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

Supply List:

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”

Wood Glue

Wood Filler

Nail Gun

Pipe Cutter


Head over to Vintage Revivals for the step by step.
Luvs, Lindy
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) 
(3) 2x2x8's
Electric drill

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.


[6] 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
Electric Drill 
Chop Saw
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)
[8] cuts of 39" (2x2's)
[4] 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!) 
- Scissors

Lets get making!