Category: Woodworking

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,…

DIY faux floating shelves

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…

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…

Building a huge L-shaped desk

When you’re buried in surface clutter, sometimes one desk is better than two. My office used to have a small kidney-shaped desk ($60 from the office supply store) and an art desk in the corner for crafting and sewing. It seemed like the perfect…

Turn your crib into a bench

I couldn’t wait to get rid of the Exersaucer and the baby swing, but the crib was a different story. It had been a baby shower gift from my mother and my now-deceased uncle, and it was well-loved by our two children — with…