Shark Tails turned one a few days ago, and I can't believe the year has flown by so quickly! Even though it hasn't been that long, looking back on some of my very first posts and projects are akin to discovering and re-reading the diary you kept in junior high: absolutely cringe inducing (except, as my dear friend Gill pointed out, the blog has photo evidence). In honor of my little blog's … [Read more...] about My Top 10 Must-Have Tool Picks for Beginner Builders
Continuing on with my personal challenge to tackle all the would-be projects that have been building up in our basement, this week I'm going back to basics with this simple little furniture flip. This little guy was a RE find (RE is our local thrift store and I love, love, LOVE it!) and I almost left without him! There was just something about the cool geometric cut-out sides … [Read more...] about The Little Black Table
I'm sure you're all sick to death of hearing about everyone's New Year resolutions (I know I sure am) but I'm gonna lay this out there for you anyways: my resolution is to not spend ANY money (within reason) on house/project related items for the next 3 months (retro to January 1, obvi) and instead focus on completing ALL the projects I have just "waiting" to be started/finished. Now that I've … [Read more...] about Easy Photo Ledge for Commitment Phobics
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 yuck. … [Read more...] about Build an Easy Breakfast Bar Using a Kreg Jig