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!
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.