DIY Tabletop Tutorial

DIY Tabletop Tutorial

Table, Farmhouse, DIY,

Hello DIY enthusiasts. Today I’m going to take you into a little more detail on my tabletop that we built for my DIY Farmhouse Table. I’ve had a question or two on how we managed to assemble a single piece 4′ by 8′ table top out of lumber. Since this is after creation the pictures aren’t amazing but I’ll do my best to talk you through it! As always any questions can be posted in the comments or you can reach me through the contact form on my about page. Read more

DIY Upholstered Headboard

DIY Upholstered Headboard

This is part 3 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here, the first post on the footboard creation here and the post on the headboard frame here. Now we start upholstering the headboard:

DIY Upolstered Headboard | leave it to Joy photo credit to Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

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DIY Solid Wood Footboard

DIY Solid Wood Footboard

This is part 1 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here with links to the other elements of the bed. The first post on the footboard creation starts now!

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Photo credit to the wonderful Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

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DIY Bed & Upholstered Headboard

DIY Bed & Upholstered Headboard

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Photo credit to Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

I have always loved the look of an upholstered headboard, to me it looks and feels like an adult bed. This was a big project, the only furniture I built this summer. This post will link to to several others as it was quite a process and really breaks down into several steps. That way you can see take the whole process of each separate element of the bed.

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Grandma’s Dishcloth: Learning What I Do Wrong Knitting

Grandma’s Dishcloth: Learning What I Do Wrong Knitting

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Well another first for me, my first dishcloth. I know it seems like a real rookie project, but I needed a break from the tiny yarn, and tiny needles that I’m using for my baby hats I’m producing for all the winter babes coming this Christmas.

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DIY Super Cute Linen Knot Tote

DIY Super Cute Linen Knot Tote

 

Linen, Sew, Homemade, Knot, Tote, Bag, Purse, DIY, Do it YourselfThis DIY was inspired by the project done by the Sewing Rabbit. I made the first one in an evening and got faster as I went, however, the original poster claims you can make this in 30 minutes – which I did not find to be the case.

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DIY Decor Stick Frame Re-Do 

DIY Decor Stick Frame Re-Do 

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This DIY is a re-do of a previous DIY I did last summer – find that here. The old home of the frame got a facelift, which  means this guy had to find a new home in a new room with a new colour theme. I used paint that we had leftover from doing a small accent wall in our main floor bathroom so it literally cost me nothing. Read more

DIY Starfish Framed Mirrors $20 CAD

DIY Starfish Framed Mirrors $20 CAD

Starfish, Pallet wood, DIY, Mirror, frame, pallet frame, wall artThis summer while I was learning how to use my Kreg Jig I made several frames out of some scrap pallets that were lying around. I knew I wanted to DIY some wall art. I originally wanted to put the starfish inside the frame but my centre hole was too small (poor planning on my part). However, I really like how they turned out! Find my Kreg Jig Tutorial here.

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DIY Farmhouse Bench Tutorial 55$ CAD

DIY Farmhouse Bench Tutorial 55$ CAD

Table, Farmhouse, DIY,Today I am going to take you for a walk through all of my furniture building. It’s long over due and hopefully really helpful. Please send me any questions in the comments or through my contact form on my About page, I am happy to help. This tutorial is specifically for the bench, but its all the same. You can modify my instructions below and make the Farmhouse Coffee Table, Farmhouse Console Table, or even my masterpiece the Farmhouse Dining Table. I apologize if I’m not using the proper carpentry terms – remember I just started!

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DIY Christmas Tree Skirt for $10 CAD

DIY Christmas Tree Skirt for $10 CAD

DIY Christmas Tree Skirt for $10 CAD | leave it to Joy

Last Christmas I made this little tree skirt, from an IKEA blanket that cost around $10 CAD.  I cut it into triangles and matched up the ends and sewed them into a round skirt.  Remember to leave a gap so you can easily get it on and off the tree. I tucked the tails inside, and top stitched them so that they don’t pop out.

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