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
This bathroom project can easily be called the project that took forever and should not have. Our kids' bathroom once had robe hooks that took sheetrock with them when they decided to no longer be relevant. We tried to patch but it never took... and the other wall in that space had a circa 1980s … Continue reading Board & Batten Bathroom Beatdown
It's Friday evening after a hectic day at work. The whole week has been crazy. Hell, why stop at this week? This whole fall is nuts. But tonight in a brief instant of ass meets chair, I connect with twinkle lights and red ribbon and a tree in my living room. It was if those … Continue reading Quiet Chaos