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The DIY’ers

Hi Guys! Did you have a good weekend? Ours was a bit different than usual. Luke went on a fishing trip on Saturday and then helped a friend move on Sunday. I took care of our little guy. We did a little kitchen demolition. Ok, half a wall of kitchen demolition, but hey… we have progress! Yay!

Anyways, I can’t wait to see what you guys did over the weekend. Link up some pretties, please.

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I got the pleasure of picking our top three from last week.

Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture  had two of my favorite link-ups! She DIY’ed an awesome gold rope bench and made faux gears! Love them both!

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Holy from Love the Tompkins gave so much character to her breakfast nook by adding board and batten!

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All the features are pinned to our DIY’ers Pinterest board, so be sure to follow.

Ok, link up your projects… I want to see them!

The Rules? They’re simple!

Follow each host somehow; any way is fine. - Take a picture of your DIY and link it up below. - Text link back to one of our hosts or pick up The DIY’ers button and include it in your post so others can get involved in The DIY party. - Please do not promote giveaways, other link parties, or items for sale. - By entering a link, you’re giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs.

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Formal Dining Room :: Updates

Since we are getting ready to rip half the wall out of the formal dining room, I thought I should update ya’ll on what the room looks like now. I guess the last time I posted about it was in December. You know nothing ever stays in the same in my house for 6+ months, so I feel like I have to share.

Recently, I found this table at the Goodwill for a steal.

#Thrifting #Goodwill Thrifted Table for Kitchen by Bigger Than The Three Of Us

Orginally, I thought the table would go in the kitchen. But, then I found another table and chairs (for another steal!) for the kitchen. So, the above table moved in to the formal dining room. Then, I came across a vintage dresser at Habitat and that found it’s way in to the formal dining room as well.  Tables, chairs, dressers, etc., all play musical rooms around here.

Formal Dining Room with Ikat art and vintage furniture

The ‘new’ table is a much better fit than the old table (plus, we are now using the old table as a desk in the office! yay!).

China built-in in the formal dining room

The head planter is a recent find (HomeGoods), but I haven’t started growing hair in it yet. I’m still undecided on what to put in it.

Head planter in formal dining room with Ikat art

The basket was a Goodwill find, the napkins are from Anthropologie and the old lightbulb I got from my dad. He was definitely puzzled to know why I would want his trash. Lol.

Ikat Artwork and Mid Century Dresser in Formal Dining Room

The ikat artwork was a DIY. To the right of the dresser is the wall that we are taking out. We are taking out the double doors and enlarging the opening from the dining room to the kitchen. Progress on all that will be coming soon!

Bar Cart Styled in the Formal Dining Room

We are still loving the bar cart. I still can’t believe that I finally got one. =)

Now, don’t expect to see more formal dining room reveal pictures that look this pretty for at least another six months. With demolition, the dust is definitely going to be uncontrollable. Hope you all have a great weekend! Luke is off on a fishing trip, so I’m not sure what the little guy and I will be doing. Hopefully, something with good food and swimming!

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Happy Tuesday! Last week, we had some really cool DIY projects linked up, so I can’t wait to see what this week brings.

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Jennifer from Brave New Home picked our top three this week.

Brynne from The Gathered Home made this amazing DIY Hand Knotted Wall hanging. I’m dying to have one, aren’t you?

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Ginnie from Hello Little Home revamped a gallery wall that her husband hung.

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Ingrid from Sewing Lab made an adorable little cactus pincushion and an equally adorable how-to graphic to go with it.

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All the features are pinned to our DIY’ers Pinterest board, so be sure to follow.

Ok, link up your projects… I want to see them!

The Rules? They’re simple!

Follow each host somehow; any way is fine. - Take a picture of your DIY and link it up below. - Text link back to one of our hosts or pick up The DIY’ers button and include it in your post so others can get involved in The DIY party. - Please do not promote giveaways, other link parties, or items for sale. - By entering a link, you’re giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs.

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Knock Out Knock Offs :: Anthropologie

 Today marks the last day in the “Knock Out Knock Offs” series. I’ve had a blast getting to know the other ladies in the series and seeing their projects over the last few months! So, if you haven’t had a chance to check out their blogs, definitely do it. =)

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Brave New HomeDelineate Your Dwelling - Designer Trapped In a Lawyer’s Body

Upcycled TreasuresThe Gathered Home

This month our featured store was Anthropologie. I fell in love with this mirror.

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The wood grain on their mirror is spectacular, but it comes with a $400+ price tag as well. I knew I could DIY one at my price point.

First, I gathered my supplies. I used:

1/8 inch Birch plywood (found at Lowes for $12)

Wood Glue

Clamps

Round Mirror (found at Joanns for $1.49)

The first step for the mirror was to get the edging that would go directly on the mirror. To do this, we used string and a screw to draw a circle on the birch plywood. We did one slightly smaller than the mirror and then another one about 1.5 inches out slightly larger than the mirror.

Cutting a circle out of plywood for a mirror

Once the circles were cut I used the jigsaw, with the orbital setting off, to cut the inside of the circle out first. I did the inside first, so that you still have plywood supporting the frame of ring. Next, I cut the outer ring out.

Anthropologie Inspired Lotus Mirror DIY

After the “frame” for the mirror was done, we made some paper templates of the petals.

Bigger Than The Three Of Us Mirror DIY

When we got the sizing of the petals finished, we taped the petals together at the points (to make a square) and this gave us the template for the first set.

Templates for lotus mirror DIY

We traced the petals and then used the jigsaw to cut them out. By cutting them out as one piece, we saved ourselves a few cuts as well as made our frame of the mirror more sturdy.

Use a jigsaw to cut the mirror out of plywood

(eeks, ignore the after workout pic)

Next, we made the second round of petals using new flatter paper templates. This time around, we cut the petals individually.

Lotus Mirror DIY inspired by Anthro

We used wood glue and clamps to get the first and second petals together.

Use wood Glue and Clamps to make mirror

We attached a hanger on the back and called it a day. To look more like the Anthro version, we would have needed to stain the wood, but I really adored it natural looking. So, we kept it natural and I just love it.

Hanger for DIY Mirror

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DIY Lotus Inspired Wood Mirror by Bigger Than The Three Of Us

I really love how it turned out and for just under $15, it was the perfect price and size for us.

Ready to see what the other ladies came up with? I’m inspired just by looking at the collage!

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1. Delineate Your Dwelling

2. Upcycled Treasures

3. Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

4. Bigger Than The Three Of Us

5. Brave New Home

6. The Gathered Home

Linking up to:

C.R.A.F.T.The Makers, The DIY’ers,  The Winthrop ChroniclesHome Stories A-Z, Hit Me With Your Best ShotWork It Wednesday,  Fry Sauce and GritsLiz Marie BlogThe Inspiration Gallery, Creativity Unleashed – The Bold Abode, Remodelaholic, Whipperberry, The Creative CollectionTatertots and Jello, Link It or Lump It, and Frugal Crafty Blog Hop.

 

Upcycled : Ikea Table to Floating Nightstand

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, which means it’s time for a round-up of repurposed, recycled and/or reused projects. Sometimes, ideas just come to me for our monthly collaboration and, other times, I really struggle with coming up with a project. This was in the latter group. I have lots of half-finished projects around the house, yet I wasn’t really excited about finishing any of those. So, what does the sane person do? Why start another project of course. =)

Let me just say that this is a super simple project.

Upcycle an Ikea Lack Table to a Floating Nightstand by Bigger Than The Three Of Us

A few years ago, we went to Ikea (the closest one is 8+ hrs away) and bought a few Lack Tables.

Lack Table from Ikea

We’ve used them around the house in many different ways. At one time, they were our nightstands in the master, stacked on top of each other. They became a bookcase of a sort and then, finally, we used one in Greyson’s room as his nightstand.

DIY-Firetruck-Lamp

Ignore the “DIY: Firetruck Lamp” on the photo… this gal was too lazy to search for a photo without writing.

Anyways, in photos the Lack table looks ok, but in person it was way too big for the size of his bed. So, we decided to modify that table to make a floating nightstand.

The table is square so we cut it a little over the middle. We used a jigsaw and it worked like a charm.

DIY Floating Nightstand out of a Lack Table

Once we had it cut, we put “L brackets” or Lowe’s calls them “Corner Braces” on the bottom of the cut side.

Cutting a Lack table to make a floating nightstand

From there, we attached them to the wall.

Adding L Brackets to make a floating shelf

DIY Upcycled Floating Shelf

Upcycled DIY FLoating Shelf out of an Ikea Lack Table

We may or may not add legs to the shelf in the future. It is definitely sturdy enough for a book and decor item, but we have a bouncing toddler in there, so we will see. But, overall its a great improvement over what we had and it only cost $3.40 out of pocket. Yay.

Are you ready to see what the other ladies did this month?

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Cannonball Bed Redo – Life as a Thrifter

Upcycled Baby Food Jars – Lovely Etc

Bar Stool Nightstand – Thrifty & Chic

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