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
Removing baseboards should be an easy process. Inside I have some tips on how to keep it easy.
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
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!
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
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