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

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

DIY Home · Outdoor Space

Building Outdoor Furniture

Between Dan’s time spent working on projects, and the rec space we’ve made with the bar, we  sure spend a lot of time out in the garage. In the summer months, we likely spend more time on our patio and in the garage than we do in our own living room. So it only makes… Continue reading Building Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor Space

A girl walks into a bar…

One of Dan’s summer-long projects was updating our bar in the garage. Little by little, he added some new features and upgraded other original features. This is one of those ever-evolving projects that I’m sure we’ll add to year after year, and is definitely one of the more fun ones we work on. And of… Continue reading A girl walks into a bar…

DIY Projects · Outdoor Space

Building a Trellis Archway

After our Memorial Day Weekend wedding, we visited Cape Cod for our honeymoon. We stayed in a quaint little cottage and spent our days visiting quiet little towns, taking bike rides, and strolling through the neighborhood streets. Every way we turned, we saw beautiful trellis archways that led to a garden or framed a cottage’s… Continue reading Building a Trellis Archway