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Hey, friends! Today, I’m currently at WorkbenchCon, which means I’m nervously preparing for my speaking presentation and hanging out with a bunch of woodworking friends in the DIY/YouTube community. Much like last year, I plan to learn a bunch and hopefully bring some of those skills back to the blog & my social channels. I don’t want to leave you hanging, so my friend Cassity and I are doing a blog swap to share some of our projects (much like bloggers did back before Pinterest and Instagram were even a thing). I hope those of you who haven’t met Cassity before will find some projects you’re inspired by. Enjoy!


Hello! I’m Cassity from Remodelaholic. I am so excited to be here at with you at Ugly Duckling House, to share with you some of our greatest and favorite projects. Sarah creates some really fun building plans and adorable cross stitch patterns! Let me tell you a little bit about Remodelaholic. My husband and I have been blogging for 10 years about all of our remodeling adventures. We’ve remodeled seven houses. Our blog began as a way to show our family and friends our projects and it has grown from there.

Let’s start off with this amazing area in our home. We have a whole lot of projects all wrapped into this one little space. It started with an easy way to add texture to the walls with a simple board and batten tutorial. Check out how we added this wall texture technique in our board and batten wall post. Then we worked in an extra special touch with a pretty dutch door. We have building plans and tutorials to get this pretty dutch barn door look. And last, but definitely not least the Swedish mora clock. We love it in yellow, but paint it any color to match your style or space.

We love to build and create things at Remodelaholic and sharing plans! Like this great entryway bench that adds function, fun, and design. Build this bench out of 2×6’s with our building plans for entryway seating and storage. Add extra storage with adorable galvanized metal bins with numbers and fluffy pillows for comfort and a touch of color and texture.

2x6 Bench Final Images Tutorial 3

Entertaining and relaxing outdoors is one of our favorites. We’ve created a lot of one of a kind pieces to enjoy our outdoor spaces. One of our favorites outdoor projects is from last summer, this garden arbor built from structural lumber. It adds visual interest to our outdoor space.

Garden Arbor@Remodelaholic 46

To go right along with a lovely garden arbor, add an outdoor table space for entertaining with this lovely waterfall edge cooler table. Keep the drinks cool and have space to set snacks or games.

And don’t forget, lots of outdoor seating, perfect for all those backyard parties. This awesome outdoor sectional is made from plywood, but it turned out so pretty and functional. We love how budget friendly materials can be used to create amazing pieces. We even designed it with a place to store the cushions.

Plywood Sofa Sectional 2

On Remodelaholic we share a whole bunch of great home decor and DIY ideas! We love to share Fixer Upper Get the Look rooms, building plans, and more. We are also obsessed with anything DIY, we especially love the farmhouse style right now and anything using reclaimed wood. Pallet projects are fun and cheap, plus we share how to disassemble a pallet here.

Use Up Pallets Or Reclaimed Wood With One Of These Ten Pretty Pallet Projects Featured On Remodelaholic.com

Large Pallet Planter // Pallet Yard Dominos
Pallet Light Box // Pallet Wood Blanket Ladder
Pallet Bench // Wood Tray
Rustic Monogram Letters // Pallet Wood Console Table
Pallet Wood Ceiling // Barnwood Shutters

And, if you love to build things for the outdoors! Here are 6 of our favorite outdoor building plans.

Get Building And Decorating Your Outdoor Spaces With These 8 Outdoor Projects Featured On Remodelaholic.com

Octagon Outdoor Coffee Table // Farmhouse Garden Bench
Fire Pit Pergola with Swings // Drop Down Buffet Table
Octagon One Board Planter // Outdoor Rustic Chandelier
Outdoor Baby Gate // Tall Concrete Planter

Subscribe to Remodelaholic on YouTube to stay up to date on all our projects and video tutorials, especially our fun Christmas tree decor for this year.

Follow Remodelaholic on Instagram for more design inspiration.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_0homBOx0/

And don’t forget to follow along on Facebook. We share some projects Live like these simple shelves below and have a Remodelaholics Anonymous: DIYer Support Forum. Join in to get answers to remodeling and design questions.

Thanks for hosting us today Sarah! Hope to see you soon over at Remodelaholic.

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  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that yellow swedish floor clock! If you have plans on how to make it, please let me know!

    1. I don’t think Cassity actually made it, but head over to her blog and you can ask there! <3