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Millie’s Remodel Update: The Easiest & Cheapest Way to Move a Shed

You might remember the ugly Frankenshed behind the Millie's Remodel house. It's finally time to try to move this ugly monster. Whether we're successful or not, I'll share the Easiest & Cheapest Way to Move a Shed! Millie's Remodel: The…
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How to Build a Quick DIY Tray & Gift Box

Growing up, my parents always told me homemade gifts meant more to the recipient than a store-bought gift. If you're like me, and enjoy making things and have a lot of wood scraps, you'll love making many of these Quick DIY Trays and Gift Boxes! How…
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Rustic Pallet Serving Tray

It's amazing how serving food on a rustic tray can elevate your standard meal or dessert into an elegant occasion. This simple decorative rustic pallet serving tray is a simple project anyone can do! Rustic Pallet Serving Tray When I worked…
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DIY Farmhouse Style Serving Tray

A common decor item with farmhouse style is a wood serving tray. Trays are an easy way to add style and function. This DIY Farmhouse Style Serving Tray with handles is so easy to create, I can't wait to show you how it's done! DIY Farmhouse…
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How to Build a Raised Garden Bed with a Cucumber Trellis

It's spring-time and the perfect time to start a garden. Build this raised garden bed with or without a cucumber trellis and start gardening tomorrow! How to Build a Raised Garden Bed with a Cucumber Trellis Is there anything better than vegetables…
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Creative Block Desk & Art Utensil Holder

Need a quick gift using scrap wood? A Creative Block Desk & Art Utensil Holder is an easy and fun gift to make and certainly a project that you can customize to meet your needs. Best of all, the kids can help with the painting step! Creative…
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How to Waterproof Floors in Any Room

Today we're prepping to tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. Having seen firsthand how much damage water can cause to a home, I want to show you this tutorial for How to Waterproof Floors! Waterproofing Floors in Any Room Renovations are finally…
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Tips & Tricks to Self-Level a Floor at Millie’s Remodel

After demolition, I realized several water leaks left some low spots in the kitchen floor at Millie's Remodel.  Today I’m going show you how to use self-leveler to fix a sagging floor.  I’ll also show you a few tools you’ll find helpful…

How to Build Decorative Gable Attic Vents

How to Build Decorative Gable Attic Vents When I purchased the Saving Etta house (a Triple-A construction house built in 1900), I fell in love with the decorative gable attic vent shape at first sight. The little diamonds decorating each gable…
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How to Build a Reclaimed Wood Sliding Barn Door

Earlier this week when I showed you the master bedroom in the Saving Etta house, you probably noticed the sliding barn door. I am in love with that door and especially excited that I was able to salvage the old beadboard and repurpose it as…
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DIY Built-In Fire Pit Benches

DIY Built-In Fire Pit Benches These simple DIY built-in fire pit benches are a simple and attractive design. The lumber costs are low and the skills required are minimal — a winning combination in my book! Just think, you could have these…
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Rustic Wooden Caddy with a Branch Handle

Rustic Wooden Caddy with a Branch Handle Spring is right around the corner and I'm itching to cut some fresh flowers to bring inside. I love displaying them in jars placed inside rustic wooden caddies. Making a little caddy or tote out of salvage…
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Saving Etta: Kitchen Update & Installing the Range Hood

Saving Etta: Kitchen Update & Installing the Range Hood This kitchen was a big deal for me. It was one of those projects I knew would make or break this house. It was also the first time I've taken the reins on kitchen design and installed…
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How to Build a Window Pane Lattice Privacy Fence and Gate

How to Build a Window Pane Lattice Privacy Fence and Gate I should probably re-name this post How to Build a Window Pane Lattice Semi-Privacy Fence. But, honestly it's only semi-private because the lots in downtown Raleigh are so close together…
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How to Build Flat Sawn Baluster Railings

Get ready for the tutorial I've been anxious to share with you. Ever since completing the Saving Etta front porch project, I find myself taking breaks to glance out the window at these gorgeous flat sawn baluster railings. Now I get to teach…
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Saving Etta: Side Porch Update

Saving Etta: Side Porch Update While there was a lot of progress on the exterior of the house, the side porch was built after the interior walls were framed and shortly before the exterior siding was put on. Truth be told, the side porch build…
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How to Install a New Window

Installing new windows on your home isn’t rocket science, but it is recommended that you have some construction experience before tackling this project. If you have the skills, the install should only take an hour or less. Today I'll show…
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50+ Pallet Wood Projects You Can Make!

50+ Pallet Wood Projects You Can Make! Do you have a spare pallet lying around from that last large shipment? Or maybe you know somewhere to get free or inexpensive pallets? If you do, here are more than 50 Pallet Wood Projects that you can…

Build Your Own Coat Rack

Build Your Own Coat Rack Hi I'm Toni from Girl, Just DIY and I'm happy to be here with you today as a guest blogger for Pretty Handy Girl. Today I'm going to share with you how to build your own coat rack. I've been saving the old wood shelves…
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DIY Custom Closet Shelving

DIY Custom Closet Shelving I don't like wire shelving in closets! Who's with me on this one? I am slowly replacing all the wire shelving at my daughter's new home. As you may know, custom closets are super expensive. While researching "small…
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How to Create an Inexpensive Mulch and Stone Walkway

How to Create an Inexpensive Mulch and Stone Walkway Spring is on its way and that means more rain. It's also the time of year when the grass has been dormant and there is more exposed dirt and mud in your yard. Let's be honest, everyone tends…
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How to Build a Custom Vintage Ruler Picture Frame

How to Build a Custom Vintage Ruler Picture Frame Every year when I go to meet my sons' new teachers, I tell them if there is anything that needs fixing to let me know. It's my small show of appreciation for all they do for my kids. Before Christmas,…
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How to Make a Long Clamp with Shorter Clamps

How to Make a Long Clamp with Shorter Clamps When you are trying to outfit your workshop with equipment it can be tempting to skip purchasing more expensive long clamps. After all, how often do you really need to clamp something longer than…
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How to Install Pegboard Walls

How to Install Pegboard Walls Pegboard walls are the bomb, aren't they? They provide a ton of storage organization without taking up valuable floor space. Pegboard can be used in a variety of spaces successfully. A garage or shed aren't the…
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Build a Cute Garden Shed

Build a Garden Shed Happy New Year! It's time to store away all those awesome gifts and maybe create more storage solutions. I'm not sure about you, but our garage was definitely bursting at the seams. That's why I'm super excited to share…
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29 Hacks to Help You Get More Organized

29 Hacks to Help You Get More Organized January is the time of year where we focus on making the next year better than the last. Often that involves new workout goals or resolutions. Other times it means getting more organized. There is something…
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Best of 2017

Best of 2017 2017 was another busy year that flew by. For those of you that may have missed some of the best tutorials and DIY posts of 2017, I've collected them all together for you in one place. Without further delay, here is the Best of…
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DIY Sheet Metal Gift Trays

DIY Sheet Metal Gift Trays The holidays are fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about gift giving ideas! Gift trays are a great way deliver gifts to your friends, neighbors or teachers. The best part of a gift tray is it can be…
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Table Saw Stand and Collapsible Out Feed Work Table

DIY Table Saw Stand and Collapsible Out Feed Work Table Today I want to share with you my new workshop configuration that has a DIY Table Saw Stand and a collapsible out feed (or work) table. I've struggled for years to find a workbench that…
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13 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Shutters

Do you have a collection of old shutters filling up your storage space? Or do you want some ideas using old shutters in case you come across a set? If so, this post is for you! I've put together 13 creative ideas on how you can repurpose old…
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6 of the Easiest Ways to Remove Pallet Wood

6 of the Easiest Ways to Remove Pallet Wood Last week I shared with you the cold hard facts about harvesting pallet wood. But, like you, I still like to use pallet wood from time to time. Just make sure you've weighed the risks and the work…

The Real Facts About Using Pallet Wood

The Real Facts about Using Pallet Wood Pallet wood is EVERYWHERE! It's hard to browse Pinterest without stumbling on a pallet wood project. Everyone and their cousin's best friend have experimented with and built amazing things using pallet…

Building a Striped Porch Swing using Pallet Wood

Building a Striped Porch Swing using Pallet Wood & Krazy Glue When I first laid eyes on the backyard of my investment house, I pictured a porch swing hanging from the giant tree in the back yard. That image never left my mind, and I knew…
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Build Your Own Trough Centerpiece

Build Your Own Wood Trough Centerpiece Wood trough centerpieces are very popular right now and for good reason! They will work with any seasonal decor. Add grass and eggs and you have instant spring decor. Add sunflowers and you have just decorated…
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71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects

If you make things out of wood you know almost every project leaves scrap wood. Why not use up those scraps by making some of these 71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects? 71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects These projects definitely won't…
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Pantry Reveal with Coffee Bar and Hidden Wine Storage

Today's the day I'm finally sharing the Pantry Reveal, complete with a Coffee Bar and Hidden Wine Storage! Let me warn you, this isn't your ordinary pantry. This space is multi-functional. The dreams of a better and more organized pantry started…
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Vintage Ruler Stops on Narrow Pantry Shelves

While configuring the new pantry, I knew I wanted to use up any and all available space to maximize storage. A shallow shelf took advantage of the 3 inches behind the door frame in the closet side of the pantry. To prevent items from tumbling…
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Pull Out Drawers with Chalkboard Fronts

Did you enjoy that sneak peek of the pantry renovation project? I'm sure you are dying to see what lies behind that closet door. Well, you're in luck because today you get to see the reveal and learn how I made these Pull Out Drawers with…
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Pantry Progress Update

I'm really anxious to show you a sneak peek of the pantry renovation project. I'm not 100% done, but the finish line is close. This is a good spot to give you a pantry progress update and show you the process of turning a bi-fold door…
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Reclaimed Wood Wall Hook & Vase

Good Monday morning! I want you to imagine something for a moment. There you are rushing out the door to take the dog for a walk, but you spend 10 minutes looking for the leash. Or you're late for an appointment, but where the heck did you…