West Elm Knockoff Decor Series: DIY Butler Stand

Tutorial on how to build a DIY West Elm Butler Stand.

Hi friends! Welp. We made it safely to our next duty station but we are still digging ourselves out of a mountain of cardboard boxes. In fact, we’re considering moving out of this house, into the 5-bedroom/3-bath cardboard mansion that we’ve constructed in our front yard. The neighbors love us already, I can tell. When Aniko from Place… [Read More]

How To Build A Rolling Grill Cart

Tutorial on how to build a DIY rolling outdoor grill cart - free plans!

*This post is brought to you by The Home Depot. Hi friends! I’m super excited to share my latest project with y’all! And what perfect timing, right? Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Wouldn’t this rolling grill cart make the perfect gift for your favorite Grill Master? My dad is a USC grad (and rabid fan), so… [Read More]

Free Plans: Build A Bungalow Plant Stand

How to build a DIY two-tiered plant stand - free plans and tutorial. LOVE this and it doesn't look that hard to build!

My mother is a plant whisperer. Sadly, I did not inherit this gene. I was born with a black thumb (thanks a lot, Mom). I’m surprised The Home Depot even allows me to purchase plants from them, knowing my track record. I’m convinced they have a Most Wanted poster hung up in their employee break room with… [Read More]

The Home Depot DIY Workshop: Rolling Grill Cart

How to build a rolling grill cart - free DIY workshop at The Home Depot!

*This post is brought to you by The Home Depot. Hiiiii! It’s that time again. Oh, you know what time it is. It’s time to watch my awesomely awkward self brandish some badass power tools in person! Oh yes. You read that right. Birmingham, Alabama, I’m comin’ for y’all. Are you excited? I’m excited. For those of you… [Read More]

RYOBI Nation Party Station

Outdoor party station mobile cart featuring storage for a large cooler, drawer that pulls out and doubles as a serving tray, pipe towel bar, and kiddie table! So COOL!

*This post is brought to you by RYOBI. Woohoo! It’s Friday, y’all! And it’s Memorial Day weekend! Do you have any holiday weekend plans? If you’re like most Americans, your weekend will include enjoying the great outdoors, whether it’s hosting a backyard BBQ or having a picnic while watching a fireworks display, spending time with friends and family, honoring our fallen heroes of These… [Read More]

DIY Stenciled Bench with Porch and Royal Design Studio

Great tutorial on how to stencil a DIY bench - gorgeous! She has plans on how to build the bench from scratch too!

*This post is brought to you by Porch and Royal Design Studio. Hello and happy Wednesday friends! How’s your week going? Mine has been rather slow-moving, as I am currently recovering from a nasty bug I picked up on Mother’s Day which progressed into pneumonia. Yeah. Pneumonia. Tons of fun, lemme tell ya. Seriously, who… [Read More]

DIY Desk: Finishing Tutorial

In-depth tutorial on how to paint raw wood furniture | www.jenwoodhouse.com

Remember this DIY Writing Desk I just built for my newlywed friends? As promised, I’m back to share the finishing tutorial with y’all! So here’s where we left off: That’s raw solid pine and birch plywood. First, I sanded everything down starting with 120-grit sandpaper, following up with 220-grit, and finally with 320-grit. Have you seen… [Read More]

DIY Writing Desk

How to build a DIY writing desk. Free plans and step-by-step tutorial!

The majority of my DIY projects are borne out of necessity and my latest build is no exception. My newlywed friends Josh and Marie needed a desk for their apartment. Josh is in seminary and is having to do his homework on their bed or on the floor. Most recently, he set up this ingenious solution: Pretty sweet, right? Sadly, this… [Read More]

{Guest Post} DIY House Shelf


Hi friends! I’m hanging out with Sandra at SawdustGirl.com today sharing the DIY house shelf I made out of scrap wood. This was a quick and simple project that I tackled during nap time. Gotta love those free and easy projects, right? I’m sharing the tutorial here, so I’ll see you over there! *Wanna know more about my girl’s Restoration… [Read More]

How To Build A DIY Two-Tiered Vertical Planter

How to build a two-tiered vertical planter. Free plans and step-by-step tutorial!

*This post is brought to you by The Home Depot. Y’all. Are you ready for this jelly? (I don’t know why I said that. I’m sorry.) Okay, so as I mentioned last week, I’ve teamed up with The Home Depot and will be co-hosting several of their DIY Workshops across the country this year. For this… [Read More]

7 Sweet Spring Mantels

Pink Hydrangea and Milk Glass Mantel

Yesterday’s weather was absolutely perfect. Though it wasn’t 72º (my favorite degree), it was pretty darn close. The kids played outside in the sunshine for the first time in what feels like forever. Hoo, boy. I’m hoping this winter is over because it was certainly one to be reckoned with. We’re finally digging ourselves out of almost… [Read More]

The Home Depot DIY Workshop: Vertical Planter

Attend this free DIY Workshop at The Home Depot and learn how to build a vertical planter! Co-hosted by Jen Woodhouse

*This post is brought to you by The Home Depot. You guys. I have a bit of exciting news. Super exciting news, actually. Did you know that The Home Depot hosts DIY Workshops on Saturdays and Sundays throughout each month? Yep. These workshops are free to attend and are great for anyone who wants to learn about… [Read More]

DIY Ballard Designs-Inspired Dresser

How to build a DIY Ballard Designs-inspired Dresser - free plans and tutorial!

Remember the DIY Ballard Designs-inspired nightstands I built for my photographer friend Emily? Well I’m back to share how I built her matching dresser! Once again, I teamed up with my sweet friend Ana White on this build. You can download the free plans on her website here. I used my favorite plywood, Purebond Plywood to build the carcass… [Read More]