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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

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

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 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Wherein my sanity is tested by toothpicks and popsicle sticks…

I’ve decided that getting the office painted and set up upstairs is the next logical project to take on in the house. I’ve also learned…

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

That girl can drywall…

… but not without a lot of swearing. Just like gravity is a law of Physics, the fact that one project will always lead to…

January 16, 2008 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

Typical.

 In a typical week: I spend between 15-20 hours working on some project or another, unless I’ve got a major overhaul going on somewhere in the…

January 12, 2008 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Just about had my fill of stick tiles…

But that isn’t to say the progress isn’t remarkable. Before the basement was a workshop: The “I took this picture after a glass of wine”…

January 9, 2008 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

Basement Floor (aka Fun with Stick Tiles!)

For a while there I thought I may actually have lost my project-addiction, killed off by textbooks and lack of weekends. So it came as…

January 3, 2008 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY: How To Cope Crown Molding Joints with a Dremmel

DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional carpenter, woodworker, or crown molding hanger. I’m just a girl with a dremmel, some rotozip bits, and a miter…

January 1, 2008 | 37 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Fridays

It seems I have finally gotten back into the swing of things. I’d been sitting around just kind of waiting for the jet lag to…

December 31, 2007 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Chinese Germs & Jet Lag

There is just something about asking your body to readjust it’s internal clock twelve hours into the future and then bombarding it with heavily polluted…

December 20, 2007 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article