Friday, September 19, 2014

DIY Window Pane Mirror

Still working on decorating my entry way, I remembered that I had two giant mirrors that I purchased at a garage sale about three years ago for $5. I figured it was about time to put one of them to use, so I turned it into this!
Oh my goodness....I really really love this. If you want to turn a mirror into a window look-a-like then  I suggest looking around on Google to see different design ideas. The ones that really caught my eye were the arched mirrors, but since I had a square one laying around I made my arch fake. Last week was faux drawers, this week it's a faux arch....I don't want to hear it. : )

Here is a video showing the build process:

Friday, September 12, 2014

DIY Entryway Table

So after putting board and batten in my entryway, I decided to build a simple entryway table.
Now anybody who has been following my channel knows I think drawers and cabinets are a trap. They sound like a good idea, but in the end they are only good for clutter and junk. So instead of making drawers for my table, I made faux drawer faces.

Here is a video showing the build process:

Monday, September 8, 2014

DIY Board and Batten Wainscoting

There was nothing wrong with my entry way, I just thought it was a little bland and I thought board and batten wainscoting would really liven it up some. However, instead of buying big panels of wainscoting I decided to make my own. Check it out!
Here is a video showing the process of the build:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DIY Hardware Storage

While I was cleaning my shop last week, I realized just how much hardware I was acquiring and also that I didn’t have a dedicated spot for any of it to go. I decided to take some time and build something to fix that problem. Note: I know that some of my readers are more into DIY crafts, this would also make for a great way to organize craft supplies. You could put the unit on a lazy susan if it is going to go in a carpeted area, and it can sit in the corner and rotate around just like a jewelry display.

Here is my newly built hardware storage cart:
Then here is a video showing the build process:

Friday, July 18, 2014

DIY Planter Box

I've been wanting to build a few things to bring some life to the front porch, and I decided that a planter box was a good starting point....
It didn't come out exactly how I wanted it to, when I first decided to make a planter, but now that it has a plant in it, I think I actually like it. 

Here is the video showing the build process:
Then below is a written tutorial:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Scrap 2x4 Flag

I had a pile of bowed and warped 2x4s and 2x6s that I thought I would just throw away, but then I remembered seeing a photo a few months ago of a flag that was made up entirely of 2x4s and decided to make a few of those instead.
I know I'm bias, but I think this thing rocks. 

Build video:

Friday, June 27, 2014

Garden of Innocence Cremation Urn

I received an email from a gentleman informing me of a non-profit organization based in California named Garden of Innocence. He told me they are looking for volunteer woodworkers to make caskets or urns for abandoned and unidentified children. He decided to make one, but also contacted me and asked if I was interested in making one as well. I put together the below tutorial in case somebody out there would also like to make one but doesn't know how. It's a very simple design and the organization likes for them to be made out of pine.

Here is my finished is for a child so I decorated it. I've always loved the idea of flying off to Neverland, so I chose to decorate it with Peter Pan.
That's Captain Hook and Smee. Peter guiding Wendy and her brothers to Neverland. Then Tink sprinkling her fairy dust.

Here is the related YouTube video I put together: