Have you seen that Pin? I've stayed far, far away from building with pallets because what I know of old pallets is that they are full of rusty surprises and slivers. And they need to be pried apart in order to build new stuff out of them. But I acquired a pallet this spring and … Continue reading I made this from an old pallet
Much to the chagrin of anyone who lives in a 1980s traditional two-story home, rooms are not meant to be shared. Each space is separated by a doorway, a wall, a fridge. While it's nice for each of us to have our own space at home, we also entertain quite a bit and love natural … Continue reading Opening Up A Kitchen
Removing baseboards should be an easy process. Inside I have some tips on how to keep it easy.
Neighbor C has what we call "off-site storage" for all her power tools and table saws and she wanted a home improvement project done in her house. Silly girl came to me for help (mostly because that "off-side storage" means she doesn't own tools but we do and her dad does). We both live in … Continue reading Remove That Railing! ~ Making A Home Appear Bigger
I made floating shelves for my daughter’s dance trophies and it went as well as you can imagine.
Usually when I pull something like this - something that is very much my norm rather than the rare occurrence - my better half is not around to witness it. Tonight, though, I made sure to do something stupid while he watched. I'm so proud of me. My original intent was for this to be … Continue reading Air Nailing Art to a Trailer, Part One
Lucky you I have photos and an update to the project that was once called 'cake pops.' We'll start here: Candy melts packaging have directions on them, did you know that? Okay fine, I didn't. I threw the entire bag in a bowl and heated it up full power for 2 minutes. Came out clumpy like … Continue reading Cake Pops Post Script
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!