This week we tried to duplicate some Pinterest wreaths. Kim tackled the grapevine wreath with flowers and a monogram. Garrett did the boxwood wreath with a welcoming wooden word. Both turned out to be really easy and they only took about 10-15 minutes.
We went shopping for some framed canvases for Kim's craft room, but we couldn't find that perfect piece. So, we decided to paint our own canvas and frame it out. It took about 30 minutes and cost about $10. Letting the paint dry was the hardest part.
So we made this coffee table before we ever started a blog and YouTube channel. As usual, we saw this out shopping (World Market) and decided we could Make It! This coffee table is SUPER durable for kids and families. Our kids aren't toddlers anymore, but still tend to sit on this table like it's a bench! We originally made this table last year, since then we have made LOTS of pieces for our family room and decided the stain color no longer matched. We took it apart, rebuilt it and stained with Varathane's Briarsmoke, now its durable and looks beautiful in our room! We found these plans from Jaime Costiglio's Blog. Here's how we made ours!
Drill pocket holes in the 1x3 top supports. Attach short end top support to legs using wood glue and 1 1/4” pocket hole screws. Keep support inset 3/8” from outer edge. Make 2.
Attach short end base support to legs using wood glue and 2 ½” Pocket hole screws.
Attach long sides top supports to short sides using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
Attach long side base supports to short sides using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.
Attach center base cross support using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.
Attach base slats to frame using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.
Attach top slat supports to frame using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
Make top by attaching boards using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.
Attach top to base frame using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
And that's it! This was so easy and quick for such a durable and beautiful piece of furniture !
The kids wanted to make Garrett something for Father's Day, but Garrett doesn't need a tie rack. Garrett has a hat and hoodie to match each pair of Vans he has. He has a lot of hats and lay all over the house. The girls found some ideas on Pintrest, but none of them were big enough. So the decided to take one of the rustic hat rack ideas and just make it twice the size. The was an easy project and it only cost $25.
6 - Stockade Fence Pickets (6ft tall)
1 - 1/4" Plywood (2'x4')
2 - 1"x2" (8')
12 - 1/2" x 2" Lag Screws
3 - Stain colors
Step 1: Cut the Fence Pickets into 1' and 2' sections
Step 2: Stain the Fence Pickets different colors. We used 3 stains and divided the boards up. Also, stain the plywood, so the raw wood doesn't show through.
Step 3: Arrange the stained fence pickets, in a random patter, on the plywood. Glue and nail the pickets to the plywood using 1/2 nails.
Step 4: Measure and drill 1/2" pilot holes for the bolts. We staggered and spaced our holes out 9" apart.
Step 5: Screw in the 1/2" lag screws about a 1/2" deep.
Step 6: Cut the 1x2s to fit around the boards as a frame. Stain the boards. Glue and nail the frame around the edge with 1.25" nails.
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This was a really easy travel wine caddy project. 20 minutes, 10 cuts, 5 dollars, and 2 boards will get you a nice wine caddy ready to go find the party.
2 - 1x4x4"
2 - 1x4x13"
1 - 1x4x14"
4 - 1/2"x2x36"
1.25" brad nails
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We like the whole Industrial Pipe look. It's looks rustic and repurposed. We decided to test out making furniture out of the pipe pieces by making a towel rack for the hand towels in the bathroom. It was beyond easy and cost about $30. The hardest part was convincing Garrett that we didn't need to make every knob in the house some pipe piece.
We were looking at big wooden clocks online and the oversized clocks got crazy in price. The clocks around 36" were over $100. We said we could make it, real easy and for less than $20 bucks!
Step 1: Assemble the boards
Assemble the boards with the 37" board as the center board. Align three 36" boards to the top and bottom of the 37" board. Then add a 30" board to the top and bottom of the 36" boards. Add a 24" board to the top and bottom of the 30" boards.
Step 2: Attach bracing boards
Cut bracing boards for back of clock. 2 - 1x2x36 and 2 - 1x2x12. Attach these to the back of the clock using 1 1/2 brad nails and wood glue. We attached the 36" tack strips 3" apart in the center of the back and the 12" tack strips closest the outer edge as they will fit.
Step 3: Draw the Circle
The clock face will be 36" in diameter. First, mark the center of the 37" board. To draw the circle, we used a 1x2 cut at 19". We attached the 1x2 1" from one end using a 1" wood screw to the center of the front face of the 37" board. Distance from screw to pencil should be 18". Using a pencil against the other end of the 1x4, rotate the 1x4 and pencil around the entire circumference to draw the circle. We used a flat pencil which made this easier. Another option would be to use a standard round pencil and drill a 1/2" hole at the other end to hold the pencil.
Step 4: Cut out Circle
Using the jigsaw cut out the circle drawn on the front in step 2.
Step 5: Sand the edges, top and stain
We used the Ryobi Belt Sander to rough sand the edges and top of the clock. We used Varathane stain in Briarwood to stain the clock face.
Step 6: Draw outline for painted number ring
Using a 1x2 cut at 19". Drill pencil holes at 12" and 17". Draw two circles, one at 24" in diameter ad the other at 17" in diameter.
Step 7: Create circle stencil
Using painters tape, tape over both the 12" and 17" circles. Using an Exacto knife inserted into the 1x2 from step 6. Cut the painters tape around the circumference of both the 12" and 17" circles.
Step 8: Paint the number ring
Using Ivory Chalk Paint, paint the ring for the numbers. Let dry for approximately two minutes and remove painters tape. Tip: You don't want to the paint to dry on the painters tape, it could peel the paint when removed.
Step 9: Distress Paint
Using 80 grit sandpaper, sand the ivory chalk paint ring.
Step 10: Insert Clock motor assembly
Follow directions on package for clock motor assembly. We had to purchase
Step 11: Add Clock Face Numbers
We used our Cricut to cut our Roman Numerals from Cricut Kraft Board. We glued them onto the face using wood glue.
And, that's it! All done! I really love the look of this clock in our family room, it's perfect!
Kim & Garrett
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