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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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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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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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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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Drywall 101: Drywalling Basics

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

I wasn’t sure what to call this one. MysteryMan suggested “Puff the Magic Dragon” broom, but I think I’ve settled on just refering to it…

December 2, 2008 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Classiest Thanksgiving Ever.

You know me… I like to flout tradition whenever possible. And so, like last year, MysteryMan and I opted out of a china-and-crystal thanksgiving and…

November 30, 2008 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Like Clockwork

In the last week it seems like I finally got enough balls in the air– so to speak– that I’ve managed to strike a balance…

November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY & Memorial House Update

I bet with all the Red Pepper deliciousness on this page you thought I forgot I owned power tools, but fear notpeople, despite the rapidly…

November 23, 2008 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Most Satisfying Infliction of Retnal Scarring… Ever.

I swear to god, no human in existence has had a better run of quirky motor vehicles than yours truly. My favorite feature of my first…

November 18, 2008 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Contest Winners: Consider your lives complete!

Random.org has spoken, and the winners are… #1 – amisare waswerebeen, music maker and dreamer from Dreams & Stories #13 – Patti, writer and marathon…

November 9, 2008 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Contest: You Need This (Courtesy of DIY Network)

The DIY Network and I want to give you something so that this… … never happens to you again. Here’s the deal. In honor of…

November 6, 2008 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article

Country Livin’ & A Big WOO HOO

I laugh at the title of this post because I may be the last person on the face of the planet from whose mouth you…

November 5, 2008 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Requisite Spooky Post

At The Witches House, we’re really in the Halloween spirit all year round, what with the broommaker, black cats, and all. However, we still put…

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

My Favorite Things & Zen Laundry Room Part II

I got in my car after work the other day, put my computer bag in the passenger seat, and then started laughing hysterically. Who on…

October 29, 2008 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

Regal.

There have been a few times in my life where I have been alone and unsuspecting, and Mother Nature has come through and really given…

October 22, 2008 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Polka Dots are the new Black

There has been a crookedbroom explosion around here lately… and here’s one of the newest additions to the crookedbroom family, for Jen in Monroe.  …

October 20, 2008 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

Football Insanity

Insanity is… ..getting up at 5am to start tailgating. …cooking breakfast on a golfcourse. …looking pretty before 7:30AM. …drinking beer with breakfast. …using the Xterra…

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

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