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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Drywall 101: Drywalling Basics

“Let’s hang and finish some drywall!” Yeah. Here’s my guess at the three most... 
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Another reason why boobs are singularly annoying appendages.

(aka The Death of a Dremmel) This is now the third time my breasts have tested the limits of my dremmel, and this time, they…

April 24, 2008 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY and the TV

I recently had an email conversation that sparked some thoughts about the love/hate relationship between my DIY Philosophy and the television. First of all, if I’m…

April 21, 2008 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

Thoreau on Loneliness

I am no more lonely than the loon in the pond that laughs so loud, or than Walden Pond itself. What company has that lonely…

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

Suprised I still own all ten toes.

I received this comment yesterday on this post and it made me laugh: DIYD, Mowing a telephone wire!?! That’s a new one! We’ve heard concern…

April 15, 2008 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

He’s Getting Older.

At dinner last night. Stepmother: LittleFish is learning about the “birds and the bees” in school this year. Me: Really? LittleFish: <Heaves a big sigh.>…

April 14, 2008 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

This man is smarter than I am.

This picture is appropriate because it looks like MysteryMan could be either reading or praying, two things that both of us will be doing a…

April 10, 2008 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Redemption

Mother nature decided to cut us a break here in Ohio, and the last four days have been so beautiful I almost feel human again….

Not the kind of girl your mom wants you to bring home for supper.

What does it mean, being a girl while simultaneously being a powertool wielding badass? I can tell you this. Being a girl will often mean…

Recycling Cabinet Progress Overseen by Harold the Critic

I’ve been letting an idea about the lid for my recycling cabinet marinate in my brain for a little while. Do you ever get the feeling that…

On the list of 1000 projects I would like to start in the next year.

I have a problem. I am project ADD and I know it, okay? There are just so many wonderful things to be built and painted…

March 26, 2008 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Answers to the most commonly googled questions.

I like to play a little game with this blog… I look at all of the google searches that bring people to this site, and…

March 25, 2008 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

And the winner is…

The random number generator said: Congratulations to Kim from Time Thief and her milwaukee heavy-duty right angle drill! That was a fun thing for a Monday…

March 24, 2008 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Suprise! (followed by Contest!)

MysteryMan brought this box down and dumped it on my workbench last night while I was seeing how much sawdust from a broomstick I could…

March 21, 2008 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

Recycling Cabinet: Side panels

First, I have to say it’s my lucky day, since I was just informed that I won a salt lamp from the giveaway over at…

March 18, 2008 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

One Hour Mystery Project

This is like something you do in 8th grade shop class, but since it only took leftover recycling cabinet materials and an hour, who’s complaining?…

March 11, 2008 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article