Now that "Weekend DIY Girl" is back, you might have noticed that I'm posting only on Fridays. This is deliberate: 1) because it's the start of the weekend (duh), and 2) so you know when to expect my nuggets of goodness (in other words, to keep me on track so I won't leave you again). Starting next week, I … Continue reading Look for “Weekend DIY Girl” on Fridays; My products on Etsy
This project that wasn't supposed to happen just wouldn't end. I worked on this desktop for about 8 months on the weekends. Some weekends, it just sat in my garage, already gathering dust. How it began The real project (that I haven't started yet) is a coffee table up-cycle using some wood from a broken … Continue reading The Never-Ending Desktop Project
When it comes to hanging curtains, I am as amateur as anyone can get. But I know what I want to see when they are hung, so I have hung all the curtains in my home. This project is a re-do (Before and After), and as I'm moving away from the usual how-to to a … Continue reading Hanging Curtains–Tips and Trends
Happy 2019! First off, thanks for sticking with me into 2019! While I have been focused more on my novel WIP (Work-In-Progress) and the last volume of my eStory trilogy (see ymnelson.com for that), I'm still doing home improvements, DIY projects, crafting, and generally breaking stuff up. To get all the juicy posts about my … Continue reading Going tankless: Thoughts on tankless water heaters
While I'm stalled on my current projects--2 woodcraft projects: a desk and a coffee table--I'm thinking about how to keep giving you content you like, but not bombarding you with stuff you don't like. Currently, I've got one Instagram feed that does double duty, meeting my writer fans' needs at ymnelson.com and hopefully meeting yours … Continue reading Insta-addict?
I should probably make a blog series out of the pieces of furniture I have customized with a new paint job lately. Actually this piece needed a little more than painting. This was a plain box-store coffee table that I've had for over a decade. It's made of particle board/pressed wood with a wood- grain … Continue reading Personalized accent pieces