Built-In Window Seat Tutorial

window seat tutorial

It’s finished!  There are still are few nail holes to patch, a couple paint touch-ups, and some trim to add, but it’s done for the most part.  We are so happy with how it turned out. Materials: 2x4s MDF nail gun and nails stud finder level jigsaw table/circular saw We built the base of the […]

How to Add Arches to a Bookcase

arches tutorial

I revealed our {mostly} finished bookcases last week and shared the tutorial on how we created them.  Over the weekend we spruced them up even more by adding arches and today I have the simple tutorial on how we created them. We didn’t have any pieces of MDF left that were as wide as the […]

DIY Built-In Bookcase Tutorial

bookcase tutorial

As promised, I’m back today with the how-to on our bookcases. We started with 5 sheets of MDF and used just about every inch of it {including what we cut for the window seat}.  Our bookcases measure about 33″ wide, 16″ deep, and 8′ tall, just for reference.  We started by cutting the back piece […]

DIY Built-in Bookcases

bookcases done

They’re done!  Well, almost:)  We are still planning on adding some arches in the top of each, but I do have some pictures ready to share.  Let me first remind you of this wall when we redid our room last year with the wall of curtains. I later swapped out the curtains and we had […]

Styling Our bookcase

elephant painted

I am happy to say that I checked off my to-do list yesterday and was able to play around with styling the shelves.  There is still trim to be added to one cabinet and then I will be able to show you the finished bookcases.  Yay!  In the meantime, let me share a few things […]

Today’s To-Do’s

bookshelf stuff

As I mentioned last week, I’m on spring break and am loving my life of leisure:)  To move this built-in bookcase project along, this morning I plan on filling these nail holes. Then painting the parts I missed last week. And finish styling these bad boys. And hopefully have something to show you in the […]

Styling a Bookcase

yellow bookshelf

As we are building our bookcases, I, of course, have been thinking about decorating the bookcases.  I think Mike is slightly irritated every time I talk about what I want to do, because he is focused on all the building, but I can’t help myself.  I am working on gathering some inspiration for styling bookcases […]

From Roller Shade to Roman Shade: An Update

faux roman shade tutorial

In an effort to keep it real around here, I had to make some adjustments to my beloved fabric covered roller shades this weekend.  They worked fine for awhile and then as I was trying to pull it down to raise it up last week, a large pop sounded…it was the breaking of my heart […]