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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I used a light gray chalky paint on each of them. I lightly distressed each piece, stenciled and sealed with wax.
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.
This wine rack makes a perfect gift for the wine lover in your life, or maybe that is you!
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.