"Ordinary Home to Extraordinary Home"

Episode 1 was a fun kickoff to the crafty competition Making It, but now we are diving deep into what happened in Episode 2. 

Faster Craft

For this faster craft, we were challenged to design a wall based around the idea that everyone has a blank wall in their home. I was super excited abut this challenge because there is so much you can do with a blank wall.

Making It Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

The inspiration for this fireplace was an original faux fireplace that I built a few years back.  Luckily, the first time I had a lot more time to build it out. We had less than 3 hours for this faster craft.

Making It Season 2 Episode 2

With a little help on the mantle from Jimmy DiResta, I was able to knock this baby out just in time. Shout out to Rebecca for the little plant, my mantle was super empty without it.

Making it Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

The pictures don't do it justice, so check out the wall transformation faster craft below.

Everyone else did a great job on their walls. I really loved Rebecca's take on her wall. I would definitely love something like that in a craft room and Justine's wall was super creative. Great job ladies.

Making it Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

Master Craft

For the Master Craft, we had to makeover a plain white mailbox but the real challenge was keeping our aprons clean.

Blank Mailbox

We all started off with a blank canvas and had to make something great out of it. I decided to go with an older style truck because me and my dad use to work on cars together as a kid. The pink on the car signified me always being a daddy's girl.

Making It Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

Making always means a lot more when it has meaning behind it so this faster craft was a special one, and it was a lot of fun to make.

Making It Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

Now you have to remember that these challenges are timed, so I think i get a pass for my headlights being crooked; if you haven't seen episode 2 yet, you'll want to see my artist explanation for why they are like that. I think I talked my way out of it, HA!

Making It Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

Making It Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

Either way, I was happy with how my mailbox turned out, and my fellow makers didn't disappoint either. Check out their work below.

Making it Season 2 Episode 2 Recap


 Back to judging, our favorite time of the year. Yes, that was sarcasm. But I have exciting news for Episode 2 if you haven't tuned in yet.

Making it Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

I won a patch! That's right; the judges loved my fireplace wall and I was able to win my first patch of the competition. It was super exciting to win a patch and it felt even better having my fellow makers cheer me on.

Making it Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

I'm not going to lie, at first I wasn't sure I could pull off such a big build within the time given, but I got it done and it paid off.

Making It Season 2 Ashley Basnight

My girl Lilly was able to win her first patch for the master craft and boy did she deserve it. She is a beast with those balloons.

Making It Season 2 - Episode 2 RecapUnfortunately, we had to say goodbye to our friend Jamie! We were sad to see him go but glad to have gained a friend for life. Please go check him out here and follow along on all the great things he's doing.


Welp that about wraps it up for Episode 2, Thanks for reading guys, XOXO Ashley

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December 08, 2019 — Ashley Basnight