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Who say’d toy carts can’t be stylish?

This DIY toy cart build may come as a surprise to some of you because I myself don’t have any kids; but fortunately I have plenty of nieces and nephews that will put this to good use and it was fun to build something a little different for a change.

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This post is sponsored by Build Something.

When I saw this picture on Pinterest, I immediately thought “I want to build that,” but I don’t really have a use for it. But I decided, why not? So here we are!

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The best part about this DIY toy cart is that I am sharing the free plans on Build Something. But before you head over, be sure to read through my build process and check out how I was able to apply a restoration hardware finish.

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To assemble the base of my diy toy cart, I used one of my top 5 favorite tools, the Kreg Jig Master System. This is one tool I recommend any builder to have, the use of pocket holes has completely changed my building experience and I can’t get enough of it.

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The Kreg Jig master system comes equipped with all the extra pieces to take your joinery to the next level. For any beginner woodworkers, I would definitely recommend as a must have in the shop.

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Once I assembled the DIY toy cart, I filled in all of the brad nails holes with DAP wood filler. This is one of go to products because it just gets the job done. I use this wood filler for all of my woodworking projects.

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I also love these oversized casters. I really think it made the toy cart looked beefed up. This is like the King Kong of all toy carts!

RESTORATION HARDWARE FINISH

This by far is one of my favorite finishes. I have applied it to a number of my builds and I don’t see myself getting sick of it anytime soon. It gives it sort of an industrial restoration hardware feel, and it was super simple.

The first thing I did was coat the whole toy cart with white chalk paint. I don’t think it makes a difference what type of chalk paint you use. I have tried Annie Sloan and Rustoleum and each worked great. Rust-Oleum’s chalk paint is a bit cheaper so that would be my recommendation since it will be used as the bottom layer.

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When applying the chalk paint be sure to apply it evenly and eliminate any bulk up of paint because it will show through after applying the gel stain.

Chalk paint is always my go to because it’s thick and it drys quickly (working on my patience!)

After the chalk paint dried I started applying a light coat of Gel Masters – Walnut Stain using a dry cloth.  This is a gel stain that you wipe on and it gives the wood a restoration hardware look.

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After the stain drys, I sealed it with Old Masters finish and WAAAA-LAAAHHH!

Be sure to go check out the free plans on Build Something, Kreg’s project plans site.

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I love how this little toy cart came out and I partially want to keep it for myself.

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and be sure to make your kiddos day by making your own little DIY Industrial Rolling Toy Cart. They will thank you for it.

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Thanks for reading guys, XOXO ASHLEY

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15 Easy DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

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Your backyard should be a comfortable place that is enjoyable to spend time in. Something that is easy to forget about is the lighting. However, it can prove to be very useful and can even give your backyard that extra something it needed.

Summer is already here and that means backyard parties are about to be in full swing. If you are looking to really set your backyard apart, a new, unique, outdoor DIY lighting project can really do the trick.

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Lighting can really set the mood for an event. Luckily, there are many different styles you can choose from for your DIY lighting project. You can try any of these easy DIY outdoor lighting ideas if you want to really make your backyard glow!

Fairly Light Globe

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DIY Wire Basket Lighting

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Hula Hoop Chandelier

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Cedar Block Lights

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Shuttlecock Lights

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PVC Pipe Lights

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Canning Jar Lights

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Cupcake Lights

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Glow Jars

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Mason Jar Lanterns

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Recycled Pallet Lights

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Sturdy String Light Poles

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Recycled Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

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Outdoor Orb Chandelier

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20 Cool DIY Garden Bed and Planter Ideas

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Gardening is a wonderful hobby, but also one that requires a lot of time, knowledge and dedication. While some people only have gardens for vanity or because they inherited the garden with their house, true hobbyist gardeners love to tend to their plants and watch them flourish.

Having said that, sometimes you need to be creative in your garden, either to fill a small space or get a different look that breaks the normal patterns you see in every other garden.

Arranging your flower beds in a unique way or customizing your planters can do wonders for the aesthetic of your garden. Not only that, though, creating this unique garden setting will challenge you and allow your creativity to flow in unexpected ways.

This project doesn’t need to come entirely from your gray mass though. In fact, we have put this article together to help you get started.

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These Cool DIY Garden Bed and Planter Ideas should certainly inspire you.

How about a wire spool planter in your garden

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Cute way to use an old rustic bed frame in the garden

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Old Boot Planters

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Spiral Raised Garden Bed

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DIY Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed

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Make a Flower Shaped Garden Bed for Your Vegetable Garden with Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Build tiered beds from wooden pallets

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Planter made from old towel and quick dry cement

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Make round raised garden bed with Bricks

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Growing Grass Head

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Side yard makeover started from building a garden bed

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Stones can be transformed in rustic and different planters for you decorate all your garden and house

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Upcycle 55 Gallon Drums for Raised Bed Gardens

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Connect plastic milk crates together to set up a garden bed

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Colorful Garden Bed Made from Painted Cinder Blocks

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DIY Concrete Hand Planters

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Take the umbrella, turn it upside down and stick it into the ground to transform it to a flower bed

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DIY Succulent Turtle

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Recycle an old wagon wheel for a divided succulents bed

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Garden beds edged with old china plates

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15+ Cool DIY Coffee Station Ideas

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Coffee is pretty much a universal drink in the modern world. While people from different cultures may make, serve and drink it in different ways. it is pretty much safe to say that you can have coffee in virtually any country around the world.

Some people might prefer to have their espressos or lattes out of home and on the go, but it is always nice and important to be able to make and serve coffee when you’re hosting family or other guests, if nothing else.

Most people opt for small espresso machines nowadays, which they can set in a corner of their kitchen so it stays out of the way. Having a real coffee station, complete with the coffee machine, pods, cups, mugs. sweeteners and spoons is much nicer though, especially if you have one with wheels, which you can bring over to the entertainment area during parties.

So if you have the funds, space and are willing to go for it, we’d definitely recommend it for you to get or build a coffee station.

In fact, we’ve put these Cool DIY Coffee Station Ideas together to help make up your mind.

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Upcycled Dresser As Coffee Station

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Hide the coffee maker in a customized drawer

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It would be perfect for tiny useless space between the wall and your fridge

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DIY Black Pipe Coffee Bar Station

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Place a coffee cart or bar table in the front of the window

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Hide away a coffee station behind sliding cabinet doors

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You can build one in any unused corner space in any part of your home

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Indicate a small coffee bar by a wall quote made from reclaimed wood

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Fit in narrow space between two window seats

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Make use of a corner of your kitchen pantry or a dining room closet and dedicate it to your love for coffee

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Set up a coffee station above a trash can cabinet made with wooden pallets

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No Dedicated Space Available? Try this clever design with built-in espresso machine and a pull out shelf

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Claim a small space of your hallway and make it a coffee bar, and the wall of coffee cups display will be a focal point of your home

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One Pallet = One Coffee Bar

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Serve coffee on the dining table from a coffee station under the staircase

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DIY Rustic Coffee Bar

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Industrial Coffee Station Shelf

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