Category Archives: DIY

DIY bar cart from bookcase section

We’ve had a few successes with repurposing projects – cast-off items we purchased and then transformed into something different and useful. (Remember our Beachy Federalist coat rack?) By far our mutual favorite is what we simply call our DIY bar … Continue reading

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Quick, cute ghost craft just in time for Halloween!

Okay right off the bat let me apologize for the terrible pictures accompanying this post! I did not stop along the way during this project to take good photos, but when it came out SO CUTE… well I had to … Continue reading

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Attempted Murder: Spooky Crow Craft for Halloween

I have a hard time finding Halloween decor that I like. I’m not much for the cartoony kid stuff, and I also dislike – rather intensely, I might add – the gory options like zombies, axe murderers, chain-saw-wielding villains, etc. But … Continue reading

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Repurposed storage bench: an outdoor planter

This past June when West Des Moines had their annual clean-up week, Greg and I went out driving around looking for good junk on the curb. One of the items we found was an awesome wooden outdoor bench. It was … Continue reading

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Coat rack DIY using a dresser pediment

It seems like a lot of our projects take a long time to complete. But this isn’t because they are particularly difficult – sometimes we are just unmotivated, sometimes it’s almost a hundred degrees out for weeks on end and … Continue reading

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