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  • DIY Planter Box (Paver Planter) Tutorial

    Whatever your skill level with power tools, building and DIYing, this DIY Planter Box is for you! We’ve teamed up with The Home Depot and invite you to come build this awesome DIY Paver Planter Box out of pavers from Home Depot! Have you heard of a DIH workshop? Every month, Home Depot hosts a DIH (Do It Herself) workshop that will help you to grab the skills and confidence you need to create some really amazing projects from simple builds, Home Decor projects and even Home Improvement Projects. You’ll work along side other women and DIY professionals to help you every step of the way! How awesome is that? Excited yet? Check out more Home Depot workshops here. DIY Planter Box Project Tools: A Circular Saw Power Drill A caulking gun Utility Knife Sandpaper Block Paint Brush 2 Bungee Cords Tape Measure Pencil Gloves Safety Googles Paver Planter Materials: Four 12×12 pavers Two 8 foot 2x2s A bag of moisture control soil small roll of landscape fabric box of 3″exterior deck screws stain and polyurethane newspaper or  dropclocth construction adhesive…

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    Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Island

    I’m finally sharing my DIY kitchen island with you today! It’s been done for a few months but I wanted it to be perfect (which it’s not) before I shared it. LOL! If you’ve been wanting to learn how to build a Kitchen Island but not sure how or think it will be too hard, it’s not! I promise ANYONE can build this. Anyone. How to build a Kitchen Island DIY Kitchen Island Instructions First I taped off a general area of where I wanted it and got rough estimates and headed to the Home Depot. I got these three cabinet boxes and arranged them in the aisle. It was literally the perfect size! I wanted a lot of drawers and these three were so perfect, in stock and inexpensive! I got home and put them in place. Somehow I carried them each from my car on my own and felt like superwoman. I put 2×4″ screwed into the wooden subfloor and once it was level, I screwed the cabinet bases into the 2×4. Next, I used shims to make…

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  • DIY Shiplap Wall Tutorial

    Shiplap walls are a hot trend right now! We’re going to show you how to make your own shiplap wall in your own home!  How to make a shiplap wall To shiplap a wall, you need a few basic tools and basic woodworking knowledge. This is a very beginner “woodworking” project but you need to be comfortable using a saw to make your cuts. We have done several shiplap walls and have fine tuned our method for building a shiplap wall. Supplies to make a shiplap wall 1/2″ MDF – We have Home Depot cut down a 4×8′ sheet of MDF into 8″ strips. TIP: If you order and pay for the sheet of MDF online, some Home Depot stores will cut your strips for you before you go and pick it up. This makes your project SO much easier! Miter Saw or Circular Saw Jigsaw (optional) *for cutting around outlets or light switches Nailer (this one is our favorite and we HIGHLY recommend it!) You can use a hammer and nails if you don’t have or don’t want to…

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  • Park Home Reno: DIY Laundry Pedestal

    Park Home Reno: DIY Laundry Pedestal Supplies: 10x2s MDF 2″ Nails Pnuematic Nailer or good hammering skills Miter Saw Trim (baseboard trim, 1-2″ lattice trim) Caulk Paint This is a project we’ve wanted to tackle since we got our new washer and dryer a couple months ago. I absolutely love front load machines but having them a bit higher is super convenient. You know what’s not convenient? Pedestals that cost 1 million dollars. Some of them are SO expensive! We knew we could DIY some for a fraction of the cost and get a more custom “built in” look. Just a heads up, everyone’s measurements are going to be a bit different. We’ve built these before and it definitely needs to be customized to your own space. That being said, I can’t give you exact measurements and a cut list for your wood. First, remove your washer and dryer so you can carefully examine how much space you acutally have. Measuring from wall to wall, wall to cabinet, etc. is not very accurate because there are other factors, like your…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Master Bathroom Reveal

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and text are all mine. For Prescott View Home Reno: Master Bathroom Reveal. Friends, I am so beyond excited and elated to finally reveal my master bathroom renovation with you! For the last, roughly, two months, I have put every extra moment of my time and 110% of my energy into renovating this space. When we moved in, it was a very small bathroom that was separated by a wall to our, also small, walk-in closet. The previous space didn’t make the best use of the square footage available. We lost our walk-in closet but we still have another reach-in closet in our room that is plenty of storage space for my husband and I. You can check out all of the before pictures and get an idea of the previous layout in this post. Here is my inspiration board for the space! We partnered with one of our all-time favorite stores, Floor & Decor for all of the tile in this space. They have…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: DIY Outdoor Swing

    This DIY Outdoor Swing is easy to make and adds so much fun and personality to a space! We made 3 rope swings to create an outdoor swing set under our covered patio. I love the whimsical feel of a DIY outdoor swing! My little boy has been begging for an outdoor swing ever since we moved into our new house. At our old house we had a swing set and at our new house we had the idea of doing a rope swing set underneath our covered patio.  We wanted to do them under the patio so we could use them in the summer when it get’s really hot in Arizona. We ended up doing an Outdoor Swing set on the covered patio and these were very easy to build and inexpensive to build! DIY Rope Swing Supplies 2″x8″ Douglas fir studs – cut to 3o” long Random orbital sander with 80 grit sand paper 2- Swing Hook Kit 8- 1/2 Wire Cable Clamps Wood Stain Staining and wiping cloths 20′ of 1/2″ braided rope…we got ours here, we…

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    Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Remodel Reveal

    The day has finally come!! It’s reveal day for my DIY Kitchen Remodel! Guys, literally blood, sweat, frustrated tears, curse words, changed minds, tears of joy (for real!) happened during this DIY kitchen remodel. I am SO dang proud of this space, not in like a braggy way but I’m just so glad all of the crazy ideas actually worked and that it’s finally done! I legit DIYed everything except the countertops, BY MYSELF! My hubby did help with the floors and because it takes approximately 1 million years to lay flooring alone but I’m so thrilled with the outcome of our hard work! Oh! My husband and his brother (our go-to electrician!) installed my lights too! I can’t take credit for that! LOL! Before we get on with the DIY Kitchen Remodel REVEAL here’s a refresher of the “before”. Since we moved in, I wanted a new layout/new cabinets but after getting quoted $7,000-10,000 for new cabinets,  I decided to wait on them. One night, laying in bed brainstorming (happens often!) I thought of a genius idea of rearranging the existing cabinets…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Renovation: Part 3

    Today is part 3 of our DIY Kitchen Renovation! Holy cow, you guys! SO Much has happened since we last checked in to our DIY Kitchen Renovation pt. 2! If you’re new around here, I am doing a complete DIY Kitchen Renovation on our new home (#mallorysprescottviewhome) and the kitchen has been quite a dramatic change! Here’s the “before” from when we moved in. To get caught up check out Part 1 and Part 2! Here’s our progress report: Remove Countertops – DONE! – $50 so far to rent hammer drill from Home Depot. Rearrange cabinets – Done! – Free! Remove backsplash + repair drywall – DONE! Build Island – (around $500) done! – Tutorial coming! Install flooring ($2200-ish for main living/kitchen area) – Done! – Tutorial coming! Template, Order and install Countertops (hired out, professionally installed ($3100) – done! – Details post coming soon! Purchase barstools – done! Relocate microwave to (newly built!) pantry – removed but not reinstalled Build vent hood (Free! Had everything on hand! YAHOO!)  – done – Tutorial coming! Build cabinets to ceiling ($100 in materials) – done – Tutorial…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Fireplace Remodel

    The renovation continues! We are chipping away at the renovation of my house (Follow along using #mallorysprescottviewhome on Instagram and Facebook!) and today we’re tackling the fireplace remodel. When we moved in, it was solid brick painted a dark brown/taupe color with a black mantel. I knew that I wanted to do a fireplace remodel since it would be a nightmare or dang near impossible to remove the layers of paint to expose the brick and I didn’t really want painted brick in this home. Right when we moved in, Savannah and I painted it white and it definitely brightened it up a bit! Once we removed the wall, I removed all of the brick using a hammer drill (starting around $50 to rent or buy from Home Depot) and it was shockingly fun! Once the brick was removed, I painted the brass pieces on the fireplace with High Heat Spray Paint.  After it was painted, I removed the metal straps that were attached to the wall and sanded down the wall to remove any debris and left over mortar from the…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: That one time I opened a huge can of worms and removed a wall in our house

    Friends! Today, I’m going to share the single most life-changing thing we did to renovate our house. It was literally THE first thing I wanted to change when we bought our house back in June. I walked in for the first time and right away mentioned to my husband and realtor that we needed to remove that wall if we bought it. I desperately wanted an open floor plan and this home was begging to be opened up! Before we did this, I had NO idea how to remove a wall but I couldn’t wait to do it! You know when you watch Chip & Jo on #demoday and you just want to take our all your aggression on some drywall? Yep. That was me! This change would cause a huge ripple effect of changes for our home’s layout. If we remove the wall, we might as well redo the fireplace. We’ll also have to replace the flooring (already part of the plan) but if we are going to change the flooring, we have to rearrange the cabinets in the…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Pantry Build and Reveal

    Today’s post  DIY Pantry Build is a favorite of mine for several reasons! 1. It added SO much function to our kitchen and our lives and 2. I LOVE how organized and how pretty it is! When we moved into our home this summer, there was no pantry. Whaaaat?! Not gonna fly. I knew this when we bought it, obviously and had grand plans of making my dream pantry.   My old house had the most incredible pantry and is still a favorite on the blog and on Pinterest. Side story: I met this girl the other night and she was asking about our home renovation since she is doing one too. Then, I pulled up a photo of my kitchen progress and she saw my glass jars from my previous pantry makeover and explained that she saw and saved the same jars in a pantry on Houzz. I mentioned it could’ve been my last home and she pulled up a screenshot on her phone and it was my house! What!?! So crazy! It was quite the conversation piece since we…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Wood Shutters and Front Porch Makeover

    You guys, it’s Mallory! Hi! The holidays are officially over (well, except New Years!) and it’s finally time to start blogging about home/DIY projects again! YAY! I just organized my photos and I have thousands of pictures to sort through, edit and post for you! For an update on what we’ve done to our Prescott View home, check out the posts we’ve shared so far here. Today I wanted to share my fabulous wood shutters and front porch. A few months ago, I got a wild hair and decided to paint the exterior of my home. I’m 99% sure everyone thought I had officially lost my mind taking on a huge project! The house was recently painted so it didn’t need any crazy repairs or anything. I went to Home Depot and bought some exterior paint and went to work! The house was a light tan color when we bought it. PS whenever I hear light tan, I think of Nacho Libre. haha!! Anyone else? I’m going a teeny bit out of order here since I haven’t painted the back of…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Renovation – Part 2: Progress

    Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Renovation – Part 2: Progress Hi friends! We’ve made some major progress in our budget friendly kitchen renovation! Don’t forget to check out Part 1 of the kitchen reno here. I have removed most of the countertops to allow me to rearrange our existing cabinetry which saved me upwards of $8,000 by keeping our existing cabinets, instead of replacing them. I hoped that I could remove the countertops and salvage them but when you removed countertops, you never know what shape the boxes of the cabinets are going to be in. One day I rented a hammer drill from Home Depot (about $50) to remove the granite tile countertops. I was able to remove the granite tiles from the plywood that sits on top of the cabinets pretty easily. Make sure you wear gloves and eye protection if you take on this task. It can get messy! I just removed the tile off of the peninsula so I could access the cabinets below. I removed the the tile, a thick layer of mortar and…

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