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Brass To Black: Chandelier Makeover

Chandelier makeovers were one of those things I saw other people do, and just barely filed away for future reference because 1.) I don’t even…

September 26, 2011 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Organization 101: Building Basic Wood Shelves

As it turns out having ten closets in your house isn’t even remotely helpful in keeping your life in order if nine of them don’t…

August 23, 2011 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

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 up designs, but when it came…

August 15, 2011 | 61 Comments | Read the Full Article

Wavy Edged Wood Siding: You Had Me At Hello

People tend to have a visceral reaction to the siding on the Memorial house. They see it, they love it, they ask what it is,…

August 8, 2011 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

Building a DIY Mirror Frame

I’d been having a little difficulty picking out mirrors for the master bath. And by “a little difficulty” I mean that I developed a twitch…

Drywall 101: Drywalling Basics

“Let’s hang and finish some drywall!” Yeah. Here’s my guess at the three most common reactions to that statement: Your face squinched up. The blood…

Third Time’s A Charm (For Concrete Stain)

Well, I finally got out of my things-aren’t-working-out-the-way-I-planned funk about the concrete counters, which, if you remember had was preceded by a slight issue with…

Death By Paint Swatch

I’m starting to believe that someone could suffocate in the number of paint swatches I’ve managed to accumulate over the last couple of weeks. That…

Finally, A Finished Floor

It should come as no surprise that after the original tiling fiasco and the cutting of a hole in the last tile, that the master…

This Tile Floor Is My DIY Kryptonite

You may remember the last time I had anything to say about the tile floor in the master bathroom it was something along the lines…

How To Cope: Baseboard, That Is

Here’s a hint, unlike the other kind of coping you do when you spend a year living in a garage, this one doesn’t involve alcohol…

Finishing Floors: Cinderella Never Worked This Hard

Three inches at a time is a real fun way to cover four hundred square feet of floor space. It makes me understand the appeal…

It’s Not Just What’s Inside That Counts

At least, not in home-building. With any project of any size, as far as messes are concerned, things will always get worse before they get…

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 that you can, in…

Concrete Bathroom Counters: In Progress

After yesterday’s teaser, I figured I better let you have an in-progress look at the counters. I decided to give concrete a try because I…