House by the Bay Design


DIY Floating Shelves tutorial

DIY Floating Shelves

If you checked out our kitchen renovation you might remember that I totally convinced Chris to replace one of our cabinets with floating shelves. I did not think he would go for it, because…you know…cabinet space…but he did!  Winner!    We decided to do the shelves before we did our tiling so we made sure […] Read more…

Awesome and Easy Drill Press Projects

drill press

To you have a drill press? I have to say, I’m kinda crushing on this tool right now. After Chris and I took over my dad’s workshop in the garage I decided that I wanted to try and use every tool it contained…and that ended up being a lot of tools. There were two that […] Read more…

DIY Distressed Wood Shelves


Our kitchen is ALMOST completely done, I’m just waiting for the last of the painted cabinet doors to cure so I can put them back up (hopefully this weekend). While I was posting about our One Room Challenge kitchen I got a lot of compliments about the distressed wood shelves I built. I thought I’d share […] Read more…

Master Bathroom Towel Ladder

Inspired by this West Elm photo… …and an amazing tutorial from A Beautiful Mess I decided to build a towel ladder for our Master Bathroom. I followed Mandi’s tutorial with some slight changes to make the ladder fit better in our space. It came together really quickly, especially since I used my dad’s drill press to make little holes […] Read more…

Ladders Everywhere – My Favourite Tutorials


It seems like everywhere I look online I’m seeing someone who has beautifully styled a vintage ladder. Maybe as a magazine rack, to hold quilts or just as decoration. I am incredibly jealous. Where is everyone finding these vintage ladders? I love this look, but due to the lack of great antique finds I’ll just have […] Read more…

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