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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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

Air Force Tanker Deal: A little dose of something you don’t usually get here…

Okay, I know, DIY blog here, but it also happens to be my personal blog, and I personally have a need to share my feelings…

Houston, we have framing.

Generally speaking, neither Hell nor high water can keep me away from my projects (And I’ve had both in my basement… can anyone say, sewer backup?…

February 25, 2008 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Challenge – Wine Rack

Despite the fact that my body and I have been fighting a losing a battle with mucus this week(nice visual, I know), the recycling cabinet actually…

February 21, 2008 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Mitered Corners & Other Things

Recently a certain adorable boy that I know decided to institute a “lifestyle change” in this house. I’m obviously in the middle of several of…

February 19, 2008 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

Looks like someplace you could work in…

Let’s go back in time to September of 2007, when the office looked like this: Mmmm, stained wood floors, walls and trim painted a dirty…

February 12, 2008 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

One of those days…

You know those days when you spend a good deal of time reviewing the last 26 years of your life to determine what major karmic…

February 10, 2008 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Crookedbroom Marathon

There’s a couple of things I can say about spending eight straight hours with my power tools: 1.) My right bicep is trying to figure…

February 2, 2008 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Now THAT’S a color.

It’s hard to capture paint color at night (or ever) with a camera, so I’ll give you the with- and without-flash shots both to give…

January 31, 2008 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

Because in this house, “beige” ain’t a color.

Gray primer can only mean one thing… A fantastic color will meet these walls very soon.

January 30, 2008 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article