simply DIY

On this page you will find a link to my DIY projects posted on the main home page!

Small Pantry Gets BIG Makeover
September 30, 2017

I finally got around to organizing my small 4x4 pantry.  It only took me almost four years of living in our new home to realize I need to get organized in a big way.  My purpose was to get everything not used frequently on the top shelves and everything off the floor...

Mudroom Entryway - Maximizing a Small Space
February 15, 2016

Creating a kid friendly area for coats, backpacks and shoes was the top priority on my list when we built the house.  Unfortunately, my idea of keeping that area in the garage quickly went out the window come winter each year.  The kids were not very fond of putting on cold coats and cold shoes and I can't say I blame them.  So, the daily routine became unloading everything on the kitchen floor after school...

Spring Mantel
April 13,2015

Spring could not come soon enough in PA.  We have been hit with snow, snow and more snow this winter.  We even got some snow on April Fools Day.  Mother Nature sure has a sick sense of humor ;)...

Winter White Mantel
March 30, 2015

Christmas comes and goes so quick and once those decorations are taken down and put away, the space just feels empty and blah.  I couldn't quite make the change to put up all the normal decor on the mantel so I went shopping.  But, all I bought were four letters that spelled "SNOW" and a clearance burlap tree that was glitter green ($1) from Hobby Lobby.  Then I ran through the rest of the house and gathered some items to make it still feel like winter without...

Kids Bath - Girl Style
March 28, 2015

Having two small girls in the house is so much fun.  Trying to keep things not too childish, but not tweenish is hard.  I let the girls help pick out the theme for their bathroom they share.  I did have a few rules though.  I really didn't want to go with Disney, Hello Kitty, Barbie, Monster High (you get the picture) because I didn't want to be swapping out shower curtains and towels each time the next big thing came along...

      DIY Ceiling Tin Backsplash
      March 24, 2015

      Choosing a kitchen backsplash can be so easy for some.  For me, it
      was exhausting and still is.  We incorporated a beautiful stone range
      hood as a focal point.  But, choosing a backsplash to go with it and
      not take away from the stone was very hard.  I bought numerous
      samples of subway tiles, glued them to small plywood boards and
      placed them under the cabinets and around the stone before going all
      out and installing tile.  I couldn't find anything that I liked.  It was
      too busy with the stone and the granite...

Outdoor TV Cabinet
March 17, 2015

Super simple outdoor TV cabinet made for 50" TV out of pressure treated lumber and some barn style hardware.

The box frame was made out of a 2x8 pressure treated board and the doors were made out of pressure treated decking...

DIY TV Built In / Wall Unit
October 16, 2014

This is my DIY Built In / Wall Unit made for 60" TV.  I used three in stock brown maple Home Depot upper kitchen cabinets (30 " wide x 18" high x 12:" deep), plywood, bead board, 1x2 & 1x3 boards and some decorative moulding!  The cabinets required three coats of primer and five coats of paint.  I used Olympic Interior Latex paint in Satin finish.  The color is "Crumb Cookie"...


  1. Great job on this coat rack. I really like how you walked through the step by step and how you recyled leftover material.