Built-in Office Suite

Built-in office suite

Cara finished her office built-ins and they look fabulous!  You can see more reveal pictures over on The Sawdust Diaries.  While you're there, make sure you check out how she built that 30' long desktop out of oak plywood.  Isn't it fantastic? I LOVE it all.  Every last detail.  Great job Cara Continue Reading

Dining room built-in buffet reveal

Dining room built-in buffet - SawdustGirl.com

Val finished her dining room buffet and it's beautiful!  She's been working very hard on this built-in project for months.   I am very proud of her for sticking with it and striving for excellence. Continue Reading

Built-in Mudroom Lockers

mudroom-lockers 2

I'm SO excited to share the final reveal pictures of Malisa's mudroom storage lockers.  She worked really hard on these built-ins over the last two months --and it shows!   Remember what it looked like before?   Besides the fact that this "mudroom" is now BEAUTIFUL, it is Continue Reading

Beckie’s Built-in Studio Cabinets


Beckie and I have completed our project!  In all fairness, SHE completed her project.  I drew up her plans and talked her through the build -- but she did the work.  When people ask about doing a project, I  tell them, "It's a LOT of WORK.  Hard, sweaty, make you want to swear kind of work.   You hav Continue Reading

library built-ins and wainscoting

library reveal

The Library is finished.  The built-ins turned out like I hoped,  the wainscoting is more beautiful than I imagined and the plank ceiling has more of an impact than I expected.  All in all -- I LOVE it!     Big projects like this are always a lot of work...but totally worth it whe Continue Reading

Garage Workshop with Built-in Cabinets

garage workshop

My Garage Workshop is Done!  (For the most part.  I say that a lot don't I?)  This has been an on again off again project.  I started it on my Master Closet "down time" (while paint was drying and I was waiting for hardware to arrive) so it's been in the works for months and can I tell you how exc Continue Reading

Master Closet Built Ins

white built-in master closet

I've been building these built-in wardrobes for my Master Closet for four months so I can't even express how happy I am to finally say, "IT IS FINISHED!"  It is amazing to have so much space to hang and store our clothes.  I'm so happy that I stuck it out -- even though I wanted to throw in the t Continue Reading

Screened in Porch – Done

Screened in porch

The porch is finally painted white and Screened in!   I tell ya', Wes and I are turning a new leaf with all these projects we are doing together.  This weekend we installed the screen door. Do you remember what it looked like before? I know painting WOOD is always controversial. Continue Reading

Craft Room with built-ins galore!

Craft room with DIY Built ins

The last room on my house tour is the Craft Room! This space was SO much fun to design and build!  It was MY space.  No one else's wants, needs, input or concerns to consider.  Just whatever my craft lovin' heart desired (and I could bring to fruition!) I planned out the height of each drawer sp Continue Reading

Living Room with Built-in Entertainment Center

Built-in entertainment center in living room

  Happy Friday! I'm excited to share this room with you today.  This is the final room on the main level. "BEFORE"  (except I had already painted the mantel white.) For layout perspective...the living room is opposite the kitchen, off the entry hallway. I'm not a huge fan of tel Continue Reading

Home Office with Built-in Work Stations

Office wood countertops white built ins

Here is our office which I'm happy to say my new camera can take a picture of almost the entire wall without me having to piece it together in photoshop. You can read more about construction and details in this post. His and Hers work stations with a T-shaped countertop so there's plenty of Continue Reading

House Tour – Master Bedroom

Master bedroom

Alright-y then.  Now you've seen all the rooms in the upstairs hallway, except the linen closet--it's a linen closet...and mine.  Here's a little map so you can reorient yourself and find your way back to the top of the stairs. Are you back yet? Ok. At the top of the stairs, if you turn l Continue Reading