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Weekend DIY Project: Rustic Wood Patio Table

One of the many things I didn’t anticipate about buying a huge old farmhouse was how many outdoor... 
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Things You Do With a Six Foot Chalkboard: #1 Frame it with Barn Wood

Here’s the litmus test for whether or not you’ve completed a successful “old barn wood”... 
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Keeping It Together: Chalkboard Chip Calendar

It’s Wednesday confession time! That’s right, it’s the point in the week where I shuffle... 
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By Tools, For Tools: Quick (and Fun) Wood Toolboxes

During the Great Migration of One-Thousand Tools that has occurred over the last several weeks, it became... 
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How To Build a Kickass Chicken Coop

So, a few weeks ago I set out with the intention of building temporary housing for the Nuggets–... 
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DIY Wall Art: Fly Away Home

The options I was faced with this weekend consited of, on one hand, more wallpaper removal. Or, on the... 
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Organization 101: DIY File Crates From Pallets

A recurring theme here over the last couple of weeks has been watching me desperately trying to dig myself... 
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DIY Weekend Project: How To Build a Kickass Clothesline

Since it was ninety-seven degrees in my house last weekend, it seemed like building a clothesline so... 
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Weekend DIY Picnic Table Project

See this picnic table? I love eating at this thing almost as much as I loved building it. Detached benches,... 
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Tile 101: The Basics of DIY Tiling (Any Kind, Anywhere)

Once you learn the basic principles behind installing tile you can apply them to any number of projects–... 
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Rustic Wood Wall Art: Part 3

Creating this rustic wood wall art was a simple project when it came to building the panels and thinking... 
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Chicken Coop Turned Coffee Table

First of all, I am admittedly not a chicken expert (yet) but I’m pretty sure this isn’t actually... 
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DIY House Addition: Building a House From the Ground Up

Building a house takes many things– tools, patience, several cases of beer, and most importantly,... 
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Old Barn Wood, New Basement Door

This one tiny little hallway– literally the smallest space in my house– has officially become... 
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How To Make a Glass Jug Lamp

When I decided to rent an old farm house with a bunch of falling down buildings on the property there... 
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How To Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Vanity

I think the most important thing on the list of stuff you need to build a vanity is the pervasive belief... 
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Liberty House: One Year of Progress (and Swearing)

This week marks a big milestone at the Liberty House. It’s been one year since I first laid eyes... 
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Joinery 101: Using a Kreg Jig

Interior work brings with it the joy of figuring out how to attach two pieces of wood in a slightly more... 
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DIY Spice Jar Labels

It might seem a little strange that even though I don’t have a working kitchen (or even really... 
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Words on a Bathroom Wall

Here’s something that is not going to be a shock to anyone who has been reading this website for,... 
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Upstairs Bathroom: In Progress

If you thought maybe I was taking a long break from giving you updates on my bathroom because it was finished and I’m spending all…

December 17, 2014 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

Ready, Set… Snow!

It’s not actually snowing right now, you guys, nor is it supposed to snow in the next week according the weather forecast, which we all…

December 11, 2014 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Life With Birds

When I first thought about bringing chickens to the farm… well…there wasn’t much thought, actually. I happened to be at Tractor Supply, and there happened…

December 8, 2014 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Two Ladders, A Girl, and Her Tractor

If there was one unfinished thing on my list that was going to cause me some angst over the winter, it was this… Six 6×6…

December 2, 2014 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

Shit I Should Have Done Sooner: Bedroom Update

You know that moment where you get all of your painting gear out, pop the top on a brand new can of paint, and just…

November 30, 2014 | 28 Comments | Read the Full Article

Stories of my Life

So, remember when I was all blase about giving a comprehensive guide to all the things you know about renovating a room? I’m 1500 words…

November 20, 2014 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

Thwarted By My Own Mess

OH HAI. That’s the mudroom of my house. It had been steadily collecting more and more tools and general debris, the further I get in…

November 18, 2014 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

Settling In For Winter

It’s about that time, you guys. I woke up one morning last week and the farm looked like this… That’s definitely snow. A light smattering…

November 16, 2014 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article

All The Little Things: One Small Room Remodel

The recent bathroom remodel has set me thinking about all kinds of different things. Like how much drywall dust one human can reasonably inhale before…

November 10, 2014 | 43 Comments | Read the Full Article

Trenches & Drywall

First off, I have to say thanks to everyone who read and commented on my post earlier this week, which was a little bit of…

November 7, 2014 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article

On Living Your Dream

In the last couple of years there has been a marked shift in how I look at my own goals and–if we’re going to get…

November 2, 2014 | 95 Comments | Read the Full Article

It’s Not Over Yet

It’s tempting to spend all of my free time these days holed up in a half-demolished bathroom, trying to piece it back together. Usually when…

October 29, 2014 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

Neverending Demo

I feel like I’ve been covered in drywall dust for the last… eternity. It’s been two weekends, right? Well, you have your nose and esophagus…

October 27, 2014 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Chickens & Colors

Fall is by far my favorite season, but it also means a lot of my favorite things are ending for the year–no more fresh veggies…

October 21, 2014 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

In Progress Problems: Bathroom Edition

How many times have you guys heard me say this? When it comes to DIY things always, always get worse before they get better. The…

October 19, 2014 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article