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.
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
I replaced my baseboards in the main floor bathroom when our new flooring went in and painted trim around the door. What I still needed to complete was cleanly sealing the space between wall and trim. You can see below what I mean. I'll admit I avoided this project knowing my own personal limitations and … Continue reading Sealing Seams with Sealant, or How Use Too Much
Two words: Just don't. One year after I painted the most-used surface in the entire house I had already redone it completely and also started my attempts at patches. Don't do it! Don't believe Pinterest when they say it's great. It's not. It's vulnerable and picky and doesn't like moisture and readily accepts stains. For instance, … Continue reading Painted Kitchen Counter – One Year Later
These plans are from the great Ana White. While I cannot compete with her amazing directions and drawings and cut list, I will give some pointers we learned along the way. When I make the next chair I'll do what I mention below. Use a square to make sure all parts line up. This is … Continue reading DIY Modern Patio Chair