To say that we’re learning a lot is an understatement. Though we both have DIY in our DNA, each new project brings new opportunities to learn something new…along with a few challenges, which we embrace. Here we’ll share some of our most unique tips, some fun little inspiration and some of our fails.

How to Paint a Raised Stencil (Video Tutorial!)

The makeover vision for my childhood dresser always included a subtle hint of coastal flair, but I could never quite figure out how to make it happen. There’s a fine line between chic and kitsch, especially when you’re working with coastal decor themes. I knew I wanted to add a pineapple to this dresser somehow, […]

So…I got a Cricut…

Do you ever have one of those “man, that happened fast!” moments? That’s exactly how a Cricut Maker ended up here. I went from getting a surprise gift card to buying a Cricut–a machine I had never given a second thought to–in the span of about 24 hours. It truly happened so fast that I […]

Love Our Content? Buy Us a Coffee! New Virtual Tip Jar.

When we started this crazy DIY/YouTube journey, we had no idea what to expect. All we knew is that we loved making crazy things together and wanted to share that love with the world. As creators, we pour our hearts, time and money into developing what we hope are fun and informative DIY videos. The […]

Easy Faux Marble Cabinet Handles!

When we first started mapping out the build for the Anthropologie-Inspired Cabinet, we knew we wanted to have two marble-looking handles that formed a diamond. However, the plan for how we were going to achieve that evolved as the rest of the project proved more challenging than anticipated. The original plan was to build a […]

DIY Tip: Take the Pain out of Painting

Truly, the most annoying thing about painting is the cleanup. It’s right up there with sanding as one of my least favorite, but necessary, steps when you’re DIYing. The pain of painting (and staining) is compounded when you’re faced with having to do multiple coats over multiple days to allow for dry time in between. […]

DIY Inspo: Creative Way to Gift Money

Gift giving is hard, y’all. And sometimes, the person we love and want to celebrate wants or needs one of the most uncreative presents: money.  My parents never blinked an eye when I asked for money in lieu of something more specific in the past, but my mom always lamented that she wanted to have […]

Life Hack for Messy DIYers: Protect Your Cups with Glad Press ‘N Seal

I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’m just a messy DIYer. I do my best to protect my home (and my clothes, skin, hair and more) from whatever my material of the moment is. I use drop cloths; designate hats, shirts and leggings as “paint clothes;” and try to remember to wear gloves.  But […]

DIY Tip: How to Clamp a Right Angle without a Right Angle Clamp

The best adage I’ve ever heard about clamps is that you always need one more than you actually have. How this mysterious situation plays out over and over again in the workshop, despite me buying more and more clamps, I have no idea.  In fact, that mystery happened just yesterday as we were working on […]

DIY Tip: Gluing Wood without Clamps

We’ve all been there: we need to glue some wood together, but for a variety of reasons, clamps just aren’t going to work.  Take the Soundboard Frame Project, for example. With 244 wood blocks, of varying heights and randomly placed, there was no way to clamp each piece or rig up a jig to use […]

DIY Fail: Resin is Hard

Let’s be honest: we love showing off the amazing things we create. But in the spirit of keeping it real, we wanted to be frank about the fact that things don’t always go our way. The laws of DIY seem to dictate that the bigger the project, the higher the chance that things will go […]

How to Make a Bold Room Design Work

I’m no stranger to bold interior design, but every new room I attempt brings new lessons about how to bring my sometimes crazy ideas to life. With that, I wanted to share four lessons I learned while pulling off what I consider to be one of the most epic beach-themed rooms I’ve seen. #1 – […]

Just Might DIY Art Hack

Life Hack: How to Get Amazing Large Art on a Budget

Expenses quickly add up when you’re trying to dress up a space. Furniture is ungodly expensive, and good art can be, too. Luckily, with a good eye, camera, and a decent printer (or coupons), you can hack your way to beautiful art for much less than you might expect. For the Master Bedroom, the splurges […]

Ikea Hack: How to Transform the Ikea Kallax for $40

There was a time where my ratio of Ikea furniture to non-Ikea furniture was close to 9-1. And there’s a good reason why: furniture is expensive as hell, and when you need to furnish a new apartment or house quickly, every dollar counts. I started buying Ikea furniture when I moved to Atlanta in 2008. […]

Just Might DIY Futon

How to Transform a Futon in 4 Easy Steps

Ah the futon – that stalwart staple of college (and early career) life. Multifunction? Yes. Masterpiece? Not usually. I’ve had my black metal frame futon since my first solo apartment in junior year of college. I won’t count the years it’s been with me, or how many apartments and houses it has graced, but I […]