Let's not kid ourselves - no professional painter is going to buy a rapid roller. This review is for someone like me - you've got a small job to do, perhaps a few bedrooms that don't justify the purchase of a paint sprayer.
I was drawn to this tool for a few … Continue Reading ››
Scott enjoys hobbies. I was over the whole "motorcycle" thing, and he had been dreaming of building a small sailboat for a few years. We compromised and decided if he sold the motorcycle to pay for the kit to build a sailboat, I wouldn't complain.
He wanted a boat that was large enough … Continue Reading ››
No matter how meticulously you measure your baseboard joints, there are bound to be gaps in the joints. If left like this, your DIY baseboard job is bound to look like a home job.
Above is a rounded 45 degree corner joint. It's a tough one. Caulk is the obvious answer to filling the joints, … Continue Reading ››
It took a few months! Not going to pretend this was a weekend project. We demolished the bathroom to the studs. We moved the toilet across the room. We removed a pocket door and added a hinged door. Scott built all the wainscoting custom for this room. I laid the tile. We also … Continue Reading ››
I salvaged an old dresser from a garage sale. It had a wood countertop, but the countertop was veneer - meaning I couldn't sand it down and restain it. It was trashed, and simply needed replacing.
In the end, we opted to convert the dresser into a bathroom vanity. The full transformation was a fun … Continue Reading ››
I was in need of a file cabinet system in my office. I am also in constant need of places to sit in the office. I wanted the cabinet to double as a bench.
I found this old wooden crate at Goodwill. It was $3. It was … Continue Reading ››
Brass isn't my favorite. Our house unfortunately has a lot of it. It clashes with the wood floor in my opinion. I decided a mini makeover might do wonders. I started looking online and was surprised to find that floor vents are quite expensive! If you … Continue Reading ››
It can be difficult to pinpoint a realistic dollar amount for a home improvement. I look at each project separately, and identify which kind of project it really is.
- a makeover.
- to make new again.
- to reconstruct.
These are just my words I use when budgeting … Continue Reading ››
How to remove a nail the easy way or remove a nail that's missing it's nail head!
The way I learned to pull out a nail as a child is much harder than the way Scott taught me. Let the hammer do the work! I used to use all my body weight and strength against … Continue Reading ››
When the whole "remodel the bathroom" started, I had every intention of just doing a renovation. Updating the tile, the vanity, fixtures, etc.
I began calculating costs. Scoured the internet for ideas and inspiration. I came across an article detailing how to revamp (paint) your bathtub. I thought … Continue Reading ››