Choosing the right kitchen backsplash

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...]

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign

DIY Wedding Monogram Sign from SewWoodsy.com #cricut #wedding #DIY #craft

Two  month's ago we attended the wedding of our good friend from high school. The day of his wedding we decided to make them a DIY Wedding Monogram Sign. I know, we are crazy like that. Nothing like last minute. We also happened to film not 1 but 2 videos that morning for our new Auto DIY series.  By using all materials we had laying around the house we created this sign for free (minus the hours of time we spent on this). Tons of our favorite products lumped into one … [Read more...]

{Video} How to Caulk Your Home

How to Caulk via SewWoodsy.com

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Homes.com. If your a home owner, you know that caulking your home is key. I can remember when we first moved into our home, after we painted all 1,700 square feet, replaced the bedroom floors with hardwood bamboo floors, and new baseboards we went on a caulking fest! Us plus a few friends all grabbed the caulking guns, and began sealing every nook and cranny we could find. Caulking prevents leaks and mildew buildup. Brittle or crumbly caulking can … [Read more...]