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  • DIY Personalized Marble Cheese Plate. The DIY Wife

    DIY Personalized Marble Cheese Plate

    Hi, all! I’m back with another super easy but labor-intensive craft. This project looks impressive! I came up with this idea first as a housewarming gift. I also ended up gifting this marble cheese plate to one of my favorite couples for their wedding. Seriously y’all, I want one of these for myself. Check it out!

  • DIY Personalized Cutting Board. The DIY Wife

    DIY Personalized Cutting Board

    Hi, all! I’m back this time with one of my favorite crafts. I got a wild hair a few years ago to use a wood burner and DIY some personalized wooden cutting boards for my family. It took some trial and error, and I had to play around with the techniques I used and wood burner heads. Ultimately, they turned out great. This project takes a lot more time than some of the others, but is extremely gratifying and makes an adorable gift! Check it out!

  • DIY Rustic Wood Accent Wall. The DIY Wife

    DIY Rustic Wood Accent Wall

    Hi all! I’m back again with one of my favorite projects to date. When we first moved in to our house, it had great bones, but was super bland. It had all of these beautiful ledges just begging for decorations, but in my opinion, it needed a little more texture and personality. I have always loved the look of a wood accent wall and after researching it, thought it was doable. This house was a clean slate for me and this was my first project after moving in- yes, I painted after this. So, I was really excited and set the tone with a beachy vibe. 

  • DIY Paint & Epoxy Countertops

    DIY Paint and Epoxy Countertops

    Hi all! I’m back again to share the details of my DIY paint and epoxy resin countertops with you! Since moving into this house 8 years ago, I have hated the look of my kitchen. It has always had the brown faux granite look. I always knew that I wanted a different color but after pricing quartz countertops at $6500 for my small kitchen, decided against replacing it. I was at a party at my friend’s house last summer and noticed that their countertops were painted. After talking to them about it, the only real problem that they had was the sealer. The previous owners that painted it didn’t remove the sink during prep. The sealer around the sink didn’t last and started chipping away. I loved the look of the countertops, and the price of painting kits, but didn’t want to use the sealer that comes with it. After some research, I found Stone Coat Countertops Epoxy Resin. It is a bit more pricey than other epoxy resins, but looked like it was worth it. And so, the plan was formed. After accidentally leaving a permanent stain on my counters from sanitization solution, I decided there was no time like the present. 

  • DIY Gel Staining Kitchen Cabinets. The DIY Wife

    DIY Gel Staining Kitchen Cabinets

    Hi again… I wanted to add some details from my most recent mini kitchen remodel for you guys. For years, I have been hating the ugly cabinets all over my house. When I first moved in, I stripped and stained the cabinets in the spare bathroom. They turned out great, but it was a ton of work. Way too much work for the whole kitchen. Last summer, I came across some gel stain that I used in my master bathroom. I loved this process,  it was much easier and turned out great. The problem with doing it in the kitchen was that I didn’t want to do it the same way as my bathroom. I ended up putting it on really thick in there and it looked more like paint than stain. As I soon found out, it is really hard to apply gel stain and make it look like real stain. My living and kitchen décor is rustic beachy, so I wanted to match that style and got as close as I could. 

  • DIY Mini Kitchen Remodel Before & After. The DIY Wife

    Mini Kitchen Remodel Before and After

    Hi all! Recently after having my first little one, my laminate counters got permanently stained from the sanitizer I used on the baby bottles…oops. So, after seeing the stain, I decided to pull the trigger on a project that has been on my radar for a few years. I have been wanting to cheaply change the look of my kitchen. There is nothing structurally wrong with the cabinets or laminate countertops, they just didn’t match my décor style.  

  • Crafts

    Monogramed Flour Sack Towels

    Hi all! Ever need a quick gift for friends or family? I love DIY-ing gifts at the drop of a hat. I have a trip coming up and made a DIY monogramed flour sack towel for my hostess because who doesn’t love a monogramed gift? These towels are a cinch to make and look great when completed!  Let’s get started.

  • 2021 Goals. The DIY Wife

    2021 Projects

    What better way to start a new year than to make a list of goals, or in my case…projects?  I’m not saying I’m going to get to all of these projects, but hey, a girl can dream.