This year, I wanted to use up some of my leftover cedar fencing. With Halloween right around the corner, I thought that the cedar would be useful to create something rustic for my porch. I finally decided on making several rustic Halloween lanterns with Jack O’ lantern faces.
One important element to getting a DIY furniture piece to looking fabulous is to use the right finish. I personally love that weathered gray look. One of my favorite finishes is a driftwood finish which I used on this project.
Have you been thinking about a dream kitchen full of navy blue cabinets? Maybe you are but you are still on the fence waiting to see if the trend will last. Well, you can get off that fence now because navy cabinets are here to stay!
A dishwasher is an amazing tool to have in the kitchen, but when used incorrectly it can destroy some of your most prized pieces. These 23 items are things you should never wash in a dishwasher!
Each year, designers, influencers, and freelance writers release a breakdown of what the upcoming kitchen trends and color schemes will be. They are exciting to read, but often not exactly accurate.
If you google “how to clean a knife block,” probably the first few articles that will pop up will say to wash it in soapy water, and/or soak it in a bleach solution, followed by a sink rinse. Please do not do that! It will totally ruin your knife block!
After sharing my recipe for making powder detergent, I thought it might be a good idea to post how I wash cold water loads. For that, I prefer to use my homemade liquid detergent. It doesn’t require grating (yay) and is so insanely easy to do. Once you learn the recipe, you will likely never go back to store-bought again.
There are many variations of how exactly to make up a batch of powder laundry detergent. Most utilize the same basic ingredients, but with varying suggestions on the amount. These are my tried and true recipes which I find are far superior to store-bought in both the level of cleanliness and in helping to keep my machine free from build-up.
Knife storage is a must for every kitchen, but how to do so is also very subjective. Some people love to use a countertop knife block. Some people like to mount them on a magnet strip. I am one of those people who like to have a knife organizer that is hidden away inside a drawer or a pullout. This is why I decided to build a knife organizer pullout combined with a cutting board storage space.
Constructing a cutting board is one of the first woodworking projects that most woodworkers like to tackle. However, making (or buying) the right cutting board is different for each person. There are several factors to consider in order to get the best outcome for each user. This guide covers everything that you need to know about cutting boards and butcher block tops and should help you get the best results.