For the ironing board cabinet, she cut the back off a regular-size cabinet and recessed it into the wall. She then made the molding piece and attached it to the wall above the cabinet to make it look like a built-in unit. She built the fold-down, swiveling ironing board system herself from brackets and hardware she bought at The Home Depot.
Here's a simple tutorial on a sturdy and professional-looking way to to hang string lights on your porch or patio. Caitlin Ketcham of Desert Domicile shows you, step by step. It's on The Home Depot Blog. || @desertdomicile
DIY: We have outdated hardware all throughout our home since our house was built in the mid 90's. We are on a budget, so a handy friend of mine told me to spray paint everything. The guy at Home Depot recommended this spray paint, and to use steel wool on the metal to help with saturation. It'll be interesting to see how it holds up with wear and tear, but for now I'm impressed!