Utilizing Behind-the-Door Space in the Office for Wood Stamps

office ledge 3

Last week, I mentioned that I was building a number of things, including something organizational for my home office. I've finished 2 out of the 4 total that will be installed, but wanted to go ahead and share the modified plans with you for my wood stamp collection display! These wood stamp storage plans are heavily based on Ana White's $10 ledges, but a 1x4 is slightly too wide to fit the narrow space behind the door. Instead, I used 1x3s for the bottom and back of each ledge, which … [Read more...]

Bookshelf Building in the Office

leaning bookshelf

Bathe the dog. That's really all I had left on my to-do list this past Sunday. But as it often goes around the UDH, accomplishing something that's nearly impossible – like getting Charlie to sit still in a tub – is just the momentum I need to get a few more things done. And since my leaning bookshelf order for my new office design arrived early from Urban Outfitters (on sale, too), I figured I might as well spend my Sunday night assembling one of them and start my week off on a productive … [Read more...]

Where’s My Snare?

No DIY to share today. I'm knee (waist? shoulder?) deep in this: The bottom drawer of my remodeled master closet (one of the first "finished" projects I've ever done in this house) broke. Which should be an easy fix most of the time, but with the way the cabinet is built, the broken drawer spread the entire two side panels apart when someone (who shall remain nameless and as innocent as an angel) jammed the drawer back in place when it wouldn't cooperate. So, since the two side panels are … [Read more...]

Easy Storage for Outdoor Cushions


This post won't be as long as the forever-taking reveal of Mom & Dad's dining room that I posted last week, but I thought this idea was one of those perfect and simple tips that's prime for the sharin'. So that's what I'm doing. This past winter, Mom scored a pretty good deal on an outdoor dining set and umbrella. Only issue was, the cushions had seen better days. So she went to a local home store called At Home, and picked up some inexpensive outdoor cushions to replace them. I can't say … [Read more...]

My new desk has holes in it.


This isn't a sponsored post.  I just wanted to share my cool new desk. Thanks to the magic of Instagram, I spotted a tiny corner of a friend's desk as she was sitting on her patio.  And I immediately asked her where she got it. It began as a Kickstarter campaign.  And enough people liked it to begin selling them regularly.  And a sale price of less than $100 convinced me that it was worth the gamble. Guys - this thing is truly cool.  It's made of bamboo to keep it light, and … [Read more...]

The Big To-Do List in Order to Sell the House


Now that I've decided I'm going to be moving to Auburn (actual date TBD), the time has come to get things in order at my little Ugg-Duck and prepare to sell it. I can't say it's not bittersweet.  I've lived in this house for just over four years now, and only threw one party shortly after the flooring was installed.  Since then, my ex moved out and being alone changed the game considerably.  It's kinda been too much of an under-construction mess to entertain ever again (with the exception of … [Read more...]

Sneaky Sink Storage (False Drawer Fronts)

tip out tray

I may have learned a number of new things during my uncle's visit, but this was probably the most unexpected:  I thought the drawer fronts on my sink had been screwed & glued in place.  I knew that some people have the ability to remove them; but I didn't think I did.  They were stuck on really tightly, so without exploring further, I'd just painted them on the cabinets as-is. But thanks to my uncle, I found out that they were just very poorly installed (no suprise, considering some … [Read more...]

Stylish Garden Tool Storage

Internet, I love you.  Sometimes, you just get me. Happy Friday, everyone.  This Zombiewall picture has made my week.  And it is, without a doubt, going to be used in my garage in some way. (I don't really know what it is about zombie jokes, but I think they are hilarious.  Even my mom think so.) … [Read more...]