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Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby – The Reveal!

So, I teased about this project back in June.  At this point, we’re running out of July.  Let’s get this thing done and show you guys how awesome it came out! Yesterday I shared with you the process Bill & I took to assemble our Ikea inspired Coat Cubby.  Lots of pauses in between woodworking,… Continue reading Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby – The Reveal!

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Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby

In preparation for my move to Pittsburgh, I was slowly creating ways to maximize storage in the apartment, so that when I got here I’d have places for my things too.  One of the areas of the apartment that has (mostly) become mine is the hall closet. I’ll have pictures later as there are LOTS… Continue reading Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby

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Scrap-wood Paper Towel holder

We’ve mentioned it before when talking about our new wall mounted cutting board, or when we added the new spice rack.  We just don’t have a lot of space in our kitchen. Having space on the counter for a nice paper towel holder just isn’t an option.  (Which is a shame since my Dad made… Continue reading Scrap-wood Paper Towel holder

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Kitchen Wings

We’ve mentioned before how small our kitchen is and how verrry little space we have to work with.  We even showed you the whole of our counter space just last week when revealing our new gilded spice rack. Right there.  Next to the sink.  That little itty bitty space is the entirety of our counter… Continue reading Kitchen Wings

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A Little Woodworking JOY

While on one of her near-daily trips to Target, Beth sent me this: Oh boy.  Here goes. So this project seemed to require a thicker block of wood than anything I had laying around.  A fortuitous trip to the ReStore allowed me to pick up a ~4 foot long piece of hardwood of some sort. … Continue reading A Little Woodworking JOY

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Check it out, it’s got Cup Holders! – A Tight corner Nightstand Fix

The layout of our bedroom is a bit too narrow for a nightstand on either side.  We had a black shelf that Beth scored on clearance for $3 at Target that was already in place.  It was mounted on a black painted 2×1 that was screwed into studs on the wall (because, surprise, the hanger… Continue reading Check it out, it’s got Cup Holders! – A Tight corner Nightstand Fix

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If the Door is a knockin’ ~ A DIY Headboard

If there was one thing lacking in Bill’s collection of functional furniture, it was a sense of cohesion.  Just take a look at his apartment when I met him in DC – at least his bed was on a frame off the floor. We’ve solved the nightstand dilemma with a fancy Ikea Hack, but the… Continue reading If the Door is a knockin’ ~ A DIY Headboard