We hosted back to back succulent bar workshops using locally made wooden boxes and a huge assortment of succulents. During the workshop we went over basic care and propagating your succulents to help our students grow their succulent collection. I’m sharing with you all the highlights from these workshops!Read More
Summer is just around the corner and that means it is time to start giving thank you gifts to all the wonderful teachers in your life. Today, we have a photo tutorial to show you how to create this super cute succulent mug that can be paired with a sweet "Thanks for helping me grow this year" printable card. This is an easy project that even the kiddo's can help with!Read More
We are getting so excited seeing all the new trends for 2018! One of our favorites is dedicated chopping and baking stations in kitchens. Food prep becomes so much easier with specialized zones and the best part is you don't have to have a huge kitchen to take advantage of this trend. I love baking so this trend speaks to my soul and who doesn't need a spot for food prep?Read More
After our very first Ask Abigail Amira blog post, our inbox was flooded with questions. I love it, keep them coming! We are answering more questions from our readers, and this one is from Jessica "I am looking for a neutral color that wont seem boring, what do you suggest?" Finding the right neutrals should be easy, right? Not so much when there are so many different color options. How do you choose the perfect one for your space that isn't boring? Today I will try to help by showing you our favorite creamy neutrals.Read More
I've been wanting to do a fireplace in my bedroom since we moved in to this house. The cost of a real fireplace quickly ruled that out, but that wouldn't stop me from getting the look of a real fireplace.Read More
"The most colorful thing in the world is black and white, it contains all colors and at the same time excludes all."- VikrmnRead More
Ever since I moved into our house I have loved our windows. They all have deep window sills that I can place plants on (because I can be a crazy plant lady). After I painted all the window frames white, I felt like the rooms needed more warmth. I immediately thought natural woven shades in a mid-range color would be perfect. So I began sourcing shades, my heart hurt a little after seeing their prices... So I put this project on hold.Read More
Once the plan set in motion to begin construction, I knew we needed to make a plan for inside access to the basement.Read More
Finding the perfect bed for my daughters bedroom proved to be a very difficult task. We had already bought a new desk, dresser, bedding and accessories but the room was feeling character-less. Her original white headboard was lovely but too small for the space and didn't make much of an impact.Read More
Our home is pretty small so we sometimes need to be clever with our storage.Read More
Hello friends! I found a beautiful vintage quilt and two matching antique ladders at our local antique store but silly me didn't purchase them immediately. When I went back to buy them they were all sold. I still wanted a ladder to hold my growing quilt collection, so I decided to build one with scrap wood I had around. This is it!Read More
We had this old table that really wasn't my style. Its mahogany/cherry stained, oval shaped with claw feet. It could have been pretty but the top wasn't in the best shape. I decided to give it some new life.Read More
The very long process of finishing part of our basement ourselves to make a family room.Read More
Do you remember from my Instagram post awhile back how I made these floating shelves for my daughter's room?
I liked them but since I am updating her room, I decided to give them an update as well. So first I added some leftover 1x3 boards I had from other projects. I made them shorter than the top board.
(Ignore the pocket holes, I was talking to my daughter while building these shelves and put my board on backwards)
Then I added these shelf brackets I picked up from Lowes. They were less than $4 a piece.
After they were assembled, I gave them two coats of Sherwin Williams Creamy paint.
Aren't they cute? I can't wait to put them up in my daughter's bedroom.
My husband and I decided to make Abigail a doll house. I started to research plans, the first place I went was ana-white.com which is my favorite furniture builder ever (Fan girl moment). I had already used several of her easy to follow plans on various other projects, my favorite being these amazing 8 foot picture ledges.
Can you believe these only cost about $10 to make?! You can find build plans for these shelves and the doll house I'm about to show you here: www.ana-white.com
We wanted a doll house that could be used for any of Abigail's toys, from the 18 inch dolls down to the littlest toy figurines. We choose to go with the three story 18 inch doll house plans, like this one here.
With our house being on the smaller size, we wanted to modify the plans a little to allow it to fit better in our home. We choose to only include two stories. Don't let the pictures fool you, even without the third story this house is massive. An American Girl doll can be played inside the rooms with lots of space for furniture. Our house ended up being about 4 feet wide, a tad bit over 4 feet tall, and 2 feet deep. It's huge, so huge my daughter enjoys playing inside it as well.
We don't own a jigsaw, so we took turns doing this for every window and door. We first drilled holes in each corner and then sawed(yes, that's a drywall saw. Don't be like us) across the lines. I highly recommend getting the right tools for the job, but we sure do get a good chuckle out of building this project.
We used 3/4 inch plywood for this build. If I had to do it over again I would follow the original plans and get the 1/4 inch plywood for the backing because this thing is heavy. But we didn't want to buy the extra board. We also went with a different roof style. Assembly was easy using my Kreg Jig.
I love how secure pocket holes and wood glue are together. And the best part is it's fast and easy! After assembling all the pieces together, I painted the whole thing with left over paint. The original plans has lovely trimmed windows and casters, we will be adding them at a later date.
This made such a special Christmas present for our daughter. She absolutely loves playing with her dolls everyday in her house. Abigail is requesting a front door and stairs, so I may need to buy that jig saw after all.
It was such a labor of love, I think it turned out to be a sweet space.Read More