DIY Projects You Can Totally Do! Shabby Shed Weekend Makeover

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Sometimes the hardest part of DIY projects is building up the momentum to start them. Once you’re in it—and this happened on this project—it becomes easy to see that little changes can make a big difference. And if you really look deep, life lessons can pop out of a simple … see more

Workbench woodworking projects: Wood and copper pipe bathroom towel holder

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I love woodworking projects that blend materials. This one combines wood and copper to create a bathroom towel holder. This is for a hand towel in the bathroom. To fit the space and look sufficiently sized, I cut each length of the square 6 1/2-inches. My woodworking projects—even when I’m … see more

Workbench woodworking projects: The cooler cooler, AKA garden planter

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This is one of those woodworking projects that started as one thing—a raised garden planter—then took on a new life as the cooler deck cooler. The raised planter design is intended to get the dirt and plants up to what I call ‘bench height’. This minimizes kneeling and reaching and … see more

DIY woodworking projects: Make a vase / candle holder from reclaimed lumber

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I call woodworking projects I make with regular carpentry tools ‘workbench woodworking’. I call working with 100-plus year old 3×10 lumber AWESOME! So what else would I make with honkin’ huge lumber? A flower vase, naturally. It’s diesel and the first cut is with a circular saw. This build is … see more

Theresa is asking: Are we going back to black in our dream kitchens?

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While there has been a surge back to black in European markets, the trend to black and other options has been slower elsewhere. But it is picking up as a trend. Black and darker colors have made their way back into the kitchen (just take a peek at Pinterest), and now there are really good alternatives to stainless steel in appliance finishes. see more