DIY

kitchen island plan completed in kitchen

Kitchen Island

So a few months back my step-sister, Elizabeth, had asked if I could make her a kitchen island. She lives in a row home in Philadelphia and didn’t have much space in her kitchen so was looking to add more places to put all of her utensils and other kitchenware. […]

X Side Table by couch

X Side Table

You know what’s crazy! For all the furniture and random projects I’ve posted on this blog, I hadn’t actually made anything for anyone besides myself. However a few months back, a coworker of mine asked me to make her a side table. She needed a specific size that was more […]

Wine Caddy

Wine Caddy

When Lauren and I started dating back in the day, I had never had a glass of wine. Granted, I had sipped it here and there, but never actually finished a glass. Beer was always my beverage of choice, but things quickly changed. Looking back, I really don’t remember if […]

X End Table

Small X End Table

X end table. So it’s been a while since I posted one of my projects! It’s not for lack making things… I actually have made quite a bit of projects. But I’ve been so focused on adding new recipes and improving my photography (hopefully you’ve noticed!), that my DIY sections […]

Etsy Store

So for the past year I’ve been debating on launching an Etsy store. I’ve waffled back and forth and actually decided to start this blog last year instead of launching the store. But the time has come! What really got the Etsy store on my mind again was just having […]

6 Cube Bookshelf

6 Cube Bookshelf

6 cube bookshelf. So a little over a month ago my sister-in-law, Allison, and brother-in-law, Anthony, had their first child – Joshua Anthony Santorelli. Which makes Lauren and I first-time Aunt and Uncle! We look forward to spoiling him and seeing him grow up over the coming years! When we […]

Sliding Door Entertainment Center

Sliding Door Entertainment Center

Sliding door entertainment center. When I first stumbled upon Ana White’s site, the first project I noticed was her Grandy Sliding Door Console. While I basically had no experience at the time making furniture, I knew it was something I eventually wanted to make. So as I learned and experimented […]

close-up of 5 bottles of homemade vanilla extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade vanilla extract. Happy New Year! You may be wondering why I’m sharing a homemade vanilla extract recipe as the first post in 2018. Well, if you want to make homemade vanilla extract, you need to give it at least 6 months or up to a year to make the […]

Beer Caddy

Beer Caddy

Beer caddy. As I had mentioned before, I first got into woodworking to make gifts for our bridal parties. When trying to think of ideas I came across beer caddies and thought it was the perfect DIY gift! So one summer day, my father-in-law and I made 8 of them. […]

Whale Cutting Board

Whale Cutting Board

Whale cutting board. So with all of the different wood projects I’ve made in the past couple of years, I still get the most satisfaction out of making cutting boards. I just love the beauty of how every cutting board can look completely different with the different types of wood […]