Hey if I can do it, you can do it! It's a relatively simple process, but it does require basic math skills to prevent my typical 'measure twice, cut once, swear a little, measure two more times, cut a new board' routine. Speaking of, have you seen this? Measure Twice, Cut Once (I do not … Continue reading Update Interior Door Trim
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.
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.