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DIY TV Console

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Hey Guys, finally back at building again. LMB went on a little trip a few weekends back and I stayed back to build a much needed TV console for our bedroom TV. We wanted something that would really bring our space together for our overall bedroom makeover. Here is how it turned out. For this piece I started from the bottom and worked my way up. The base board that is going to be the bottom enclosed space is 48 inches long plywood board and 16 inches deep. Attach the support (legs) for the very top of the TV console at each corner of the plywood. Each support board is cut to 32 inches. I used a pneumatic nail gun to hold the boards in place, and followed up is a wood screw to give it a stronger joint. Next, connect all of the vertical boards to the adjacent boards (make a box). I used pocket holes and countersinks to attached the horizontal boards so the screws are not visible. This is going to be the support for your TV consoles very top surface., I lifted the bottom to allow … [Read more...]

Dream Kitchen Planning

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As you already know LMB and myself will be moving back up to the warm state of Michigan come November. We are currently renovating our next home, and getting it ready for us to move back. A few things have been done already, and a few things are going to wait for when we are there. The current decisions that are being discussed in the LMB household is our kitchen. Since one of my hobbies is cooking (eating), having a beautiful and functional kitchen space is one my top priorities for this renovation. I want my dream kitchen to be home to some of my favorite meals (tacos and... tacos) and the current state of the kitchen in our next home is non-existent, I mean floorboards and walls. We are picking everything out from the flooring, to the cabinets, countertops and light fixtures. And here a few inspirational pieces the we have found along the way. {For all sources click here}  Any kitchen space is inherently messy, it is home to crumbs, spills, splatters, and OOPS's; an in order to … [Read more...]

DIY Slotted Wood Table Top

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Welcome back! It has been a very busy summer for LMB and I. We have a few project completed already but I haven't been able to put it up on the blog. If you coming over from LMB's latest post and want to know how to add a little rustic touch to your already existing coffee table, you are in the right spot. This DIY Slotted Wood Table Top is a really easy way to upgrade an older piece of furniture, and here is how it turned out. The Tools. Miter Saw Tap Measure Drill Drill Bit Nails The Materials. 1/4 thick Plywood (12) 1 x 3 inch boards. (4) 2 1/2 inch brackets Stain Hammer C-Clamp Dremel with polisher tip (optional) First, determine the dimensions of the already existing table top. Our table was originally from World Market, and it measured at 29 inches x 48 inches. I market out my plywood and cut to the same measurements as the table top. After the plywood is cut, determine how much overhang, if any, you want for your slotted wood top (we choose not to have any … [Read more...]

DIY Pallet Popcorn Cart

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Hey Guys, finally back in the NC from a busy trip home to Michigan. My little sister graduated this year, and we got lucky enough to be home for it. While we were home, my mother scheduled her open house a few days later before we headed back down south. My mom, like always, went over the top for my sisters open house, and decorated it to the "T". As soon as we showed up to Michigan she put LMB and myself to work. She wanted us to make a DIY pallet popcorn cart, so with the help of my stepfather, this is how it turned out. The Materials. (2) Wood Pallets (1) 1/2 inch pipe (6) Square Deck Spindles (2) Wooden Wheels (1) 3/4 x 12 x 38 Wood Board (7) 8in Letters (1) Can of Spray Pain (Cherry by Krylon) (2) Barbell Collars (1) 2 x4 Hot Glue Stick Wood Screws Nails Burlap The Tools. Drill Level 1/2 inch Spade Bit Hammer Chalk Reel Circular Saw Miter Saw Builders Square Tape Measure Hacksaw Metal File The Build. Along the outside of the third support board … [Read more...]

8 Things I wish I knew Before Moving

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The move is done and the house is staged. We have been in the house over a week now and if you have been keeping up with LMB, you have seen a few updates on how we made it our home. Not many projects have come across the bench, and a few weeks have gone since my last post. I wanted to give you a list of a 8 things I wish I knew before moving. A few unforeseen lessons learned from this move that helped us get our home staged so quickly. 1. Box items based on priority. Regardless if you are doing a local transplant or a nationwide relocation, I highly recommend boxing up everything using a priority system. As you begin to box up your house, number them starting with one, and set a generic label to remind you what is in the box, and possibly what room the box should be left in. If you get a beat on moving you will box up items that are not very important for day-to-day living or are less of a priority. When the actual moving date gets closer, do not box items base on location in the … [Read more...]

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