Curvy Coffee Table

Curvy Coffee Table

I was going to have the post title be "NEW ARRIVAL" but figured that was a jerk move with the whole baby on the way thing.  No baby yet but we do have a brain child of Nate and I's to share with you today.

Do you remember when we shared our plans for a coffee table with some awesome curvy legs?  Oh, you don't remember all the way back to March? Weird.  We've had these beautiful legs from Osborne Wood Products, Inc sitting in our garage since then.  They kept staring longingly at us just waiting to find a home.  Nate has been working on the coffee table on and off for a few weeks and we finally got it moved into the living room last weekend.  And we're in love.

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How to Build a Fall Hanging Planter {The Home Depot DIY Workshop}

How to Build a Fall Hanging Planter {The Home Depot DIY Workshop}

*Today's post is brought to you by The Home Depot*

I'm not usually one to rush into Fall.  Don't get me wrong, I love everything about Fall.  The problem with Fall is that it is followed way to closely by Winter here in Iowa.  We try to hang onto those hot Summer days for as long as possible.  However, when you are 12 months pregnant and it's 95 degrees with 175% humidity, you openly welcome those cool Fall temperatures.

In order to entertain ourselves while we wait for this baby, we whipped up with hanging planter as part of our collaboration with The Home Depot.

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How To Build a Grill Cart {The Home Depot DIY Workshop}

How To Build a Grill Cart {The Home Depot DIY Workshop}

*Today's post is brought to you by The Home Depot*

After a long Winter (aren't they always long in Iowa?), we have finally reached grilling season!  It's time to slap some burgers and brats on the grill and enjoy with friends and family.  When it's not down-pouring that is (we can't win!).

A few weeks ago I mentioned I would be attending the DIY Workshop at The Home Depot in Des Moines.  In the mean time, Nate and I were busy whipping up our customized version of the grill cart.  In true Nate and Michelle fashion we made it harder than it needed to be.  Go team!

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How to Build a Vertical Planter {The Home Depot DIY Workshop}

How to Build a Vertical Planter {The Home Depot DIY Workshop}

*Today's post is brought to you by The Home Depot*

Last week I mentioned that we were teaming up with The Home Depot to co-host a few workshops in 2015.  Our first workshop is this coming Saturday and we will be building a vertical planter.  (Sign up for the free workshop at your local The Home Depot right here!) 

To prepare for the workshop we needed to construct a vertical planter of our own.  The inspiration project was built next to a fence.  We aren't allowed fences in our neighborhood so we needed to get creative.  We decided on this vertical plant wall on our back patio.

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5 Must Have Tools for DIY Furniture Building

5 Must Have Tools for DIY Furniture Building

Two posts in one week.  Things are getting crazy around here. I think I have three for next week.  Whoa.  I should probably pace myself.

Today I'd like to share with you our top 5 favorite tools for DIY furniture building.  I mentioned on Monday that we'll soon be building a coffee table.  (By the way, thanks for your input on this.  We're still deciding but you all gave us lots to think about!)  This coffee table will join some of our other DIY furniture like our farmhouse dining table and card catalog.  (Check out all of our furniture builds here!)

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DIY Living Room End Table Tutorial

DIY Living Room End Table Tutorial

Do you know what makes the middle of the work week even more boring?  A Decor and the Dog tutorial.  But some people love these.  People that are crazy like Nate.

Without further ado, here's the tutorial for the living room end table that I shared on Monday!  Thanks to all of you that shared your thoughts.  We're still torn on it but it's hanging around until a better model arrives. You know, similar to how Nate and Ike are keeping me around.

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