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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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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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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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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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Drywall 101: Drywalling Basics

“Let’s hang and finish some drywall!” Yeah. Here’s my guess at the three most... 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No wonder life is so complicated.

A visual representation of a 5-10 minute human interaction. Holy Hell.

October 10, 2008 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Someone at Makita must read this website.

Or else they’re just really intuitive about how many women are in the market for really good power tools these days. Oh, baby. I think…

October 6, 2008 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Photo Essay: A day in the life.

I woke up around 8 AM Saturday with a full plate of “things that needed to get done” and the idea that I should take…

September 28, 2008 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

What does kicking people in the head have to do with it?

Except for that short stint I spent in hell Reno, I’ve woken up every morning for the last three months and been absoultly thrilled about…

September 27, 2008 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

A little taste of our future life…

Definitely will not mind waking up and looking out over this in the morning… Of course, there was about 30 seconds of peace Saturday morning,…

September 21, 2008 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

Recipe for Disaster (but a pretty one)

Maybe you’re getting the impression that my life is extra-full at the moment, which is both true and wonderful, and is also the reason that…

September 18, 2008 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Been to Hell and back again… almost.

“Hell” in this case being Reno, Nevada. It sounds like more fun that it is, especially when you have a fever, six pounds of snot…

September 16, 2008 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

The day I fell in love with Bees.

Sunday, August 31, 2008. This is also the date I gave myself the second case of hives I’ve had, both in my life and in…

September 2, 2008 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Of Birthdays & Pictures

Oh, let’s mix it up why don’t we? I haven’t had a good photography post in a while, and I know you want to meet…

August 28, 2008 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Got Questions for Ty Pennington and Oprah?

So, word on the street is that Ty Pennington is going to be on Oprah, and they’re looking for questions from DIYers OR to showcase…

August 26, 2008 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Hopefully the last time in my life I have to rip up stink carpet.

So, I’m not sure when in life there actually was enough hours in the day for me to get done everything I wanted to get…

August 24, 2008 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Was it Professor Plum in the conservatory with the wrench?

Instead of just having everyone over to dinner for her birthday this year, MysteryMan’s sister hosted a murder mystery party. The big question of the…

August 17, 2008 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Book Review: The Barn House (by Ed Zotti)

DIY lovers, welcome to the wonderful world of DIY books. And not, insert-joist-A-into-foundation-B kind of DIY books either, but actual stories. If there’s anything I…

August 13, 2008 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Gas Station History

Before I start this story, I just have to say… these things always happen to MysteryMan. When we first started dating forever ago (okay, okay,…

August 11, 2008 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Fun with Gas (and possible explosions)

Okay, actually, nothing exploded. Even though I may have, at one point today, run bodily through some brush, dived, and covered my head for fear of…

August 10, 2008 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article