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Wine Barrel Shelf Side Bar with Push Pin Travel Map

DIY Wine Barrel Shelf

Over the holidays I worked on a fun project built out of wine barrel staves. I had some old barrels collecting dust and thought it would be a fun way to re-purpose the barrel wood. The project came about because I have some friends from California who love wine and enjoy traveling. They commissioned me to create a gift, but ... Read More »

How to Build a Hutch


If you are looking for ideas on how to build a hutch you’ve come to the right place!  I partnered up with Glidden Paint for this project and used their NFL team colors paint to deck it out with Denver Broncos team colors. Glidden has the only official NFL Team Colors paint and has an exclusive relationship with the NFL. So their paint ... Read More »

Essential Tools and Gear: Great Gift Ideas for DIY-ers


Here come the holidays again, full of family and friends, good food, and… tools! I’ve put together a list of the most essential tools in my arsenal for woodworking, concrete, metal, and general DIY building projects. Tools can add up in cost, so remember to check bargain barns and sale racks, Craigslist, and pawn shops, and some of the big ... Read More »

DIY Hutch and Bar Cart Preview with Glidden NFL Team Colors


Are you ready for some football!? I recently teamed up with Glidden Paints for a pair of NFL themed projects using their official Team Color paints (click here to find your favorite team’s colors). I built a locker room style hutch in the colors of the Denver Broncos, great for a mudroom or the kids’ bedroom, with hooks for coats ... Read More »

How to Hide TV Wires

DIY PETE TV Tutorial

There are a couple things that can NEVER be big enough. The work shop and the TV screen! I recently upgraded tv’s to get one that was a little bigger for football season. I am a HUGE Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and love watching games on the setup. GO BIG RED! Once the TV was hung I had to figure out how ... Read More »

How to Make Bar Stools


Hi fellow DIY’ers! A while back I created plans for an outdoor patio bar with a concrete top. I promised a follow up video and tutorial on how to build super simple bar stools. So… here it is! I modified plans from Georgia over at to fit my patio bar. The main modifications I made were to the overall height ... Read More »

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