How to Cut Letters Using a Scroll Saw + Video

how to cut letters on the scroll saw

I am proud to be a 3M- sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate new products from 3M DIY. Opinions are my own and additional product used in the project were selected by me. Something we have never shared on Sew Woodsy before is Jon's love for cutting letters using his scroll saw. This is a hobby of sorts and we typically give these out as gifts for friends and family who are expecting babies. We also get request from friends and family … [Read more...]

Tips & Tricks on Installing Butcher Block Countertops

Tips & Tricks on Installing Butcher Block Countertops

Last year, we revamped our kitchen. It wasn't in bad shape, it just wasn't what we liked. We kept the guts of the kitchen; the cabinets and appliances and removed the formica countertops, installed a new deep sink and amazing Moen MotionSence faucet, and tiled the backsplash. We also added some extra cabinet space. Today, I am sharing a few of the tips and tricks we found useful when we installed our butcher block countertops. Talk about pressure! One mess up and it could have been very … [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...]

{Video} DIY Board and Batten

{Video} DIY Board and Batten

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com Oh man, am I excited to finally share our video on how to install board and batten. I swear this feels like it has been our longest project to date. I know it hasn't, but it feels like it. After we found out we were expecting we started brainstorming some ideas for the nursery. We both knew we wanted to install board and batten in the nursery. It's a project we've been wanting to tackle and it was the perfect room for it. Little did we … [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} How to Refinish an End Table with 3M DIY

How to Refinish an End Table with #3MDIY

This post is a collaboration with 3M DIY. Early last year, our neighbor, Edie, came to us asking if we could help her refinish an end table. We told her yes, but then project after project (and pregnancy) got in the way. We made it a resolution to ourselves that we were going to refinish the end table for her birthday (which was last Friday)! We picked it up in the morning and brought it back to her by the end of the day. She was amazed at the drastic difference and said it was her best … [Read more...]

{Video} Kitchen Island Custom Bookcase

Kitchen Island Custom Bookcase video tutorial created for @homesdotcom by SewWoodsy.com #DIY #kitchen

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com. Here we go... the first of many kitchen projects. I'm so excited to share our Kitchen Island Custom Bookcase today! When we first started talking about what we wanted to change in our kitchen I knew I wanted to extend our kitchen island. While we were extending the island I knew I wanted more storage. That is where the kitchen island custom bookcase came into play. I dreamed of having a few shelves to access a few more of my cookbooks. … [Read more...]

{Video} How to Add Custom Trim Moulding to Windows

How to Add Custom Trim Moulding to Windows step-by-step video created for @homesdotcom found on SewWoodsy.com

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com. A few months ago, I shared how we updated our shower glass door in the bathroom by giving it a quick makeover. Today, I'm going to show how was gave our master bathroom window a beautiful makeover by adding moulding trim to the window. We spent about $60 on materials which is kind of steep for one window; however, it looks like a million books! So now, we are tempted to start adding trim moulding to all of our windows and just buying the … [Read more...]

Handmade Glitter Snowflake Wooden Ornament

handmade glitter snowflake wooden ornament

Last day of the 12 days of Handmade Ornaments. I would like to say that they saved the best for last, but I know otherwise--the ornaments this year have all be awesome. I wanted to do the 12 days of ornaments this year because I feel like every year I miss out to show off my talent. I knew my ornament was going to be made out of wood, and I wanted our readers to realize that an ornament can be made out of anything your mind dreams up. I wanted to also show that making ornaments can be … [Read more...]