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Dog House Build in 6 easy steps

Dog House Build in 6 Easy Steps

The overall idea with the dog house

Using the space+copying the existing style in the room! 
From the couch-area up to the dinning room we have stairs, and under the stairs we had just dead space. Since we had decide to get a dog, we came up with the idea of build a bog house in this area. Since we spent a lot of time creating a NY Loft Style vibe in the room, we wanted to go for the same look for the doghouse. This is how we did it:
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Step 1: Build the front window

Since we love the NY Glass walls, and already had them in the room, we wanted to create something similar. 
First we crated a wooden frame to fit the window inside. 

Step 2: Paint and cut the window

Then we painted all the wood black, and cut out a piece of plexiglass to fit in the frame. The plexiglass we found in a store (find link here), just a 3mm version, and we used the multi-cutter tool to cut it in the right size. Again the multi-cutter tool is THE BEST! (See the 11 Most Essential Handyman Tools here)

Step 3: Time to create a “brick wall” with a window inside

This was a fun task! Not something you get to do every day. Trying to build a “brick wall” with a NY Style Glass window inside, for a dog 😀 
First we cut out a plate that would be the wall. Inside the wall we cut a hole for the window. 
Then we applied some brick-wall wallpaper, and finally we added plexiglass and a black-painted wooden frame. 

Step 4: Add a door-frame

Around the door we build a door-frame and painted it black. We used blackboard paint since it has a nice mat finish. 

Step 5: Add a light for the dog

Nicolai came up with the crazy idea of making a light for the dog, the could be turned on/off from inside the doghouse, with a big switch. 
For the dogs safety all the wires needed to be well hidden so a curious puppy would be able to acces the wires. 

Step 6: Make a cozy and wholaa!

Some final adjustments inside the house, a cozy dog-bed and some blankets, and there we go! 
DIY Hallway makeover

DIY Hallway makeover

DIY Hallway Makeover

Do you want to see how we did a Complete DIY hallway makeover, for less than 300$?
Then following along!
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This was what the hallway looked like before we did anything

The previous owners had left a big closet in the middle of the hallway, to have storage space and also to cover up the electricity controlling board. But the closet made the room so much smaller than it actually is, so we decide to do a complete DIY Hallway makeover. 

Step 1: Choose color

We wanted to paint the whole hallway, and as usual finding the right color is not that easy! It took 4 tests colors before we finally found the right color, a green/grey olive color. We found the color in our favorite store,  Bauhaus!

Step 2: Remove old furniture

The second step was to remove the closet in the middle of the hallway. After a bit of wrestling around with the closet, we managed to get it free! Already then the room felt so much bigger! We gave damaged areas on the wall a bit of filler and some basic white paint. In a process like this, its important to have a good selection of tools! If you dont know where to start in your tool collection, here is a list: 11 Most Essential Handyman Tools

Step 3: Paint

After clearing the room we started painting! 2 layers of paint did the job! We absolutely loved the color we had chosen, and the room completely changed character! 

Step 4: Build furniture

After having removed the old big closet, we need something else for storage. After many hours of research we found 2 pieces of furniture form Ikea, and bought them second-hand for very cheap price. A drawer for shoes / keys and everyday stuff you need by the hand leaving the house, and a combined bench/drawer. The bench function we wanted to use for taking shoes on/off, and the big drawer we wanted because our work-bags always ends up in weird places when we come home from work. Now they would have a dedicated space. 
We also wanted to cover up the electricity control board, so we build a frame around it with some leftover wood we had laying around. 

Step 5: Adjust furniture to hallway!

Both the bench/drawer and the higher drawer needed some adjustments to fit better in the hallway. Some small cuts in the furniture and the list around the floor did the job! 

Step 6: Front of drawer

Annie came up with an amazing idea for the front of the big drawer under the bench. She bought 400 wooden ice-sticks, and started creating a herringbone pattern in the middle of the front of the drawer. She also added the green color we used in on the hallway walls, and OMG, the result turned out amazing! It did take quite some time, but the final result was all worth it!
It did take quite some time, but the final result was all worth it!

Final result!

We painted the rest of the bench in the same green color, and created a little place to hag our jacket, and put hats/small bags. 
And here is the final result! 
New York Loft Syle Home Office

New York Loft Style Home Office

New York Loft Style Home Office

A New York Loft Style Home Office, in the middle of Copenhagen? Not the most typical thing to find, but we are getting closer and closer. If you want to see how we have done it so far, and get inspired yourself, follow along! 
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The area before

So this is how the loft area looked when we moved into the apartment. The room it is located in is more than 4 meters from the floor to the top ceiling, and to utilize the room the best, the previous owners had build this loft area. We wanted to spice it up, and since we both love the New York Loft Style vibe, we decide to try and create that feeling in our home office. 
The loft area is around 2,2 m from wall to handrail, and 3,4 meters on the long side. The floor was a wooden floor, which cold be cool but the type and color of the wood was not what we where looking for at all. 

Step 1: Sandpaper the floor and add paint

Using a circular grinder, we grinede down the top layer of the floor, and afterwards we gave it 3 layers with white floor-paint. 

Step 2 - Build office table

Afterwards we wanted to create a cool office desk-table. We had an older plank of wood stored, that we in a previous home had use as table, and we decided to use it for the office table, since we loved the color and type of wood. 
To spice up the design, we came up with the idea of letting the table run all the way to the floor, so the table top is actually used as a leg for the table. So we cut the wood with a circular saw with a cut angle of 45 degrees, and then we mounted it together with small iron angles underneath the table. 
We attached the table on the wall by putting square of wood on the wall, that the table then is resting on, and screwed into it from underneath. 

Step 3: From chaos to less chaos!

Afterwards we really liked the table and idea of the office design, but it was a mess with a bunch of thing laying around. Wa later on solved this issues by getting a small drawer for all our small office things such as paper, writing tools, wires etc. 

Step 4: Add New York Loft Style to the home office

To give the the room a  New York Loft Style Home Office vibe, we decide to remove the outer layer of the wall, to expose the brick underneath. 
A hammer-drill with a flat head was amazing for this job (way better than the manuel way as seen on the picture)
Well now we were getting closer to get the right vibe! 

Step 5: Build a New York glass wall

But we never really liked the handrail, and had a crazy idea. Industrial glass walls! (You can ready a full article about the DIY Industrial Glass Wall right here) 
So we took down the handrail, and started the build of the glass wall! 

Step 6: Add some nice furniture and there we go!

And that was the final part of the build! 
We went shopping and found a wonderful chair, a carpet, and a lovely drawer that we put under the table, and we felt like we managed to get the New York Loft Style Home Office that we had dream of. 

DIY Industrial Glass Wall

DIY Industrial Glass Wall

Have you ever wanted to created a DIY Industrial Glass Wall, but never knew how, and always thought it is way too expensive! What if I told you that we have found a way that EVERYONE can use, and that is crazy CHEAP! Read on, this will blow your mind…
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Step 1: Order glass shower walls

We searched the internet for the cheapest solutions to buy New York glass walls, but they where all way above 1000$ each. 
One day we suddenly found Shower Glass Walls, and they where so much cheaper. We found these, for only 212$ each: New York Glass Shower Wall
We ordered 2 of those walls. 
Glass Shower Doors

Step 2: Clear area

Now it was time to start clearing the area where the walls would stand. We took down the handrail, by using an old school handsaw. While building the DIY Industrial Glass Wall we where also fixing a brick wall, you can read about that project in the article DIY Brick Wall.

Step 3: Prepare to install

After removing all unnecessary stuff, it was time to start preparing for installation. Since the loft area where the walls where gonna stand is only 178 cm high, and our glass walls where 220 cm high and 90 cm wide, we had an issue. We where planning to actually have the doors laying on top of each other, which would give us dimensions of the whole wall being 220cm wide and 180cm high. But since the ceiling height is 178cm, we had to cut away 2 cm of the floor to fit the DIY Industrial Glass Wall. 
I used my Multi Cutter tool for this job, cutting from both sides of the edge of the floor. Check out the 11 Most Essential Handyman Tools  to read more about the Multi Cutter Tool, it is AMAZING!

Step 4: Prepare to install part 2

We also needed to do some preparation in the celling, since we had a nice rounded corner with pattern. Again using the multi cutter tool it was not a big hurdle. 

Step 5: Test if the walls fit the space

After finishing all the cutting and clearing out process, we tested if the wall actually fitted correctly, and it did! We put up 2 temporary poles on the outside of the wall to see how everything worked out.  

Step 6: Building a frame to hold the walls

Since we where planning to put the 2 glass shower doors on top of each other, we needed a frame to support them. Luckily with the shower doors we had bought, attachment rails were included. We cut the rails into several pieces, and drilled some holes through them, to be able to attach them in the celling and on the brick wall. 
It required maximum precision in the measuring process, and a ruler and a digital level was a MUST have. 

Step 7: Installing the walls

Moment of truth! We stacked the 2 shower doors on top of each other, and sealed the frame around them by connecting a solid pole between the celling and the floor. 

Step 8: Details

Time to do the final details. We had some leftover wooden sticks that we used to create a simple hand rail, and afterwards we used some filler and sandpaper to fix small cracks and marks in the build. 

Step 9: Paint

Time to paint the wood, and we actually used Black Board Paint, since it has an amazing cool mat black color. 

Final result

This is how it turned out! 
DIY Brick Wall

DIY Brick Wall

DIY Brick Wall - 6 easy steps

Have you always wanted to create a DIY brick wall, but never knew where to start? Just follow these 6 simple steps, and you will be the new brick wall master!
DIY Brick Wall - Before-after
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Step 1: Test your wall

Test if it actually is a brick-wall 🙂 Cover the floor well, cut a little opening in the TAPET, and with a hammer and nail remove the outer layer of the wall. 

Step 2: Check larger area

After a succesful first test, we decided to open up a larger area of the wall. 
We liked how the wall looked underneath, and we diced to go for it! 

Step 3: Dust protection

We very quickly realized the process created a lot of dust, so we tried to built a dust-shield, unfortunately without the biggest succes. 
Do also remember to protect yourself with mask and glasses. 

Step 4: Use a hammer-drill and go crazy

After trying to cover for dust, the process started for real. Using a drill-hammer with a flat head made the process a lot quicker! Even though the Hammer Drill is not on ourr list of 11 Most Essential Handyman Tools, it was in this situation AMAZING to have!

Step 5: Steel-brushing the DIY Brick Wall

After removing all the out parts of the wall, it was time to brush of the brick wall with a steel brush. This is done to take away the heavy parts of dust.

Step 6: Wash with water and done!

Wash the wall with water and a plastic brush, and whola, now you have a brick wall. You can also add a “sealing” paint the will make sure the wall doesn’t dust every time someone touches it
DIY Brick Wall

Extra-stories from the loft area

Before we even started the journey with the brick wall, we did a lot of redesigns to our loft-area. We painted the floors, build and office table, and later on we redesigned the while handrail to create a new york loft apartment look. 
If you want to see our floor-painting proces, you can check out this article. 
If you want to see the office-table building proces, you can check out this article. 
And if you wat to see how we created a new work inspired living room / office, you can check out this article. 
Building a walk in closet in basement

Building a walk in closet in basement – step by step

Building a walk in closet in basement – step by step

Have you always wanted to be building a walk in closet in a basement, but never really dared to do it? Well here is the truth: Everyone can do it, and it is not as difficult as you might think. With common sense, basic tools, a few Ikea drawers combined with some ekstra wood, and this step by step guide, you are ready to start building a walk in closet in a basement in no time! 
Basements closet build progress
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If you are interested in seeing all our different design ideas, you can read the article: DIY Small Walk In Closet Designs

Step 1: Empty out the basement

Get rid of everything not necessary in the basement. The tabel we had on the wall was taken down. 
Empty basement

Step 2: Be smart - use the hight to create more floor-space

We decided to stack the tumble-dryer and washing machine on top of each other, to create way more floor-space. This required the already built “stand” to be lowered otherwise the 2 machines wouldn’t fit on top of each other. Using a Multi Cutter Tool the wooden sides where cut down, and the top was put back on. 
Now the 2 machines could be stacked, and whola, a lot of space saved. 

Step 3: Paint EVERYTHING

Both walls, ceiling and floor was painted. Always remember to spartle small holes in the walls and ceiling. The floor needs a serious sanding and cleaning before painting it. We used a white floor paint, and we gave it 3 layers of paint on total.

Step 4: Put together drawers

Now that the room was newly painted, the actual build of the closet could start. We put together the Ikea IVAR Drawers to figure of where everything should be positioned in the room. 

Step 5: Positioning everything and start building first shelf

With the right distance set for the IVAR Drawers from the wall (see picture below), the the first part of the closet could be build. 
First attaching a pole to one of the beams in the ceiling and to the floor gave us support to create the floating look of the bottom shelf.  The self is resting of the floor-panels all the way around, and then the pole is giving it the proper support to not break or tip over. The pole is attached to the floor by using an iron angle and very small screws, that later is painted to cover it up.
First part og building the walk in closet in basement

Step 6: Build the second floating shelf

We wanted to add another shelf to separate pants from shirts in the closet. To create the floating look aging, we attached small narrow pieces of wood to the wall, together with a iron angle to find support at the pole. 
Shelf for basement

Step 7: Poles for hangers

We attached wooden sticks right under the sealing and right under the highest shelf, to crate to “rooms” where shirts and pants could be hung. 

Step 8: Add small wall

A small wall was added to the already built shelfs. This added some extra support to the top shelf, and since the wall is resting on the floor, it is also used to support the next IVAR Drawers to continue the “floating look”. Iron angles where used to hold the IVAR Drawers to the wall. During the build phase small wooden pieces is holding up the drawers until all support poles where created.  

Step 9: Support pole

Another support pole was added on the left side of the IVAR Drawer. The pole is attached to the beam on the sealing using small iron angles, and the same applies to the floor end of the pole. 

Step 10: Repeat process

Same process continued until all 3 drawers was on a line. 

Step 11: Drawers on top of each other

On the left drawer we wanted to have 2 on top of each other. We added a wall on the left side that is resting on the floor, to add support for the weight of both drawers. 

Step 12: Add middle wall on top of IVAR Drawer

Another wall was added in the middel of the first IVAR Drawer. Iron angles where again perfect for this. 

Step 13: Add small shelves

Between the two walls several shelves where added. Screws form the outside of each wall where screwed in through the wall, and into each shelf. 

Step 14: Hide washing machine

We wanted to hide the washing machine, and therefor we started covering it up with a wall on the left, and later doors in front of it.
Support for the wall was found by attaching wooden sticks to the existing walls and ceiling.

Step 15: Cover up with MDF Plates

Afterwards the whole thing was covered up with MDF plates, the two front ones attached with hinges to create doors. 

Step 16: Create shelves in the corner for optimal space usage

In the corner we created triangle formed shelfs for storgage. 

Step 17: Raw build done - now time to spartle

Wuhhuuu, all the raw build was now done! 
Now it was time to spartle and sand-paper everything down! 

Step 18: Get ready to paint

Add a base layer to all areas thats gonna be painted, and tape everything up!
Remember, preparation makes the painting process way easier! 

Step 19: Paint everything twice!

Add paint 2 times to all the surfaces. 
After everything was dry we added pieces of wood on top of the different drawers to match the wood we used to created the shelves. 

Step 20: Add Ikea closet lights.

After the paint was dry, we added Ikea Closet lights to all the different areas. This gives the whole room a super super cool vibe! 
And there we go, all done! 

Final result

Building a walk in closet in basement
Cupboard design for small bedroom

Cupboard Design For Small Bedroom

Cupboard design for small bedroom

Follow this simple step-by-step guide and learn how we created the perfect cupboard design for our small bedroom.
Cupboard design for small bedroom
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Step 1: Buy Top Cabinet from Jysk

We decided to go for a Jysk version of a cupboard. Is is originally designed for kitchens, but since the dimensions fitted our needs, we went for it!
Top cabinet from jysk

Step 2: Put cupboards together, and attached iron angles

We follow the instructions to put the cupboards together. We used 3D glue for extra support when putting it together. 
Remember before starting it is a very good idea to have most tools ready for use! If you are out looking to buy tools, this is a good place to start: 11 Most Essential Handyman Tools
Then we added 6 x iron angles that would be used to hang the cupboards on the wall. We used small but thick 12 mm screws to attach theses iron angles. 

Step 3: Measure and drill

First, measuring time (this is a very important step, and please do it in this order): We took the exact cupboards and placed it on its exact position, WITH the iron angles already screwed in the cupboard. Then we used a pencil to mark the positions of the holes of the metal angles, on the wall.
Then we drilled in the wall for all the marks we’ve put for the iron angles, and after that we hammered in wall-plugs.

Step 4: Screws in!

Then we added screws in all the iron angles, and now the cupboard would stay on the wall. You probably need some help to hold up the cupboard while putting in the screws, this was a 2 person job for us. 

Step 5: Repeat

Then we repeated step 1-4  for all the cupboards (this is the longest part of the proces).

Step 6: Add filler and sandpaper!

Time to make it look nice. We added filler to all small cracks, and sandede it all down so it became nice and smooth.

Step 7: Paint

Painting time! First we sanded all surfaces with some sandpaper, and afterwards we applied paint two times. We actually used the same paint as for the wall, maybe not the ideal idea but it works out great, since the cupboards doors are not super often touched. 
Paint time
The pant we used was of the brand Nordsjö, and you can see the color code on the picture below.

Step 8: Attach doors

After all the painting, we attached the doors and boom, our Cupboard design for our small bedroom was done!
Cupboard design for small bedroom-full

And there we go, that was our take on a cupboard design for a small bedroom.

diy floating kitchen shelves

DIY Floating Kitchen Shelves

DIY Floating Kitchen Shelves

Extra shelf space in a kitchen is always useful, and this very simple step-by-step guide will teach you how to build the perfect DIY Floating Kitchen Shelves.
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Step 1: Cut of the shelf

First we cut out the shelf from a simple leftover piece of MDF plate. We measured the dimensions of the corner the shelf would hang in, and cut the plate in a an appropriate size, using a simple hand saw. 
MDF Plate

Step 2: Attach angle irons

Underneath the MDF we attached 3 small angle irons on the wall. We used small ones to hide them as much as possible, to create the floating look of the shelf. The angle irons where attached to the wall using small wall-plugs. 
Angle irons

Step 4: Rounding of corner

We wanted to have the outer corner rounded so if someone walks into the shelf, they don’t walk straight into a sharp corner. Using the Multi Cutter tool it took no time to cut away the corner and sandpaper it for a nice finish. 

Step 5: Painting

Before attaching the shelf to the angle irons we painted the shelf in a gray color, and we painted the angle irons white, so it looks like they are a part of the white wall. This creates the floating look of the shelf. 

Step 6

Lastly we used small 13mm screws to attach the shelf to the metal angles, and whola, there we go. 
diy floating kitchen shelves
And there we go! A very fast and simple way to create your own DIY Floating Kitchen Shelves!
Shelf done