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New table, new bench, new wide angle camera lens…. And new table plans coming soon… Regular iPhone lens: Wide angle iPhone lens:

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Here’s another straight forward post inspired by some Pinterest pictures. Our cutting boards have lived the majority of their life just leaning upright inside our bottom cabinet. The large wooden one is responsible for breaking at least one glass baking dish as a result of falling over. Time to fix that.   I started by locating some scrap wood that…

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Flash Back Friday Wednesday: Our Kitchen A couple of projects are in the works but I thought I’d spend a little time today to reminisce about where this blog all began. Our dining room gets the credit for beginning Ellie and I’s journey of redecorating/redesigning/recycling our whole house, but the kitchen gets the blame for motivating us to blog and…

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This will be a pretty straight forward post. I’ve seen this done a couple times on Pinterest and figured that I’d put it to the test. Our silverware drawer used to be filled with the standard silverware organizer from Target. Being universally sized, our cutlery didn’t quite fit perfect. Here’s what it looked like before. I bought a 4′ piece…

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I’m building yet another Farmhouse Table this weekend and I’m documenting the intricate details and specifics of how I build this table now-a-days and will be posting the revised details soon. I’m hoping to include step by step pictures and even the precise measurements of where I drill my pocket holes. Stay tuned… I also built a pretty sweet sawhorse…

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Wooden Floor Lamp

01-06-2012

A couple days after Christmas I received this message from Ellie;     With a price tag of $139.99, we thought we could create something similar for less. I started by ripping a 2×4″ down to two 1.5 x 1.5″ strips. I then used my router table to create a channel for the wiring to go in. The one thing…

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This is a recently updated old post. Enjoy.   Happy Friday, folks. In case you missed it, Tommy surprised me by giving our upstairs guest bath a mini-redo over the weekend. To check out the new paint and cabinetry stain, click here. Since storage is somewhat limited in that bathroom, we decided to check out medicine cabinets on a recent…

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It was a great privilege for me to help a friend build a table for his fiance’. She had seen our table online and loved it and he knew that it would be an amazing surprise gift for Christmas. As we began to talk/discuss the details of the table we were excited about the idea of giving it that extra little touch…

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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…

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$4 + 4 Hours

12-31-2011

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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iPhone Dock Decor

12-16-2011

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…

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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…

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