something else up. From the beginning when I shared my kitchen revamp inspiration board I knew I wanted white subway tile. I felt that it was a safe option. Before you go to the store, you need to calculate how much you will need. This comes down to square … [Read more...]

How to Add Additional Cabinet Space to Your Kitchen

How to Add Additional Cabinet Space to Your Kitchen

Today, I'm back to share another kitchen revamp update post. When we were planning our kitchen project, I had mentioned to Jon that I really wanted him to cut out the two sides that backed up to the corner and extend out our cabinet. I knew that our builder did not utilize the space properly (remember, we bought a foreclosure, so this was way out of our control). I knew that I had almost a whole other cabinets worth of room that had been blocked. So as soon as Jon removed the formica countertops … [Read more...]

{Video} Installing Butcher Block on a Kitchen Island

helpful how-to video installing butcher block on a kitchen island

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com. Today, I'm switching it up and sharing a kitchen renovation project! I know... I meant to post this weeks ago when I posted about the kitchen island custom bookcase, but then when I went to add pictures into the post I somehow could not find them. Like non-existant. So I either 1. Never took them (which I don't doubt) or 2. my camera ate them (highly unlikely). So that's why it took me a little longer than usual to get this post up. … [Read more...]

{Video} DIY Tin Can Lanterns

Video Tutorial -- DIY Tin Can Lanterns for @aptsforrent from SewWoodsy.com

This is a sponsored post on behalf of ForRent.com. Have you ever made tin can lanterns? They are super easy to make and what I like to call a "free" project! Just pull some tin cans out of your recycling bin, grab a RYOBI drill, a sharpie marker, and your imagination and your ready to go! You can make them for a holiday   or just for every day use. Watch the video we created for ForRent.com that breaks down the step-by-step process on how to create your very own tin can … [Read more...]

{Video} Pumpkin Carving 101

Pumpkin Carving 101 - video made for @Homesdotcom on SewWoodsy.com

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com One of Jon's favorite things to do during the month of October is carve pumpkins. He could spend all weekend carving endless amounts of pumpkins. I think its therapeutic for him... We partnered up with Homes.com and created a video on how to carve halloween pumpkins with power tools! Whether your an expert carver or a novice, we hit all the bases in our video. We also share a few other tips for those who might not own power tools or who are … [Read more...]

{Video} Halloween Fence for Front Yard

Halloween Fence for Front Yard #Video made for @Homesdotcom on SewWoodsy.com

This is a sponsored post by Homes.com  A few years ago we shared in a picture tutorial how to create spooky fences for halloween. Today, we've partnered up with Homes.com to share a video tutorial on just how easy it is to create the fence! Supplies: Wood Pallets Crow Bar Hammer Safety Protection Square (Ruler) RIDGID Miter Saw RYOBI AirStrike Brad Nailer Jon and I both love using the cordless AirStrike Brad Nailer. We can whip up projects in no time without … [Read more...]

Apothecary Vinyl Labels

apothecary vinyl labels made using the @Cricut from SewWoodsy.com #halloween #craft #diy

Today, I'm sharing with you a super easy to create Halloween project that anyone can make (as long as you have a Cricut)!  Cricut recently released a few new Halloween cartridges. I was so happy to see that the Monster Bash cartridge finally had apothecary vinyl labels in a cartridge. As soon as they released it I went to my local craft store and picked up a few glass jars. And because I love working with Cricut they have an amazing opportunity for our readers... Buy One, Get One free … [Read more...]

DIY Lego Costumes

DIY Lego Costumes from SewWoodsy.com

Last year, after returning home from Europe the precious was on to figure out what we were going to dress up as for our friends annual Halloween party. I created a list of 25 DIY Couples Costumes for Halloween and shared it with Jon. We narrowed it down and that's when he decided we were gonna create DIY Lego Costumes. Jon knew if we were gonna do this we were gonna do it right. We scoured the internet and never found a complete tutorial nor could we find real life measurements. So Jon got to … [Read more...]