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Family Room - Directions Not Included

I was messing around with my blog design and realized I have been really bad at updating the pages on this site. Guess I'll take some time this weekend for some blog clean up! I'm working on a new house tour page, but in the meantime, I thought it would good to give a quick run through of the latest before and afters since this is a DIY blog after all. For all you new followers who have yet to see our "beautiful" before shots, this might come at a surprise - this house was pretty damn ugly. And … [Read more...]

ikea hack bar – a diy bar from ikea cabinets – the final reveal

We have progress folks! I gave a glimpse of what was going on in our bar last week. We used IKEA kitchen cabinets, the hanging wall kind, to create a custom floating bar. Our very own IKEA hack bar. This is where we made it to last weekend. Cabinets built and hanging and that is about it. It was a marked improvement over this but still needed some finishing touches. We went to the nice lumber yard in town and picked up some mahogany plywood. They have a great selection of wood in … [Read more...]