Category Archives: 1 Day Projects

DIY Rustic Blanket Ladder

Make this for $5. You don’t have to spend $179 for that. Not much is needed. Materials: 2 – 1x3x8 each cut down to 5′ 1 – 1x2x8 cut into 5 -15″ pieces 10 – 1″ pocket screws Stain or Paint of Choice Felt bars/stickers Fine Sanding Paper Stain then sand before assembling. And there you have it. A blanket ladder. Truth be told you can even store towels or magazines on this. Other options include painting […]

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How To Make Rustic Patchwork Stars

I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas season.  This summer I made a patriotic Americana Door hanger, and loved the look of the ‘sewn’ star.  Then while flipping through the Christmas Pottery Barn kids magazine, I saw their rustic star ornaments…and knew it was time to make some more stars! How to Make Rustic Patchwork Stars Materials wood at least 1/2″ thick – barn wood, pallets or new wood from amazon works wire 3/8″ dowel – […]

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How to Make and Easy DIY Wood Slice Service Board

How to: Make an Easy DIY Wood Slice Serving Board Sometimes, the best DIY projects are also the simplest. This rustic cheese board takes less than an hour to whip up, and costs less than $10.00 in materials. Plus, it’s easy to create even if you don’t have access to a huge forest or wood pile, and doesn’t require a chainsaw or any fancy power tools. Let’s make one! Tools and Materials:  Wood slice – we used […]

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Make a Dog Leash Hanger In One Day

We used to keep our dog leashes stuffed on a shelf in the entryway closet, which is not a very convenient place, especially when pretty much everything that you don’t have any room for in the rest of your house also gets stuffed in said closet, burying the dog leashes so you have to pretty much remove every single piece of useless junk in order to get a single leash…..  So not fun.  So, I decided to […]

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How to Build a Floating Picture Ledge

Picture Ledge – Faux Reclaimed Beam I’ve installed a picture ledge and some lights and now my studio “feature wall” is complete!  It’s a small success but I like to celebrate achievement – regardless of size.  I built and finished the picture ledge to look like an old, reclaimed beam and I love it against the brick and plaster wall  backdrop.  I actually built two but when it came time to install, I decided only one would fit.  Maybe I’ll find a spot somewhere for the extra one but […]

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How To Build a Bottle Bird Feeder

This step by step woodworking project is about how to build a bottle bird feeder. If you have many bird visiting your garden you should happy and entertained with this unique but very simple to build bottle bird feeder. The whole project is designed for a 12 oz bottle, so make sure you adjust the dimensions if you go for a larger bottle. In addition, I recommend you to use cedar as the wood will be exposed […]

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How To Build a Murphy Bar

How To Build A Murphy Bar In the summertime, a back patio or deck can become an extension of your home with the right furniture. This outdoor Murphy bar made from cedar is easy to build and is functional, adding both additional seating and a prep station for an evening of cocktails or barbecue. (Image: Rachel Pereira)Things You’ll Need One-by-eight cedar board, 6 foot length, 2 One-by-six cedar board, 6 foot length, 3 One-by-four cedar board, 8 […]

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