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Hello I Live Here 2013 Projects

Hello I Live Here 2013 Projects

Happy NEW YEAR Everyone!  Let’s take a look back at Hello I Live Here 2013 projects of the year!  These are the projects you all viewed the most between our blog, Hometalk, Bob Vila Nation, RyobiTools Nation, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.  Here we go!

First up, $3 Table frame goes bench

Finished bench

Second, Old Shutters Become DIY Shutter Towel Rack

Shutter Towel Rack

Third, Board & Batten Wainscoting

Board and Batten Wainscoting Fourth, Mirror Framing Master Bathroom

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

Fifth, DIY Chair Bench

DIY Chair Bench

Sixth, Wood Frames from Scrap wood

Frames from scrap wood

Seventh, Master Bathroom Storage unit

Hello I Live Here - Master Bath Storage

Eight, Easy DIY magazine Rack

DIY Magazine Holder

Nine, DIY Christmas Art

DIY Christmas Art

Ten, DIY Painted Christmas Ornaments.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

We hope you all enjoyed our 2013 projects.  Hello I Live Here is major excited to get started on our 2014 shares!  Thank you all for helping make Hello I Live Here a success – We appreciate all of our readers.

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year’s everyone!!!

Linda 🙂

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

Welcome to Framing Bathroom Mirrors – Part IV in our master bath remodel series.  Last night, I shared the ripple effect story – guess what we are now rippling over to framing bathroom mirrors portion of our remodel.  Framing bathroom mirrors is an easy project that should take you no more than 1 hour to complete, plus the time to paint in the color of your choice.  We are going white since our board and batten wainscoting featured on Bob Vila Nation is a bright white.

Make sure you gather everything you need to complete your project before you get started.  Hello I Live Here used the following items:  Ryobi Miter saw, Ryobi Cat Sander, white caulk for bathroom/caulk gun, Stanley tape measure, pencil (2), Liquid nails adhesive, Scotch painters tape, and 3 ¼ in x 8 ft white casing.  We purchased all our products from Lowe’s for this project.

Here’s what we did to get this look:

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

First we cleaned the mirror with Windex (every time I use it, it remind me of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding – “put some Windex on it!”)  Next, we measured the bottom of the mirror to 77 5/8” for our project and cut our bottom casing.

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

Then, cut small amounts out of the top and bottom back of the casing so it will go over the clips and lay flat to the mirror.

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

Adhere the casing to the mirror with Liquid Nails adhesive and the painters tape to keep the seal.  I also added a bead of caulk around the top, bottom and sides before I set the casing, I wanted to prevent moisture from getting behind the casing.

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

Then we measured our sides by adding a scrap piece of casing to the top, getting our 33 5/8-in measurement for the side casings.  We cut, added the bead of caulking as we did with the bottom board, and liquid nails.  We set the side casings, and taped.

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

Note:  we did not like how the casing from the side hung over the bottom, so we used our Ryobi cat sander to round the edges so that wonderful bottom inlay could be seen better.

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

The last piece of the puzzle was to cut the top casing to 77 5/8-in, adding the liquid nails adhesive, caulking for protection.  We affixed the casing to the top of the mirror and taped.

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

That was pretty easy right?  It took all of 1 hour to complete the whole project.  There were no problems when installing, making our project smooth sailing.  Look at the difference a little molding can make.  From builder drab, to home owner fab 😉

Framing Bathroom Mirrors

We hope you enjoyed Part IV – Framing Bathroom Mirrors in our master bathroom make over.  Tomorrow we will have the last part in our five part series to wrap up the master bathroom (that is until the DIY Decorating Ripple Effect appears again!)  Happy DIY everyone and thanks for stopping by Hello I Live Here.

Linda

Rustic Planter Box

Step 9 - Finished Rustic Planter Box

Create a rustic planter box for your Christmas porch with Hello I Live Here

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I am sharing a terrific build, our Rustic Planter box that will be part of our theme on the front porch this Christmas.  This rustic planter box is inexpensive to make, and uses minimal tools and materials.  Patience is a virtue with this fun little project, as you may need to make adjustments as you move along, but trust me, it’s all worth it ;-).

Here’s what you will need –

– 4-Strip wood 1 x 1 x 8′

– 8 -1x3x8′ rustic or pinewood

– 8-1x2x8′ rustic or pine wood

– 1-1x4x8′ rustic or pine wood

– 2 boxes (24″) Land survey stakes (cut each point off the stake)

– Miter Saw

– Various size clamps

– Ryobi nail gun with 1 3/8″ and 2″ nails

– Wood Glue

– Eye protection

– Ear protection

Tools You Need for Rustic Planter Box

Now let’s get started!

1.  I made a basic frame for my Rustic Planter Box that was 24″ H x 16″ W x 16″ W.  I formed two squares by cutting the 1″ x 1″ wood into 8- 16″ pieces.  I glued and nailed these pieces into 16″ x 16″ squares with Titebond wood glue and my Ryobi Nail gun using 2″ nails (this ensures the nails go through for strength.)

Step 1 Making Frame

2. Next, I cut 4-24″ pieces of 1″x 1″ wood.  I joined the top and bottom by attaching the four leg sections to create a “box”.  I used wood glue and 1 3/8″ nails to secure the legs.

Step 2 - Continue Frame

3.  Then I cut 6- 1×2’s 16″ long, and attached the 1×2’s to the base of the rustic planter box.  I spaced the 1×2″ 1″ apart, glued into place, and nailed with a 1 3/8″ nail.

Step 3 - Bottom Base of Rustic Planter Box

4.  I cut 4 small blocks about 4″ long and glued and nailed onto the bottom base in the four corners.  This gives the box the feet it needs, and helps drainage.

Step 4 - Base Feet Rustic Planter Box

5.  Standing the planter back up on its base, begin attaching your 1 x 3’s to the longest side of the box, spacing them apart enough to add the outside stake pieces to cover the crack.  Each side will vary due to the size of your box.  I took my time and added the first stake piece to the outside corner, then measured the 1×3 out to the end of the stake.  Once I had the first two pieces set, I continued to go back and forth adding the stake to the outside of the box, and then the 1×3 to the inside of the box until, I finished the front side.

Step 5 - Attaching sides of Rustic Planter Box

6.  Because sides were an 1″ smaller due to the square assembly (top and bottom), I used a combination of  2 – 1×3’s and 2 1×2’s  at 24″ cuts to complete the look of both sides.  Again, I moved around the frame starting with the stake to the outside corner of the frame, and moved to assign, the 1×3 followed by a stake to the outside, and then inserted the 1×2’s going back and forth, until I finished the side with the 1×3 at the other end.

step 6 - Sides of Rustic Planter Box

7.  Giving the Rustic Planter Box a finished look, I used 1×3’s cut with 45-degree angels to the length of the box at each end.  I attached this frame to the top and bottom until I completed the outside trim.

step 7 - Finish Work Rustic Planter Box

8.  Hello I Live Here finished the design with the 1×4’s cut on a 45-degree angle and attached to the top of the rustic planter box.  Then we finished off the box by adding a 1″ finishing strip to set the bottom with a little more rustic flair.

step 8 - Top Rustic Planter Box Trim

9.  Tada!  The finished rustic planter box.

Step 9 - Finished Rustic Planter Box

The project took about 4 hours to complete, and was a pretty easy yet enjoyable to build.  If you have left over scrap wood, do not hesitate to use it and modify the plan using the scraps you have.  We were out of the sizes of s we needed due to our last two projects, the towel rack, and wood frames which were both featured on Bob Vila Nation.

In a couple weeks, we will show you how Hello I Live Here stained the rustic planter box to use as the focal point of our beautiful Christmas porch display.  🙂  Happy building and we will see you next post!

🙂 Linda

Towel Holder and Dowel Rack

Hello I Live Here - Towel Holder and Dowel Rack

Make a Towel Holder and Dowel Rack combination for more bathroom storage.

Have you run out of places to hang your flannels, towels and other bath-time accessories?  This Towel Holder and Dowel Rack combination will solve your storage problem!  🙂 I made this adorable towel holder from scrap wood left in my wood bin (just like the picture frames I made last week).  Here’s all you need to complete this Towel Holder and Dowel Rack that is sure to give your bathroom a touch of class.

MATERIALS

Crosspieces  (2 pieces @ 11 3/8″ x 7/8″ x 7/8″ – softwood like pine)

Slats (6 pieces @ 22 5/8″ x 7/8″ x 7/8″ – softwood like pine)

Spacer (1 piece @ 24″ x 1 3/5″ x 1/2″ – MDF or plywood)

Rail Back Board (1 piece @ 23 5/8″ x 5 3/4″ x 3/4″ – softwood like pine)

Pegs (4 wooden dowels cut 4 3/4″ long and 1″ diameter – we used 5 dowels 1/2″ in size.  Make sure to adjust your spacing if you use smaller dowels)

Brackets (2 pieces @ 4 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ x 3/4″ – softwood like pine)

Back Bars (2 pieces @ 13″ x 1 3/4″ x 3/4″ – softwood like pine)

TOOLS

– 12 galvanized wood-screws ( 1 3/8″ x 1/8″) – Galvanized screws will not rust.

– Pencil for marking

– Straight edge for aligning

– Square

– Power drill with 1/8 ” straight bit and a 1″ spade bit (Same size as your dowel)

– Power drill/screwdriver

– Mouse Sander with Abrasive paper (start with 80 grit; finish with 120 or 220)

– Wood Glue/wood filler to fill nail holes

– Paint or stain (I used Rustoleum White Oil Base Spray Paint with a high gloss finish)

– Polyurethane varnish (this will not be required if you use the Rustoleum White Oil Base Spray Paint)

Let’s get started on this neat project to build a Towel Holder and Dowel Rack 🙂

1.  Taking your two crosspieces, mark off divisions with the spacer and one of the slats.  Lay one slat atop both crosspieces, flush with the end, and draw a pencil line.  Lay the spacer against the first slate and add the second slat.  Draw a pencil mark line to mark the placement of the second slat.  Continue marking alternate slat and spacer divisions.  Make sure the final slat is flush with the crosspiece end.

Hello I Live Here - Towel Holder and Dowel Rack

 

2.  Now take your square and make an X inside every other slat area starting from the end.  The X marks the center where you will attach the slats to the crosspieces.

3.  Using a 1/8 ” drill bit and your power drill, drill a hole through each slat.

Hello I Live Here - Towel Holder and Dowel Rack

4.  Install the two outer slats first with the suggested screws.  Doing this helps hold the piece straight why you install the remaining slats.  Use the MDF spacer to ensure the equal gaps between the slats.  Make sure your ends are flush by feeling with your fingers.  Continue installing the slats to the crosspieces.

Hello I Live Here -Towel Holder and Dowel Rack

5.  Now for the dowels.  Locate the center of the rail back and draw a pencil line lengthwise.  Use equal space to mark the location of each dowel.  (The first dowels should be about 4 1/2″ in from each end. ) Continue spacing the dowels using the same approximate distance from each other.  Drill a hole at each marked point with a 1″ spade bit (the hole size should be the same as the dowels).  Clamp the rail back atop some scrap wood to prevent drill tear out.

Hello I Live Here - Towel Holder and Dowel Rack

6.  Glue each dowel into the drilled holes and let dry.

Hello I Live Here - Towel Holder and Dowel Rack

7.  Cut two brackets to size and place one against each rail back bar, flush with the top and aligned against opposite sides.  We used our Ryobi airstrike nail gun and wood glue to set the brackets, nailing the bottom corners and nailing in from the back and top of the boards.

Hello I Live Here - Towel Holder and Dowel Rack

8.  Next attached the rail back board.  We used Titebond wood glue and our Ryobi nail gun with 1 3/8″ nails to attach as in the photo below.  Make sure your dowels are dry or you could bend them while installing the backboard.

Hello I Live Here - Attaching back board

9.  Next position the shelf on the brackets, with the top of each bracket flush with the inside of the crosspieces.  We again used our Ryobi nailer and wood glue for strength with 1 3/8 ” nails.

Hello I Live Here - Positioning Bracket

10.  Wood fill any open holes, sand, paint, let dry and hang in your bathroom on the wall of your choice.Hello I Live Here - Towel Holder and Dowel Rack

Our Towel Holder and Dowel Rack project took us about 3 hours total including paint.  We hope you find this project as fun as we did.  There is no better feeling then using scrap wood for these great storage pieces.

Hello I Live Here - Towel Holder and Dowel Rack

Don’t forget to share our post on your Pinterest, Facebook, and Hometalk boards so others can enjoy the plans.  Happy wood working!!!

Linda 🙂

Scrap Wood Picture Frames

Frames from scrap wood

Scrap Wood Picture Frames

Taking a break from the master bath update, I decided to make scrap wood picture frames from scrap wood left over in our garage bin.  It was a great way to get some Christmas gifts started, and have a little fun while waiting for my primer to dry in the master bathroom.

I made 4 of these scrap wood picture frames in about 2 hours.  Frames are fairly easy to make and take very little time.  Stop by Lowe’s for some great frame ideas, or jump on Pinterest and see what others are doing.

I used all the left over 1×6, 1×2 and 1/4 round I had in the bins.  The cove molding and clip I purchased from Lowe’s.

First cut all your boards to 16 1/4″.

Frames from Scrap Wood - Hello I Live Here

 

 

 

 

 

Then Kreg the backs of two of the planks, and join the boards together using wood glue and 1 1/4″ PH Kreg screws.  I sanded the boards front and back and filled the PH with my home made wood filler that consists of planed wood shavings and wood glue mixed.  Using this product helps the stain take better than other wood fillers because it takes the stain the same color as the wood.

Steps for making Frames from Scrap Wood - Hello I Live Here

 

 

 

Homemade wood filler - Hello I Live Here

 

 

 

 

Next, cut your 1×2 molding for the outside of the frame.  I stood these on their sides and cut the first 45 degree angle, and then measured for the second angle using my Ryobi angle tool.  My measurements varied due to using scrap board but were around 18″ on each side after cutting the 45 degree angles.  I joined the 1×2’s to the frame boards with wood glue and 1 1/4  inch nails using my nail gun.

1x2 added to frame - hello I Live Here

 

 

 

 

 

Once I had those two items complete, I carefully cut the 1/4 round molding to a 45 degree angle and glued and nailed into place.  (I like to measure off each board as I am going along.  Even though you measurements were 16 1/4″ when you are using scrap wood sometimes measurements can be more or less depending how the frame wood was cut – this is the reason why I do my measurements to the cut center wood).

1/4 round inside Frame -  Hello I Live Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final stage, I cut the cove molding 10″ x 10″ at  45 degree angles and placed into a square pattern in the inside of each frame.  Inside the square I screwed in a small clip to hold the picture.

Cove Molding -  Hello I Live Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

I sanded my scrap wood picture frames with my Black & Decker Mouse Sander purchased from Lowe’s.  It was a whole $29.00 and was well worth the price.  Once you use it you will know why – the finish work this tiny mouse grinds down is simply beautiful.

Mouse Sander

 

 

 

 

After sanding I cleaned the piece with a tack cloth and stained with Minwax Aged Oak Stain purchased from Lowe’s.

Final Frame Steps - Hello I Live Here

 

 

 

 

After they dried I added a picture hanger to the center, added my photos and bam, new scrap wood picture frames for our family room filled with photos of those we love.

Frames from Scrap Wood - Hello I Live Here

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and reading our post.  Hope you enjoyed this fast frame project today.  I am sure my master bathroom walls are ready for that coat of paint now!  Have a wonderful Halloween and stay safe everyone while out trick or treating tonight. 🙂

🙂 Linda

 

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