Monthly Archives: December 2011
Farmhouse Table Details
If you’re reading this post for instructions….you should check out my revised plans in a newer post found here; http://tommyandellie.com/?p=2582 This Dining Room Table has been a labor of love….so to speak. It’s been fun to try out new tools and new techniques and I’ve learned a ton for the next time around. This has really felt like the first…
$4 + 4 Hours
This is an older post but everytime I walk past this room I’m amazed at what a transformation it’s been with such a small amount of time/resources. Well…..we decided to go ahead and stain the vanity cabinet and the mirror frame that I made. I spent $4 to construct the mirror frame and then the rest of the project used…
Two For One: Pallet Box End Table
For a Christmas present, a friend of mine asked me to help him build a pallet box end table for his wife. I was excited to help him out and appreciated his thoughtfulness for a really fun gift for his spouse. We decided to pull a little bit of a shortcut and use one of the boxes that I had…
He’s Heating Up, He’s on Fire!
Boom shaka laka. Santa Claus came to town and brought my Mom a custom made step stool for our nephews. Since, Santa was so generous we thought we’d share the details on how we made some scrap wood turn into a pretty awesome firetruck step stool. The best part about this project is that it was a true matching of…
Quick and Easy Garage Organization
So…..not the most exciting post, but maybe it will give you some ideas or at least some inspiration to think through how you might be able to re-use household items. Rather than recycling our old Trader Joe’s Coffee Cans, I’ve been saving them out in my garage for quite a while. I wasn’t sure what I was going to use them for…
Sneak Peek: Instructions Ahead
Here’s a sneak peek at a Step stool that Ellie and I made for my mom….for my nephews. I documented the process and will post about it after the holidays.
If you live in the Greater Richmond area, Virginia Beach, or Charlottesville, I am selling the window cornices that I made for our family room in September. They are upholstered by hand with a beautiful teal and off white fabric that I purchased locally at U-Fab and they’re finished with nailhead trim. The finished width is 32.5 inches wide. They are 5…
The 2012 Project List
With 2012 right around the corner, we’re already building our list of house projects for next year. We like to plan projects for January, February, and March especially since the cold winter months are when we seem to get the most done. Here goes the project list, in no particular order: 1) Install “Arctic Ice” back splash from Home Depot…
Who Framed Chalkboard (rabbit)?
When we were asked to help some friends repurpose their dining room into a home office, they asked us to incorporate a large chalkboard into the design. It was a massive chalkboard….approximately 4′ x 6′. The standard metal frame with chalk/eraser tray wasn’t quite what we envisioned for the room. Our solution, remove the tray, take some 3″ window trim…
Window Cornices, Take Two
New Year’s Resolution: blog more. We’ve been MIA, but we haven’t been lacking in projects. Last weekend, Tommy built a BEAUTIFUL table for a friend, while I made these window cornices for another friend. Our friend picked out the fabric – it was actually existing window panels that she bought at a local department store for about $8 a pop….
iPhone Dock Decor
Thanks to Pinterest, I stumbled across some inspiration for the next small project…..an iPhone dock that can also serve as a small twinge of decor. I’ve been looking at a bunch of these iphone docks on Pinterest lately and found one that I thought would be fairly simple to replicate. The project started with a trip to Habitat for Humanity’s…
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
We’ll give you a quick tour of some of our Christmas decorations so far (with more photos to come later this week). We’re big on “natural” Christmas decor at the Sibiga household. Many of our decorations are just recycled from last year, but I also bought some inexpensive lit garlands at Target and decorated them with picks and frosted pinecones. The frosted pinecones I did myself…
Bench to Sofa Table
We’ve been continually tweaking/modifying our living room to our liking. Still not sure if we have it figured out but we are at least one step closer to our end goal. In a recent redesign we decided to float our couches off the wall and face one another. This created a bunch of empty space behind both pieces of furniture…