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DIY // Driftwood + Copper Display Shelf Wall Hanger

DIY / Driftwood + Copper Display Shelf Wall Hanger

Last week I shared some of my recent styling work (here) and one of the fancy details that many of you noticed from the shoot - and emailed about, which I absolutely love, yahoo - was the DIY Driftwood and Copper Display Shelf Wall Hanger. I had the gorgeous cloud planter in my hot little hands and I wanted to display it in some way that was both fitting and not too distracting from the planter itself. I needed whatever I chose it to be sturdy and substantial enough that I might leave it up for a while, in real life (not just a temporary staged thing for the shoot) and that would allow the cute and small planter to stand on its own... Read More

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build the Mid Century Hutch

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build the Mid Century Hutch

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

This little number is a sister piece to the gorgeous Mid Century Side Table Plans we posted last month. An extremely easy build and a versatile piece that can work alongside many different pieces, in any style you prefer! Happy Friday Friends, can't wait to see what you build this weekend! Happy Sawdust Trails to you... Xx, Rayan

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Reader Showcase // Our Crate & Barrel Outdoor Furniture

Reader Showcase / Our Crate & Barrel Outdoor Furniture

My husband & I built these 3 pieces, plus a gorgeous table over the week-end....we used Fir lumber and stained them a warm red.....they are exactly what we had wanted and we didn't have to spend the 1100.00 to purchase them.......Thank you TDC for sharing the plans, it was so easy to build with your very descriptive examples.

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Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

San Joaquin County, CA – As part of its efforts to conserve and protect earth’s resources, Micke Grove Zoo follows the action program of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” The Zoo’s Animal Care Specialists created a soil bed that is used to compost kitchen waste and two separate beds for growing produce. The kitchen waste includes leftover or unusable portions of animal diets created in the animal kitchen. The animal kitchen is where diets are prepared for all of the captive wildlife housed at the Micke Grove Zoo.

New Beginnings // Back to School Blues + Red Hot School Supplies

New Beginnings / Back to School Blues + Red Hot School Supplies

My oldest little guy is starting first grade in just a couple of weeks. To say that we all have mixed emotions about this would be an understatement. If you follow me on instagram, you might remember this from earlier in the year. Well this year will officially mark the first time he is away at school all day, for five days of the week. It will be the first time he begins his day in the morning rather than the afternoon and the first time he takes the bus to school. He is not excited for any of these things aside from riding the bus, somehow that is exciting to him. I guess I can see why for a guy his age.

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Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Indoor Outdoor Slab Round Dining Table

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build an Indoor Outdoor Slab Round Dining Table

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Free DIY Furniture Plans and instructions on How to Build an Indoor Outdoor Slab Round Dining Table. This beauty can be adapted to suit your needs, with modifications to make this build that much more unique. This table is suitable for indoor or outdoor use depending on what you choose to construct it out of and how you finish it (hence the mods). Yahoo!

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By The Numbers – Elk Grove’s 2013 Housing, Commercial Building Permits

By The Numbers – Elk Grove’s 2013 Housing, Commercial Building Permits

At last Wednesday night’s Elk Grove City Council meeting, the consent calendar contained the city’s 2013 annual growth report. Although the item was not discussed by the council, the matter was put forward during the Silveraldo project hearing. As was pointed out, the report shows the city’s residential building continues to outpace commercial building.  ... Read More