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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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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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Things You Do With a Six Foot Chalkboard: #1 Frame it with Barn Wood

Here’s the litmus test for whether or not you’ve completed a successful “old barn wood”... 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Drywall 101: Drywalling Basics

“Let’s hang and finish some drywall!” Yeah. Here’s my guess at the three most... 
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Two Years

Saturday marked the two year anniversary of the day I closed on the Liberty House. For tradition’s sake, and because I’m a little crazy, I…

Winner, Winner, Chicken… Intestine?

Yeah. The thing you felt reading the title of this post? That’s exactly what my Tuesday morning was. Complete with squinch-face and all. Because I’m…

Nuggets 2.0 & What it Takes to Tend a Flock

So, this happened… That’s not a flashback to last year, that’s a whole new set of Nugs that have come to live on the farm….

Beer, Electrical, and Free Things

Over the weekend I took some time to work on one of my favorite things: Other peoples projects. And, trust me, I know I’ve got…

February 27, 2014 | 255 Comments | Read the Full Article

Time Flies When You’re Hugging Donkeys

You know, in recent years, February has been a very unexpected month for me. I mean aside from everything else, February, by its very nature,…

February 25, 2014 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

Soundtrack & Scrambled Eggs at Midnight

Do you want to know what I’m doing at the exact minute that I’m writing this post? Scrambled eggs. That’s what I’m doing. (And not…

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

Bathroom Makeover Therapy: Feeling Better Already

If we’re going to be honest here, the mini-makeover on the downstairs bathroom was a project born more out of desperation than inspiration. Sometimes that…

February 18, 2014 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article

2014: Big Plan, Big Chalkboard

I’m sure this is difficult to imagine, but there is a lot of, like, random shit rattling around in my head. For example, I know…

February 16, 2014 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article

In Honor of Valentine’s Day

A list of things I am in love with: 1.) My drill. Always first in my heart and toolbox. 2.) Farm life. Even though I…

February 14, 2014 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

There’s a First Time for Everything

Here’s a phrase I don’t believe I’ve uttered even once in the last decade of DIYing.. That was easier than I expected. Right? Because we…

February 12, 2014 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Bathroom Makeover Therapy

I’m at that weird place where so much shit has gone wrong in the last week that I don’t know if I want to recount…

February 9, 2014 | 32 Comments | Read the Full Article

90% & New Things

So, here’s some good news: It’s been 48 hours and my entire website hasn’t disappeared even once. I know right? Amazing. Things are not all…

February 6, 2014 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Well, Shit: The Website Edition (Again)

Last night, as I was troubleshooting some minor issues with the website, I wrote a post called “Well, Shit: The Website Edition”. This is not…

February 4, 2014 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

Those Aren’t My Nuggets (And Other Things About the New Look)

So… notice anything different around here? (If not you’re clearly viewing this site through a feed reader or email subscription, which is totally cool but…

January 31, 2014 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

While I Was Gone

The first forty-eight hours of my week were spent in climates further South. I very rarely need to travel for my day job anymore, which…

January 29, 2014 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article