The Daily DIYer

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DIY Pallet Wood Tray


There are so many things you can make with pallet wood!  Even beautiful home decor like this tray!  It still amazes me how ugly old wood can be transformed into something beautiful enough to use in your home.

This is a very simple design.  It comes close to a simple pallet sign, with a twist.  My client requested a more rustic sort of handle.  The rope and brackets added that perfect touch.  I share with you in the video tutorial below how you can create a tray like this yourself.
I hope that you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/4Qh9l1VdjrE

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Monday, April 24, 2017

DIY Rustic Blanket Ladder



I have made blanket ladders in the past; however, not in this style.  This was honestly easier than the other's I was making (see that post here).  You'll need (3) 1"x4"s for this project and some nails or screws.  It doesn't get much simple than that.  We love those types of projects, right?

What I like about blanket ladders is that they are functional, but also a great home decor piece.  You can paint them, stain them, antique them, make them match your home's decor.  They would also be great in a bathroom for towels, at Christmas for stockings, or even in a kid's room to display art work.  The sky is the limit!  You can really get creative with this design.

I share in the video tutorial below all the details of you can make your own blanket ladder.
I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/5eN3v2ZgaHY

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Friday, April 21, 2017

DIY Spring Wood SIgn | Live Life in Full Bloom


When you have ugly wood, KEEP IT!  It can always come in handy for something.  This piece of scrap wood had a huge ugly knot on it.  I trimmed that part off and had myself a fresh slate that turned into this perfectly sized wood sign I am using on my spring mantel.

I like that this sign is a more subtle take on spring.  No pastels, still in the colors and style I have throughout my home; however it has a very spring like message.  "Live life in full bloom."

I share with you in my newest video tutorial how that ugly piece of scrap wood transformed into this beautiful spring wood sign.
I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/R5UNQbY4ErA

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You can also purchase this wood sign in my Etsy Shop here:

Thanks for check it out!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DIY Desk Build | IKEA Hyllis Hack



There are two good points to actually DIYing your own furniture.  Fist, the cost.  The inspirational desk I found online that was very similar to this desk we built was  $300.00.  We were able to build this desk for under $60.00.  The second reason is the dimensions.  You basically get a custom, made to fit your space, piece of furniture.  We made this the height and the width we wanted.  It all worked out just perfectly!

This desk is the newest addition to our open floor plan living space.  I needed a place to edit, work, and also do some projects if I needed to.  Also it's for our daughter who needed a better place to do her homework.  So far we have really enjoyed this new space!  It's a great work area as well as added additional storage or office supplies that were clogging other areas of our home.

We were able to cut down two IKEA Hyllis shelves for this project and added the wood in the exact color we have throughout our home.  I give you a detailed DIY video tutorial in the link below.
I hope you are inspired!
  


Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/fYBP2ruscNU

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Monday, April 17, 2017

DIY Easter Birthday Party



I know I've mentioned in a few other posts that we were getting ready for our son's 4th birthday, which just also happened to fall on Easter Sunday this year.  I think that's pretty special, don't you?!  The Easter Bunny AND a birthday all in the same day.  It's got the ingredients for a pretty magical day.

I decided we were for sure going to kill two birds with one stone.  Our family gets together for Easter every year anyway, why not have a true Easter/Birthday party with everyone already together.  I didn't want to theme to look too girly, since it was for our son.  I have found a lot of Easter decor looks very feminine with all the rainbow pastels, and that's exactly what I wanted to stay away from.  So instead, we went with more of the chocolate bunnies, carrots, and simplistic style.

This was a fun party to plan.  We kept it a little more simple than we have in the past.  We are toning down the parties.  I don't think you need to go crazy to still have a very beautiful and memorable party though.  I hope that this video tour shows you just exactly what I mean by that.
I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/siUkQQP-rOM

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Friday, April 14, 2017

DIY Scrap Pallet Wood Signs



I have a hefty scrap wood pile going right now.  I always keep the "good" stuff when I'm cutting down signs.  When it's time to start restocking shops with new stuff I start working on getting that pile of scrap used up.

These two pallet signs turned out lovely!  They are also Rae Dunn inspired.  You'd never know that they were "scraps."  Which really just means, the ends of pieces I didn't need at the time, it's still great wood.  This is a great example of that.  Save your scraps!

I created a video tutorial to show you how these signs were made in much more detail and in real time.  I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/BGzy-O1Ls3M

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Purchase these signs in my Etsy Shop HERE


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dollar Tree & Walmart Easter Party Haul



When your little guy's 4th birthday falls on Easter Sunday you also have a Birthday party!  It's sort of a double whammy; however, in my mind it works out just perfect this year.  We are always with family on Easter Sunday anyway so why not have a double party bash?

I always hit the Dollar Tree first when shopping for party supplies.  I was able to find lots of treats, decor, dinner items, and a few extra fun things.  I also went to Walmart to get a few other things I wasn't able to get at the Dollar Tree, mainly things for this birthday cake.

I wanted to share this fun haul with you.  Maybe you are having an Easter party too, or having a spring party, or like me throwing an Easter birthday party
I hope you are inspired!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/k9pngvbyMgc

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