DIY – Woodworking, Gardening & Home Improvement

Easy DIY Potting Bench

Ana-White/Ryobi Nation Project

Modern Meets Cool & Cozy!

DIY Outdoor Cedar Sofa

Cedar Sofa
Ana-White-Build/Ryobi Tools Project


 A New Fun & Easy Beginner DIY Project!

DIY Hobby Bench

Time to Work on Your Beginner DIY Garden Design!

Garden Design
Short Video with Great Information. Let’s Transform Your Summer Garden!
Container Gardening - BHG
Even if you don’t have a yard, you can have a beautiful flower garden using containers!

DIY Home Improvements!

Home Improvements - Windows
8 Ways To Dress Up A Kitchen Window {Without Using A Curtain}

I am so happy you stopped by.  Don’t leave without a DIY Woodworking or Gardening Plan.  Lots of Home Improvement Ideas to choose from also!  Send pictures too, I would love to see what you are working on!


Why I Started LipstickAndLumber – My DIY Blog!

As a “Forty Something” Mom/Wife, I found myself yearning for hobbies to keep me busy now that our Son is a college student.  My first hobby is my flower garden.  I LOVE flower gardening!  Seeing as there is a winter season where we live I found myself bored in late fall through winter. I really needed another hobby!   My main reason for starting Lipstick And Lumber is to stay connected with other Builders.  

Maybe this blog will spark an interest that will help you get out of your comfort zone and try something new.  Happy reading, building and blogging!  Now go out and find yourself something to build!  Check out my first beginner projects HERE!

I would love to keep in touch.  What are your new middle-aged hobbies?  What DIY Furniture sites are your favorite?  What do you do with your time now that your child(ren) are off to college?