Motorized, Cedar Driveway Gate

This was a really fun and challenging project that ended up taking WAY too long due to the fact that we decided to start demolition on the master bathroom before we finished this project.  (we’ll never learn!)  But, we did eventually finish this one (after the bathroom was completely finished).  🙂 When we moved intoContinue reading “Motorized, Cedar Driveway Gate”

Outdoor Sofa

We had some leftover “beams” from our DIY Restoration Hardware Bardenas table, and figured we’d put them to good use by making a matching sofa for the patio.  DIY furniture is the best, because you can customize everything.  For instance, we knew we wanted a sofa on our back patio, but we didn’t have muchContinue reading “Outdoor Sofa”

DIY Restoration Hardware Bardenas Table

A lot of our project inspiration comes from Restoration Hardware.  Let’s face it, RH’s furniture is jaw-dropping gorgeous, but a wee little bit pricey.  Ok… it’s way pricey.  Take this outdoor dining table, for instance.  Pretty, right?  Yep, we thought so, too.  But at $4,075 (for just the table!) it was a bit out ofContinue reading “DIY Restoration Hardware Bardenas Table”

Distressed Wood STARS

Winter storm Jonas hit, and left us house-bound for the better part of 2 days.  These stars were the result.  They’re built just like our Wood Stars, but with a different (read: way better!) finish.  IMHO. There are many techniques for creating a faux distressed look with paint.  Usually, if I want to achieve the distressed look,Continue reading “Distressed Wood STARS”

Boot Trays

We’ve had insane amounts of rain here in Charlotte, NC during the last couple months.  It’s been unseasonably warm for Nov/Dec (70’s!), but too rainy to take advantage of the nice temperatures.  But rainy days make for excellent project days!  And what could be more appropriate this time of year than boot trays!

Wood Stars

I’m so amazed by smart people.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I like to consider myself fairy bright.  But sometimes I’m truly overwhelmed by what other people can do.  Take these stars, for instance.  It would have taken me somewhere in the ballpark of 3 months to figure out the math and the anglesContinue reading “Wood Stars”

Dresser Rehab with Hidden Compartment

Our very good friends Chris & Shara are expecting a baby in November.  When they mentioned that they were paying someone to redo a dresser for them, we said, “Excuse me?? Why would you pay a stranger to do that when we would LOVE to do the project for you!”  They did decide to entrustContinue reading “Dresser Rehab with Hidden Compartment”

Console Table from Raw Lumber

We absolutely love tables made from slabs – especially when the live edge is left intact.  Something about the modern + natural combination is so beautiful.  All the clean, sharp lines intrinsic in modern design coupled with the rawness and beauty of wood slabs is just stunning.

Distressed Wood Succulent Planter

I’m CRAZY about succulents.  They’re just so little and cute!  And, (supposedly) they’re virtually indestructible.  Time will tell on that one.  We wanted to create a planter for our succulents out of distressed wood.  And we wanted to do it as cheaply as possible.  So, I took inspiration from this planter found on Pinterest, and weContinue reading “Distressed Wood Succulent Planter”