Tag Archive: Wood working

DIY Wood Shelving Wall

We’re almost finished with our kitchen renovation, and I’m so excited to share this high-impact shelving project with…

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DIY Terrarium Coffee Table

If you saw my living room refresh last month, then you probably already noticed this pretty terrarium coffee…

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DIY Tea Light Photo Frame

I have been dying to hang a few of these portraits of Trey and I in our home….

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DIY Modern Hood Vent Cover

I’ve longed for the day when more than just a microwave would go above my stove. I love the…

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Gold Chain Wall Hanging DIY

Wall hangings are a great way to add some color and texture to your wall in a different…

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Gold Chain Wall Hanging DIY

Wall hangings are a great way to add some color and texture to your wall in a different…

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How I Built a Channel Tufted Storage Banquette

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I shared a project here at A Beautiful Mess, because I’ve…

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Mid-Century Slatted Bench DIY

  This project was inspired by the mid-century design of George Nelson’s slatted benches and the user-friendliness of so…

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Modern Toddler Bed DIY

There comes a day in the life of every mom when the crib can no longer contain their…

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Mid-Century Play Set

Hi, friends! As you know I am in full on nesting mode. I’ve become quite good at inventing…

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Modern Mason Bee House DIY

Attracting more pollinators to your flower beds or garden is as simple as setting up an adorable mid-century…

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DIY Modern Wood Plant Stands

Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself a wee bit houseplant obsessed. Now, keep your hand raised if you’ve…

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Easy Custom Nail Polish Shelves

Hi, friends! Happy weekend! I wanted to share a quick and easy project that makes my bathroom feel…

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Tabletop Standing Desk DIY!

Oh man, I am super excited to share this project with you today! So, if you work in any type of office or computer desk situation, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of having standing desk space to combat all the sedentary sitting that we tend to do when shackled to a computer desk all day (and then we go sit in our cars or on the couch at home…

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Cityscape Coat Rack DIY

This project is very much inspired by having a lot of scrap wood lying around. Ha! For any of you DIYers out there who do wood projects, even only once in a blue moon, I bet you’ve been there. Scrap wood just seems to multiple when left alone at our house, so I had been thinking about projects that could use some of that wood because it keeps projects more…

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Transformable Hairpin Leg Desktop DIY

Some of my favorite DIYs have been born from the need to solve a problem. In this instance, my problem was needing more tabletop space in a studio that was always needing to be rearranged depending on the task at hand. As it usually happens, I realized it would be easier for me to build my own and get exactly what I needed than to pay top dollar for something…

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Cactus Marquee Sign DIY

Hi, friends!! I am so excited to share the cactus marquee sign that we made for Kacey’s living room. You know we love a good marquee sign around here. They’re so much fun to make. This one has LED lights that can be still or blink in different fun patterns! It was really fun making something custom for Kacey’s space. And don’t forget—you can EASILY change up this tutorial to…

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Vintage Car + Christmas Tree Marquee!

Of all the different parts there are to Christmas decorating, I think the lights are actually my favorite part. I get SO sad when I have to take down my Christmas trees because I love having that soft glow from the Christmas lights floating around the room. For that reason, I’ve also made my fair share of Christmas marquees (like this Merry + Bright sign, a giant snowflake, and a…

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Modern Barn Door DIY

Hey, friends! Today I’m really excited to share a DIY that Collin and I worked on. It was over a year in the making… haha! Ever had a project like that that dragged on and on and on? Well, I’m so happy that it’s finally complete because it adds SO much to Jeremy’s studio both in function and "fashion". Ready to learn how to DIY a modern style barn door???…

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Hanging Plant Shelf DIY

Hi, there! Today I’m excited to share a quick, easy project that significantly increased the cozy factor in my living room this week!! After I hung this b-a-n-a-n-a-s macrame (custom made from The Northern Needle on Etsy) above our record console, it felt like it still needed a little something. My first impulse was to hang a plant, like on the wall. But since I didn’t want to put any…

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Try This: A modern solution for hiding your trash can!

Hey, friends. Check it out! It’s the back of my house. You don’t notice anything ugly and distracting, like maybe four trash cans? Do you? No? Woooohooo! You have no idea how proud I am of my hidden trash can situation. 🙂 Here’s a quick post sharing exactly how we made this custom fence (would you call it a fence??) that hides my trash cans and gives the rest of…

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Gold Detail Mid-Century Plant Stand DIY

As I’ve posted house photos and room tours this past year, one of the biggest requests we hear from you guys over and over again is the cry for affordable mid-century inspired decor! These plant stands are affordable, doable and super pretty! The pots themselves come in a huge variety of sizes via Amazon (the 12 inch ones we used are here). I’ve used the smaller sizes a lot throughout…

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Litter Box Cover DIY!

First of all, let me just say a resounding you’re welcome to all you fellow cat owners out there. I know how tough it can be to love the adorable little kitty that naps on the couch with you but not always love the rest of the kitty gear that comes with that furry little face. So far, I’ve done my best to upgrade versions of cat essentials with a…

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Modern House Number Planter

For years I’ve seen these beautiful, modern address plaques on the front of houses in Palm Springs, and I knew I eventually wanted one for our own home. They’re so fancy! We recently had our exterior painted white, and it COMPLETELY changed the appearance of our home. Now I get excited every single time we drive up. It’s much more modern and vintage all at the same time. It’s definitely…

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Modern House Number Planter

For years I’ve seen these beautiful, modern address plaques on the front of houses in Palm Springs, and I knew I eventually wanted one for our own home. They’re so fancy! We recently had our exterior painted white, and it COMPLETELY changed the appearance of our home. Now I get excited every single time we drive up. It’s much more modern and vintage all at the same time. It’s definitely…

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Ikea Restyle: Modern Hollywood Regency Credenza

Lately it seemed that every improvement I made to our living room was eclipsed by the plastic toy storage bins that lined the entry to the room. Sure, they kept the toys at bay, but they definitely detracted from our enjoyment of the space. You see, we have just one room in our home to relax together as a family, so just one chance at creating a pleasant space for…

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Mid Century Trellis DIY

Have you ever had a house with a carport? I’ve lived in so many different houses over the course of my life, but this is actually the first time I’ve had a house with a carport. The upside about ours is that during the warm months, I can use the shade of the carport as a work area for outdoor projects, but the downside is that the carport is located…

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Free Class – Flawless Finishing

Free Class – Flawless Finishing

Learn essential finishing techniques that bring out the texture and character of your wood in this FREE mini-class. Never fear wood finishing again! Learn accessible techniques and troubleshooting tips from furniture maker and instructor Robert Spiece in this free mini-class. Find out how to pick the right finish based on the woodgrain and desired outcome […]

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Photo Ledge DIY

Today I am excited to share a simple and very useful DIY with you! We all have these walls in our homes that we don’t know what to do with, right? In Jeremy’s studio there was one such wall above this small side table. Originally I was planning one large print for this space, but since there is already a big photo in another part of the room, it just…

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Add Geometric Panels to Your Plain Closet Doors!

Once you start to really get a room together, it becomes obvious how important all the finishing details are. I find with most things it’s the little touches that really draw you in and keep you interested in a space. So I wanted to add some personality to as much as I could in our "soon to be finished" den area. I am still over the moon with how the…

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