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One Room Challenge Part 2: DIY Desk

One Room Challenge Part 2: DIY Desk
When you can't find a desk that meets all your requirements, you make one one! We are after all, NorCalDIYers. 😏 We wanted a long sturdy desktop with plenty of storage and tabletop space. We went back and forth with an Ikea hack desk but with the COVID timing, Ikea orders were $50 to deliver and at least a month out. But it worked out for the best, we were able to design a custom piece. Plus…
One Room Challenge Part 1: New Floor and Shiplap Wall

One Room Challenge Part 1: New Floor and Shiplap Wall

We finished our makeover for the one room challenge! It turned out even better than I imagined and we no use this space all the time. It was perfect timing with COVID because it makes a per…
Our First Ever One Room Challenge

Our First Ever One Room Challenge

We pulled the trigger and finally decided to participate in the One Room Challenge. We can’t wait to show you our renovation transformation! We chose to do a room upstairs. It was an additi…
DIY Address Sign

DIY Address Sign

This was a simple one day project and it has earned the most attention on our Instagram account (@NorCalDIYers). We shared a quick tutorial in our highlights but this blog post will have m…
Our Fireplace Renovation Part 4: The Mantel of All Mantels

Our Fireplace Renovation Part 4: The Mantel of All Mantels

Rob's parents live on a ranch outside Sacramento. One of their black walnut trees died and they had to cut it down. When we heard about it we thought, that wood must be pretty. We had …
Our Fireplace Renovation Part 3: Framing and Shiplap

Our Fireplace Renovation Part 3: Framing and Shiplap

The up-side to installing a Fireplace Insert was that it came with framing instructions. This was going to be Rob's first time ever framing but we figured if he can build furniture, he …
Our Fireplace Renovation Part 2: Evaluating our Fireplace Options

Our Fireplace Renovation Part 2: Evaluating our Fireplace Options

To make the fireplace whole again, we needed to determine our options. Since we literally had no experience with fireplaces, we went lined up some professionals to talk to. We talked to a m…

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