DIY Enthusiasts

Own a fixer upper or just like to work on your home? Read these posts, tips, tricks and tutorials geared toward the DIY enthusiast.

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DIY Mixed Wood Island Top

I love our kitchen island, but the top has seen better days. Instead of buying something new, we decided to resurface the top with a mixed wood pattern using poplar, pine, and oak. It came out so nice I just had to share it! Mixed Wood Top Supplies The supplies needed...

How to Build a Reclaimed Wood Pallet Desk Top

Ever want to use reclaimed wood to build a pallet desk? We figured out a great way to build one by starting with an old closet door for the surface. Materials Reclaimed / Pallet Wood -- or any kind of wood you'd like An old door (we used an old closet door that was...

How to Build an L-Shaped Counter

In this tutorial I'll show you how to build an L-shaped counter for my shed using the leftover countertop from my kitchen renovation. With these simple step-by-step instructions you'll be able to knock this project off in a couple hours! Building Materials (with...

Refinishing hardwood floors

Refinishing hardwood floors is a job I left to the pros. After doing the prep work of removing carpet and staples, my floors were sanded and refinished to perfection.    Prep before refinishing hardwood If you haven't read my post about removing the carpeting over...

Removing Carpet to Reveal Hardwood

Removing carpet when you know you have hardwood flooring, is one of the most satisfying DIY jobs you can do. With a few simple tools and some sweat equity you will get that allergen filled carpet OUT of your house... and be able to breathe a sign of relief. cut the...

Kitchen Renovation Part 6: Backsplash Tile

I spent my WHOLE 3-day MLK weekend tiling my kitchen backsplash! I've had the tile since October of last year, so I was so excited to actually take it out of the box and get it on the wall! Once the countertop was reinstalled, I immediately pulled the my tile out and...

Kitchen Renovation Part 5: Countertop Installation!

After a long [and slightly painful] process, my dolce vita laminate countertop has been chosen, ordered, installed, removed, reordered, reinstalled, and is now perfect! Dolce Vita Laminate Countertop So... in case you are wondering why have I had the tile that long...

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