DIY

  • DIY

    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.

    Updated December 5th, 2019
  • DIY

    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.

    Updated June 7th, 2019
  • DIY

    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.

    Updated June 18th, 2019
  • DIY, Kitchen

    How to Build a Farmhouse Wood Range Hood

    When we designed the kitchen in our modern farmhouse, we chose to go with a stainless hood to add a little “modern” to the kitchen. However, after living in the house for a few months, Brooke decided that the kitchen would look better with a stained wood hood. It would add more warmth to the kitchen and tie in with the floating shelves and wood beams. At the time, I was itching for a new project, so I happily obliged.

    Updated April 26th, 2019
  • DIY

    How to Build a Sliding Barn Door in 30 Minutes

    If you’ve ever built a house, you know there are always things you wish you would have done differently. In our current house, one is putting a regular door going into our toilet room in the master bath. It was always in the way when open. The solution: take it down, and replace it with a sliding barn door. Not only did it solve the problem, but it added another element of visual interest to the room.

    November 15th, 2018