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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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The State of The Farm: June 2013

A couple of days ago, as I was leaving for work, I noticed a coyote creeping around the edge of my property. I handled this…

Takes My Breath Away

Sometimes this property takes my breath away. As in, I fall off the step ladder onto a concrete floor and literally knock the wind out…

I Saw That Going Different In My Head

Tomorrow I’m heading back to my usual life, which means spending most of the daylight hours doing my actual job that doesn’t involve shoveling 3000…

Another Trip Around The Sun

So, here’s a funny thing about this website. I’ve been keeping it updated in some form or another since December of 2004… I’m getting dangerously…

DIY Rustic Wine Rack: Supporting my alcohol habit, one bottle at a time

Hey, look, I took a break from shoveling dirt and whining about the weather to actually build something… This thing is not actually supporting my…

Well, Shit

For the first time in maybe six or seven years, I’m taking a full week off of my day job. This week. Spring basically picked…

Ikea Hack: TARVA Drawer Dividers

I make no secret of the fact that most days I’d rather be standing on a 2×10 plank over twenty feet of open stairwell, sanding…

Life is Hard. Work Harder.

It’s been a hard week around the farm. Quite a few of my “critical” projects– the donkey fence, cleaning out the barn, building a chicken…

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– a FEMA trailer of the poultry world,…

DIY Fun: Rustic Beer Flight

I mean really, if there’s anything better than having a tall glass of homebrew in front of you, it’s having four small mason jars with…

Empty House, Full Nugget Barn

Well, the Liberty House is officially down half a dozen feathered chattering roomates. The girls have reached that all important transition in a chicken’s live…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

For the last four years (and two houses) I’ve had dreams of a glorious vegetable garden. Raised beds, gravel paths, trellises and fences. You’ll note…

Things I Did This Weekend

Typing is a bit difficult for me at the moment for reasons that will become clear about half way through this post (on a scale…

Three Day Project Marathon

It feels kind of like for the last month or two I’ve been waiting desperately for a train to come, and just when it appeared…

Chicken Tractor: More Progress

Last week I mentioned that I’ve been making weekly modifications to the Nugget Cage to keep up with how big they are getting. When I…

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