Category Archives: How To

HOW TO: Make an Upcycled Wood Display

Thank you for crushing on my upcycled wood display! It was super fun to make ~ which is good because a few not so subtly hints were dropped regarding Christmas presents and wanting one. To keep up the illusion that … Continue reading

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How To: Install New Fencing

We have a small backyard, about 18’x18′ square with neighbors on both sides. Just to be clear ~ WE LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS! People about our age on one side and the unofficial mayor of the block who’ve been here for … Continue reading

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How to Drill Holes in Books

So you have a bookshelf full of books ~ some with pages, some without ~ and you want to drill holes through them. So you can, say, string them together. How exactly would you do that?? First, use a Forstner … Continue reading

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How To: Make a Bed Skirt

Making a custom bed skirt isn’t hard {promise!} but there are several steps. Stick with me & I’ll walk you through it. First, lets take a look at what we want to make. The final product: {I think knowing what … Continue reading

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Shrink Wrapped

Our windows are crap. We plan on using our $8,000 rebate money to replace them but, after calling the IRS, we learned that the 4-6 week turn-around originally advertised has turned into a 12-16 week wait. Guess it was popular. … Continue reading

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How to Cut a Wedding Cake

Do you know how to cut a wedding cake? Or any round cake for that matter? I’ll teach you. 1. If the cake is multiple tiers, you must separate them. This is easily done with a couple cake servers and extra … Continue reading

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Lazy Susan + Planter + Twine = Cake Stand

When you can’t find exactly what you want, you have to make it yourself. I can rarely find exactly what I want, so I’m quite familiar with the DIY route. Craigslist & Ikea are two of my favorite sources but … Continue reading

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Caulk: Round 2

Emboldened by the caulking success in the bedroom, I turned my attention to the bathroom. Most of the tub & surround were in good shaped but there were a few areas that weren’t. It’s not as neatly done as the … Continue reading

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Caulk is My New BFF

Before owning a home, I was unaware of the happiness a little tube of caulk could bring. I’ll go so far as to admit I had NEVER caulked anything in my life. I was missing out. Back when we were … Continue reading

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Sexy Legs

Remember when we drug home this lonely, deal of a chair from IKEA? It’s IKEA’s Stockholm chair {we couldn’t pass up a $649 chair-and-a-half for a scant $259.60}. While it fits our two butts perfectly, I wasn’t a fan of the … Continue reading

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