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This post shares what I used to finish my Ikea Gerton table top desk for my workspace. It’s a large butcher block style desk top that comes unfinished from Ikea. See how I sealed mine using polyurethane. Ikea Gerton Table Top Desk: Polycrylic vs. Polyurethane to Seal One of the first things I struggled with …

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This post is sponsored by Kreg and Kreg’s new DIY project plan website, BuildSomething. Thanks for helping me make my new garage a more functional place to work! New Garage, New Workbench: Simple Two-Level Workbench Out of all of the new house projects I’ve added to my list, a workbench was definitely one of the …

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This post is sponsored by DecoArt. I only work with brands I know, use, and love, so you can trust that the information I’m sharing about Americana Decor Satin Enamels is reliable. Nightstands Makeover With Americana Decor Satin Enamels This is the last in my five-part series of posts where I feature projects using paints …

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Make a Raised Plate Shelf & Maximize Cabinet Space You know what’s really annoying? Trying to get a big plate from the cabinet, but the cabinets are so small so the big plates have to go under the small plates, which are under the bowls. And when you try to gingerly slide a big plate out, …

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Learn how to build a vertical balcony garden, the perfect project for small-space gardening! I created this project as a way to grow more herbs and veggies on my small apartment balcony. How to Build a Vertical Balcony Garden Let’s talk about balcony gardens. No yard? No problem! You can make it work as long …

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This post is sponsored by DecoArt. I only work with brands I know, use, and love, so you can trust that the information I’m sharing about Americana Decor Satin Enamels is reliable. Trunk Makeover With Americana Decor Satin Enamels Did you catch my recent post on working with DecoArt’s new Americana Decor Metallics line? I …

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