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DIY Wine Label Table (That Rhymes. I May Have Been Drinking.)

Love Wine? This table might be the perfect tribute to good times had. My sister-in-law, Carla, is incredibly talented. She and her husband – among many other things – flip houses. They are masters of of finding great deals and doing cool things on a budget.  They happen to have a pool in their backyard, […]

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Two Grandpas Build DIY Firetruck Bunk Bed

Father’s Day is coming and what better way to celebrate fatherly (or grandfatherly) love than to share this DIY firetruck bed created for one lucky and much-loved little boy. My friend, Teri, posted this picture of her son’s new bed on Facebook along with a shout out to “Jack and Dad.” It turns out that Jack is […]

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Make Your OWN Furniture: Wooden Crates

Everyone, meet Julia. My gorgeous and soon-to-be-married niece, Julia, moved into her apartment in Colorado and needed some furniture on a dime. Julia is the daughter of two brilliantly thrifty people, so she had NO problem coming up with really cool DIY furniture options. She also studied interior design, so she makes really FABULOUS things. […]

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How to Make Rain Gutter Bookshelves

Have you ever heard of rain gutter bookshelves for a nursery or playroom? Essentially, you cut pieces of gutter to the desired length, use gutter end caps and include some support brackets intermittently. You can find detailed instructions on Must Love Babies and Raising Olives. I have been planning to do this project for over […]

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Install Your Own Hidden Garbage Can for Only $40

We moved shortly after renovating the kitchen in our old place. One of the things I loved in the renovated kitchen that our new house didn’t have was a pull-out garbage can concealed in the cabinetry. So, I thought– well,  I’ll just make my own!  I looked at my cabinets and found one I thought could […]

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Why There Are Wood-Chips in My Purse

We are still adjusting to the freedoms awarded to my son by his new bed. Much to my dismay, he hasbeen waking up during the night and pitter-pattering his way down the hall to us. I decided a real night-light might help. We have this little turtle we love that lights up, but it turns off by itself. If he wakes […]

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