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… 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… 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 »

Father's Day Football Toss by The Home Depot

Home Depot Virtual Party Father’s Day Football Toss   *This post is sponsored by The Home Depot   Let’s PARTY!!! Well, virtually anyway…So as we speak, right now, this very instant, 25 AMAZING BLOGGERS are posting their ideas for customizing this Father’s Day Football Toss made by our friends at The Home Depot!     On Saturday. June 18th at 10:00am, this fun outdoor game will be the featured build at Home Depot DIY Workshops across the nation. I know what you’re thinking…is there a… 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 »

Mother's Day Gift Guide by Build Basic - @BuildBasic www.build-basic.com

Mothers Day Gift Guide Get Mom the Right Tools     With only a few days left, don’t miss a chance to outfit your mom with the perfect “tools” for woodworking, gardening cooking, traveling, and more! Or, scroll to the bottom for some quick and easy DIY options that will melt her heart! *This post may contain affiliate links.     For the Gardener Give mom a place to sit while gardening AND a way to keep her tools off… Read more »