The DIY journey of a California citygirl and a Montana farmboy

Do It Yourself Table Setting in 5 Steps I love keeping a table set, it makes me feel that much closer to a prepared dinner (even if nothing is started!). For years I thought it would cost a fortune to keep a table set, so I shied away from it. A few years ago I …

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Farmhouse Framed Prints Last year I was crushing over all the Farmhouse Prints – so I started wondering how I could make my own with the resources I had (long vinyl cutter, no large printers). After a bit of thinking I created a way that worked in my budget and was super easy to do.Here …

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Do It Yourself Barn Door   Who loves barn doors but doesn’t want to hire someone to build it for you?  You are in the right place, because that is how I felt.  So I set out to find an easy build that I could do on my own – and here is how I …

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Do It Yourself Plastic Pipe Shelf   I love plumbers pipe shelving but they aren’t a very inexpensive project – the piping cost quite a bit.  I was thinking the other day I could create the same look with PVC pipe, so I tried it out and it worked!  They are not as strong as …

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Do It Yourself Milk Paint Application Anyone have darling pieces that just don’t mix with your interior design style, but you do not want to get rid of them?  Lets spice them up with some milk paint!  It is such a multi-use product to change up so many things. My cute granny gave me these …

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How to Make Stenciled Chargers I am so in love with wood chargers for my tablescape.  I discovered them years ago from the Shanty2Chic sisters (you can read their blog post here), and I made my first set just as they said.  I then decided to create another set using a much simpler method, and …

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  We hung monkey bars from my daughters ceiling, not even thinking that the wall could be a casualty of this creative idea.  Needless to say, after a year or so – it happened.  Someone’s foot went through the wall: I knew it needed to be fixed, but I also wanted it to be stronger …

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  A client asked us to create a towel rack for her using plumbers pipe.  It was a super simple project and paired perfectly with the Plumbers Pipe Toilet Paper Holder that we additionally built them (click on title to see that blog post). Here is our 60 second video tutorial of the project, with …

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Years ago I tried a peel and stick wood wall project and it turned out horribly wrong.  So I mentally decided those would not ever work.  Recently I had seen the company promoting REAL wood that was peel and stick application.  I was hesitant because of my first experience, but it looked so good in …

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Years ago I got the cutest hutch which I love.  Soon after a soccer ball went flying through the class door and shattered it.  One month later the other door was toast.  So it has sat open and not so cute for 2 years now!  I was ready for some way to hide the things …

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