SMARTWALL Installation

You may have been wondering what the big panels stacked up in our dining room were. Well those my friends have turned into a [more…]

Concrete Countertops – The Reveal

Thanks guys for sticking with us through five yes FIVE posts on concrete countertops. The thing is, this project was BIG. Even with five [more…]

Farmhouse Table Reveal + Plans

Aaaaand were done! Daniel and Adelle moved into their new place and took their newly finished modern farmhouse table and benches with them. Mind [more…]

Printmakers Media Cabinet – The Reveal

Its been six weekends of hard work, but we finally reached the final stretch of the printmakers media cabinet project. This is where we [more…]

DIY Pipe & Wood Table Pt 2

****UPDATE**** Check out our revised version of the Pipe & Wood Table If you missed it, we built a Wood & Pipe Dining Table, [more…]

Guest Room Board & Batten How To

It was time to add some charm to our guest bedroom in the form of board & batten on the walls & some new [more…]

DIY Bedside Tables

I have been scoping around Craigslist and local antique stores for the last couple weeks trying to find some tables to turn into bedside [more…]

DIY Iron & Rope Mirror

I love love love Restoration Hardware’s Iron & Rope mirror, but I could in no way afford it’s $650 price tag (sad face). Apartment [more…]

From Billy to Built-Ins

Our house is a three bedroom, two large bedrooms and one smaller. The smaller is of course the best choice for either an office [more…]

DIY Pallet Crates

If you have been being a good boy or girl, you will have read my Project Office post and you will know I have [more…]

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    Grass (& Clover) Watch 2014

    Watching grass grow isn’t the most interesting topic in blog land, but hey, at least it’s not another mason jar project. I debated posting about our clover and grass lawn progress, but when I was trying to find info online, it was sparse and sketchy (just like my lawn!) So you get a thoroughly riveting

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    Pergola Progress

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    Sore Muscles & Dirt

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    Wood Stained Wine Glass Holder

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    Backyard Progress Report

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