DIY Cornhole Game by Build Basic - BRANDED

Happy Labor Day Weekend   Who’s ready for the long weekend ahead? Dan and I are headed to a cookout with his work crew, having family over to visit Jack on Saturday, hosting friends and their two littles on Sunday, and, on Monday, taking the day to relax as a family. Which is all to say, this weekend will hold a lot of fun, laughs, yummy food, and outdoor activities. Good thing I just teamed up with The Home Depot… Read more »




DIY Paper Towel Dispenser by Build Basic - Project Opener - Image

DIY Paper Towel Dispenser *This post is sponsored by Ryobi. All opinions are my own. Scroll to the bottom for our full disclosure.     This week I’m teaming up with my friends at RYOBI to bring you an easy, DIY Paper Towel Dispenser! In our kitchen, it’s fair to say I have an unhealthy addition with clearing the counters. I hate clutter, and the paper towel stand falls on that list. Luckily with just a few cuts of crown molding I made a beautiful… Read more »




Bent Plywood Lap Tray by Build Basic - 1 SMALL

DIY Bent Plywood Lap Tray   This post is sponsored by BuildSomething and Kreg, but all opinions are my own. To read my full disclosure policy, click HERE Today I’m so excited to be teaming up with my friends at BuildSomething to bring you free building plans for this DIY Bent Plywood Lap Tray! If you haven’t checked out BuildSomething.com, it’s Kreg’s DIY project plan site. It is a fantastic resource for free building plans, and has a great community atmosphere… Read more »




Home Depot Workshops Announcement   The post is sponsored by The Home Depot You all know how much I LOVE participating in The Home Depot Workshops program—well this project takes the cake! To gear up for Father’s Day we’re previewing the DIY in-store workshop taking place at Home Depot near you on Saturday June 10th—a Bottle Opener Game!! As a part of the preview, a group of DIY bloggers will be customizing this project at a virtual party taking place on each of… Read more »




Home Depot Workshops Announcement   The post is sponsored by The Home Depot I’m BEYOND excited to share that I’m participating in The Home Depot Workshops program again this year! To kick off the projects, we’re previewing the DIH in-store workshop taking place at Home Depot near you on April 20th—a Vertical Succulent Garden!! As a part of the preview, a group of DIY bloggers will be customizing this project at a virtual party taking place on each of our blogs one… Read more »




DIY Message Board by @BuildBasic – www.build-basic.com

DIY Message Board with Lighting *This post is sponsored by Ryobi     This week I’m teaming up with my friends at RYOBI to bring you an easy, decorative message board tutorial! In my office, it’s fair to say my love affair with sticky notes has reached an unhealthy level. I knew I wanted something dry erase, but I just can’t handle the look of a corporate white board—to close of a reminder to my cubical days in Manhattan.    … 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 »




Home Depot Workshop Q3 - Intro Annoucenement Image

Home Depot Workshops Announcement The post is sponsored by The Home Depot It’s time for this year’s third Home Depot Workshop Virtual Party! If you’re new to the Home Depot Workshop Virtual Parties, you can check out the awesome posts for a customized doormat, wreath, and football toss! This time, in preparation for my favorite season (Fall), we’re working on a special decorative rustic wheelbarrow project! Scroll down to learn more about your local Home Depot Workshops and the project we’ll all… 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 »