1. Create the most awesome front porch ever
  2. Make a wedding day scrapbook
  3. Refinish the old wooden desk taking up too much space in the attic
  4. Finish the Tom Baker Doctor Who scarf I’m making for my husband
  5. Reorganize kitchen cabinets and drawers in a manner that make any type of sense

This is my current list of summer projects. I am sure the list will grow and I will proudly (and tiredly) cross off many items. That’s one of my favorite things about summer. While I do love the beach and relaxing in the backyard with my Kindle and some Summer Shandy, the great weather and longer days provide the best opportunity to be creative and tackle new projects you can’t do when you’re freezing and covered in snow.

I have compiled a lists of books that will prove to be incredibly useful to me this summer while I roll up my sleeves and attempt to use tools whose name I always get wrong. I’m sure your patrons will get plenty of use out of them as well…

DIY Summer Projects

DIY Summer


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Rachel Kray is a Collection Development Analyst at OverDrive.


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