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A Dremel Tools Giveaway You Can’t Miss

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Sponsored by Home Depot

Today we've got an awesome Home Depot #toolschool giveaway for you guys! Over the years we've had the opportunity to do a ton of projects using tools from Dremel; everything from rotary tools, oscillating tools, saws, soldering irons, burning and etching tools, cleaning products ... you name it.  

So this month, we thought it'd be fun to share some of these goodies with you guys! Scroll down for the details onContinue reading on Curbly.com

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$30 Industrial Bookshelf

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Industrial Bookcase Highlights

  • Inexpensive, only about $30 to build
  • Features four large, roomy shelves and a top
  • Works with lots of styles - farmhouse, industrial, modern, rustic
  • Build your own and choose your own paint or stain!
  • Open design makes rooms feel larger while providing lots of storage options
  • Easy to clean underneath with high bottom shelf
  • Back panels add design and structure - this bookshelf is very sturdy
  • Only need basic woodworking tools - a drill, saw, brad nailer (or hammer) and Kreg Jig

I needed some storage desperately in my home office area.  Since my office area is open to the rest of the home - in a narrowish passage between the great room and dining room - something light and airy was definitely in order!  I love me a quick and inexpensive project - so I designed this industrial bookcase using only about $30 in materials!

Yes, you read that right!  THIRTY BUCKS for each industrial bookcase!

We love the open bookshelf design.  And the open bookshelf allows the passage area to feel light and airy!

They are ridiculously gorgeous!  So suprising for how simple and inexpensive they were to make.

Of course, what goes in an open bookshelf matters quite a bit!  We found most of the accessories at Micheals -

The Squeeze the Day art was from Micheals and was the inspiration for the accessories.  The faux plant is from Target. Baskets are from Lowes.

The letter sorter is awesome! It's from Micheals (as is the craft organizer on the upper shelf)

The faux lemon tree and metal sign are also from Micheals.  Those two items really helped decorate the open shelving!  I also love the plywood backs - it really adds interest and structure too.

I'm so excited to share the plans for this project with you!

We filmed the build - so do watch that -

And then grab the free plans and make this industrial bookcase yours!

 

 

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Daybed + Living Room (and Daybed Sources)

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When we moved into this house we envisioned a window seat or bench under this back window in our living room. The view out the the mountains, water and sunsets was one of the selling features of the house, so creating a spot to relax and enjoy it made sense! We had so many other […]

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$20 Modern Farmhouse Console Table – Inspired by Pottery Barn Grove Console Table

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Modern Rustic X Console Highlights

  • Two large slatted shelves
  • Large top surface
  • Beautiful design adds storage and functionality to your space
  • Solid wood construction perfect for staining and adding wood texture to your space
  • Inexpensive to build from 2x2s and 1x3s - no plywood or table saw required!
  • Only about $20 in materials to make each console

We just purchased a sectional for our great room, and knew we needed a behind the couch table for setting drinks, remotes, magazines, and other things on.  I also wanted to incorporate a desk for a laptop.  So we built this!

It's really two consoles -

With a bridge for a desk built in between -

Since we used off the shelf pine furring strips, this project only cost about $40 total to make!  That's right - this EXTRA long console was only about FORTY BUCKS!

We videoed the build process for you -

And are sharing the plans below.

Please share if you build, we love seeing your finished projects!

XO Ana

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You’ll Want to Check Out these Free Printable Valetines Featuring Badass Women

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Printable Valentines featuring strong women throughout history

Hello, and happy Valentine's Day! Okay, it's not quite the big day yet, but February 14th is just days away, and I'm totally ready to celebrate. Ever since the Christmas holiday ended, I've been itching for an excuse to decorate, party, craft - whatever! I wanted to make some cards featuring some of my favorite gals throughout history (some are good, some are bad!), and the captions kind of wrote themselves after that. Click through for these printable valentines!        

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Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

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This post is in partnership with World Market After a week of several back-to-back snow storms here in Seattle, I think it’s safe to say we’re ready for spring! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been in homebody heaven! I love staying home and we don’t get snow like this very often, well, basically never. Even […]

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Hang a Rug on a Wall + Sparking Joy

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Do you ever get paralyzed when it comes to hanging things on your walls? Or maybe you just feel like you are in a creative rut and want to mix things up a bit? Recently I spotted this pretty embroidered rug. I was instantly smitten with it. I knew this rug had many creative possibilities, […]

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Hang a Rug on a Wall + Sparking Joy

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Do you ever get paralyzed when it comes to hanging things on your walls? Or maybe you just feel like you are in a creative rut and want to mix things up a bit? Recently I spotted this pretty embroidered rug. I was instantly smitten with it. I knew this rug had many creative possibilities, […]

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Modern Rustic X End Table inspired by Pottery Barn Grove Table

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End tables are essential to a living room.  They not only add to the function by storing and providing a tabletop surface - but they define the structure of the living room and add beauty.  

We needed end tables for our living room.  I love our Rustic X End Table plans, but the substantial overhangs of the tops would be a hazard for our 9 month old baby.  I spotted some similar living room tables in a catalog, without the overhangs - but the set would cost over $1600!  So I decided to DIY my own end tables.

We ended up building a console table with desk bridge (plans in the works) and a end table.  The two tables transformed our living room!  Not only does the space function much better, but it just looks so much better now!  And there's a good amount of storage now, both hidden and not.  We love love love it all!

The farmhouse end table is maybe my most favorite!

It's the perfect size, the perfect height, and the perfect mix of rustic and modern.  It's so sturdy - we find ourselves moving it all around the living room to use for playing cards or board games or serving food and drinks off of.  

We spent about $20 building it - yup, TWENTY BUCKS for this beautiful farmhouse end table!  What a bargain!

The plans are following, please share if you build, we love seeing your projects!  It's a big deal!

XO Ana

 

PS - We've added plans for the Modern Rustic X Console Table here!

 

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Farmhouse End Table inspired by Pottery Barn Grove Table

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End tables are essential to a living room.  They not only add to the function by storing and providing a tabletop surface - but they define the structure of the living room and add beauty.  

We needed end tables for our living room.  I love our Rustic X End Table plans, but the substantial overhangs of the tops would be a hazard for our 9 month old baby.  I spotted some similar living room tables in a catalog, without the overhangs - but the set would cost over $1600!  So I decided to DIY my own end tables.

We ended up building a console table with desk bridge (plans in the works) and a end table.  The two tables transformed our living room!  Not only does the space function much better, but it just looks so much better now!  And there's a good amount of storage now, both hidden and not.  We love love love it all!

The farmhouse end table is maybe my most favorite!

It's the perfect size, the perfect height, and the perfect mix of rustic and modern.  It's so sturdy - we find ourselves moving it all around the living room to use for playing cards or board games or serving food and drinks off of.  

We spent about $20 building it - yup, TWENTY BUCKS for this beautiful farmhouse end table!  What a bargain!

The plans are following, please share if you build, we love seeing your projects!  It's a big deal!

XO Ana