Deuce Cities Henhouse

Guys! I'm back with the final installment of the girl-party-make-a-light-fixture post! My pal Nicole (aka Colz) needed a new light fixture for over her new black sink -- yep that one pictured above -- which makes its home in her incredibly awesome new kitchen! We made this brass beauty for her, and it looks amazing - I liked it so much I made one for my bathroom too. Also, don't worry! I will force Colz to share her kitchen with us once the tiling is finished up, and her cabinets are decked READ MORE
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Okay, guys, I've been wanting to share with you some light fixtures I made with my girl gang (aka The She'Vaughns) earlier this summer. Both of my girls wanted new light fixtures for their homes, and both had been drooling over stuff they had been seeing on their internets. After my recent exploration into DIY lighting I had to intervene and stop them before they spent tons on fancy fixtures. I insisted we make our own! So, we spent a night designing and planning. We ordered parts from Grand READ MORE
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Finally! My New (old) Front Door

I’m pretty stoked about this new (old) front door situation, guys! Where do I begin? Our old front door was one of those gross aluminum storm windows that people of the 80’s liked to replace old beautiful wood storm and screen doors with. Our aluminum storm door was not only super ugly but it was also installed in a v. uncool crooked sort of a way, and there was nothing that could be done to fix it, except replace it. Replacing the front door has always been high on my to-do list, but never READ MORE
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DIY Light Fixture : Brass Sconce

Dudez, ever since I made my first swing arm lamp last year I've been kind of obsessed with making my own lighting. I have now made three pieces for my home, and a few for some friends. Over the next couple-a-weeks, I wanted to share with you guys the light fixtures, including a parts list and some brief instructions. I have to say this because "DUR", but electrify at your own risk, bros. If you don't know lighting basics - STOP - don't do this. Please, only use a licensed electrician. I've READ MORE
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DIY Plywood Hanging Planter

Hey Guys! I found myself getting uncharacteristically crafty this week when I was coming up with low cost ways to add some hanging planters to the front porch. Last summer I made a few macrame hanging baskets for the space (which I still love) but I wanted something for the other end of the porch because of my plant hoarding problem and all. Also, I think I'm finally recovering from the crazy amount of work I had to do in the basement and am feeling very, very ready to take on small easy projects READ MORE
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