5 Tips for Dealing with Project Burn Out

Posted by John on February 15th, 2015

Happy Sunday everybody!  We finally got started with our new medicine cabinet project and I’m hoping to show you the video next week.  The build is going very fast.  I’ve only put in around 2 hours of work and I’m nearly finished.  Ideally, I’ll be painting it later this week.  That’s going to be a […]

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Reflections on the Home Office Remodel

Posted by John on November 24th, 2014

With the year-long office remodel project behind us, I decided to take last week off from house stuff.  As much as I enjoy working on adding value to my home, it’s important to have some meaningful down time, especially when the project is fairly large.  You don’t want to get burned out with home projects […]

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My Expensive DIY Plumbing Lesson

Posted by John on May 21st, 2014

In today’s post I want to share a story with you from back in the days when I wasn’t very skilled in the ways of home improvement. I believe that you learn much more from failures than you do from successes, so I’m not in the least bit embarrassed to discuss this episode.  I hope […]

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Painting in Progress

Posted by John on January 13th, 2012

Last week, we posted on some of the lessons we learned when we hired a professional painter.  This week we’ve had the opportunity to put some of those lessons to the test to see how well they’ve worked.  The photo below shows the current state of our family room (well, we’ve actually moved our furniture […]

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Lessons Learned #1: Pro Painter Skills

Posted by John on January 6th, 2012

I want to try something a little different here so bare with me.  I’ve said before that I’m not a fan of hiring a contractor to do something that I can do on my own.  It’s just not in my nature.  I’ll make exceptions to that rule, like when I’m too afraid of heights to […]

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