Today I will show you how to DIY a wickedly ginormous industrial pendant light from a wire basket and lamp kit for less than $70! "But...can't I just buy one at the store?" Of COURSE you can, don't be like that. But if I just went out and bought everything I wanted, this wouldn't be much of a blog, would it? WOULD IT? That's what I thought. I know $70 might seem a little high, but when … [Read more...] about DIY a Giant Basket Pendant Lamp
Now that I have your attention, I've got an exciting announcement to make that I've been very eager to share with all of my 10 loyal Shark Tails readers. Are you ready? [Drumroll please!] I am officially a contributor for Remodelaholic, and my first post is out today! I would love for you all to go check it out and let me know what you think. I am beyond flattered that they've asked me … [Read more...] about ALERT, ALERT!
OK! Let's get to it shall we? This is the follow-up "breakfast bar" post to the wall-opening project we tackled earlier this summer. You can see the details here, or just keep reading to get to the good stuff. To bring you up to speed, this is what the wall separating the kitchen and living room looked like before (from the kitchen side): And from the living room side: So very … [Read more...] about Build an Easy Breakfast Bar Using a Kreg Jig
***I would like to preface this post by saying that I am not a contractor, and this is not meant to be a "how to" for anyone wishing to take down load bearing walls in their home. This is what we did, with (a lot of) help from an experienced builder who knows his shit. Please do not go taking down walls in your home without first consulting a professional. Our kitchen was dark. Darker than my … [Read more...] about Wall Openings: Not So Scary After All
When I saw this bedroom makeover reveal by Mandi (my DIY/design idol) on Vintage Revivals I damn near shit myself. It is so, SO GOOD. Too good. I could not stop drooling over this room --- or more specifically, that black ship-lap wall. Let's wheel it back a bit. Can I let you in on a little secret? I am generally not a fan of ship-lap, which I've come to discover is absolute blasphemy … [Read more...] about Fake it ‘Til You Make it: Black Ship-Lap Wall Using Plywood
I had a glorious nine days off last week that I'd been looking forward to for a month. Leaving work on my last day before vacation was just like Anyway, I had big plans for my vaycay, people. BIG plans. Since the main level floors had been refinished I could finally start working on the dining room and living room, and I was gunning for this old table, big time. We were given this … [Read more...] about Build a $75 Dining Room Table: Free Plans!