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Using Marine Waterlox to Refinish Our Outdoor Dining Table

"Just because something doesn't look quite the way you want doesn't mean you have to live with it."This should be a DIY mantra of some sort, perhaps tattooed across a self respecting handy person's calf or shoulder blade. I can see it now, there's no...
by Old Town Home on Jul 15, 2016

Cabinet Beginnings

One of the main ways we are saving huge amounts of money on the kitchen is by building our own cabinets. Way back when Adam and I were dating (as teenagers about 14 years ago) his family ran a custom cabinet shop. They built the cabinets themselves,...
by Domestic Imperfection on Jun 30, 2016

DIY Outdoor Wooden Cooler

photo by diypete.comDo you like spending time on your deck or patio during the summer? This is a great way to enjoy a relaxing weekend or an afternoon with friends. One thing you may want to do... Visit my website for full links, other content,...
by Find My DIY on Apr 28, 2016

DIY Buffet Table Project

photo by craftsmandrive.com Do you have a lot of useful scrap wood laying around and are itching to build something DIY style that is useful to have in your home? A few 2x4 boards and some other... Visit my website for full links, other content, and...
by Find My DIY on Apr 5, 2016

Make A DIY Outdoor Couch

photo by lifeonvirginiastreet.com Does your deck or patio in need of an upgrade or a makeover? Adding some new furniture is an idea to think about as there are a lot of options for you to consider. A... Visit my website for full links, other content...
by Find My DIY on Apr 1, 2016

DIY Gardening Box From Pallets

photo by blessedbeyondcrazy.com The warm weather of spring is the best time to get started on a new outdoor garden, but what if you do not have anywhere to garden? An ideal solution to this problem... Visit my website for full links, other content,...
by Find My DIY on Mar 28, 2016

Rustic Picnic Style Dining Table

Well….my husband built another dining room table. It’s been over two years since he built the last one and I think he was starting to get a twitch. A table building twitch (or a lack of table building twitch, more like it). If you remembe...
by Domestic Imperfection on Dec 3, 2015

How to Fake a DIY Plank Look

With this simple technique you can create a DIY Plank look without actually using planks. It’s a budget friendly alternative and can help you achieve the look you always dreamed of! I have to start this post off with an apology. I think I got m...
by Cherished Bliss on Jul 24, 2015

Cheating My Way to an Integrated Cabinet Bead

Our bathroom cabinets are really becoming something!While we're busy bouncing from project to project, the time and effort I've been putting in on the two large cabinets that will flank our bathroom vanity are slowly transforming them into something...
by Old Town Home on Jul 7, 2015

Building the Base on Custom Bathroom Cabinets

Much like War and Peace, Gone with the Wind, or The Academy Awards, our bathroom renovation is running long. As the years have progressed and our patience runs thin, the bathroom has slowly progressed. Rather than drawing comparisons to various epica...
by Old Town Home on Jun 4, 2015

Kids Room Toy Shelf (an organized masterpiece)

Two things before I dive into all the DIY goodness… 1) Thank you for all the love and support on my last post about Adam’s accident. He is doing well, a little better every day. He is up and around the house now, and even getting out a bi...
by Domestic Imperfection on Feb 11, 2015

Building the Deck, Part II (and a giveaway)

I’m finally back with the second part of the deck post. Let’s just pick up where we left off last week, which was with a fully assembled deck frame. We used pine for the frame but decided to spring for cedar for the top, since it looks ni...
by Domestic Imperfection on Sep 23, 2014

Building the Deck, Part II (and a giveaway)

I’m finally back with the second part of the deck post. Let’s just pick up where we left off last week, which was with a fully assembled deck frame. We used pine for the frame but decided to spring for cedar for the top, since it looks ni...
by Domestic Imperfection on Sep 23, 2014

Building the Deck, Part I

First things first…let’s start with a before picture. So our backyard….it’s ugly. There’s no denying it. It is so full of rocks that I’m at a complete loss at what do with them. For the last five years we’ve...
by Domestic Imperfection on Sep 16, 2014

Building the Deck, Part I

First things first…let’s start with a before picture. So our backyard….it’s ugly. There’s not denying it. It is so full of rocks that I’m at a complete loss at what do with them. For last five years we’ve bee...
by Domestic Imperfection on Sep 16, 2014

Why You Should Always Listen to Pottery Barn (a bench story)

In my last post I told you about how I bought the galvanized metal chairs I have been lusting after for years.┬áToday we’re talking about the other side of the table…the farmhouse benches. These are the complete opposite of my metal chair...
by Domestic Imperfection on Jan 10, 2014

How To Build A DIY Floating Bed Frame With LED Lighting

Want to build a bed and make it look like its floating in the air? You can by building this bed yourself and adding a string of LED lights to the bottom. The wood for this project will cost around $300 dollars depending on where you purchase it from.
by Remove and Replace on Dec 12, 2013

Quick and Easy Shaker Drawer Fronts (Dodos vs Rabbits)

I've been working on a hallway organizer furniture project for over two years now. Other, more pressing,  projects keep pulling me away, but this is the one I fall back to putter on, when I have time.As part of my challenge to clean up all the l...
by AZ DIY Guy on Dec 11, 2013

Feeling Fouled from Frozen Wood Filler

Amidst this past long holiday weekend's marathon of moderate gluttony spliced with periods of recovery, which most often resembled one or both of us wallowing like a beached whale, we were fortunate to experience a Thanksgiving with several wonderful...
by Old Town Home on Dec 2, 2013

Using Salvaged Flooring as Wall Panels

For the two of us, there are few things in DIY renovation more satisfying than the idea of reuse of salvaged materials through repurposing. It typically combines all of the elements of a project that we always strive for. Recycling - Rather tha...
by Old Town Home on Sep 30, 2013


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