Building a Home Gym

Building a home gym can be a daunting task. Workout equipment is expensive and reaching goals without certain things isn’t always possible. One benefit of putting your own set of equipment together is you can be creative with your space and maximize your dollars by selecting specific equipment that cover multiple workouts. In my case, the Valor Athletics Power Rack [...]

2014-03-19T23:22:54+00:00March 19th, 2014|Health & Fitness|0 Comments

DIY Play Kitchen

My sister mentioned getting her daughter a play kitchen for her birthday and I said...let me stop you right there, SISTER! I'll make it! And so a DIY Play Kitchen was created! The previous homeowner left this pre-joined block of wood in the garage. It was a little beat up, but should clean up nicely for the butcher-block style of [...]

2017-01-06T21:50:52+00:00December 30th, 2013|Kids|0 Comments

DIY Console Table

In this step-by-step guide I'll show you how I created a DIY Console Table from scratch! Chickity-chec-a-check-it-out! I started out by ripping 4x4 douglas fir to 2x2's with my table saw. You can purchase 2x2's if you don't have access to a table saw. I know Menards has 2x2 Poplar available. Next I cut the 2x2's to the desired height [...]

2016-04-24T09:41:42+00:00August 27th, 2013|Furniture|3 Comments

Organizing a MESSY Garage

I'm not a master of organization by any means of the imagination, but there are a few keys to organizing a messy garage to keep in mind... Organizing a MESSY Garage 1. Don't waste space! I'm not the tallest guy around, but this table was built for a giant. I can't find anything functional to do with it, as it [...]

2014-06-21T00:25:11+00:00August 16th, 2013|Articles|0 Comments

Ingredients for DIY Chalk Paint

Chalk Paint is expensive! But if you're willing to get your hands dirty you won't have to break the bank. Check out this step-by-step guide to whip up some DIY Chalk Paint (for cheap, yo)! DIY Chalk Paint Supplies Needed: • Empty Containers with lids (I'm a peanut butter junkie) • Acrylic Craft Paint • Calcium Carbonate Powder • 1 [...]

Build a Classic Farmhouse Table

In my spare time I’ve been building and writing up plans for a farmhouse table. My inspiration comes from Anthropologie’s, “Modern Farmhouse Table”. My farmhouse table is a more classic approach to the modern farmhouse table that was actually based on a classic farmhouse table. Yeah! Exactly! Whatever. In this post you’ll find a link to download the FREE .PDF [...]

2017-01-06T21:37:06+00:00June 12th, 2013|Furniture, Plans, Tables|2 Comments

Yo Mama!

Yo Mama’s! Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s a surprise I whipped up for my buddy Rachel. If you haven’t seen the massive blank walls in my great room, they’re very easy to imagine: 20ft walls with NOTHING on them. I wanted to do a 6 or 8 modern photo frame series featuring varying scales and poses. So last month Maddy and [...]

2014-03-24T01:53:45+00:00May 12th, 2013|DIY Decor|0 Comments

How to Install a Hardwood Floor – Part Two

I started this project at the end of November,'s best that I start from the beginning...the VERY beginning.../queue cheesy wavy flashback effect This is the best flashback I could find. I don't know if this counts as a flashback... but it's pretty amazing. It was a cold, wet day in November 2012 and Rachel and I were discussing what [...]

2017-01-09T20:55:00+00:00April 10th, 2013|Flooring, Renovation|2 Comments

Being a stay-at-home dad

After giving it some serious thought, I’ve got this to say about being a stay-at-home dad: It’s brought out all of the inadequacies in me, as a man and as a person in general. Everyone has a self-perception, who and what they see when they look in the mirror. Who you think you are. Taking care of a baby all [...]

2013-03-20T00:55:34+00:00February 21st, 2013|Articles|0 Comments