Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pinterest Hack- Crate Coffee Table for Under $100

Hi Guys!

It has been a long time since we've posted anything here on the blog so we decided that our latest home improvement project was the perfect way to get the ball rolling again. Yes! This is a Pinterest hack and we am so excited to share it with you all.

What you will need if you want to do this project:

  • 4 wine/book crates ( we got ours at Joanne's for $9.99 each)
  • 1 sheet of plywood (2'x4')
  • 4 caster wheels
  • 4 cans of spray paint ( we used white but you can do whatever you like)
  • Screws
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Sand Paper
  • 4 "L" brackets
  • Wood Glue
All right, Once you have all of your materials you can get started. Here is what we did in pictures.

So here are all of the supplies, minus the 2'x4' plywood

This was the first time that we used a table saw. Look at Dudy's face, that is pure concentration. We were sure that we were both going to lose fingers :-D LOL
Anyway, cut your plywood to screw to the bottom of the crates. We cut 4 pieces, one for each side of  the crates for a nice sturdy base. You can also just cut one big piece, that is up to you.

All DONE...with no damage to any limbs or digits. WHEW!!!

Here are all of our wood pieces. This also includes a small cut out for the middle of the table. You can leave a hole there but we wanted to be able to put a candle in the center.
Now the fun part...Get all of your pieces together and spray pain them. We just used Rustoleum Semi-Gloss White. I did two coats on everything. We could have done more but wanted a kind of rustic-y look when your up close and personal. We wanted it to still look like wood, ya know :-)

This is the table all painted, glued and screwed together. What'd think?

And here is the finished product. I love how it turned out. We added some accessories and of course some books and VOILA! 

Let us know what you guys think...

-Dudy & Dudy

Sunday, October 19, 2014

My First Train Ride

Hi Guys!

As always it has been a while since we last posted but here is another fun day trip. We went to North Freedom Wisconsin, which is very close to Baraboo if you are from the area. I was just telling Dudy that I was upset that I have never been on a train ride so he thought it would be fun to take me on a scenic train ride for my first time. It was very relaxing and perfect for a chilly fall day. We got to enjoy all the fall colors plus the train stopped at a pumpkin patch if you wanted to get off and browse around. I have to say it was a perfect first train ride and I can't wait to take a longer trip in the future. Check out the website for more info if you are interested: Mid-Continent Railway
Enjoy the pics!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bench-REVAMPED 2014

Hi Guys,

We haven't posted anything on here in a long time, hope everyone has been well. We have been busy but we missed blogging and vlogging so hope you guys enjoy this quick post.

We had a busted ass bench on our deck that we've had for over 5 years. We decided to go and get new cushions and pillows for it and we ended up spending about $200.00 which is more than what we even paid for the bench, so we ended up returning everything because it didn't seem worth it. I figured it would be kinda easy to just buy some fabric and sew some new cushion covers and not spend a fortune. We were going to go over to Joanne's and try and find some cheap waterproof fabric but then I thought that might be kinda pricey as well. We are actually not that cheap but come on guys it's an old bench we didn't want to drop a lot of cash on it. You know what you can do with $200? A lot :-) Then I thought hmmmmm...we could use a shower curtain to cover the cushions, I mean I figure that they are waterproof already so hey let's see what happens. It was so cheap that even if it didn't work out that we didn't spend that much money so it was worth a try. I think that the shower curtains were about $10 bucks and we bought two. I already had the thread and sewing machine and I used the old cushions so all in all this was a really cheap bench revamp. So here you go...let us know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Dudy and Dudy