DIY Bar Cart

Just over a month ago we launched our very first, official Power Tools & Pretty Things DIY Class.
We teamed up with Simpson Strong-Tie™ to bring you DIY DONE RIGHT® project! Our first two Power Tools classes focused on the Indoor/Outdoor Bar Cart. 
So why did we partner with them? Well, their Simpson Strong-Tie® Rigid Tie® RTC2Z connectors make it so so easy for beginner builders!
In the class, which takes about…

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Glam up Your Ceiling Medallions

So, if you have ever replaced a light fixture or swapped out a fan you know that you can damage your ceiling. If you live in an old home, you may have a plaster ceiling. This means a ceiling medallion will be your best friend. Or if you are like me, you just love pretty things. The hardware stores have started carrying plastic, foam, resin and all types of paintable medallions. So you can just throw them up on your ceiling after going to town with spray can. And that is perfectly acceptable…BUT…

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Memorial Day Projects

Some of you may have seen me on KSDK last week and I wanted to share some of those Memorial Day projects with you here. These are all super easy and if I can do them, anyone can do them!

Memorial Day Project Ideas

One of my favorite things to do is fold a piece of burlap in an old Pepsi-Cola tray. I use it to hold napkins at parties and it is always a huge hit!

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Cheap Pergola Shade

Who couldn’t use some extra cheap shade every now and then!?
We made-over our backyard last year and you can see more of that here and here.
What I wanted to show you was our super cheap pergola shade solution!

When my husband built the pergola, he didn’t take into account the way the direction of the sun so the wider boards are going width wise instead of lengthwise which would have produced more shade. After the…

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Steps to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets! (Part 2)

To read about our other kitchen renovations, see Part 1 of this series! You can find us on facebook too!

Once it was time to get to the cabinets here is what we did! This is from back in the day, before Rescued Furnishings, when were DIY’ing it! You may remember from Part 1, this was nearly three years ago so we have learned a lot since then which we will discuss! Here are the steps we followed when painting our cabinets!

1) Remove cabinet doors and…

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DIY: Christmas Mantle Chalkboard Sign

You may have recently seen that we gave away an awesome sign.

I originally bought all the supplies to make this for myself. This idea was based off of Shanty-2-Chic’s FALL sign.They have a great tutorial for how to make the FALL sign. We had to alter ours a bit and obviously used some different items.


Hot Glue Gun
Wood Glue
Nails/Screws (drill if you are going to use screws)
9″ MDI letters from Hobby Lobby
4- 1″x3″x6′
paint brush

To get started…First, cut all your 1″x3″s down…

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