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Two. Tiles. Short.

Bloody fingers. Broken tiles. Unfinished bathrooms. These are things you don’t see on HGTV. Sometimes you don’t even see them on websites of real people…

Tile 101: How To Install SunTouch WarmWire Radiant Floor Heat

The cat and I both agree, there’s not a whole that can compare with walking barefoot into your bathroom and feeling a toasty warm floor…

Weeknight Tile Project: Vanity Top

I think normal people use the hours between work and sleeping to do things like cook dinner, fold laundry, watch TV. I like to rush…

How Not To Kill Your Significant Other With a Shim

Even though we managed to keep up a pretty steady stream of work for the last 12 months, about two weeks ago back-orders, extended delivery…

Tile 101: Installing Durock Tile Membrane

Getting the underlayment for a tile floor down may seem like a small achievement, but let’s just say that when you’re going on month twelve…

Future Mantle & Table Top

When we were in Texas this time last year, we made one of the greatest finds for the new house to date, which was promptly…

April 29, 2011 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

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 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

In Search of Floor Tile: Part 2

Among other things, the search for floor tile has now started to impact whether or not I can sleep for four hours without waking up…

In Search of Floor Tile

So yesterday I almost swallowed a bug. Almost swallowing a bug is worse than actually swallowing a bug because instead of being gone in an…

A Weekend in the Bathroom

It’s where I spend all my time lately, and not in that “I had way to much fun last night” kind of way either. Unless…

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…

Full Bath: Standing Stone Accent Tile

There’s nothing quite like spending a Sunday cutting and aligning hundreds of little stones around a shower. I hear other people do things like “brunch”…

Walnut Love

I just spent a good two minutes trying to decide if that title was inappropriate or not, but since I’ve also been spending an inordinate…

March 22, 2011 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Adventures In Cabinet Making

I never thought I’d reach a point where my cabinet-making skills would be the sole determining factor in whether or not I get to take…

March 21, 2011 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

A. Lot. Of. Tile.

That’s what my life consists of these days. A lot of tile and a little sleep. The trade-off is that the shower in the full…

March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article