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How To Build A Pedestal Table

...or at least the way I did it in 15 stepsWant to build your own pedestal table? Here is a general guide that will help you on that project! Remember, you don't need excessive woodworking skills to accomplish this; you just need to know a few things and be a little handy. This is going from live… Continue reading How To Build A Pedestal Table

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Lola’s Nursery

Howdy folks!  Our little babe is two years old already and I can't believe how fast that time has flown!  It has been so much fun watching her little personality develop and to see her become so independent and quite a little sassy pants!  I frequently find myself cruisin' down memory lane and thought I'd… Continue reading Lola’s Nursery

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French Parlor Doors, Part 1

Project Prep Once again, we are working on a semi-major, structural building project in our house. Now that the fireplace is complete, we are adding parlor doors to the coved entryway between the dining room and the entry/living room. We purchased the French doors from a souvenir shop down the street for $100. They are stained… Continue reading French Parlor Doors, Part 1

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How to Build a Fireplace Part 2: Moldings, Faux Flue, Paint

For this second phase, I need a mantlepiece and moldings. As a reminder, we are trying to reuse materials that we have around instead of buying all of these things new; partially because we don't have the money at the moment and partially because we can reuse the wood. I have a table that I… Continue reading How to Build a Fireplace Part 2: Moldings, Faux Flue, Paint

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Curb Appeal Facelift Part 3: Covering the Porch in Pine

Covering your cement porch in wood is simple and easy, but not an incredibly quick task. You will have to consider a few things before you start, like securing the whole thing properly to the existing structure, drainage for water that falls in between the planks, beginning and ending board width, and waterfall control from… Continue reading Curb Appeal Facelift Part 3: Covering the Porch in Pine

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Curb Appeal Facelift Part 2: Fencing, Pergola Gate, and Second Walkway

    The first thing to fencing is pounding stakes into the ground, pulling mason string from one side to the other, then deciding where your posts will be (no more than 5'11" apart), marking them with a spray paint dot, and then digging the holes.  I just love digging holes! Remember for fencing, you… Continue reading Curb Appeal Facelift Part 2: Fencing, Pergola Gate, and Second Walkway

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Curb Appeal Facelift Part 1: Landscaping and Walkway

    So here we are in our home that is, quite honestly, ugly and run down for years.  We've got a steel skeleton of a porch covering, horrible and terrible cottonwood trees in the front, no decent porch to speak of, a diagonal walkway, and nothing but weeds for a front yard. We see… Continue reading Curb Appeal Facelift Part 1: Landscaping and Walkway

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Bathroom Remodel, Part 2: Tile

    I sheathed the bedroom side of the wall with a 1/2" plywood.  I will still put drywall over it, but I happened to have the plywood and I'm really going to try to deaden the sound as much as possible going through this wall. This will be our baby room later, and I… Continue reading Bathroom Remodel, Part 2: Tile