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Shit I Should Have Done Sooner: DIY Console Table

There are a lot of little projects on my list that I put into the “you know, sometime I should… ” category.¬† This area of…

September 16, 2014 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

Taming The Jungle 2013: Offensive Manuevers

Last year I found out that Liberty house is a specific combination of a lot of effing property and a lot of effing buildings that…

Indoor Workbench: Progress

This is how I redeem myself after a week of not working in the shop… Big tools. Barn beams. Copious amounts of sawdust. Okay, actually,…

November 20, 2012 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

Eighteen Hours of Floor Sanding: A Video Diary

So, how was your weekend? Did you injure your left butt muscle lifting a two hundred pound sander into your vehicle after eighteen hours of…

October 8, 2012 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article

Boldly Going Where No Light Fixture Has Gone Before

So listen, this is what happens when you make a joke to half the Internet about only needing a guy around to wash your dishes…the…

September 14, 2012 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

Texturing Ceiling Patches: An Epic Failure

I don’t want to give anyone the impression that it’s all “oh, look, I’ve never roofed a donkey barn before but I gave it a…

September 5, 2012 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

Barn Siding Adventures: I-saw-that-going-different-in-my-head Edition

This weekend I bought myself four new tools in the span of about 36 hours. This could indicate one of two things. 1.) I just…

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…

Kicking Ass & Patching Holes

Most days my productivity around the house can be gauged by how filthy I am at the end of the day, and the fact that…

Weekend Warrior Women

It’s fair to say that I’m genetically predisposed to “working with my hands”, so to speak, a trait I inherited¬† directly from my grandmothers that…

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 | 26 Comments | Read the Full Article

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 a “coop”. It’s probably more of a…

January 16, 2012 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

Tool Time: Must-Have Tools For Interior Painting

The one fun thing about moving all of my tools thirty miles up the road to a new place was the fact that I found…

December 1, 2011 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Trimming (Doors, Not Trees)

Since we’ve just barely stepped foot into Thanksgiving territory I feel like I shouldn’t have to clarify that there is no tree trimming (Christmas related,…

November 1, 2011 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article