Being Brickner : Daddy's DIY Projects

Monday, June 16, 2014

Daddy's DIY Projects

We hope that you had the best weekend celebrating the special men in your life!  I love Fathers Day, I have always been a daddy's girl & can tell already that Waverly Maye will be, too.  We had a fun few days hanging with family & letting our boys know just how much they mean to us.  I'm looking forward to sharing pictures soon. :)

In the meantime, I thought I would share a couple of the projects my husband has been working on lately.  As usual, he has been working hard all day & then coming home to work some more, I love him so much!  We have a deadline of July 26th for quite a few projects, since we recently decided that Waverly's birthday party would be at our house.  We went back & forth about it for a couple of weeks - mainly because we really wanted to wait until our house was completely done - but ultimately realized that probably wouldn't be until her high school graduation party.;)  So we are going with it, our downstairs is ready (enough) so our main goal is the outside.

 I have had my eye on some outdoor furniture for a while now, the seasonal section at Target (that sucks me in everyime anyways) has been killing me with all its cuteness lately.  Yet my husband refuses to support my shopaholic ways when it comes to something he can make, especially when he can do it for practically nothing.  We love our pallet wall so much so we decided to use pallets again, I'm starting to think our entire home & all of our decor will be made out of pallets soon.


The chair is made completely from wood pallets, all that were free from random listings on Craigs List or just on the side of the road.  The tutorial Joe used can be found here, he just finished a second & a "mini" version for Waverly Maye that we will share soon.  Like most other house projects, my only contribution to this was buying the pillow.  From Target. :)

We also recently added this sign to our front door, one of my favorite projects to date.  Joe made this with a computer controlled cutting table he has at work, we were inspired by some signs I found on Etsy but I ended up loving this one even more!


SO in the spirit of Fathers Day, I obviously have to say a few more words about this sweet husband of mine.  I obviously am biased, but Waverly Maye & I are two of the luckiest girls around.  Joe is so selfless, makes us his biggest priority, & even though we are about as high-maintenence as they come (I have no idea where she gets it from), loves us through it all.  He plays with baby dolls on the regular, brushes Waverly's hair, & even somehow fits his adult body into a playhouse each night when he gets home from work.  He deals with our love of fashion & even pretends to turn his head to (both of our) ever-growing shoe collections.
There isn't one thing he wouldn't do for his girls & we are so thankful to call him ours.

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HAPPY, happy Monday to you all!
XOXO


29 comments:

  1. Happy Father's Day! That is amazing that your husband made that patio furniture! It can be so expensive so it's nice to have a handy husband!

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  2. Wow! Your husband is so talented :)

    www.dettecakes.com

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  3. Love the DYI's. That sign for your door is beyond adorable!

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  4. That chair is fabulous! Great pics as always!

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  5. I love those chairs and door sign! Awesome work Joe! I never thought of looking on craigslist for free pallets; good tip! Oh and those pictures of him & Waverly are just the sweetest!

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  6. That chair is amazing!!!! Along with all those sweet pictures at the end of this post!! Love it!

    Boy, oh {mamas} boys

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  7. Oh that chair is simply amazing! Your family is too cute!

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  8. Okay, I'm definitely sending my husband that link. I love that chair and want my own! (In MULTIPLE.) You have a sweet hubby for sure :)

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  9. Our husbands are so much alike! I can't tell you how many times I've been about to pull the trigger on a purchase, only to have him stop me because "do you know how easy that would be to make?" Only problem is that he's generally so busy that it takes 5,768 years for him to get it made and/or weeks of me nagging to speed up the process! The chairs look great and I love the sign, too! Can't wait to see all of your house projects...takes me back to the days of when we were building ours!

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    1. Haha, love that they are so alike!! I know, we are so busy too & I feel like our list just keeps getting longer! ;) I know it will be worth it one day!!

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  10. your husband is CRAFTY. like super crafty. and i LOVE IT!!!

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  11. Love the chair! Happy Father's Day to your hubby!

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  12. Oh my gosh, talk about talent! Those are the best diy projects ever! I'm officially jealous.

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  13. At our old house we went pallet crazy! We had a pallet bench, pallet coffee table on wheels, a pallet swing and even side tables made out of refurbished windows. Because we were moving so far away we ended up selling it all, but I loved the look of it!

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  14. Wow you guys are so crafty! Such a great chair and sign!

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  15. CUTE!! I love those two DIY projects--he's one talented fella!!! Glad you guys had a great weekend! :)

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  16. LOVE that sign! and of course the patio furniture as well!

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  17. Oh my gosh, he is so talented! Eric is such a handyman and I love it! We are truly blessed because my dad is NOT a handyman so I know what it's like to have to shell out the money for something :) I often question Eric and his abilities because it still BLOWS my mind that he can just... build something with his own two hands. Or fix a car. Or whatever!
    Love the pictures!!

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  18. I love this!! My husband loves making things too! Been kind of our thing to do together.

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  19. ugh, he is amazing! I'd love to make things, but I'm just not that talented ha. Perhaps you can loan him out like a few weeks per year?

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  20. Your hubbs is so talented! I love anything made out of a pallet and this chair is just awesome. Also, that sign is amazing. Such sweet, precious photos. Hope your guy had a Happy Father's Day!!

    xo
    Crystal

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  21. And I agree with Courtney...can you loan him out? hehe :)

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  22. He seriously needs to teach my husband some skills! Ha this is impressive!

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  23. Wow! LOVE the sign and the chair! What a super dad/hubby! Looks like a great weekend!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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    1. Thanks love!!! Hope you guys had a good one! XO

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  24. Love that sign - so perfect and unique! That chair looks mighty comfy too :)

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  25. Your husband is so crafty! Those chairs?? Made out of pallets?? Seriously, I would never think of doing that and they look AMAZING! So cute he loves doing projects for you girls!

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