This post is sponsored by RYOBI One of the most common questions I am asked is “what are your top must have tools for DIY?”. I’ve put together a list of my favorite tools that I not only use on a regular basis but are great for beginners. 1. 18V ONE+™ HP COMPACT BRUSHLESS… Continue reading Top 10 Must Have RYOBI Tools
We are well in to week 5 of the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! The amount of Jeffrey Court tile we took on for this room was intense. Its taken us 3 weeks to inch our way towards being able to grout. Partly because we have spent… Continue reading Bathroom Reno Homestretch and Why Taking Your Time is Important!
My list of house projects and dreamy ideas runs lonnnnnng. Occasionally the list is shaken up with a spontaneous 'I didn't know I needed this but I MUST DO IT RIGHT THIS INSTANT' project. Thats exactly what happened with our under the stairs play nook that we have dubbed the HofE Clubhouse. In our home… Continue reading DIY under the stairs play nook
We are proud to announce House of Esperanza will be participating in Season 4 of the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge! We will be renovating a bathroom in our home that sits on the main level. When we first moved in I added floating shelfs and some art work to hold us over until we had the chance… Continue reading Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge Finalist!
We spent the weekend finally building the workbench of our dreams! The plastic folding tables we have been using all of these years are finally getting retired yayyy! Having storage under the table for some of our bigger saws to hang out on was a necessary feature. When we came across BitterRootDIY's plans for a… Continue reading DIY Workbench
We are on a floating shelf kick over here at Casa Chavez. Putting them evvvverryywhere. Our downstairs bathroom is a full bathroom with little storage space. I really wanted to do something with the empty space above the toilet area to maximize the space. We went with the easy to follow Shanty 2 Chic style floating… Continue reading Built That – Bathroom Floating Shelves
We have been chipping away at house projects for 5 months now. Our tools have been scattered in the garage and hard to keep track of while we work on things inside, driving me crazy. We FINALLY decided to get the tools organized and on a peg board like our last home (which was inspired… Continue reading Garage Tool Organization
Slowly getting the house furnished and decorated. I don't want to 'settle' for the things that are going in this place, so we are taking our time. We would like for everything to be meaningful and/or purposeful. At the base of our staircase there is this little nook, perfect as a landing zone for coats… Continue reading In Progress – Landing Zone
Currently tackling the décor of our new home room by room. We made it a point to start in the spaces we spend the most time in or have our eyes on the most. There is a tiny hallway just off the garage entry into the house that desperately needed a face lift. The off white… Continue reading In Progress- Tiny Hallway Makeover
I've learned so much in the last couple of years about wood working and "building like a girl". My crafty friend Heather got me on the building kick by showing me how to properly use a miter saw. Before I knew it, My Christmas lists were nothing but Ryobi tools and safety gear. With the help… Continue reading Built This – Rustic Picture Frames and Patent Prints