Follow along with our DIY bookcase project and learn how to turn an old closet, awkward corner, or empty space into a gorgeous place to store your fav reads. If you haven’t read Part One of this project yet, you can catch up HERE! A Little DIY Bookcase Backstory I was a hide-under-the-covers-with-my-booklight-so-my-mom-couldn’t-catch-me-up-late kinda girl […]

January 8, 2021

DIY Bookcase: Birthday Built-in Part 2

I’m feeling extra grateful for a handy hubby so we can get after some DIY bookcase building for my 28th birthday! It has been a week (plus!) of back-and-forth with some blog and website peeps trying (and failing… mostly on my part?) to relocate the blog to a new domain name – So, that […]

December 27, 2020

DIY Bookcase Birthday Building (Part 1)

DIY Bookcase Birthday Building (Part 1)

We are SUPER excited about these DIY wedding signs because they are near and dear to our hearts. Today, we’re sharing the behind the scenes making of our wedding signage but this will work for any occassion. Birthday? Home Decore? Shower? You name it, you can build a sign for that. Check out the video […]

December 1, 2020

Quick & Easy DIY Wedding Signs

Learn how to make your own DIY Wedding signs (or any other signs you need) with this Sam Macy Designs shop video & step-by-step instructions.

Here it is! Finally! Learn how to make a pallet wood decoration – step by step. In other words, you get to learn alongside me while Sam teaches us to build something. I’ve promised this video at least I don’t know… 30 times… in our past Behind the Scenes post and video, on Instagram, and […]

October 20, 2020

DIY: Make a Pallet Wood Decoration

DIY: Make a Pallet Wood Decoration

Sure, DIY and step-by-step how-to videos are fun (and we have that coming your way soon too), but it is the behind the scenes stuff that really takes the cake if you ask me. Thats why we’re taking you behind the scenes of our pallet wood decor project day! Sundays are sacred days around here […]

September 25, 2020

VLOG: Pallet Wood Decor Behind the Scenes

Pallet Wood Decor VLOG

T-minus almost exactly two years ago, Sam put out a DIY YouTube video walking through the steps to make a plyometric box. We’re huge CrossFitters and the owner of our gym needed more boxes as our membership grew. Sharing is caring but in the middle of a fast workout, it can definitely be a tricky […]

September 22, 2020

Plyometric Box with One Sheet of Plywood

DIY Video: Plyometric Box with One Sheet of Plywood

We’re still workin’ on puppy pallets over here while gearing up for some DIY wedding sign creation as well (VLOG and videos to come, I’m sure!). Making transparent paper has been a GAME CHANGER for us to keep it between the lines as we cut and create. As per ushe, I like to make things […]

September 1, 2020

DIY Video: How to Make Transparent Paper

How to make transparent paper

Welcome to Life Outside The Shop’s first DIY video teaching you the best way to break down a pallet! I wish I could say that we get up to a lot of DIY stuff over here but that would definitely be a lie. You know that saying, “the shoemaker’s kid has no shoes”? Well, the […]

August 26, 2020

The best way to break down a pallet

DIY VIDEO: The Best Way to Break Down a Pallet