Renovate & Remodel

Faux Shiplap Wall for $20

This year I’m participating in monthly DIY Challenges with a wonderful group of DIY bloggers. This month’s them is DIY Home Improvement, and today I have one of my favorite projects from my latest boy bedroom makeover – a faux shiplap wall. Don’t forget to check out all the other great projects linked at the…

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How to Cut Crown Molding and Template Download

There are multiple ways to cut crown molding, but the simplest method is to cut it with the angled “flats” rested squarely along the fence and base of the saw. With this method, you only have to adjust the miter angle, rather than both the miter and bevel. My first experience with crown molding was…

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Easy Shaker Cabinet Doors

In my latest project, a built-in bookcase for the living room, I made my first attempt at building shaker cabinet doors. I went back and forth on how to do it, but finally decided on a combination of groove joints and pocket holes. The more traditional method is full tongue and groove joints, but I…

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DIY Kitchen Island with Breakfast Bar

When we first bought our new house, we knew we wanted to knock down the wall between the kitchen and living room and replace it with an island. I had originally planned to build the whole thing from scratch, but as I was shopping around I saw that Home Depot sells extra long (5′) kitchen…

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Kitchen Cabinet Organizers – DIY Pots and Pans Storage

Let me tell ya, I searched long and hard for ideas for kitchen cabinet organization ideas when I was putting the kitchen island together. The island is 5′ wide and 23″ deep, so it added a lot of cabinet space to the kitchen and I wanted to use it all as efficiently as possible. We…

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