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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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DIY Spice Jar Labels

It might seem a little strange that even though I don’t have a working kitchen (or even really... 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wherein my sanity is tested by toothpicks and popsicle sticks…

I’ve decided that getting the office painted and set up upstairs is the next logical project to take on in the house. I’ve also learned…

January 19, 2008 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

That girl can drywall…

… but not without a lot of swearing. Just like gravity is a law of Physics, the fact that one project will always lead to…

January 16, 2008 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

Typical.

 In a typical week: I spend between 15-20 hours working on some project or another, unless I’ve got a major overhaul going on somewhere in the…

January 12, 2008 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Just about had my fill of stick tiles…

But that isn’t to say the progress isn’t remarkable. Before the basement was a workshop: The “I took this picture after a glass of wine”…

January 9, 2008 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

Looking for an excuse not to accidentally electrocute myself.

Obviously I’ve been spending hours at a time recently holed up in the utility portion of my basement getting high off the adhesive on the back…

January 7, 2008 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

Basement Floor (aka Fun with Stick Tiles!)

For a while there I thought I may actually have lost my project-addiction, killed off by textbooks and lack of weekends. So it came as…

January 3, 2008 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY: How To Cope Crown Molding Joints with a Dremmel

DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional carpenter, woodworker, or crown molding hanger. I’m just a girl with a dremmel, some rotozip bits, and a miter…

January 1, 2008 | 30 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Fridays

It seems I have finally gotten back into the swing of things. I’d been sitting around just kind of waiting for the jet lag to…

December 31, 2007 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Chinese Germs & Jet Lag

There is just something about asking your body to readjust it’s internal clock twelve hours into the future and then bombarding it with heavily polluted…

December 20, 2007 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Censored

Sorry to everyone who wanted to follow along with me in China. One of the disadvantages of visiting a communist country is that they censor…

December 12, 2007 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Giving Thanks for Football

The best thanksgiving I’ve had thus far started with MysteryMan dragging my butt out of bed a five-thirty AM. Yeah, you heard me A.M. Because…

November 27, 2007 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Nearly Updated…

Hey, welcome to the new site. There is just a little bit of updating left to do (okay all of 2007… but I was busy…

November 21, 2007 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Long Overdue…

I keep saying to myself… “you’ve got to post about Tennessee, you’ve got to post about Tennessee” to NO AVAIL. Part of that is playing…

October 21, 2007 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher.

Jim Morrison, you have no idea. Especially when you’re living in a house filled with polyurethane fumes. (Side note: MysteryMan would be so proud of…

September 18, 2007 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article