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DIY Weekend Project: Vertical Garden Beds

I live in a half-torn apart house on six acres of land that are under a constant threat of being reclaimed by the wilderness, so…

DIY Rustic Wine Rack: Supporting my alcohol habit, one bottle at a time

Hey, look, I took a break from shoveling dirt and whining about the weather to actually build something… This thing is not actually supporting my…

Ikea Hack: TARVA Drawer Dividers

I make no secret of the fact that most days I’d rather be standing on a 2×10 plank over twenty feet of open stairwell, sanding…

Raised Garden Beds: The Holy-Shit-I-Built-These-for-$25 Edition

Well, well, look what magically appeared in my yard this weekend… By “magically appeared” I mean “were brought into existence by the blood, sweat, and…

Unsolicited Advice: The “OK I’m pissed so I’m going to DIY” Edition

Over the weekend I received email with what may be the best subject line ever to ever come through my inbox… Makes my little heart…

Coop Building 101: Planning for a Foundation

For the last year I’ve been responsible for exactly two lives on this planet: me and the cat. In the last month I thought it…

Old Barn Wood, New Basement Door

This one tiny little hallway– literally the smallest space in my house– has officially become the mecca of insomnia fueled awesomeness in my life. It…

October 15, 2012 | 31 Comments | Read the Full Article

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” project: Are you still picking splinters out of your hands…

September 25, 2012 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

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 spaces I would feel compelled to fill…

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 that I wouldn’t have to run the dryer…

Plumbing 101: Replacing Delta Jetted Shower Trim

Hey, what’s it called again when you buy a bigass house with three full bathrooms and none of them contain a working shower? Oh, right….

Changing an Electric Dryer Cord (Brought To You From The Eight Inch Space Behind The Washer)

Here’s an interesting look into my psyche: While I’ve made it very clear on this website that I’d rather have a two foot long chunk…

Plumbing 101: Installing a Delta Touch20 Faucet

This post is a long time coming. Almost two years, in fact, since I was invited to visit the Delta Faucet Headquarters with a bunch…

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 was a general debate going…

January 29, 2012 | 22 Comments | Read the Full Article

Home Maintenance 101: Uncloging a Sink (Without Vomiting, Kind Of)

I’m going to start this post out with a disclaimer: If you’ve eaten recently, or are thinking about eating in the next, oh, eternity, you…

January 23, 2012 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article