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Builders Showcase // Copenhagen Media Stand

Builders Showcase / Copenhagen Media Stand

Tired of the Target 100$ entertainment centers - this one caught my eye.

This is the Copenhagen Media Stand.  I didnt like the view showing all the sandwiched layers from the end and the front so I framed the whole thing in Redwood.  I also used pine that had pine beetle discoloration. Got lucky and spotted some pre-made panels with pine beetle damage - someone at the plant used their head and alternated the colored strips with normal strips when they built them.  For the top I joined several strips to meet the altered dimensions I used - a few inches shorter than the plans.

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DIY Ceramic Mobile + Wind Chime

DIY Ceramic Mobile + Wind Chime

I'm excited to share this project with you guys because it marks my official entry into the world of air dry clay. I know everyone is doing it, at least all the cool kids are (probably explains why I am just now getting my hands dirty... literally). While this is a DIY tutorial on how to make your own fab mobile wind chime, since there are a million and one tutorials on how to use this stuff, I am keeping it short and sweet and just touching on a few of the things I found tricky or helpful.

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Builders Showcase // Outdoor Modern Adirondack Chair + Ottoman

Builders Showcase / Outdoor Modern Adirondack Chair + Ottoman

I saw the plans on here and thought it was awesome but I don't like paying for wood where possible so I decided to make it out of old pallets and a few scrap pieces of wood from various other projects.

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A Photography Studio Design Project // The Colorful Before

A Photography Studio Design Project / The Colorful Before

I just started working on what promises to be quite a showstopper of a design project for a photography studio. Let's just say it has something of a colorful past and I mean this literally... as in, so colorful it's virtually the stuff that nightmares are made of. To be fair, I guess cosmic rainbow murals have their place, but sadly I'm not sure that place belongs in a photography studio... Read More

Just Add Shelves // Easy DIY Shelving For Stylish Shoe Storage

Just Add Shelves / Easy DIY Shelving For Stylish Shoe Storage

When the complete and utter gutting of a space is an absolute necessity for your sanity but custom built-ins aren't an option, you get creative. I suppose saying that built-ins aren't an option is a slight exaggeration. I mean, this is a DIY blog after all, creative solutions is what we do best here and while we do indeed build things, I have to say the idea of spending hours upon end crafting a custom closet seems entirely unappealing with a 2 year old ruling the roost here at Casa de TDC. At some point along my journey as a mom, I think I began to sacrifice those things I need to feed my soul (I think I'm not alone here), and I'm pretty sure that beautiful and well organized spaces are one of those things that makes my world go round. Also color coded things, but that is a story for another day, eh?... Read More

Annual Garden Tour

Annual Garden Tour
Annual Garden Tour
04-25-2015 - 04-26-2015
Folsom Garden Club
http://www.folsomgarden.org
Admission: General $15 Youth (Ages 16 and under) Free *Tickets include a descriptive brochure and a map of the tour route   
 
(916) 221-2457
contact@folsomgarden.org
http://folsomgarden.ipage.com/ftp.ipage.com/Grdn_Tour.html
Start Time(s): Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
This self-guided tour will take you around seven lovely Folsom gardens 
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6 Sanity Savers // How to Beat the Post Holiday Backlash

6 Sanity Savers / How to Beat the Post Holiday Backlash

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! It has been nice to unexpectedly have a couple of days to just relax and enjoy my family. We have had a few rather unplanned sick days for everyone here at Casa de TDC. But, I am chomping at the bit to de-holiday this place and tackle the excess once and for all. I am one of those neurotic organizing freaks when I get my hands on a space and so I thought I would share a few of my post holiday backlash beating tools... Read More