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A Dad’s Guide to Getting Rid of Cable

Last year I decided to switch to DirecTV to save some money on our monthly cable bill while gaining access to all of the NFL games last season. Don't laugh. So I canceled my Time Warner Cable package and signed my 2-year contract with DirecTV for something like $85 a month. A savings of about $40 bucks a month...

Let’s Build a Rustic Wooden Plank Bucket

When you decide to do things yourself, you open up a sparkling rainbow of possibilities. You get to choose your own path to your pot of gold. Want to stain first? DO IT! Want to sand last? No problem ya bum! It's open season for your own personal creativity and chi. And when things don't go exactly as planned,...

How to Build Honeycomb Shelves Part Two

This is Part Two of the most popular how to build honeycomb shelves guide in the pacific northwest. If you're looking for the purchase list, cut list and how to BUILD the shelves...you need to be reading the step by step guide in Part One! Part Two covers the filling, sanding, painting, staining and hanging of the shelf. It's the real deal...

DIY Honeycomb Shelves Part One

Honeycomb shelves are really cool. I've been mirin' them from a far for quite some time. I had a sneaking suspicion when we lived in Ohio that we wouldn't be there for very long. So strong were my suspicions that I felt discouraged to do a bunch of wall decor type projects. That and pure laziness. But since the...

DIY No Sew Table Runner

A few years ago if you asked me what a table runner was, I would tell you. I mean...really people? Give me some credit! BUT! If you asked me why people have table runners, I would probably tell you that I have no idea. I mean what purpose do they really serve, ya know? WELL after building a dining table...

Homemade Steel Wool and Vinegar Stain

A few days before my daughter was born I picked up supplies to try my hand at making steel wool and vinegar stain. After testing it out on a coffee table project that never saw the light of day, my daughter was born. And…POOF! I forgot all about my homemade stain. It was like... A down on its luck single...

Build a Cork Memo Board Frame

As most things of this nature go, it all started with a crayon. A yellow crayon. This crayon happens to be the EXACT color of a counter stool we bought from Pier 1 Imports for our little computer "nook". The nook is a tucked right next to the stairwell and has a nice little built-in desk. This is the color I hope to use for the...

Removing the P.H.O’s Stenciled-on Family Crest

Purchasing a used home is like getting serious with someone who has some serious baggage. Everything is going great until all of a sudden...BOOM! Here comes the baggage, baby. So our WC tile started to stick up and come loose not even a month after moving in. An issue that was supposed to be taken care of as per our inspection....