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Friday, August 9, 2019

How to Paint a Brick Fireplace and Mantle

Painting a brick fireplace is a daunting proposition. I actually thought over whether or not I was going to do it for about 6 months...and to tell you the truth I wasn't even sure after the first brushstroke of primer. But let me tell you, IT'S WORTH IT! Check out the video and step by step guide...

Fireplace Makeover

I can never remember what to call this room. Is it a family or a living room? When browsing to buy our first Cincinnati home our real estate agent used the term "great room". Ever since then, any family or living room with VERY high ceilings is, in my mind, a "great room". This saves me the...

Master Closet Makeover

For years we've moved around the country inheriting master closets in AS-IS condition since all but one of the houses we've purchased were USED! Our first house had the 1970s white-painted wood shelf and metal bar. The Seattle home had a fancy custom closet system, while the other three along with our current (and hopefully last) home...

How to Build and Hang a Projector Screen

Today I put together a detailed step by step guide along with cut lists on how to build and hang a projector screen in the following sizes: 100-inch, 120-inch, 135-inch, 144-inch and 150-inch. While the video above and guide below walk you through the 144-inch DIY projector screen build, everything for both the smaller and larger screen sizes are basically...

M-Series DIY Bed Frame

My four year old is finally ready for her first "big girl" bed, so over the past few weeks I designed and built the m-series DIY bed frame just for her. It's low to the ground so she can get in and out easily and if she were to fall out it wouldn't be much of a drop. The...

DIY Pegboard Organizer and Modern Bench

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Getting the kids in and out of the house smoothly is one of the biggest hurdles of my day as a stay at home dad. On a typical day after getting home from school or an activity, jackets are thrown to the ground, shoes are flip-flopped off my girls' feet and bags are left lying on their sides. So...

Build a Modern Desk with an IKEA desktop

My four year old has had more rooms in her first four years of life then I have had in my first twenty. So for the past few weeks, I've been trying to make this one SPECIAL. Today I built a modern desk to go with my modern take on Andy's room from her favorite movie, Toy Story. In...

Build and Install a Sliding Barn Door

Ever since I was a young man-child I've wanted a sliding barn door. But because we relocated across the country for so many years, it just wasn't worth the ASTRONOMICAL price to get a kit (when they first came to market they were about $300 and UP).  Well now that we've settled down and prices have come down, enough is...