DIY

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    How to Hang a Porch Swing

    Since I’ve written three articles on how to build a porch swing, I thought it was about time that I showed you how to hang one. I recently built a crib mattress size swing for my sister-in-law, and my brother-in-law and I hung it on their front porch. I used it as an opportunity to document the process.

    May 17, 2019
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    How to Build a Crib Mattress Porch Swing

    Since posting my original porch swing bed tutorial, I’ve gotten a lot of requests for a smaller version. Bed swings are large since they are made to fit a twin mattress, and they do take up a lot of room on a porch. So it’s understandable that someone would rather have a smaller swing.

    May 11, 2019
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    How to Create a Modern Board and Batten Accent Wall

    We finished part of our basement a couple of years ago, and turned part of it into a work out room. We’ve used it a lot and it’s been great to have, but Brooke and I have always felt like it needed a little something from a design standpoint. Four plain white walls were becoming a little boring. So we decided to add an accent wall.

    May 3, 2019
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    Easy to Follow Porch Swing Plans

    Last Fall, I built a porch swing bed for my mother-in-law. I documented the process and posted the tutorial here on our blog.

    We’ve heard from a lot of people who have used it to make their own swing, which is awesome! But we’ve also been asked if we had plans for our original swing which was a different design, and was actually the one my mother-in-law ended up with. I built it long before we started this blog, which means I didn’t document the process or take and pictures of being built.

    April 6, 2019
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    How to Build Box Beams

    Beams are a great way to add some visual interest to a room. And when it comes to beams, there is no shortage of options. Solid reclaimed beams are beautiful, but they can be expensive and labor intensive to install.

    March 23, 2019