DIY Decor · DIY Home

Building a Nelson Bench

Our summer Saturday mornings often take us through winding back roads that lead to the nearby village of East Aurora. And while Dan sorts through wood at Niagara Lumber, you can find me sneaking across the parking lot to the Elm Street Bakery. Every time Dan walks through their door of Niagara Lumber, he lights… Continue reading Building a Nelson Bench

DIY Home · DIY Projects · Outdoor Space

Stacked Wood Bench

Now that it’s spring, which will one day actually translate to warmer weather, Dan’s focus has turned to updating our outdoor space with custom furniture designs. His butcher block coffee table was the first, and there are plenty more in progress that are quickly taking over the workshop, garage, and basement. His latest project is… Continue reading Stacked Wood Bench

DIY Decor · DIY Home · DIY Projects · Outdoor Space

Butcher Block Coffee Table

It may still be cold out, but we’ve been thinking about summer (and how to update our outdoor space) all winter long. And while the writing has slowed, the projects have not. Dan has about 4-5 projects that he’s in the middle of as we speak. In fact, as I sit at the dining room… Continue reading Butcher Block Coffee Table

DIY Home · DIY Projects

DIY Walk-In Closet

It’s not every day you get to turn your childhood bedroom into a custom walk-in closet. But that’s exactly what Dan was about to do, helping his mom double the size of her storage space. This would be an undertaking similar to the mudroom storage Dan built in our basement. The closet would consist of… Continue reading DIY Walk-In Closet

DIY Home · DIY Projects

DIY Storage Cabinet

My cousin and his fiance recently moved into a new house that has a good size bathroom, but was lacking storage space for towels and toiletries. They came to us with an idea of either a bench or shelf that could hold storage baskets to help keep everything organized. First of all, I was thrilled… Continue reading DIY Storage Cabinet