Lumber DIY – The Home Depot Gift Challenge

May 15, 2015

Time for another edition of the Home Depot Gift Challenge! This week it’s to be gifted to a new home owner (or in my case, a new renter — so I wanted to keep it versatile). And, what are we working with this month?

Lumber. 2×4. Pine? Whatever you call this stuff, it’s wood, and it’s good. Could there be a more common building material? So, this one should be easy, right? Well, this little lady may have been starting this one with only a few days to spare. Yeah. Sometimes, its the simplest things that stump you.

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com
Onward! Here is a sneak of what’s to come… you see where I’m going here? Ok — let’s talk about how I got there…

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

I’ve had this table frame in storage, since we moved. And, after my second trip to Home Depot to stare at the 2 x 4’s, waiting for inspiration… I found myself sitting in the HD parking lot, eyes to the sky… thinking…

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

When, FINALLY, my little brain accessed the correct memory file, and thought of this little iron table. Hallelujah! These super common lumber chunks are about to become a super cool table top — with storage! And, once I had a plan, it was easy.

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

1. First, I cut my 2×4’s to size. This meant 3 equal lengths, for the table top. And then, using my handy dandy mitre saw, I cut 3 pieces with bevel cuts to create a 3-sided, bottom storage area, to be attached beneath the table top. I needed two sections, so I repeated this once more to get all my pieces.
2. I pre-drilled all of my screw holes to prevent the wood from splitting.
3. I used screws to attach my bevel-cut pieces together.
4. And, finally, I screwed my bevel-cut pieces, to my table top, to create my fun storage cubby.

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

All there was left to do was, hang each completed piece, on the lip of the iron table. This table was perfect for this project — it had a finished outer edge and a inset edge for the lumber to rest on. Some clear sealer will keep things natural looking.

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

I love a side table with a little storage. Especially, a bedside table… I need my home decor mags, close, y’all! Plus, I tend to charge my phone bedside (I know!)… and this cubby idea, makes that super easy.

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

But, as this is going into a first-time renters home, let’s keep it open. How about we do this table two-ways. Maybe a balcony, garden table?

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

Great for lifting those herbs and flowers off the ground — they look so pretty, and it’ll save some precious outdoor square footage. I guess time will tell where this guy ends up.

In case you missed it, you can check out April’s Challenge, here.

Make sure you don’t miss all the other incredible, and inspiring projects this month, for the Lumber DIY – The Home Depot Gift Challenge, by clicking the thumbnails, below…

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Cane Wingback Chair Makeover

May 8, 2015

Hello, my lovelies! Exciting news… you can find me over at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body today, for my very first contributor post!!

This curvy lady needed a makeover, in a big bad way — pop on over to DTLB and check out exactly what happened to her!

DIY Upholstery! Cane, wingback tufted, chair tutorial with a thrifted gem! www.freshcrush.com

It’s a ‘Cane Wingback Chair Makeover‘ y’all!! Can’t wait for you to see how it turned out — I’ll meet you over there, for the AFTER!!

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Get your wipes container popping!

April 27, 2015

Modge Podge your wipes container! Get your wipes container popping!

I like clean. And, organization. But when my organization keeps all my cleaning supplies in one little closet at the end of the house, it makes quick, fussy, clean-ups, kind of… inconvenient. Okay, let’s be honest, I avoid it all together until full-on “cleaning time” comes around every weekend.

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Pegboard Art – The Home Depot Gift Challenge

April 15, 2015

It’s not only the 15th of the month, but its also my first ever Home Depot Gift Challenge! If you haven’t yet had the pleasure… each month, a fantastic group of bloggers, whip down to their local Home Depot, and using the exact same product, create their own DIY projects with their own unique spin!

None of us know what the other is busy creating, until reveal day, so it’s just as much fun for us to pop over to each others blogs, and check out exactly what we’ve all got goin’ on!

Home Depot Challenge - Pegboard

**This “Pegboard Art – The Home Depot Gift Challenge” is in no way sponsored by Home Depot (We’re just a bunch of crazy-in-love DIYers, with a huge teenage crush on HD).**

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The Nursery Details

April 9, 2015

So I revealed my happy little “woodland creatures, modern nursery“, this week! Did you see it? We’ve been enjoying it around here, but there were a few of the nursery details, that I couldn’t get to the first time around… like this light. It started out as a dreaded “boob” light. Urgh. Then, got a little upgrade with this drum shade. That, was pretty good…

Modern gender-neutral nursery with black, white, and pops of color.

But, then, once I started working on the nursery and noticed I was going in the high-contrast direction, with hits of black… I thought… that chrome finish, just won’t do. So another update it is!

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Nursery Reveal

April 7, 2015

This post contains affiliate links that help support my DIY habit, and blog. This means, should you make a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you — my lovely readers. 

I’m so excited you’re here today! Not only is it “big reveal” day, but it’s also GIVEAWAY day! (You can enter for your chance to WIN some pretty cool prizes, at the bottom of this post). *Update* – this giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!

If you’ve been following along with me, you might recognize all this bluey goodness, as the new, soon-to-be nursery. We’ve been in this home for about 2 years now, and this room was pretty much untouched, stuffed with furniture, and a bit… Smurfy…

DIY - Nursery Reveal and Giveaway with FREE Printable, vinyl wall decals, and custom wool felted garland.

Yep, not a lot to share. It was a glorified storage room… until now!

Fresh, clean, and modern DIY nursery, with black vinyl decals and pops of yellow and red.

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Reclaimed Wood Wall

April 1, 2015

Look at this face… it’s a happy face. Recently, we had the opportunity to save some vintage barn board. We learned this crumbling old farm house was going to be burned down, it obviously wasn’t safe anymore, and really couldn’t be used for much. So, we sprang into action, crowbars in hand, so we could save those lovely, chippy boards.

DIY - Rebuilding a barn board wall with vintage farm house boards.

But what’s the plan for all those boards, you might be asking? Well, this might sound crazy but… we wanted to rebuild that old barn board wall in a new location. And, here she is…

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