Redeemed Creative


Finding Beauty and Usefulness in All Things

Rustic Serving Tray

Almost two years ago, I went into my garage with some basic tools and an old pallet, and I tried to make something with my hands. Life was complicated, things felt like they were beyond my control, and I wanted something productive to do where I was in control. I had built some things with my father and grandfather when … Read More

 

DIY Kid’s Adirondack Chair

At the beginning of the summer — before the crazy summer heat — we spend almost every evening outside in our back yard. I wanted to create a chair for my daughter to sit in on those rare occasions she was not playing in her playhouse or the homemade sensory table. After some searching, I found Ana White’s plans for … Read More

 

Giant Jenga for Outdoor Parties

This past weekend was Fourth of July (also known as the original #brexit), and we went to several BBQ and outdoor parties. One of them was at my in-laws’ house, and I was to help with the outdoor activities. So I decided to build a giant set of stacking towers, also known as Jenga. Building a DIY Giant Jenga I … Read More

 

DIY Wooden Flower Pot for Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approached, I wanted to make something for my wife my 19-month-old daughter wanted me to make something for her mommy. After brainstorming for a few minutes, I she came up with an idea for a DIY wooden flower pot made from reclaimed materials. The inspiration came from a Woodworking for Mere Mortals video. I used some of the … Read More

 

Homemade Child Sensory Table for Under $11

As the weather warms up here in Lititz, PA, my wife has been looking for ideas for outdoor activities to do with our 1 1/2 year old. One thought was a sensory table, where a child can play with water, sand, or dry objects like Lima beans. Unfortunately, sensory tables can be rather expensive (starting at $50 for the least … Read More

 

DIY Kitchen Helper Stand

I’ve found it’s hard to do woodworking in the winter. My shop is a tiny shed outside, which can fit all my tools but doesn’t have the space for assembly. When the weather is nice, I like to work in the yard, setting up sawhorses to create a makeshift work surface. But at the end of last month, we got … Read More

 

DIY Kitchen Play Set from a Reclaimed Nightstand

As Christmas approached, my wife and I knew we wanted to make it a special day for our daughter, Norah. But having just moved to a new home in a new state, we also knew we didn’t want to give her too many toys, since we were well aware of how much stuff we have. So we started brainstorming the … Read More

 

The Start of Something New

This month has been one of change in our household. Moving to a new state, starting a new job, and renting a new home. We can fear changes, or we can embrace them, excited about the new possibilities. As we get settled into our new routine and way of living, I am looking forward to using this space as a … Read More