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Vintage Trailer Remodel - Retro Trailer - This is SO cute! Love this glamper!!

I’m Amy.  I work with The Crafting Chicks on the back side of their blog.  Years ago my cousins and I had a little blog to share all of our crafty projects.  We got busy and the blog disappeared.  But I still love to craft.  And I still get to work with the wonderful Crafting Chicks!

My parents have a piece of property that they stay at over the summers.  The grand kids just LOVE to go camping out there too.  Think…. 4 wheelers, zipline and archery range… yep.  The kids (and adults) LOVE it!

Last summer my parents were given a 1972 Rancho el Rae Camper Trailer.  The idea was to slap some paint on it and turn it into a guest house for their property.  As soon as I saw this trailer, I knew it needed to become a Glamper!  Let me show you what we did… (with links to tutorials that will help you to do the same!)

Retro Camping Trailer Remodel

Before

The base of the trailer was in fairly good condition.  But boy oh boy, was it dated.  (Don’t you just love that carpet?!  Yikes!)  We liked the aqua trim.  But the dark paneling, carpet and floral print just had to go.

Vintage Trailer Remodel - Retro Trailer - This is SO cute! Love this glamper!!

 

After

What a difference!  Oh it turned out SO cute!  The color.  The light.  The retro feel.

Love. Love. Love!

Vintage Trailer Remodel - Retro Trailer - This is SO cute! Love this glamper!!

Vintage camper trailer

Vintage Camper Trailer

Retro Camper Trailer

Patching Holes

If you’ve got an old trailer, you know that you’ve got to do some repairs.  We had some water damage.  So my amazing Dad jumped in and started patching holes.  Here is a great tutorial to walk you through the process:  Patching Holes.

Camper Trailer Remodel - Patching holes

Paint

A little bit of paint makes a HUGE difference.  The white opened up the space and gave it a completely different feel.  The red drawers gave it that pop of color we were looking for.

Painting a Camper Trailer

Flooring

The first thing to come out was that carpet. Yikes!

We just fell in love with the black and white checkered tiles!  So much easier to clean and so fun!

Here is a great tutorial for installing new flooring:  Trailer Flooring.

Camper Trailer Remodel - Flooring

Reupholstering Cushions

Our polka dot cushions turned out beautiful!  We used Riley Blake Fabric.  The cushions are a Home Decor fabric called Medium White Dot on Black.   If you haven’t used their fabric before, you are missing out!  Oh my!  It’s like sewing with clouds.  Truly.  (I just did another project without Riley Blake Fabric… it was like working with sand paper.  Awful!  I’ll be sticking with Riley Blake.)

Luckily, the kitchen table cushions were in great condition once we flipped them over.  Now the Aqua color shows beautifully.

My Mom tackled the bedroom cushions.  And they were a beast.  But she’s a miracle worker and they turned out adorable!!  The couch that folds into a bed was super complicated.

Here is a tutorial to help you with cushions:  Cushion Tutorial.

Camper Trailer Cushion Remodel

Curtains

The curtains are Riley Blake fabric as well.  We needed to double the material on the curtains, since the windows don’t have blinds.  We wanted the trailer to be light and bright during the day, have privacy at night, and keep the sun from peaking in during the early morning hours.  We made curtains ties to hold the curtains open during the day.  We attached the ties to the curtain on one side (so they don’t get lost) and they just velcro together in the back.

In the bedroom part of the trailer we used Four Corners Teal, Medium Dots Black, and White Swiss Dot on Black.

In the kitchen part of the trailer we used: Small Red Gingham, Medium Dots Black, and White Swiss Dot on Black.

We also made some accents pillows with Medium Dots Aqua/Red.

Camper Trailer How To Curtains

Before and After

What a difference!

Vintage Trailer Remodel - Retro Trailer - This is SO cute! Love this glamper!!

Painting the outside of a trailer

At first we had visions of a bright white trailer with a red stripe down the side.  Maybe a few polka dots here and there.  Then we decided NOT to paint the outside of the trailer.  Let me tell you why…  This trailer is, right now, sitting on mountain property surrounded by 5 feet of snow.  We can’t access the trailer for a good portion of the year.  That means that we can’t check on it to make sure that it hasn’t been broken into or being lived in (yikes!) as often as we would like to.  So we decided that it would be best to keep the outside of the trailer looking a little run down.  We don’t want the whole mountain to know what a darling trailer it has become!

If you want to paint the outside of your trailer, here is a great tutorial:  Painting the outside of a trailer.

Vintage Trailer Remodel - Retro Trailer - This is SO cute! Love this glamper!!

The circle stick-on mirrors are from Amazon.

The adorable red teapot is from  Bed, Bath and Beyond.

The plates, table runner and vase are from IKEA.

The furry animal friends were added by the grand kids and are from KOHLS.

Vintage Trailer Remodel - Retro Trailer - This is SO cute! Love this glamper!!

Do you have a trailer that is just begging for a little TLC?  What are you waiting for?  It isn’t as hard as you think and it’s so rewarding to transform an entire space!

Happy Glamping!

 


Hi guys! Its Ali from Dream Crafter and I want to tell you a little story.

Once upon a time a girl (me) saved all her money and bought her self a miter saw. Then her mother came to visit and brought a bunch of other tools. Then said girl decided to build stuff. Her mother knew she had no idea what she was doing so she taught her all she knew. And this beast was born.

Today I’m going to show you how to build your own drink stand.

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I used the plans from THIS puppet theater and they were SO easy to follow. Seriously, if I could do it YOU could do it! I love Ana White. So inspiring! Now this is what mine looked like before it got all gussied up:

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After it was built, I then puttied all the holes, sanded it smooth and calked a few places (until my calk gun punctured a hole in the side of the calk and it was a huge mess). Then I painted it Pure White by Valspar and clear coated it. I followed the exact plans except for a few things. First of all I used 1/2 inch MDF to build mine and it worked great! Next, I skipped the step where you are suppose to add a rod for the curtain. Instead, I wanted my kids to be able to change out the curtain by themselves so I added a velcro strip to the back side and then velcro to the curtains.

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My boys love using it for a “market” in their kitchen play area or as a puppet theater.

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We also took it out to the street so the boys could sell “red juice” as my boys would say.

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I can’t wait to make them some different curtains so they can change them out to match what they are doing. And I even left a slot at the top so you could add different signs to let people know what your stand is for! I think it would also be fun to paint the front with some chalk board paint some day so they could write messages on it. This baby has so many possibilities! What about a pretend post office? Or library? Or floral shop?! I love how it has so many uses. So, the end of the story is this: The girl was proud of her first build and her and her children lived happily ever after. 🙂

Build your own drink stand with this easy to follow tutorial!

Be sure to stop by Dream Crafter for more summer/fall goodness or follow me on Instagram @dreamcrafter101 !

-Ali


Hey! It’s Kari from Life PreKARIous! I am so excited to show you this fun DIY Beverage Tray, today! This summer has gone by way to fast and I’m determined to make what’s left of it the best ever! Nothing quite says summer like an ice cold lemonade on the porch, right?

DIY Beverage Tray

I used a round piece of wood called a “project panel” I found at Home Depot. First, I painted the whole thing with a spray primer. Then, I drew my design on with pencil.

DIY Citrus Beverage Tray

I had some left over bright yellow latex paint from painting my front door, so I used that as well as some white acrylic paint. To get the textured look, I painted in layers and embraced the visible brush strokes that usually make me cringe!

Summer Beverage Tray

After I finished painting, I topped it off with two coats of high gloss polyurethane.

Summer Drink Tray

After the polyurethane dried I added the cabinet door handles.

DIY Summer Drink Tray

The screws were a little bit too long so I had my husband grind them down a little.

DIY Beverage Tray

I think the lemon is perfect for summer, but you could do almost anything! A jack-o-lantern one for Halloween and a peppermint one Christmas would be SO fun!

Lemonade, anyone?

DIY Summer Tray

DIY Beverage Tray

Hop over to Life PreKARIous to try my yummy Sparking Lemonade recipe!

XOXO
-Kari


Faux Succulent Monogram

Hey guys! It’s Shelly from Dolen Diaries and I’m back to share my latest obsession!! Faux Succulent picks from Floracraft! Have you seen these yet!?! They are totally cute, look like the real deal, and are completely maintenance free. Floracraft generously sent me some to get creative with and I’m SO excited to show you what I came up with… a Faux Succulent Monogram.

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Supplies:

  • pallet wood
  • Floracraft Succulent Picks
  • Styrofoam
  • jigsaw
  • chop saw
  • wire cutters
  • carpenters square
  • tape measure
  • nail gun with nails
  • pencil

draw base for faux succulent monogram wreath

To start lay out your pieces of wood for the bottom and draw out your monogram outline in pencil. *You could print out a template to trace.

cutting out monogram with a jigsaw tool

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Cut the base pieces out with a jigsaw.

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Lay the cut base pieces out and begin cutting pallet wood pieces to frame the base. Carefully measure each section of your base to make sure that your frame will fit properly. Start with the outer frame and then work on the inner frame. *Each joint is a 45 degree angle so cut each joint piece at a 22.5 degree angle.

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Once everything is cut and laid out start assembling the inner frame.

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Attach the pieces with an air nail gun.

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Here’s our finished inner frame.

inner frame into the center of the pallet monogram

Slide the base around the inner frame and secure into place with nails.

nail the outter frame to the monogram pallet

Attach the outer frame to the base of the monogram piece by piece. Strong man hands come in really handy for this part to make sure the joints are all tightly secured.

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Now you have your finished pallet monogram.

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You really could display this pallet monogram just as it is or slap on a coat of paint or stain to customize it a bit.

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Take some Styrofoam and cut it into pieces and start filling the frame.

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Once the frame is full of foam you’re ready to start working on your succulent pick placement.

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Using wire cutters trim the picks down to fit your monogram depth.

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Push the pick into the foam and

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continue to fill in the rest of the monogram.

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Fill in the blank spots with moss to finish off your succulent monogram.

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Now do a little dance because you love how it turned out. Okay, so maybe that’s just me but don’t you just LOVE it!?!

faux succulent wreath hanging on front porch

I was crushing on my faux succulent monogram so much that I decided to make it into a wreath and hang it right by our front door so I can enjoy it every day! Where would you display your succulent monogram?

Looking for more DIY inspiration!?! Pop on over to Dolen Diaries and check out these projects!

 


Hello, Crafting Chick friends! I’ve missed you guys! If we haven’t met yet, I’m Shelly from Dolen Diaries where I share my love of all things creative and creating with the ones I love. Today, I’m sharing arguably the easiest {no joke} DIY project you’ll ever do! I’m completely obsessed with this DIY Farmhouse Style Wood Box and you’re going to fall in love, too!

DIY Farmhouse Style Wood Box

Supplies:

  • 1 fence board 1 x 6″ x 6′ {we used reclaimed fencing we found on the side of the road}
  • hammer
  • galvanized roofing nails
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • carpenters square
  • chop or cordless saw

reclaimed box pieces

Cuts:

  • 4 – 11.25″ {2 sides & 2 bottoms}
  • 2 – 12.75″ {sides}

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Take one of the 11.25″ and both of the 12.75″ sides and set them up to be nailed together.

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Put two nails in each end of the 11.25″ board.

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Nail one more the 11.25″ boards to the other end of the box to create a frame.

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Lay the last 11.25″ boards next to each other to create the bottom of the box. Slide the frame over the top of the “bottom”. The bottom will fit really tightly so you can set it up on end.

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Nail through both of the longer sides of the box to attach the bottom to the frame.

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How much do you love this little farmhouse style wood box!?! I love the rustic personality of reclaimed wood, don’t you!?!

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I loved this DIY Farmhouse Style Wood Box so much that I had to have 2 more!! These farmhouse style wood boxes are a must have for the summer! They make for a dreamy country summer chic buffet.

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Or a sweet background for a sweet summer photo. They would be darling filled with a mason jar herb garden or even used as a planter. I have a hard time NOT thinking of ways to use them. Hmmm…I may be becoming a crazy farmhouse style box lady.

Pop on over to Dolen Diaries and check out my other DIY projects & crafts! See you next time!

 

 

 


Hello Crafting Chicks readers, my name is Shelly Dolen. I blog over at Dolen Diaries where I share my family’s adventures in creativity! Our latest creative adventure was moving into a “new” fixer upper. We have so many projects going on right now that I feel like we are in heaven! One of the bigger projects I am working on is organizing a craft room / office space for me and my husband, Micah, to share. (Yikes I have A LOT of stuff! This process has made me worry that I will soon be featured on one of those hoarders shows!)

After a trip to Ikea we had a desk with two work spaces and some cute modern chairs but no bulletin or display board. I didn’t want it to look or feel like I stepped into Ikea every time I came in here to work so I decided we needed a garage date night to make a Planked Art Display Board to make this room feel more like us!

Planked Art Display Board {Dolen Diaries for The Crafting Chicks}

To make your own Planked Art Display Board you’ll need:

  • 8 wainscot plank paneling pieces 3.5″ x 32″ *you can get a 12 pack at Lowe’s in this exact length
  • 2 1×4 cedar fence boards cut down 2 pieces 34″ & 2 pieces 23″ *we used reclaimed fence boards
  • Picture Wire 6.7 mm x 7.6m
  • 4 eye hooks
  • 2 cable crimps
  • wire cutters
  • wire crimper or pliers
  • air staple gun with 1″ staples or a drill with 1″ screws
  • hand drill with 1/16″ drill bit
  • 2 1″ screws
  • white spray paint

To start, I laid our plank pieces out so I could arrange where I wanted all the different grooves, knots, etc. to land.

Next, I looked at the 1x4s to decide which sides would show. I played around with the frame pieces on top of the planks until I was happy with their arrangement. I preferred the look of the longer frame pieces being on the top and bottom rather than the sides. Then I stacked the planks and frame pieces back up in order from top to bottom and set them aside to give us room to start assembly.

I laid the frame out front side down and Micah clamped the corners together squarely onto the work table. *It’s important to make sure that you are laying your frame out squarely or you’re going to have a wonky finished product.

Once all the corners were securely clamped, I laid out my planks centered on top of the frame face side down.

We used an air stapler to attach the planks all along the edge of the frame. We chose an air stapler for ease but if you don’t have one you could use 1″ screws.

After I had gone all around the perimeter of the planks with staples, Micah added a few extras on the top and bottom corners to give it a little more strength.

Just to make sure it was strong enough to hang and support artwork, he added a staple on each of the frame seams.

DIY Planked Art Display Board {Dolen Diaries for The Crafting Chicks}

Our planked art display was ready for paint!

Planked Art Display {Dolen Diaries for The Crafting Chicks}

Our office color is Repose Grey by Sherwin Williams. I love this color with our white desk and chairs so I thought white would be the perfect color choice for our planked art display as well! After one heavy coat of paint, I could see just a hint of wood here and there. It was just that touch of rustic that we both adore so we decided one coat was enough.

After the paint was dry it was time to add the wires! I figured that two rows of wires would allow for perfect artwork hanging room. To make it easy I lined up our wire path with the grooves in the planks. Micah predrilled the holes for the eye hooks.

The next task was to twist in the eye hooks and I have to say it was tougher than I thought it would be! I started all gung-ho and then made Micah finish because my finger tips were sore. (Girly hands!)

We decided the best way to make the wire as tight as possible was to loop it around each of the eye hooks.

Micah slid a cable crimp onto the wire and clamped a pair of pliers on each end of the wire. We each grabbed a pair of pliers and pulled the wire taunt.

While the wire was held taunt, Micah crimped the cable crimp together.

 

We trimmed the wire ends and repeated the process for the second row of wire.

 

Lastly, we snipped off more wire and secured it to the back of the board for hanging.

Planked Art Display {Dolen Diaries}

I absolutely adore how our DIY Planked Art Display turned out, don’t you!?!

The little ledge on the bottom of the frame is the perfect spot for this vintage reader board letter.

Planked Art Display {Dolen Diaries}

While Micah’s happy with just what we have on the board now, I can’t wait to fill it up with some of the works of art our boys create for us! Would you be a board filler like me or a minimalist like Micah?

Planked Art Display Board {Dolen Diaries for The Crafting Chicks}

Thank you all SO much for letting me share our Planked Art Display Board with you! I’d love it if you would pop by Dolen Diaries to say hi and don’t forget to pin this project for your next garage date night!


Hey Readers! It’s Amanda from The Contractor Chronicles again – here to share a fun little DIY Turkey Napkin Holders project- just perfect for Thanksgiving! Halloween is only a few days away and all the spiders and witches get packed out and out come the turkey’s – for Thanksgiving! When I think about Thanksgiving, I think of my family coming together to give thanks for things we have and to celebrate with a big feast. On the table are always cute centerpieces and to go with those centerpieces I thought it would be fun to make some Turkey Napkin Holders.

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These are so simple to make and will look awesome filled with cute napkins on your table all November long! You could even make a couple for gifts!

All you need to make them are a 1×6, some wood glue and some paint!

I cut my 1×6 into three pieces: two at six inches and one at one and a half inches.

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Next, I used my gorilla glue and glued my 1 1/2” piece onto my 6” piece.

Turkey Napkin Holder (2) copy

Then I nailed them together using Ryobi Airstrike Brad Nailer.

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When both sides are glued and nailed… you are done nailing.

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Next, I stained the napkin holder using Minwax Cherry.

(Note: you may want to stain or paint before you assemble the napkin holder – whatever is easiest for you!)

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Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out a couple of vinyl turkey’s and applied them to both sides of the holder.

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I then painted them white!

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When everything was dry, I used a sponge sander and sanded down each side and all the edges to give it a worn look – then I sprayed it with a Rustoleum matte clear coat and was done!

Fill it up with your favorite napkins and you are ready for Thanksgiving!

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Cute right — now I sort of want to make a santa one and a snowflake or a heart… maybe an easter egg or a firework… a pumpkin….

Have a great day and remember to drop by our blog to see what we have been working on over there!

Other Fall projects include:

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Have a great day!!
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Hello friends! Amanda here with The Contractor Chronicles and I am back today to share a fun little olive sofa table that is so easy to whip up and would look great anywhere in your home! The only tools you need for this project are a miter saw and a drill!

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You can find the plans for this fun little 2×4 sofa table – complete with shopping list, cut list and break down – here!

Spencer and I didn’t have our Kreg Jig yet so we used 3” wood screws and screwed the whole thing together. I was fine with it since I knew we would be painting it and it didn’t matter if I had to use a lot of wood filler.

We followed the simple plans and within an hour had a fun and chunky sofa table built and ready for sanding!

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After I had the whole thing sanded down, I used Minwax cherry stain and stained along all the sides and cracks. I did this so when I distressed it you would be able to see stained wood instead of white, clean wood.

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Next, I gave the table a quick coat of Rustoluem Heirloom White – once again for the effect I wanted when I started to sand it down.

I used Rustoleum EDEN for the final coats. I love the green! When the table was dry, I used my sander and scuffed it up all over! I love seeing the white and the cherry stained wood show through.

I finished it up with a wax finish and we done!

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I am totally digging the farmhouse and rustic style right now so the shabbiness of this table is awesome – and being made out of 2×4’s makes it super sturdy and solid and affordable!

Until next time!

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In celebration of the “Muppets Most Wanted” movie, I created a craft with my favorite quote from the ever-so-wise and sweet
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“Two Frogs! One Pig! Intrigue! Music! Mayhem! Muppets!

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(Although this post is sponsored, but my thoughts are entirely my own.)

About the movie:

There’s plenty of fun for the whole family as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and the entire Muppets gang head out on a world tour. But mayhem follows the Muppets, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper. Now Kermit is behind bars at the mercy of prison warden Nadya (Tina Fey), and the World’s Number One Criminal, Constantine—a dead ringer for Kermit—has taken his place.

As Constantine and his dastardly sidekick Dominic (Ricky Gervais) plot the robbery of the century, they are pursued by Sam Eagle and Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell). Will Constantine get away with his nefarious scheme? Will Kermit escape in time to save the day? Packed with dozens of guest cameos, new songs and the most extended, most exclusive scenes not in theaters, Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted is the most hilarious, most wanted Muppet movie ever!”

Onto the Kermet quote and wooden board.  I’m excited about this board because you can put any quote on it and use if for any home decor piece in your house.  I will for sure use this method again for other quotes.  I also love this quote from Kermet!!

Supplies:

-1 package of 18″ wooden shims (just ask someone at Lowe’s or Home Depot) they are wooden pieces that are thicker on one end and thinner on the other.

-2   1″x2″ pieces of wood 20″ long

-wooden screws and way to fasten them, either a screwdriver or power screwdriver

-staple and staple gun

-paper with quote (print out on Word with a font of your liking)

-Elmer’s glue

LET’S BEGIN.

Start by setting up your wooden shims on the two 20″ boards.  Rotate them from skinny end to thick end.

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I love this quote.

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Lay out all your boards so they make sense and are lined up properly.

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Do you see how they vary in thickness from one end to the other?

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Staple the thin end.

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Screw the thick ends into the board beneath it.

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Cut out your quote.  I cut out mine messy on purpose so it matches the style of the project.

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Glue on the quote and there you have it.  You are done.

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Check out their social media links below for more fun and excitement.

HAPPY CRAFTING!!

xoxo,

KIRSTEN


Hello Crafting Chicks readers! Amanda here – from The Contractor Chronicles – again to share another fun project and some expertise about using your tools! Today we are going to use 2 tools – our miter box and drill – to make an easy one hour 1×10 serving tray.

Easy 1x10 Serving Tray

Supplies Needed:

1×10
Stain
Spray Paint
Sand Paper
2 3” Cabinet Pulls (for handles)
Paint Tape
Glass Jar

Head on over to Home Depot and pick up a 1×10 – it doesn’t need to be very long because we are going to use our miter box and cut it to about 18” long. I just sort of eyed how long I wanted it and cut it. If your board is too wide for your miter box you can use this trick to cut it.

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After I cut the wood, I stained it “cherry” by Minwax.

Easy 1x10 Serving Tray (2) copy

After the stain was dry, I used painters tape and tapped off the edges. I did one strip down the side and did two strips on the ends. I knew I was adding handles so I wanted the ends a little bit thicker.

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I sprayed the middle with Rustoleum Heirloom White.

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After everything was dry, I used sand paper and roughed it up a bit. I applied a clear varnish over the top of the tray to protect it a little bit.

I used a 3/16 drill bit to drill the holes for the handles and then added them.

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And then you are finished!! So easy, right!?

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I didn’t want the screws on the bottom to scratch anything so I added felt pads to the bottom.

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I wanted to add some character to the serving tray and I am in love with Rustoleum Mirror Effect spray paint – so I sprayed a glass (pickle) jar I had with it and added it to the tray.

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There are so many great possibilities for this try to add character to your home – you can leave it plain.

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Or add a jar of flowers…

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Add a cute frame…

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Use it as a place to collect your mail and leave your keys…

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… or add a plate of treats!!

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You can put it on your coffee table and add your magazines or remotes. You can add some fun books and/or some fun décor items – the sky is the limit really!

This really is a simple project that makes a huge impact! Have fun learning your tools and making new project!

Until next time!

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