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Wheelbarrow, Sledgehammer, & High Heels.

The wheelbarrow saga…You have to understand, I didn’t even have a good starting place when it came to tearing down that concrete pad, but I…

It’s in the Genes.

My Grandma stopped into work today. I’ll tell you– without false modestly– that I come from some Grade A stock. Mamie is a short walk…

The Pergola Countdown Begins

It’s the nicest day of the year so far & I’m yearning for my back porch and pergola to be finished… or even started. I…

April 11, 2006 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Badass Cat

  I don’t care what you say, whether or not you’re a dog lover, or if you think I’m well on my way to becoming…

January 24, 2006 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

Utility Room Zen & Kung Fu Nailing

The basement has pretty much served as a catchall for everything that has gone down in the last year… moving in, ripping the Adorable Red…

January 16, 2006 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

DIY Weekend Project: Make a Desk out of a Door.

When I decided to turn my basement room into an office, there was one key piece of furniture I was missing: A desk. And while…

October 1, 2005 | 21 Comments | Read the Full Article

Crooked Broom

There are a couple of design issues that occur in an 80 year old house. One of them is that there are no open spaces….

September 6, 2005 | 11 Comments | Read the Full Article

My Red Lipstick

I recently read an excerpt from a book called something like “Why I wore lipstick to my masectomy surgery.” If that one chapter was so incredibly profound,…

August 1, 2005 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Nook.

It’s been a while since I last posted. That lull I was talking about ended with a vengeance, and I haven’t had much time for…

June 13, 2005 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Basement Transformation

In my basement I am lucky enough to have a room with a hardwood floor and a fireplace. Unfortunately the crazy scotch-tape wielding previous owners…

The Crooked Kitchen

Academically speaking, I know that the walls in my house aren’t straight. I mean, anything we’ve tried to do that requires straight walls– marking off…

Wherein I Lose My Shit Over a Backsplash

You want to know why I’m a firm believer in DIY? This is why. I have been working my butt off at the house. Plastering, painting,…

April 14, 2005 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Back to Business & Bathrooms

Everyone in the construction industry around Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan just realized it was spring… There’ s no happy medium at the block plant,…

The Life-Cycle of a Kitchen

 The Life-Cycle of a Kitchen I picture this post as a kind of time-lapse video where the flower grows up from a seed in the…

March 30, 2005 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

Oh. Dear. God.

There is no other way to put this. I broke my house.Let me explain the sequence of events here: 1.) Go to Vegas for my…

January 27, 2005 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article