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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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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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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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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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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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Drywall 101: Drywalling Basics

“Let’s hang and finish some drywall!” Yeah. Here’s my guess at the three most... 
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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... 
New on DIY Diva

Wherein I interview a guy at the DIY Network

I gotta admit, it’s a little bit fun to have Ahmed Hassan from the DIY Network say my name on camera. (Although not nearly as fun…

Eye level with a Canadian Goose

Alternatively titled: One of us is a Wuss. Do you want to know what this is a picture of? This is a picture of me,…

It’s gonna look like this.

Since MysteryMan has imposted the One. Project. At. A. Time. rule in regards to the Memorial house, and I can’t verbally talk about all of…

Exceedingly likely that I fall from a great height.

It’s been a couple of years since I did the kind of major house remodleing project that requires picking out a lot of stuff. Like…

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Memorial House Tour

Our tour of the Memorial House starts with the living room, and its Bright. Green. Carpet. (These previous owners were no where near as bad…

Testing the limits of our relationship.

MysteryMan and I thought perhaps this month wasn’t challenging enough, what with both of us giving up alcohol for 30 days, one of us starting…

Vertigo (And things I hope never to do again.)

Today I ate half of a bagel that landed cream cheese side down in construction-site dirt. I still had 3 more hours of walking up…

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…