If there is one thing I’m really good at, it’s hoarding lumber. I have had a gorgeous live edge piece of walnut in my shop for months and had no clue what to do with it… until now! In just a few short steps I was recently able to transform a walnut slab into a DIY floating fireplace mantel (and was able to do it one weekend)! Not in the market for a mantle? You can follow these same steps to create a shelf as well! Here’s how!
In case Mother Nature (or, if you’re like me, your allergies) hasn’t told you yet, Spring is in full force! Warmer weather and longer days mean time for outdoor projects, and I couldn’t be more excited! If you’ve been following my journey on Instagram, you’ll know that I am in the middle of a huge shed-shop renovation. Which means it’s time to spice up the exterior of the shop to look as pretty as the rest of my parents’ yard! So, I partnered up with my friends at The Home Depot and Olympic to create a pair of modern slat wood planters and made some magic happen!
I recently partnered up with my insanely talented friend DIY Danie to partake in a thrift-flip challenge where we each sent a box filled with items that were thrifted from our own homes! Well, one of the items that Danie sent me was a large roll of blue velvet fabric, and I knew that I had to make a bench from it! This project only took me one weekend to create and was so much fun to make come to life!
I am so excited about today’s project, because today I am collaborating with one of my favorite people ever, DIY Danie! For those of you that don’t know Danie, she is a content creator from Canada (and easily one of the most creative people I’ve ever met). Danie and I have been planning a collaboration for a while, but with travel restrictions still in place, we decided to do it from afar. We sent each other a box filled with random items from our homes to make DIY projects with, and it was epic! Ready to see how this thrift flip challenge turned out? Let’s do it!