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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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2009: We’ve Got Big Plans

And of course by “we” I mean, “I have spent the last three months wearing down MysteryMan’s resistance until he sees things my way.” Okay,…

February 8, 2009 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Sonofa…

This post is a lesson in “be very careful what you wish for.” For example, if you frequently write posts in your blog about DIY projects…

February 2, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Need to take a little time…

This certainly isn’t the way I planned my first post of the year to go… and it’s going to be a little longer before things…

January 11, 2009 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

Post Christmas Post Part I: Ingenious

There aren’t really words to describe what the last three weeks have been like… the ones that come to mind are “insanity” “exhaustion” “run over…

December 28, 2008 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and down in the shop…

… there was sawing and sanding and painting non-stop; Tools were lined up on the bench in a row, As a girl in her bare feet…

December 22, 2008 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Like Superwoman, But Dirtier

Posting has been light nonexistant this week because I spent over 80 hours working. That’s not as bad as it sounds if you divide it…

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

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