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how I got started with power tools + how you can learn too!

I’m breaking down how you can learn to use power tools to build show-stopping DIY projects (even solo! 👊) Check out the how-to video below and don’t forget to pin this post for later. I share how I became a DIY-er and how to use power tools for DIY projects as a beginner. I also […]

large wall art diy: make this shower curtain canvas art for cheap [under $20]

In this #OneHourDIY project, we’re transforming a shower curtain into a piece of giant (over 5ft x 5ft!) wall art for UNDER $20 — what?! Check out the how-to video below and don’t forget to pin this post for later. The video will walk you through the easy step by step process for creating this […]

#037: woodworking for newbies: getting started, project planning + small space tips with sam of diy huntress

In this episode, Cara sits down with Sam of DIY Huntress to chat all things woodworking. Sam shares how she got started woodworking to create custom pieces to fit her small apartment. She shares some tips for the beginner woodworker including tool essentials and strategies for planning out a project. We also chat small spaces […]

#036: easy interior design diys to do while you’re stuck at home [26+ project ideas]

In this episode, Cara sits down solo behind the mic to give you 9 different categories of interior decor DIYs to get your creative juices flowing and give you some ideas for refreshing your space while we’re at home. This is not just 9 project ideas — there are literally hundreds of projects you could […]

quote mark diy bookends + how to make an easy peel template for cutting wood

I created these bookends as part of the #buildathome challenge to add interest to my living room built ins and help support some of my favorite reads Check out the how-to video below and don’t forget to pin this post for later. Stacking up plywood is an easy way to build a blocked shape, plus […]

#033: diy girl power: how to confidently dive into diy + power tool basics with joanie sprague

In this episode, Cara sits down with Joanie Sprague to talk all about diving into DIY with confidence and some tips for getting started with power tools. Joanie also dishes some behind the scenes info from her time as a carpenter on Trading Spaces.  You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify – or listen […]

#onehourdiy: make a tray from tile by adding some chic hardware

In this #OneHourDIY project, we’re transforming a piece of tile into a chic and polished countertop tray by adding hardware. Check out the how-to video below and don’t forget to pin this post for later. The process is super simple — we’ll drill holes with a hammer drill and special bit and use machine screws […]

how to diy a chic spray paint storage wall

This chic spray paint storage design creates a functional place to store your paint stash while creating a focal point that feels like art. Check out the how-to video below and don’t forget to pin this post for later. This project was part of a collaboration I did with The Home Depot to transform my […]

how to turn a dresser into a miter saw stand

Here’s how I transformed this dresser into a chic workspace for my miter saw — complete with bowl drawers (wait, you’ve never heard of those?! 🤣) and a chic notebook / magazine rack. Check out the how-to video below and don’t forget to pin this post for later. This project was part of a collaboration […]

“brunch babe” space — peak into my design process + orange tank project update

Time for a little update on my current space transformation! I’m always getting questions about my design process and requests for in-progress shots where I show you how some of my space makeovers progress, so today I’m so excited to get to share that with you for the Brunch Babe space! What is the brunch […]

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