Creative DIY for the Newly Handy

Newly Handy

Drywall Patch Made Easy

Drywall Patch Made Easy

When we were completing our Board and Batten project in the Guest Bedroom/Baby’s Room (post coming soon!), we ran into a place in the drywall that we needed to patch.  There was a spot where we needed to put a batten, but it would partially […]

How to Paint MDF Boards

How to Paint MDF Boards

Have you ever needed to paint MDF and wondered how to do it?  I ran across this exact question when building a shoe rack in my Dressing Room.  My goal was to match the existing Ikea Desk Vanity and Drawers (which are a laminate material […]

How to Clean and Paint Black Iron Pipe

How to Clean and Paint Black Iron Pipe

If you have been on Pinterest at all looking at DIY projects, you have probably seen shelving made out of black iron pipe.  When I cam across the idea, I knew I had to try it for my bedroom-to-dressing room makeover.  The project looks so […]

How to Remove Wallpaper (without completely losing your mind)

How to Remove Wallpaper (without completely losing your mind)

  When we were remodeling our guest bedroom, we had decided to take out the bead board (it was completed by the previous owner and was sloppy work) and replace it with DIY board and batten.  During demo we removed a few pieces and my […]

Building a Shoe Rack with Black Iron Pipe

Building a Shoe Rack with Black Iron Pipe

You know that moment when, after planning and procrastinating doing a project, you finally get started and think to yourself “This is so exciting… why did I wait so long to do this?!”.  Yeah…I said that today.  I finally got to building the shoe rack […]

Closet (Phase 1) Wallpaper Removal and Paint

Closet (Phase 1) Wallpaper Removal and Paint

After moving into our home, we decided to turn one of the upstairs bedrooms into my own walk-in closet (I know… every girl’s dream!).  I moved all of my clothing in at first and just tried to make is usable (who knew I had so […]

Closet (Phase 2) Shoe Rack Planning

Closet (Phase 2) Shoe Rack Planning

After I had made a few prototypes for the clothing racks, I decided that it would be easier to start with the shoe rack (I also needed to get my shoes out of storage bins and have to a place to put them all!). Since […]