The Inspired Hive


How to cut your own planks for ship lap

July 27, 2016

I recently shared the design plans for my son, Cade's nautical bathroom. One of the things I wanted to incorporate into the design was a faux shiplap wall behind the mirror and vanity. I had never made a shiplap or plank wall before, but I knew the usual method was having a home improvement store rip plywood down into strips for you. However, I had also heard several people complain about the pieces not being cut evenly or straight, so I decided we might as well try to do it ourselves. How hard could it be?

My husband and I were a little nervous about not being able to cut the planks straight, but it turned out to be really easy, and I am so happy with the results! It was also fun to learn something new! :)

How to rip plywood into planks yourself to install a faux shiplap wall.

Industrial farmhouse walk-in pantry

July 24, 2016

Guys, the biggest project my husband and I have ever taken on is DONE! It might not seem that big to some, but neither of us had ever done any sort of construction, plumbing, or electrical on our own before. To completely reconfigure, rebuild, and redesign this space was a bit daunting at first, and it certainly took us forever, but we couldn't be more happy with how it turned out!
You can read more about our plan to convert our small, bi-fold door laundry closet into a full walk-in pantry and laundry room here. There are still a few minor things left to do, like finishing the trim paint and maybe adding a couple more decorative items to the walls, but we are going on vacation soon, and I'm so excited that I just can't possibly wait until we get back and finish those extra details before I share it all with you!
So, just for a little refresher, here's a reminder of what it looked like before...

Pantry makeover before...

Nautical Bathroom Mood Board

July 21, 2016

Tons of ideas for a combined kids and guest bathroom with a nautical theme.

DIY Rustic Wall Mounted Spice Rack

July 19, 2016

If you've been around here much lately, you've heard me complain about how long our laundry room and pantry renovation has taken. But, I have to admit, the past two months or so of it being finally so close to done has been fun! All of the little details of a big project are my favorite part! With the laundry room, the DIY chicken wire light fixture and the rustic ironing board hanger were my favorites. For the pantry portion of this renovation, the wood burned storage crates and the DIY spice racks I'm sharing with you today are my favorite small touches that pull the whole room together.

Ikea Bekvam hack! DIY industrial farmhouse spice rack tutorial.

Jewelry Armoire Update

July 15, 2016

Every time I walk by my dreamy walk-in closet makeover, I am awe struck. I just can't believe that I have such a girly, pretty, glam closet! It was so much fun to work on and so worth it! One of the pieces that I really love in my new closet is this jewelry armoire makeover.

How to update a jewelry storage armoire with chalk paint

Monthly DIY Challenge- DIY Storage Ottoman

July 13, 2016

Hey, friends! It's the second Wednesday of the month, which means it's Monthly DIY Challenge time! (Find out more about our challenge here!) This month, we teamed up with Leather Hide Store to bring you twelve leather upholstery project ideas and a giveaway!

12 Inspiring DIY leather project ideas and tutorials. #MonthlyDIYChallenge