Tag Archives: DIwYatt

Outlet Updates – Finally, Some Basement Progress!

Well, friends. We’re still battling the winter sickies over here. Whether it’s Wyatt and Will, I feel like my boys and I have been taking turns with colds and flu bugs since October. Plus, that means that our work productivity has been down and we’re behind on some big projects….and that means the home projects […]

Quick Pre-Spring Project: Replacing Weber Grill Parts

It may be winter, but now is the perfect time to do a little preparation for spring and summer. I spent an evening replacing Weber grill parts the other day and decided to share it here with you all. We got this Weber grill from a garage sale five years ago for $5. The owner […]

Fixing the Flooring after the Flood: How to Patch Damaged Wood Floors

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How to Replace a Double Door – Starting the Basement Project

Recently we tackled a big job to kick off the basement renovation, so I thought I’d share a few tips for how to replace a double door, DIwYatt style. One of the biggest issues with replacing a door is to make sure you get a good tight seal, so it doesn’t leak. Not only does […]

A Small Bathroom Shelf – Ikea Spice Rack Hack

We finally had some time over the long weekend to tackle some projects! Of course, I’m so excited to share them with you, but this week is going to be crazy. So, I figured I’d at least get a small one up on the blog to share with you first. Today, I’m sharing a rare glimpse […]

A Cool Key – Wyatt’s Awesome Wooden 5th Anniversary Gift to Me

I wanted to share an awesome little project Wyatt and I sort of tag-teamed a couple of weeks ago that all started with his awesome wooden 5th anniversary gift to me. As a little backstory, when we were dating, Wyatt gave me an antique key after I mentioned I thought they were really cool. He picked […]

DIwYatt: DIY Stadium Seat Tutorial

Melissa asked me to share the tutorial and plans behind our DIY stadium seat she debuted on our blog’s instagram. Here’s the backstory: over the weekend, we met up with some friends for Shakespeare in the Park, a “free” (donations accepted) show held each summer near the Plaza in Kansas City. #kansascitydatenight with good friends and […]

Our Kitchen Cost Breakdown

Now that we’re (finally) considering our kitchen done, I wanted to share a cost run-down with you guys because even though I wouldn’t call this a “bargain” upgrade, we tried really hard to always keep a tight budget in mind when making decisions and I think it’s important to share how we’ve splurged and saved […]

Our Kitchen Renovation Recap

Now that the kitchen has been done for awhile, I figure we should do a final recap post. So, get ready for a bunch of photos. I’ve also inserted links where I could, to round up all our project posts. Thanks for sticking with us through this super long process. It’s been a frustrating process, […]

Got Beef? A Giant Butcher Chart Art Print

First, let me say that I realize with this project we’ve officially placed ourselves firmly in the “NOT vegetarian” category. But, to be honest, we were pretty far in that category to begin with. I think I’ve served Wyatt a total of 2 recipes ever that he has said he doesn’t mind the fact that […]

DIY Honeycomb Shelves

Be sure to follow all our other projects, here! We hope you enjoy our little corner of Blog Land and stop to look around a few other pages, like our DIY Foam Cooler Ottoman, Ruler Growth Chart, our Kitchen Renovation, and my free printables. Enough with the sneak peeks, it’s time to show you our awesome new […]

Let There Be Light! (& Celebrations!)

Why are we celebrating you ask? Because THE KITCHEN IS DONE! Sure, we have some decorating and cabinet organization to do, but after Sunday’s light hanging progress, the remodeling is officially D.O.N.E. Hallelujah, right? It only took us 18 months, give or take. That’s not that long is it? Ha! It’s a lot longer than I […]

Tips for Installing Kitchen Cabinets

Now that we’re on this side of the kitchen remodel and looking back, we have a few tips that we wanted to share about doing the cabinet installation ourselves. It was certainly worth it, for us, to tackle this part of the process ourselves. When we bought the cabinets from Lowe’s, they told us the […]

Side Table Success

I searched and searched for the perfect side table for the nursery, without much luck. Everything I liked was way too expensive. Everything cheap was way too ugly. But, Wyatt presented me with the offer of building one using some table legs he found at our local thrift store. I’ll admit I wasn’t sold when […]

Putting Up The Puffs (LED Lights for the Guest Room)

Not sure if you guys have heard of these “puff” lights, but I hadn’t until a couple weeks ago when a friend at church installed one in her new office. I laughed a little when I first heard the term puff light at first because I was picturing this: In reality, the one we installed […]

Lights for Late Nights

This weekend, we tackled another pretty big project in the nursery, switching out the lighting fixtures. If you’ll remember, this is what was in there before, the basic builder shade that we had in all the rooms upstairs: Not so exciting. Or very bright. So, we knew we wanted to switch it out. One of […]

DIwYatt: Outlet Upgrades

I think we mentioned in the post about the new doors for the basement guest room that there are a few house upgrades we’re making in every room in the house, slowly but surely, as we make our way through each room. One of those upgrades is switching out the damaged hollow core doors with […]

DIwYatt: Building Nursery Book Ledges

A couple weekends ago, I put together the book ledge shelves for Beanie’s nursery. Since then, we’ve been working on getting them painted and hung on the wall. Melissa is pretty excited about this project being checked off the list. We considered just buying pre-made ledges, since this idea is certainly not original to us, […]

DIY (Nearly Free) Upholstered Headboard Using an Old Hollow-Core Door

For the basement guestroom, I was really hoping for a nice upholstered headboard to add some texture, color, and “fancy” to the room. But, I wasn’t willing to spend big bucks on one. We are using two twin beds down there, pushed together to make one big king bed (or pulled apart for any non-couple […]

Hanging Up The Headboard: DIY Wooden Cleat

Now that we had the headboard made, it was time to figure out how to hang it on the wall. Go back and read this post for ow we built and upholstered this giant headboard for only $25. We considered several options for this, including building legs for the headboard and attaching them to the […]

Does Everybody Know What Time It Is? … Trim Time!

(In case you didn’t get it, you’re supposed to say the title above in the voice from Tool Time on Home Improvement.) I just have to say, again, how much white woodwork makes a difference. As a refresher, here’s the room before we painted the windows and trim (thanks for the help, mom!) And after […]

Beating the Birds (Third Time’s the Charm?)

This year, for the third year in a row, we’re working to keep the darn birds from stealing all our blueberries before they are ripe. So frustrating. Just look at all those little berries we have to protect. Last year, Wyatt really stepped up the bird barrier “house” but we used the same netting as […]

DIwYatt: Installing a Pre-Hung Door Frame

Sorry we’ve been a little silent this week. We’ve been busy with a lot of non-house project stuff this week so not a whole lot is going on. I figured I’d go back and recap a project I did last week, though, in case it would be helpful to anyone. We are continuing the project […]

DIwYatt: Pipe Clamps

When you need long clamps for a project, you head to your local home improvement store. When you get to the clamp section you might find yourself in sticker shock. The truth is, long clamps are kind of an expensive thing. Here is a 48 inch bar clamp from the Home Depot. Instead of spending […]

Weekend Rewind: Putting Up Pegboard Edition

This weekend, we officially tackled the garage. We had a pretty big task ahead of us, so I’m not at all surprised we didn’t get it finished, which is fine. Plus, it rained a lot of the time, which made things go a little slower. Here’s a couple photos to show you what we were […]

Another Kitchen Project = DONE!

Well guys, we’re officially done to one project left in the giant, never-ending kitchen renovation project. Last night, Wyatt finished up the touch up paint on the new cabinet trim while I had a call for work and let me tell you, it looks fantastic, if we do say so ourselves, which we do. The […]

Trimming Out the Nook

When we left off talking about the nook shelving, things were already starting to look a lot better, but we were also anxious to add the trim at the top and really complete the whole area. There’s clearly something missing in these photos. Those dark shadows at the top aren’t so great, huh? Not to […]

We Finally Have A Finished Nook: Mounting the Custom Shelves

When we planned the nook, we wanted to continue the open shelving concept from the other side of the kitchen. This meant we could either buy an outside corner shelf and a shelf between two cabinets or build it ourselves. Unfortunately, while buying is easier, it’s also more expensive. For the shelves between the two […]

DIwYatt: Installing a Can Light

We’re slowly checking off the list of remaining kitchen projects and one of those was reusing the can light we removed from the soffit above the sink in the entryway to the garage. There had been a regular flush mount lighting fixture in that location. Although for awhile, it has looked like this, a dark […]

Magnetic Magic – Installing IKEA GRUNDTAL Knife Rack

This may go down as the fastest project we ever procrastinated. Remember all the way back to when we went to Ikea and bought some stuff for our kitchen, including the GRUNDTAL magnetic racks? Well, we started working on hanging them a really long time ago, like the following weekend after we bought them. But […]