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
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
A friend and I made a valient and successful effort getting my old couch out to the curb. But in that effort, we scratched up my walls, and in one place, made a 6" hole in the wall. So, I had to fix it (it was my couch and is my place, so there). It … Continue reading Real talk about a hole in the wall
I was at a home improvement store, picking up my order which included a patio table. The store clerk asked if someone called me offering assembly. I thought, what the heck did I order? Then I look at the box. Are you kidding me? Paying for assembly when it says it's easy and tools are … Continue reading Paying for assembly?
What do you do with paint samples that aren't exactly the right color and leftover spray paint from previous projects? You paint a piece of furniture that sorely needs an update. So this is less of a how-to and more of a "my story with pictures" deal. The story: My next big update is my … Continue reading Bookcase Reno: A New Look in a Hurry