New Video: How to Install Shadow Box Trim

Posted by John on August 28th, 2015

In today’s post, you’ll learn – How to Install Shadow Box Trim It’s been a while since we’ve finished any home improvement projects and although, this latest one is pretty quick and simple, it feels great to wrap up another project nonetheless.  Lisa and I had been planning on adding some sort of decor or […]

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Instagram Christmas Ornament Party

Posted by John on December 2nd, 2013

It’s that time of the year again around here.  Lisa is digging through our Christmas decor bins and dressing up the house.  While holiday decor isn’t really my thing, I do enjoy laughing at some of our older ornaments as we pull them out of the bins.  It’s a fun tradition. Since we could use […]

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Lighting Ideas

Posted by John on July 8th, 2013

Hope everyone had an outstanding holiday weekend. We spent the last few days hanging out with family and hit up the shore for a little while. Other than some sunburn, we couldn’t have asked for a better time. Since we finished the built-in in our sitting room a few months ago, we’ve been spending a […]

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Doll House Repair

Posted by John on May 29th, 2013

A few months ago, Lisa picked up a shelf shaped like a doll house from Home Goods.  She thought it would look great in our daughter’s toddler bedroom.  It was slightly damaged so she managed to swing a decent discount on it.  Luckily, the damage wasn’t too severe. The base is MDF and it looks […]

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Hang Mod Podge Letters the Easy Way

Posted by John on May 14th, 2013

With my spring grad class finally over, I get a lot more free time back.  It’s awesome.  As much as I love learning, I also love… not learning.  Lisa has a long laundry list of things for me to do around here, which mostly consists of finishing projects I either already started or promised to […]

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How to Make a Built-In Cabinet

Posted by John on April 28th, 2013

***UPDATE: The plans to this built-in cabinet are now available for free to our newsletter subscribers.  If you are interested in subscribing to our free newsletter to get access to these plans, just sign up using the form in this post.*** [ois skin=”In Post Form Plans”] Monday is my first day back to work after […]

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How to Hang and Level Odd Shaped Decor

Posted by John on April 21st, 2013

It’s nice to be back in the swing of things.  Lisa and I are adjusting nicely to life with two kids.  So far so good.  The real challenge will be when they both can walk or climb.  That will be an adventure.. an exhausting adventure.  This weekend we started catching up on some projects that […]

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Coming Soon: A Custom TV Stand

Posted by John on April 10th, 2013

Sorry if it seems like we’ve been blog slacking lately.  Things are busy with baby #2 almost here.  I suspect a media blackout for a few days is forthcoming.  I’m hoping to sneak an instagram pic or two of our newborn so stay tuned.  No promises though.  If you haven’t noticed, Lisa and I are […]

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How to Install a Built-In Cabinet

Posted by John on April 7th, 2013

Hey everybody!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  We’ve made some major progress on our built-in project which, if you follow us on Instagram, you may have already gotten a peek of it.  We still have a little bit of finishing work to do yet, but we expect to wrap that up by the […]

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Built-in Shelves

Posted by John on March 27th, 2013

Well we’re pretty much done the major carpentry portion of the built-in project.  Last time we posted about it we added the counter top and trimmed it with poplar to hide the exposed plywood edge.  Today we’re going to talk about the built-in shelves. Here’s what the built-in looks like with the top cabinet added.  […]

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