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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Checking Things Off The List

Find Dream Job: Check Add Blogroll to Sidebar: Check Do Laundry: Um… moving on. The First & Last Thing I Will Ever Say About This…

Opulence

If having a TV screen built into the mirror of your bathroom isn’t the definition of “excess”, then I don’t know what is. Because god…

Totally Worth It

I spent the better part of my waking hours today breathing the soup fresh-air of Summer and slogging around through this… … in a cracked work…

At First Sight

If you’re wondering what this is… it’s a picture of me, falling in love. Yes, with rusted, cracked, apparently duct-taped, windows… which happen to belong…

Like Legos, But Bigger

It has been a long time since I have stepped in the shower at the end of the day and watched the water flowing to…

Likes to get her fingers dirty (with mortar)…

A couple of weeks ago I started my big summer project (big being a very relative term as it definitely is not as big as, say,…

Because working with paper doesn’t make me sweat…

I had to beat my printer into submission over the weekend so that I could finally put some crookedbrooms business cards together. See? Fun. Seems…

Color

June has grabbed my little part of Ohio in her sweaty fists and dropkicked us right into the middle of summer. Thus ends the three…

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

The Good The good news is that I weighed in on Monday at 121.5 pounds. So at least the scale is moving in the right…

Pink-on-Pink & Heaven

Today was a pink-on-pink day…   …as requested by my oldest and dearest friend, who I first met when I was sixteen days old. She…

I plead insomnia.

Which is a lot like pleading insanity– because I am completely raving mad– except that my eyes don’t ever close. Between Thursday, Friday, and Saturday…

Summer Project: The Entryway

This is the front door to my little abode: The entire entryway has been slowly crumbling to pieces about since I bought the place four…

Baby Minature Donkey… As Promised.

Just for putting up with the mess around here (and yes, the blogroll will be back up soon) I’ll give you your cuteness overload for…

Leopard Print Crookedbroom

As promised. The leopard broom! Handle close-up. MysteryMan demonstrating improper sweeping technique. This was an experiment gone right, and thank god since it was a…

Reason #372 Why I Don’t Clean

Intro Maybe you haven’t been around here long enough to notice, but I don’t generally take on small projects. Mostly not even regular sized projects….