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How To Create a Rustic White Wood Wall

So far the rustic white wood trim on these bathroom walls has been the easiest project of the house to tackle. With much less effort…

April 12, 2011 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

Joinery 101: Making Dowel Joints

As much as I love all things relating to sawdust, for a long time my experience in joining two pieces of wood together was limited…

A DIY Photoset: Rustic Window Trim

If you consider that I only have one window out of fourteen trimmed, my prospects of ever not living in a garage begin to look…

March 14, 2011 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Walk-In Shower: Step 3- Prep For Tile

As it turns out, the steps in building a shower go pretty quickly after all of that “framing and then waiting around for an inspector…

January 28, 2011 | 36 Comments | Read the Full Article

Pretty Mud: Things You Need To Know About Decorative Concrete

It’s possible that I almost had a minor breakdown when we had to choose the colors and patterns for the concrete that surrounds almost half…

January 25, 2011 | 22 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Walk-In Shower: Step 2- Lining

We’ve come to the second part of the DIY shower adventure, and it’s only taken me four months from when I framed in the walls…

January 10, 2011 | 46 Comments | Read the Full Article

True Value DIY Rescue Mission: Replacing A Trick Faucet

When I was in college, we had a faucet. And not just your plain old run-of-the-mill two-handles-and-a-spigot, oh no, we had a trick faucet. If…

November 23, 2010 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

How To Install A New Disposal

My poor mother hasn’t been able to use her master bathroom for a couple of months because I convinced her to take out the old,…

November 17, 2010 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: How To Properly Flash & Trim Windows

There’s nothing like having a few gaping holes in the perfectly good exterior walls of your house during rainy season to make you fully appreciate…

September 21, 2010 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

True Value DIY Road Trip: Fireplace Makeover (Day 1)

This weekend I packed up my tools and took my big yellow SUV up to Ann Arbor, MI– Home of the Wolverines. There was a…

September 19, 2010 | 31 Comments | Read the Full Article

Advice From The DIY Crazy & The Not: Bathroom Carpet Removal

Okay, so there’s one problem with asking someone who compulsively buys powertools and starts projects about whether or not you should: Rip out carpet Tear…

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– floors, walls, countertops, tabletops, and about anything…

DIY Home Basics: Installing a new sink faucet & drain

Ah, the miracles of running water. You don’t fully appreciate it until you have to wash your dishes in a bucket with the garden hose…

Tile 101: How to Build & Tile Counters

Granite sounds all well and good until you hear $30 per linear foot and your eyeballs pop out of your head. I’ve tiled almost every…

Tile 101: How to Install Mosaic Wall Tile (Or any kind, really.)

Swear to god, I went three years of my life without ever picking up a grout float, and then bam bam bam…bam bam…bam… 1677 one-inch…