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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Fix a Broken Ektorp Couch

Posted by John on January 6th, 2013

Last week we started discussing our plans for the sitting room immediately attached to our Master Bedroom.  Over the weekend we managed to knock a few items off of our to-do list for this space starting with the couch.  Lisa’s parents generously bought us a beautiful couch for Christmas from Ikea!  We did a walk […]

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How to Replace a Broken Sump Pump

Posted by John on December 3rd, 2012

Hey everybody!  Sorry if I’ve been AWOL lately.  Work has been pretty crazy and I’ve been unable to read or comment on my regular blog reads.  I’m hoping to set aside some time in the next day or two to get caught up.  In the meantime, I’ve also been busy with annoying, but necessary repairs […]

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How to Repair Rust on a Car

Posted by John on October 23rd, 2012

Hey guys!  Lisa and I are planning getting a new car very soon and we’re pretty excited about it.  We’ll fill you in on the details once we make a decision.  We’re still looking, but I think we’ll be driving something new in the next couple of weeks!  In the meantime, we’re getting the Jeep […]

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Quick Kitchen Cabinet Repair

Posted by John on August 24th, 2012

So things have slowed down a little bit around here since we knocked dragged out our dining room wainscoting and gussied up our front door.  It’s going to pick up again soon though.  Plus, in the fall I’ll be taking another grad school course.  Before we know it, we’ll be busy like crazy.  We do […]

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How to Replace a Side View Mirror

Posted by John on August 7th, 2012

Wait, what?  Is this a car post?  Yep.  It is.  Sorry to have to do this to you, but here’s the deal…. I have this Jeep problem.  My SUV has around 160,000 miles on it and it’s got some issues.  I’d really, really like to get a brand new car, but I really, really, REALLY […]

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Troubleshooting a Doorbell

Posted by John on November 1st, 2011

So I find myself on Sunday with a free day since I postponed painting the garage.  The next day is Halloween and Lisa and I will have about 50 kids ringing our doorbell for a few hours.  There’s just one problem though, our doorbell isn’t working!  It hasn’t been working for the past couple months.  […]

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