How to Make a Wooden Bench from Just 2 Boards

Come learn how to make a wooden bench. This simple build requires just two boards (2x8x8′) and takes less than an hour! More to build using structural lumber:  How to build space-saving benches for a small deck  –  How to build a hexagon planter  –  How to build a garden arbor/wedding arch How to Make […] The …

Large Outdoor DIY Monogram Letter Planter Box

Watch how to build an outdoor DIY monogram letter using easy to follow woodworking plans. This large wood monogram planter box holds flowers, succulents, or herbs for a big impact on your porch or at an outdoor wedding.  You’ll also love our other outdoor woodworking plans like our raised garden bed table and garden arbor […] The …

Painting Wood Furniture: How to Permanently Cover Knots and Stain

Painting wood furniture has its difficulties! Learn to permanently block tannin bleed-through from wood stains and knot holes with these two tried-and-tested options. Also helpful: How to Choose the Best Paint for furniture  –  How to Refinish Wood Furniture (no sanding!)  –  Must Know Tips to Prep and Refinish Furniture Painting Wood Furniture: Preventing Tannin […] The …

My Tree Journey: Lessons from a Lemon Tree

In 2013 I moved to a new city. I arrived the week of a massive snowstorm, which meant I was in a new city… stuck inside. As soon as spring came, I was antsy to get out and figure out where I was living. I was also desperate to plant things. I had barely any outdoor space, …

12 More Wooden Ladder Decor and Storage Ideas

A blanket ladder can hold more than just quilts! These DIY ladder decor and storage ideas show you how you can use a simple vintage or DIY ladder to organize any room.  Build your own blanket ladder 3 ways with our tutorials: pallet wood blanket ladder  |  easy $5 blanket ladder  |  vintage style orchard ladder. […] The …

Easy Personalized Gift Ideas for Moms, Dads, and Grads

Nothing beats a meaningful gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or graduation. These printables make for an easy personalized gift ideas for mom, dads, and grads, as well as friends and sweethearts! See more easy printable gift ideas here plus 5 ways to make your own picture frame.  Easy Personalized Gift Ideas for Mom, Dad, […] The …

Installing Trim: A Beginner’s Guide

Installing trim just got do-able for beginners! Crown molding, chair rail, window and door casing, and shadow box trim —  Jenny did it all as a complete beginner and she’s sharing what she learned so you can do it, too! More for you: Ultimate Guide to Wainscoting  –  DIY Craftsman Window Trim (with no angle […] The …

Get This Look: Modern Farmhouse Living Room

We’re back today with another ‘Get This Look’ idea, for a modern farmhouse living room from a recent Utah Valley Parade of Homes! The modern farmhouse style is quickly gaining in popularity and it’s so easy to see why! Want more of the modern farmhouse vibes, try these ideas: two-tone kitchen, modern farmhouse bunk rooms, […] The …

15 Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Take an outdated kitchen and create a functional gorgeous kitchen with these 15 kitchen remodel ideas. More kitchen inspiration to keep the ideas flowing: We have remodeled two kitchens ourselves (in our Park House and our Downing House) and shared dozens of amazing kitchen remodels with you. Clearly, we LOVE kitchens! 15 Kitchen Remodel Ideas Every kitchen remodel begins […] The …

How to Make DIY Carpet Deodorizer

There’s nothing like cleaning your home with natural products! If you have been looking to leave your carpets smelling super clean and fresh, check out this natural DIY carpet deodorizer.  For more homemade cleaning recipes, try this DIY all natural bathroom cleaner, 25 best homemade cleaner recipes, and our printable cleaning binder with favorite homemade cleaning recipes.  Natural […] The …