Category: Woodworking

DIY open-air playhouse + storage

This week on Stranger Woodworking Things, you’ll see how I built an entire house because I was tired of stepping on plastic fruit and naked babydolls. It all started with a need for better toy storage. The longer I’m in this parenting gig, the… Continue Reading “DIY open-air playhouse + storage”

DIY plant shelves for $10

I’m not a plant person in the sense that I’m good at keeping them alive, but I do love the way they look. There’s nothing like a smattering of greenery to make a room look prettier — and cleaner, actually. So I’ve been slowly,… Continue Reading “DIY plant shelves for $10”

DIY built-in desk for the kitchen

Last month I shared the HUGE transformation of painting our hutches white, but this the final part of that story: a built-in desk squeezed into the tiny nook left on that wall. It was wasted space, really. We had one main hutch, a second… Continue Reading “DIY built-in desk for the kitchen”

DIY faux floating shelves

DIY floating shelves { Perfect for beginner woodworking! } Heather's Handmade Life

I’ll never know if my husband bought me my own mitre saw and drill set for my birthday out of love, or because he no longer wanted to be responsible for executing all of my crazy Pinterest ideas. Either way, I finally have my… Continue Reading “DIY faux floating shelves”

Disappearing farmhouse benches

DIY farmhouse benches for below a coffee table {Heather's Handmade Life}

Every fall and spring, there’s a special week when you can score free furniture. Sure, it’s from the curb, but sometimes you can get great pieces from people who don’t want to bother trying to sell it. I’ve mentioned before how we went years… Continue Reading “Disappearing farmhouse benches”