Browse: Woodworking

  • How to Make Time for DIY Projects

    How to Make Time for DIY Projects

    “How do you find time for DIY projects?” It’s a question we both get all.the.time. Our lives are pretty jampacked and there aren’t many hours leftover for fun DIY projects. However, we’re still getting stuff done around our places! Here’s how…

  • B’s House Has New Trim, Casing & Doors!

    B’s House Has New Trim, Casing & Doors!

    Two carpenters had been working for 3 full days hanging the baseboard, window casings, door frames and new doors. When I finally came home to see their hard work finished, I could not WIPE the smile off of my face…

  • How to Demo Trim to Save Money

    How to Demo Trim to Save Money

    We decided to hire out some of the large projects because of the expertise (and time) required. But I’m also trying to do as much prep as we can ahead of the professionals to save them time and money….

  • How to Install New Baseboard – Part 2

    How to Install New Baseboard – Part 2

    If you’re just joining us, make sure you START HERE to catch up on the first few steps of installing new baseboard. Yesterday we tackled steps #1 through #4 and today we are picking up where we left off to finish up this attainable DIY project If you’re back for more baseboard business, let’s dive

  • How to Install Baseboard – Part 1

    How to Install Baseboard – Part 1

    Thanks to our blog survey last month we received several requests for a specific tutorial on how to replace baseboard. We’ve tackled this project a few times (usually in the process of adding wood treatment to a wall) yet never really thought about sharing the tutorial on this DIY project. So as obvious as this request

  • Our Favorite Woodworking DIY Projects

    Our Favorite Woodworking DIY Projects

    5 years ago neither of us had ever picked up a pneumatic nail gun and we definitely had no clue what a miter saw was. Today, we use those tools on a regular basis whenever we’re tackling a new woodworking DIY project. Woodworking projects are some of our favorite because they can add so much

  • DIY Shiplap in the Bathroom

    DIY Shiplap in the Bathroom

    My shiplap dreams have come true! I recently talked about how this new round mirror had me completely itching to make a few more updates in our bathroom. (Enter my shiplap dreams). Shiplap Plans In a perfect world, I would shiplap the entire bathroom, but there were a few roadblocks and a few uncertainties that urged

  • Our New Hallway Board and Batten

    Our New Hallway Board and Batten

    A couple of weeks ago, we chatted about my big plans for our plain & boring hallway. To add some interest & function to an otherwise ho-hum space, I decided to add board and batten to the walls. After perusing lots of sources for inspiration, I came up with a gameplan, bought the supplies, and

  • Hallway Board and Batten: The Gameplan

    Hallway Board and Batten: The Gameplan

    If you follow us on snapchat (you can find us at “diyplaybook”), then you’ll know that a couple of weeks ago Bridget & I added some board and batten to my hallway! We finished the project in a day, and I’ve been going gaga over it ever since. But before I go ahead and show

  • Creating a Decorative Wood Wall Treatment (Part 2 of 2)

    Creating a Decorative Wood Wall Treatment (Part 2 of 2)

    Last week, we dove head first into our tutorial for the decorative wood wall treatment in the guest room. Today, we’re back to discuss the finishing touches…

  • Creating a Decorative Wood Wall Treatment (Part 1 of 2)

    Creating a Decorative Wood Wall Treatment (Part 1 of 2)

    Disclaimer: We are so thrilled to partner with Lowe’s Home Improvement on this Guest Room Makeover. We wouldn’t have been able to do this DIY without their support. All opinions & photography are our own and are not influenced by Lowe’s Home Improvement. If you’ve been following the guest room makeover on social media, then

  • Board + Batten Dining Room – Progress

    Board + Batten Dining Room – Progress

    Sometimes you gotta take two steps back before taking one step forward, right?! In terms of our board and batten dining room… it looks like that is very much the case. Like I mentioned last week, this previously neglected room needed a little time in the DIY beauty shop for it to eventually become the