Ikea Amazon

Ikea is Available on Amazon     This post may contain affiliate links. To see our full disclosure policy, click HERE.   I don’t general write “newsy” blog posts, but I couldn’t miss the chance to shout my excitement from the mountaintop on this one—IKEA is now selling on Amazon!   While I appreciate an inexpensive decor piece or a quick furniture piece I can customize, to me, IKEA = HOURS. Hours sitting in traffic, hours of walking around the… Read more »




DIY Vertical Planter by Build Basic - Home Depot Workshops

Home Depot Virtual Party Vertical (Succulent) Garden   *This post is sponsored by The Home Depot   Welcome to The Home Depot Virtual Party!! For today’s party, DIY bloggers created a customized version of this beautiful Vertical Succulent Garden…     On Thursday, April 20th, this project will be the featured build at Home Depot DIH Workshops across the nation. I know what you’re thinking…is there a class near me? Click HERE to find out! Also, you can click HERE to give your… Read more »




Build a DIY Stocking Post by Build Basic - @BuildBasic www.build-basic.com

Home Depot Virtual Party DIY Stocking Post *This post is sponsored by The Home Depot   Welcome to The Home Depot Virtual Party!! For today’s party, 25 DIY bloggers created a customized version of this beautiful DIY Stocking Post… On Saturday, November 19th at 10:00am, this project will be the featured build at Home Depot DIY Workshops across the nation. I know what you’re thinking…is there a class near me? Click HERE to find out!   If you’ve never attended a Home Depot… Read more »




Build a DIY Rustic Wheelbarrow – Building Plans by @BuildBasic www.build-basic.com

Home Depot Virtual Party Rustic Wheelbarrow   *This post is sponsored by The Home Depot   Welcome to The Home Depot Virtual Party!! For today’s party, 25 DIY bloggers created a customized version of this beautiful rustic wheelbarrow project…     On Thursday, September 18th at 6:30pm, this project will be the featured build at Home Depot DIH Workshops across the nation. I know what you’re thinking…is there a class near me? Click HERE to find out!   If you’ve never attended… Read more »




Jenn Build Basic - Baby Announcement - www.build-basic.com @buildbasic

A Baby at Build Basic!     Dan and I could not be more thrilled to share that we’re expecting a baby boy in December! It seems like just yesterday I was moving to the East Coast to pursue writing with an internship at Fine Homebuilding when I met Dan, and realized I wasn’t just here for the summer.   The day we met, Dan was headed to play golf, and I was on day one of driving around trying… Read more »




Haven Recap by Build Basic - 1

Haven Recap DIY Blogging Conference 2016   A few weeks ago, I traveled to Atlanta for Haven, a DIY blogging conference. I was teaching a class about creating building plans, and since we all know public speaking isn’t my jam, I was super nervous. Luckily, I was quickly reminded of how unbelievably amazing this community really is. Not only did I have the chance to hang out with some buildy-blogger friends, I also met some new incredible people, and explored… Read more »




Build Basic DIY Kitchen Island by Nevin - Reader Project

Reader Project DIY Kitchen Island   Can you guys believe this awesome DIY Kitchen Island build by Nevin B. in Ontario?!? Finding his email in my inbox complete with his sweet kitty made my day!  He used our DIY Kitchen Island plans to complete the build, saying;   “Plans were great and went along with my initial ideas.  Painting furniture was new for me.  When sanding between coats make sure to lightly hand sand.  Final coat should be long brush strokes to eliminate lines… Read more »




Home Depot Workshop Announcement by Build Basic

Home Depot DIY Workshops Announcement The post is sponsored by The Home Depot It’s that time again! Home Depot Workshop Virtual Party time! If you checked out their last virtual party, you know it’s a collaboration of some of your favorite DIY’ers all teaming up to share their individual take on a Home Depot Workshop project! In the last party, we shared customization ideas for a DIY Slatted Doormat. This time, in preparation for Father’s Day, we’re working on a special… Read more »




Build Basic DIY Growler Wine Holder by Tim T - Reader Project

Reader Project DIY Growler (Wine) Holder     This week’s Reader Project is by Tim T. from Marblehead, Massachusetts. Tim modified our free DIY Growler Beer Tote building plans to create this beautiful wine holder for mMother’s Day. Talk about earning some brownie points!!! Tim writes;   “My only suggestion would be when you finally build it and are ready for the pipe. take the inside measurement and bring that to Home Depot or Lowe’s. When they cut the pipe, the person cutting it will… Read more »