12 Rustic & Farmhouse Bench Inspirations

Friday, October 27, 2017

Today I have 12 fantastic Rustic Bench Inspirations, many of which are DIYs from other blogs/websites, that I've compiled in preparation for the newest project I am about to begin. I know--if you follow along here on the blog--I haven't posted my own coffee table tutorial that resulted from my last inspirations post, 10 Rustic Coffee Table Inspirations, but I am just about finished the coffee table, and want to get this bench project in before I begin all the wonderful Christmas tutorials I have planned for this year - it's just about that time! Yay! Now, let's take a look at some of the benches that are inspiring my own design...

Rustic Dry Brush & Distressing Tutorial

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

If you’re looking to achieve a very rustic, white washed, distressed appearance to a wood project of your own, this may just be the tutorial for you! I’m going to show you, step-by-step, how I finished my DIY Wood Crate Side Table with this Rustic Dry Brush & Distressing Tutorial.

DIY Wood Crate Side Table - Quick, Easy, Inexpensive!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I know a lot of DIYers like projects that are super quick to do, but the reality is that a lot of the time to create something that is really nice, you trade the cost savings of doing it yourself for the time it takes you to create a beautiful final product... but not this time! If you are one of those people who want a quick DIY project that is really simple to achieve, this is a great project for you! I bet it takes longer to cut your wood and drill your holes for this DIY Wood Crate Side Table--which doesn't take very long--than it takes for you to put it all together! And look how great it looks in addition to being quick to make! Let's take a closer look at the project...

Easiest Book Covers EVER - For School OR Home Decor

Friday, September 29, 2017

Have you ever put together decor for your room using books but it just doesn't look as good as all the cool Pinterest photos? Or have you been asked to cover your school books so that they don't get all crappy and worn out so quickly? Perhaps they already are and you don't like looking at that grimy dirty cover used by many students before you! Maybe you want a book cover that you can customize yourself without it taking a lot of effort! I have the perfect tutorial for you today, then! I'm going to show the easier way to cover a book, it takes about 10 minutes to do it, and all you need is a paper of your choice (brown paper, paper bags, shopping bags, newspaper comics, wrapping paper, etc.) and a pair of scissors. Tape is an optional item, it's not needed, but I recommend using a couple tiny pieces to keep things neat! Let's take a look at the Easiest Book Cover Tutorial Ever...

Modern Brush Lettering Series - Part #1 - Basic Drills

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Today I'm starting my Modern Brush Lettering Series! In this Part 1 I'll show you the basic drills you need to learn and practice, practice, practice. Repetition will create muscle memory, and muscle memory will help you get a feel for the different strokes--most importantly upstrokes and downstrokes, pen angle and grip, consistency in line thickness and smoothness, and a feel for pen pressure. In each part of my brush lettering series I will also have printable worksheets available for you to use for practicing, and a list of great tools that I recommend.