Office Countertops

Posted by John on October 5th, 2014

In this post, you’ll learn: – How to configure a cabinet for installation and counters – How do get a deep, rich stain Well, we’re down to the wire in our home office project.  Officially, all I have left to do is add some trim beneath the crown molding, install the baseboard trim and do […]

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Cabinet Painting 101

Posted by John on September 21st, 2014

Happy Monday! In today’s post you’ll learn: – The best way to paint cabinets – The approach I’m taking to paint my cabinets Before I get started with today’s post, I want to remind you that we are running a survey to collect your feedback regarding our blog.  I’m going to keep it open until the […]

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How to Paint a Mailbox

Posted by John on May 27th, 2013

Hope everyone had a happy and safe Memorial Day!  Thanks always to those who gave their lives in defense of the freedoms we hold dear. This past weekend we had a small family get together for our daughter’s Christening.  Good times.  We also managed to squeeze in some gardening and DIYing, of course.  As much […]

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Sanding and Painting Unfinished Furniture

Posted by John on April 1st, 2013

Happy Tuesday! Sure beats Happy Monday, am I right?  We are just moments away from wrapping up our built-in project.  All the cabinet work has been primed and painted, I just need to add a second coat to some areas.  I don’t know if I’ve ever shared the basic process I follow when I sand […]

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Painting Our Toddler Bedroom

Posted by John on January 27th, 2013

Hey guys!  We finally finished painting our daughter’s new toddler bedroom this weekend and we’re very happy with the color we chose.  I’ve also started assembling some of the Hemnes Ikea furniture that she will probably use until college (yikes).  Looking good so far.  We’re planning on at least a few more posts on her […]

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Our Hall Bathroom Painted

Posted by John on November 25th, 2012

Hey everybody! Hope all of our American friends safely and joyfully slept off their turkey induced comas. Lisa and I had a great holiday with our family. Thursday we drove up to Northeast PA and had dinner at my mom’s house. Driving for two hours back home after eating turkey can be dangerous, but luckily […]

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Garage Shoe Organizer Finished

Posted by John on November 12th, 2012

***UPDATE:  The woodworking plans for this Shoe Organizer have just been uploaded to our Plans page.  To get access, just subscribe to our free newsletter using the sign-up form in the sidebar or following this post.  Immediately after you subscribe, you’ll get an email with a link to the Plans page.*** Hope you all enjoyed […]

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The Other Side of Our Front Door

Posted by John on August 27th, 2012

Hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of summer.  While I love the fall, I’m hanging on to the warm weather like it’s my job.  I’m sure I’ll get into it once it’s here, but for now it’s going to stay summer around here until the leaves change color.  Last weekend we knocked out […]

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Dining Room Wainscoting Wrap Up

Posted by John on August 20th, 2012

Finally.  We’re done the dining room wainscoting project.  Yep.  All done.  Well, except for some minor paint touch ups and a little bit of caulking.  BUT, it’s on a 6″ section of doorway baseboard molding, so.. technically, it’s not really IN the dining room.  So, like I said.  We’re done.  High five. I don’t want […]

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Grand Plans Update and Our Icemaker-Paradigm Shift

Posted by John on January 30th, 2012

How about that for a post title! Well folks, it’s been seven weeks since we started on our Grand Plans!  I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone.  We still have a few small projects left on our list, but here’s what we’ve accomplished to date… 1.  Add chair rail molding to vestibule (how-to […]

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