DIY Vintage-esque Starburst Mirror

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Gooooooooood MORNING my friends! Beth here from Sawdust and Embryos... and as always, I’m overjoyed to be here! My husband and I have been working away at our twins’ big-girl room in preparation for the day they’re throwing themselves out of their crib. Seeing as they’re 2.5, that could happen any day. So far, we’ve built and upholstered their mini fainting couch / toddler beds, stenciled the Herringbone Accent … [Read more...]

DIY Topography Artwork

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Mornin’ friends! Beth here from Sawdust and Embryos! I hope you have an exciting DIY-filled weekend planned! If not, I have a fun little project to inspire your creative juices to get flowing! On our gallery wall, I’m always looking for things that are sentimental or have a story. I don’t remember how the idea came to me, but I decided to make some wall art of the topographic surface of our acreage for Nick’s birthday … [Read more...]

Winter Emergency Kit

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Good morning friends! And Happy weekend! Beth here from Sawdust and Embryos! Today I’m going to share something that’s not so much a DIY project... but more of a life saver. Many of us will be traveling A LOT (raising hand!) this holiday season, and I want to stress the importance of driving smart and bring PREPARED. I put together a Winter Emergency Kit for our vehicle a couple years ago, and keep it in my car at all … [Read more...]

Broken House Divided & Wall Art

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Good Morning friends! I’m Beth from Sawdust and Embryos, and it’s always such a pleasure to stop in each month and get creative all up in here! We all have (or know someone who has) brutal football rivalries going on in our immediate families. ‘House Divided’ if you will. So I’m going to show you how to make this ‘Broken’ Bracket-shaped Wall Art using simple pine 1x4’s! I did a google search for bracket-shapes, … [Read more...]

Whitewashing/Glazing Tutorial {Sawdust and Embryos}

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Hi Guys! Happy weekend! It’s always such a joy for me to stop in each month and throw down a tutorial for all you fabulous ATT readers! If you’re not familiar, I’m Beth from Sawdust and Embryos! Today I want to discuss how...  contrary to many of the pieces in our furniture portfolio, we’ve learned that PAINTING FURNITURE ISN’T ALWAYS THE ANSWER! It’s really about making a piece flow beautifully with a room’s … [Read more...]

China Cabinet Transformation! {Guestpost by Sawdust and Embryos}

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Sweet/darling/gorgeous ATT Readers! It’s me Beth from Sawdust and Embryos! I’ll have you know that Brooke and I fiiiiiinally met in person a few weeks ago at Haven (despite being BFF’s for many moons... I mean OBVIOUSLY). Contributor and contributee... united at last. And let me just tell you that she is divine times infinity. And quite possibly one of the nicest people I’ve met. LIKE EVER. I’m saddened to … [Read more...]

Stencilled & Distressed Coffee Table {by Sawdust and Embryos}

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  All I have to say is… HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU!!! Can I get an amen? Beth here (from Sawdust and Embryos) and I’m going to go ahead and assume that you know me well enough by now that I can skip the formalities and jump right into our most recent furniture transformation!! We recently picked up this gorgeous antique Duncan Phyfe coffee table at a garage sale. It had a LOT of lovin-years on it, and it … [Read more...]

Furniture Tutorial ~ Chalkboard Cubes using Vinyl as a STENCIL! {Sawdust and Embryos}

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Happy Saturday my friends!!! I’m Beth from Sawdust and Embryos stopping in to share the goods! Nick and I have been busy times a million… stenciling, putting up crown molding, and potty-training a couple toddlers. But not too busy to stop in here and throw down a tutorial for ya… woohoo! Today I’m going to show you a little furniture project that we did using vinyl as a stencil! A friend of mine works at a health clinic, … [Read more...]

PAINT your Backsplash! {Sawdust and Embryos}

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Hey guys!! It’s me, Beth (from Sawdust and Embryos) once again! Did ya miss me? I’m guessing not, since you follow my blog too! hehe… right? So listen… there’s an epic problem going on in our country, and it’s called: THE NAKED BACKSPLASH. Is your backsplash in the buff like mine was? Just a plain painted wall? It might be because tile is too expensive. Or maybe you can’t find tile in the colors you want. Or maybe you … [Read more...]

Distressing Boards to look like ‘Barn Boards’ {Sawdust and Embryos}

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Howdy hey my ATT lovlies! It’s Beth stopping in from Sawdust and Embryos once again! It’s definitely one of the highlights of my month to drop in on you guys and show you what we’ve been up to. HUGE thanks to our girl Brooke for giving me this amazing opportunity! I’m still pinching myself! If you haven’t had the opportunity, we wanted to welcome you to stop on over to our blog and snoop around for a bit. We get down … [Read more...]