• DIY,  Random Stuff,  Woodwork Projects

    DIY Tin Can & Wood – Bee Decoration

    Today’s post is about a bee I created out of a few tin Dr Pepper cans and some scrap wood. Forth of July was over and my mantel was all decked out in red, white and blue. I needed to change my mantle decor but Fall was still a little ways off. I wanted something that is still summery, yet would lead into the fall theme. My first thought was sunflowers of course, but I didn’t really like the idea of sunflowers being the main theme. I have a little sign that I purchased at Hobby Lobby that simply says “be kind” and then came the “Ah Ha!!! Moment”. Bee’s…

  • DIY

    DIY Desk Decor

    Today’s post is about my DIY desk decor. Doesn’t it feel good to get your own personal desk at your workplace? I started my first post-graduate job back in June. When I first got hired, I thought I was going to be sharing a desk with my colleagues since I work at home, in my community and at the office. On my first day, I was surprised with my very own desk!  I got so excited so I went to Target and Michael’s after I got off of work on my first day to start looking for inspiration. The first item I found was an open terrarium at Target. Michele…

  • Random Stuff

    MÖLKKY (Finnish Lawn Game)

    Today we are posting about the game Mölkky (a Finnish Lawn Game) that we made out of an old tree. If you follow our posts, you may have seen the amazing corn hole game my son’s father-in-law so thoughtfully made for us. We are so grateful, and knowing that he really enjoys corn hole, we wanted to create an outdoor game for him in return. At first, we were going to make a set of “Giant Jenga Blocks” but Sarah (his daughter) said they already have a Jenga game. While searching for a game we could make, I ran across Mölkky and thought it sounded perfect! Mölkky is a Finnish…

  • Random Stuff,  Woodwork Projects

    Giant Lawn Dice Game

    Today’s post is about our giant lawn dice game we made ourselves. The set in our video is a bit sentimental to me because it was among our very first DIY wood projects. It is also sentimental because we made it for Tori and Javi’s wedding. Please excuse all the imperfections you may notice in the spacing of the dots on the dice. This project would have been amazingly simple if we owned a drill press, #GOALS! We made our dice from a 4×4 post. Supplies & Tools Saw Electric drill 1/2 inch drill bit Sander Black paint 4×4 post 4×4 posts actually only measure 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.…

  • DIY,  Woodwork Projects

    DIY Pizza Pan Rack

    Today is about the DIY pizza pan rack we created out of scraps of wood we found in our workshop. Years ago, my kids bought me a small wood fire pizza oven that makes the pizza taste amazing!! We were hosting a surprise birthday party for my daughter-in-law, Janae and decided we would make “build your own” pizzas. We really wanted to host a “build your own style” party but space was a big issue. I had to fit 10 pans of pizza dough, toppings, sauces, and cheeses all on my counter. I searched around the internet before the party to see if I could purchase a small pizza pan…

  • DIY,  Random Stuff,  Woodwork Projects

    DIY Giant Jenga Game

    Today we are going to share our DIY giant Jenga game. We actually made this Jenga game four years ago because Tori wanted giant outdoor games for her wedding reception. Originally we left the wood raw. When we decided to do a video showing how we made the Jenga we decided to add stain and make a designated table for the game. Tools & Supplies ( For Jenga) Saw Orbit sander or sandpaper (we used 220 grit) Measuring tape 5 – 2″x 3″ x 8′ studs (cut & sand 48 @ 7 5/8″ each) A stain of choice (we used three different colors) Gloves Old rags for staining Click the…

  • DIY,  Makeover,  Random Stuff,  Repurposed/Restored

    DIY Cement Table Top

    Today’s post is about our DIY cement table top project. In a previous post, we revealed our kitchen table transformation of a table we got free off of craigslist. This is the transformation of our very, VERY old kitchen table. There is not enough room inside our house to use the old table. Our grown kids liked the table because all eight of us fit around it. The table is very ugly but it is also very sturdy. We decided it would be a fun project to transform it into an outdoor table. The table is made of wood and I knew just one winter would destroy the table as…

  • DIY,  Woodwork Projects

    DIY Vertical Donut Bar

    Today we are going to share how we made our very own DIY vertical donut bar. How many of you know someone who has a love affair with donuts? That person who would travel far distances because someone mentioned a donut that they deemed scrumptious. People love this holy confection so much that it is becoming a popular dessert for weddings and birthdays alike. We recently hosted a graduation party and having a donut bar was one of the requested food stations. So we created our vertical donut bar and now we are going to share it with you. We created two 24″ long stands instead of one 4 foot…

  • 4th of July,  DIY,  Holiday,  Woodwork Projects

    How to Make Corn Hole Boards — DIY Project

    The cornhole game has brought many hours of joy and entertainment to our lives on a weekly basis. This is our favorite game to play as a family and the game truly never gets old! My dad has become the cornhole guru in our family so he is the guest creator on Stunning Misadventures this week! He was patient enough to let us film his creation and even allowed my husband and me to jump in and help out with the woodworking and painting process. Over the last few years, my dad has made a total of 12 sets of cornhole boards! This is not just a one time project…

  • DIY,  DIY Gifts,  Holiday,  Random Stuff

    DIY Father’s Day Gifts

    Father’s Day is upon us so we thought it would be fun to post a couple easy DIY Father’s Day gifts. It is always so meaningful to receive a homemade gift. Both of these gifts are kid craft friendly and can be made for under $5. Gift #1 The first gift is a “gag” gift, sure to give Dad a big smile. Materials: Tissue paper (color of your choice) Scissors Construction paper Glue Toilet paper Printer paper w/ the following saying Click the link below to watch us make this Father’s Day “gag” gift. Gift #2 This second easy DIY will appeal to dad’s with a sweet tooth. Materials: Paper…