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Our First DIY Project | Vanity Nook

Our First DIY Project | Vanity Nook

GMC, Justin DiPego and Hispanic Lifestyle worked together on our first DIY project.

Some of our friends know that we just moved into our new place, but it was missing something special and I wanted to surprise my wife with her own vanity. Keep in mind my wife has a lot to put up with, my traveling, late nights editing segments for Hispanic Lifestyle and my sense of humor.

Before and after photo of the Vanity DIY project.

Before and after photo of the Vanity DIY project.

I discussed the project with DIY expert Justin DiPego and he introduced a term I have now added to my vocabulary “Upcycling Makeover” which involves finding existing furniture and making them into new functional pieces. The items we selected for the project were purchased from Habitat for Humanity ReStores and transported from trucks provided by our friends at GMC.  Again, our mission was to create a vanity nook for my wife.  Jumping to end, the project was a success by the person who matters the most, my wife Gabriela.

In this segment of Hispanic Lifestyle we get tips from our new friend Justin and highlights of Hispanic Lifestyle’s first adventure into a DIY project.  Note: I actually did some hands on work, I carried a few items, drove a fantastic truck and painted various pieces.

About Justin DiPego
Justin spent years both as a writer and editor and working in the trades as a handyman, framer and installer of skylights. Justin was the Senior Editor of, covering a whole range of home improvement topics. Now Justin brings his voice and face to you, unfiltered – and it’s all really an excuse to get into his workshop and write about home improvement, fixing things and making things out of other things, like glowing whiskey bars, reclaimed redwood tables, knives out of horseshoes, lamps out of plumbing parts and a butler robot.  Check out his website

Exclusive DIY Tip from Justin . . .

About Sierra Denali
Sierra Denali is engineered to create the ultimate cabin. Your solitude comes from triple door seals, sound-absorbing materials and an inlaid design that fits the doors precisely into the body. It’s the ideal environment to enjoy the Color Touch Sound System with IntelliLink,1 Bose® audio, available 4G Wi-Fi®2 and the turn-by-turn guidance of the Navigation System.3 We’ve also taken attention to detail a step further with a soft-touch instrument panel, burnished aluminum trim, contrasting stitching and Denali-embroidered head restraints. And to keep you powered up, Sierra Denali includes a center console wireless charging mat4 for use with a variety of smartphones and other mobile devices.

About Canyon Denali
The 2018 Canyon Denali small pickup truck will make a lasting impression wherever you go. Signature Denali styling cues and purposeful features make it the only premium mid-size truck on the road.

Exclusive Behind the Scenes photos from our DIY Project.
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