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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... 
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How To Build a Kickass Chicken Coop

So, a few weeks ago I set out with the intention of building temporary housing for the Nuggets–... 
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DIY House Addition: Building a House From the Ground Up

Building a house takes many things– tools, patience, several cases of beer, and most importantly,... 
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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... 
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Old Barn Wood, New Basement Door

This one tiny little hallway– literally the smallest space in my house– has officially become... 
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DIY Wall Art: Fly Away Home

The options I was faced with this weekend consited of, on one hand, more wallpaper removal. Or, on the... 
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Drywall 101: Drywalling Basics

“Let’s hang and finish some drywall!” Yeah. Here’s my guess at the three most... 
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And Then I Bought a House

No. Not property to build my Hillside Cottage on, but an actual house. A 150 year old brick farmhouse,... 
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Joinery 101: Using a Kreg Jig

Interior work brings with it the joy of figuring out how to attach two pieces of wood in a slightly more... 
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By Tools, For Tools: Quick (and Fun) Wood Toolboxes

During the Great Migration of One-Thousand Tools that has occurred over the last several weeks, it became... 
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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... 
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Liberty House: One Year of Progress (and Swearing)

This week marks a big milestone at the Liberty House. It’s been one year since I first laid eyes... 
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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... 
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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–... 
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Organization 101: DIY File Crates From Pallets

A recurring theme here over the last couple of weeks has been watching me desperately trying to dig myself... 
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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... 
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Words on a Bathroom Wall

Here’s something that is not going to be a shock to anyone who has been reading this website for,... 
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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... 
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Weekend DIY Picnic Table Project

See this picnic table? I love eating at this thing almost as much as I loved building it. Detached benches,... 
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Keeping It Together: Chalkboard Chip Calendar

It’s Wednesday confession time! That’s right, it’s the point in the week where I shuffle... 
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It’s Not Over Yet

It’s tempting to spend all of my free time these days holed up in a half-demolished bathroom, trying to piece it back together. Usually when…

October 29, 2014 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

Neverending Demo

I feel like I’ve been covered in drywall dust for the last… eternity. It’s been two weekends, right? Well, you have your nose and esophagus…

October 27, 2014 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Chickens & Colors

Fall is by far my favorite season, but it also means a lot of my favorite things are ending for the year–no more fresh veggies…

October 21, 2014 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

In Progress Problems: Bathroom Edition

How many times have you guys heard me say this? When it comes to DIY things always, always get worse before they get better. The…

October 19, 2014 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Tending The Land

While the bathroom floor demo was big news, if we put it in terms of square footage, it was only a tiny, tiny part of…

October 16, 2014 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

Bathroom Tile Demo & Other Fun Things

Work on the upstairs bathroom has begun! This deserves an exclamation point because Baths! Soon! Anyway. It’s also nice to be making a mess inside…

October 12, 2014 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

Exciting News on the Soaking Front

A few weeks ago when I was thinking about upcoming projects on the house, I had an idea. (If you know me at all, you…

October 9, 2014 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Arch-Nemisis: Barn Window Edition

There’s nothing like a short “vacation” from my day-job to remind me just how many bruises, scrapes, scratches, splinters, and puncture wounds that a person…

October 7, 2014 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

Thanks To My Bank

You could say I have a somewhat tumultuous history with banks in general, particularly when it comes to houses. (Like the time I had to…

October 3, 2014 | 11 Comments | Read the Full Article

For the First Time in Years

This weekend marked a special occasion on the farm. It’s the first time in years (yes, years) that all of my tools have been properly…

September 28, 2014 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

Chainsaw Practice & Other Progress

Last week I shared my big list of shit to get done before it starts snowing, and while it may seem like I’ve just been…

September 24, 2014 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

Lessons in Letting Go

When it comes to the farm, there are certain things I would like to have control over. For example… ah… everything. You’d probably never know…

September 23, 2014 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

In The Garden: The Most Delicious Egg Recipe Ever

When things start to get a little fall-like, I start baking. Well, first, obviously, I start panicking. Then I start baking. I actually like baking,…

September 19, 2014 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

Checking Things Off the List: Winter 2014

My internal clock is set for some time back in June, but according to the calendar it’s already effing September. That’s how we’re going to…

September 17, 2014 | 29 Comments | Read the Full Article

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