3 Projects – 1 Power Tool Challenge!

This post is for all those ladies that are wanting to build things but are afraid to start.  I have teamed up with a few of my blogging friends so we could show you how easy it is to build things using 1 Power Tool.  

1 Power Tool Challenge

We are starting with a drill, this is one of the easiest things you can learn to use.  So come one ladies, pick up that drill and lets see what you can build.  

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I decided to use these  wood kits that you can get from the home depot.  These wood kits are a great piece to start with, since they are pre-cut and ready to assemble.  

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Some of the kits came with nails, and I knew it would be easier to screw them together than use a hammer and nails.  I needed to pre-drill the starter holes for the screw placement.  This makes it easier to hold the screws in place and it helps to eliminate the wood from splitting.  

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I also used wood glue when assembling together.  Once you have the pre-holes drilled, place a line of glue on the wood and screw together.  

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Its was very simple to put these kits together.  Now the fun part starts, making them pretty.  I used Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths on these.  It is a simple way to darken wood without having to buy an entire can of stain.   They worked great for this small project, but I would not recommend using them on a large piece of furniture.  Make sure you wear gloves as using the stain cloths is messy, since the stain is on the cloth. 

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Now, you could just seal these with a polyurethane and be done, but I knew I wanted to make these have a french inspired theme.  

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I used a light gray chalky paint on each of them.  I lightly distressed each piece, stenciled and sealed with wax.  

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This mason jar caddy can be versatile with the many ways you can use it in your home.  You can use it as I did and hold your utensils for a picnic, use for just flowers or use it for an office organizer.  

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This wine rack makes a perfect gift for the wine lover in your life, or maybe that is you!  

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I love the garden tool Box.  I think I would have to use it for display because it is way to pretty to use outside in the dirt.  3 simple projects that can be simply made with 1 power tool.  I know you will love what these other ladies made for this 1 Power Tool Challenge.  Now make sure you stop by their pages to see all the projects they made with a drill.  

 



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18 Responses to 3 Projects – 1 Power Tool Challenge!

  1. Very cute! It’s funny, I brought back my kits from Haven and they just sat there. Then I made this play table for my son for his cars, and used the curved wine rack pieces as bridges for his cars! πŸ™‚ LOL I think I like yours better. He doesn’t even PLAY with the table now! lol

    Serena

    • I had to carry them in my carryon! That bag was soooo heavy. I was also carry some plants, I am sure I looked like a site having wood sicking out of my carry on and plants in the other hand!

  2. It’s been fun doing this challenge with you DeDe. I love all three of these but especially love how you styled your caddy with the teal stencils and mason jars. I could use that pretty tool box too. You’ve inspired me to make some for my home. Besides I’m due for a Home Depot trip – thanks!

  3. DeDe

    Fabulous post to show what you can do with kits and ONE tool. πŸ™‚

    I love, love, love caddies, and had no idea they came in kits!

    pinned!
    gail

  4. Using a build kit is such a good way to start getting comfortable with a drill. I’d have a hard time trying to decide how to use that cute caddy too! Thanks for joining in on the One Power Tool Challenge!

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