Today's post will be short and sweet, Because Mandy over at Vintage Revivals explains the How-To way better than I ever could. and of course all we did was follow her instruction. While you are there, be sure to browse her DIY gallery. She is a powerhouse woman who knows how to CREATE! DIY Copper and Wood Open Shelving Tutorial
11 feet of 1” copper pipe Cut to (12) 11” pieces
(3) _____”x36” Wooden Dowels (they are the ones that have the dark orange on the end) cut to 12”
(6) 5/16”x 3 1/2” Dowel Screws
(6) 1/4”x 2 1/2” Dowel Screws
(6) 1/4” drywall anchors
(3) 2×2’s the length of your shelves
(6) pieces of 1/2” MDF cut to the width and length of your shelf. Mine are 10” wide by 60” long.
(3) pieces of MDF cut to 2” x the length of your shelf. Mine was 60”
(6) pieces of MDF cut to 2” x the depth of your shelf minus 1/2”. My shelves are 10” deep so these cuts were 9 1/2”
Head over to Vintage Revivals for the step by step.
Building you're own stretched canvas is so simple, and SOOOOOO much cheaper than buying a ready made one from the store, especially one this large. the finished dimensions are 48" by 48".
What you need:
Mitre saw (chop saw)
Staple gun and staples
60" of 60" wide canvas (I get mine from Joanns. it is in their duck cloth section and costs $9.99 a yard, use a 50% coupon)
start by cutting 2 of your 2x2's in half, so 48". So you will have 4 48" pieces.
I Love a good, perfectly square, large coffee table and have been inspired by the look of them for a long time. So I gathered some 2x2's and whatever scrap wood I had in the trusty ol' wood pile for the top and got to work. its actually really easy, and will come together quickly with the right tools.
 2x2's x 8ft
Wood top: (the finished dimensions are 39"x39" so gather whatever wood widths you'd like to make it 39") I used whatever wood I had on hand.
Countersink drill bit
2.5 inch screws
Tape measurer and Pencil
Stain or Paint
Wood glue: I didn't use it in my construction but I would recommend it, applying it on all the joints.
CUT LIST: (using a chop saw)
 cuts of 39" (2x2's)
 cuts of 15' (2x2's)
Cut all your table top boards to 39" long
It's no secret that I love a good seascape. I am a sucker for coastal anything and am so naturally drawn to all these large framed prints of beach-goers and the coastline that are popping up a lot in the design world. feast your eyes on my inspiration.
Because I am totally new to blogging and have no idea what I am doing, I thought I'd start with something simple. Alas, the beautiful, chunky and versatile Blanket Scarf. I am sure by now you all have seen this beauty. For around $10 you can make your own!
What you need:
- 2-2.5 yards of fashion flannel shirting (Joann Fabric! 8.99 a yard, and right now use their 50% off coupon on their website!)
Lets get making!