I followed plans based on the great Ana White's farmhouse design and built darling daughter a twin bed from scratch. I only dropped the headboard on my toes once but the pain lasted quite some time. This little power tool is my current favorite toy. It's a battery-powered air nail gun. I'm not smart enough … Continue reading DIY Bed Frame
Do as I say...not as I do
We did it! We built a brick patio start to finish without killing each other! There were injuries (you know this about us by now, right?) but nothing a package of bandages can't fix. Here's how it goes. Follow me. Our next big project to tackle was 100% my doing, my want, my push. In … Continue reading DIY Brick Paver Patio!
Okay, fine readers, here it is - a pictorial sequence of our new front entry redo. Our DIY entry. Our big-time remove-the-eighties from the eighties house. This here is a compilation of numerous arguments, several rounds of paint, at least one bottle of gin, a fair amount of expletives, a huge ask of my family … Continue reading DIY Entry Bench Start to Finish, 3 Injuries
The bench is finally complete and I'm in love! Following my previous posts on its process, the board and batten wall went very fast and without much drama. Here's a pictorial sequence of events: And the end result? Entryway bench perfection!
Chronicles of the Bench, Part Four I painted tonight and didn't really spill.
I'm a...measure twice, forget the number, measure again, lose the pencil, hold a tape measure with my finger in the right spot...then cut...kinda girl. This leads me to getting a new board, starting over with the measuring and forgetting and measuring and assuming I was only 1/8 of an inch off...then cut. Tonight I got … Continue reading The Bench, Part 3
Gettin' there! I had 'help' on this sunny outdoor work day. He tends to pose when treats are waved above my camera. His cuteness was the only service provided. I built my own miniature metro with wooden skyscrapers. Thinking I had everything square, straight, level, correct... Then once it was moved into the house he … Continue reading Chronicles of the Bench, Part Two
Avoiding working on the bench a little bit. See what I made in the meantime.
Listen up people. This is how DIY projects really go. I decided to try something new with this project and write about it as it's happening. Sort of like a play-by-play so you can suffer right beside me. Ready? The end goal is to build a bench for our entry. Simple little thing, it being … Continue reading Chronicles of The Bench, Part One