When I first started blogging almost two years ago - golly has it really been that long already!!! - I sent email requests out to guest blog on a few other blogs, and received many a reply along the lines of "building furniture from scratch is beyond our readers ability ..." and "most of our readers don't use saws and nailers ..."
It was frustrating, because I KNEW better. I knew if girly girl me could close my eyes, hold my breath, count down from 100, and squeeze the nail gun trigger (with fifteen clamps and standing three feet clear of the nail, despite safety glasses, a helmet, ear plugs AND muffs, and full hockey gear on - okay maybe not that bad, but you get it, I'm a chicken), than just about anyone else could.
And I'm totally not saying this has anything to do with me, but every time I see a woodworking project go up on another blog, I think, oh yeah! How awesome is that!!!! It's like Team Mom Builder just hit another home run, and even if I'm on the bench, I'm pretty darn excited!
In fact, I'm so excited, I am starting a weekend post all about other project tutorials for DIYers made by other bloggers around the web. Each post will feature five outstanding project tutorials that make me want to run and grab my nailer (and the Ram's hockey gear), and have me yelling GO TEAM MOM BUILDER!!!!
So without further embarrassing myself (yes, a good part of this is very true) I give you our first edition, Have a Great Linkend!
Awesome Idea #1
I just adore this tutorial by the amazingly talented and very inspiring Diana at Our Vintage Home Love. And no, this is NOT just a tutorial of refurbished ottoman being slipcovered (love refurbishing, but sometimes, you just can't come up with a spare ottoman) - this is built from scratch!
Awesome Idea #2
This is just an adorable and useful tute for recycled jars! Wouldn't this be wonderful for all those spaghetti sauce jars, filled with craft supplies?
Awesome Idea #3
From Lady Goats, this drawer organizer will give your drawers a crafty feel! You must check out this simple organizer!
Awesome Idea #4
Gail from My Repurposed Life, a very inspiring DIY lady, shows you step by step how to build crown moulding shelving!
Awesome Idea #5
Michelle, Nate and Ike over at Decor and the Dog totally nailed ... errrr ... Kreg Jigged this beautiful West Elm inspired headboard! See the post for the full tutorial.
Enjoy your long weekend!