Beginner Projects

Air conditioner repair questions and answers I wish I asked!

When our air conditioner abruptly stopped working 2 years ago, we made a huge mistake. This mistake, admittedly cost us thousands of dollars. As a new home owner, neither my husband, nor I knew much about the HVAC system in our house. We just knew that it was the middle of summer with sweltering heat …

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DIY Mud Kitchen

I love messy, sensory play for kids. The summer can be really long with the kids. My friend Fareena, asked me to help build a mud kitchen for her kids. Well, I took over this project because I was so excited to build this outdoor play kitchen! A mud kitchen provides the perfect outdoor play space …

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DIY Pantry Pull-Out Drawer for Spices and Oil

This post is Part 1 of my kitchen’s pull-out pantry redesign! Follow along as I build my own pantry cabinet pull-out drawer for oils and spices. Part 2 – Easy IKEA sliding drawers retrofit (this tutorial also discusses which drawers to use depending on kitchen cabinet size) For the longest time, we were living with …

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IKEA Hemnes Shoe Cabinet Hack

You won’t believe how many people ask me where I got this beautiful shoe cabinet from. Their jaw drops to the floor when I tell them it’s from IKEA. Well, it’s an IKEA hack that I DIY’ed. It’s such an easy project that I think anyone can tackle it. One of IKEA’s key strengths is …

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Shiplap Bathroom Accent Wall

Vertical shiplap is such a huge design trend. It’s timeless and modern. Our small basement bathroom was in dire need of a good makeover. With no real design, no windows, and no natural light, I had to get creative bring this space to life. Vertical shiplap is a great feature wall for a bathroom and …

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