How to Support a Peninsula Countertop

When we decided to install a butcher block countertop, I didn't even think about the extra step of installing supports. However, about a month after install, we noticed the countertop started to bow downwards a little, and when pressure was applied we were worried it...

PROJECT FAIL: Single Sheet Sawhorse

Not all projects turn out the way we're hoping, and we plan to share those fails with you as often as they happen! This project was supposed to turn out as a sleek, wooden sawhorse to use at tradeshows for the company, but that should also be functional as sawhorses...

Removing Floors to Expose Original Hardwoods

When we saw the cheap flooring they had put down in this house, we crossed our fingers that it would be easy to take up AND that there would be original hardwoods underneath. Both of our wishes came true, and we couldn't have had a better first night of renovation!...

Our Own Fixer Upper’s Kitchen Inspiration

By the time we purchased this house, I thought most of the design decisions had already been made, and that things would go so quickly and smoothly...it would be a lot of work, but it wouldn't take very long, right?? Wrong. 🙂 As everyone says, home renovations take...

How to Patch and Paint a Brick Fireplace

For all you Fixer Upper fans out there...this is a classic Joanna Gaines move, and it's one I was excited to try for myself. This fireplace was in dire need of an update, so I thought I would try my hand at freshening it up a bit. Primer: water-based, stain blocking...

How to Clean Unsealed (or very old!) Hardwood Floors

WARNING: This process is very simple and may confuse you if you're expecting a difficult task. Please keep this in mind before proceeding. If you're looking for a task to pull your hair out, this is not the one. ------------------------------- Starting this project, I...

Home Renovation: The Grand [BEFORE] Tour

Welcome to our new home renovation project! This is our first home purchase EVER so needless to say we are very excited, but also a little nervous because we have no idea what we are getting ourselves into. Our plan is to renovate the house, pretty much from top to...

How to Store Skis in a Small Space

How to Store Skis in a Small Space by Allie Merrill This tutorial includes the same instructions for our previous two posts, so we won't go into great detail explaining how to do it, but go ahead and check out the posts on how to hang a bike on the wall and how to use...

How to Use Drywall Anchors

How to Use Drywall Anchors by Alex Merrill There are innumerable household tasks that call for -- or should call for -- drywall anchors. A drywall anchor is usually a plastic sleeve that is inserted into drywall, which then receives a screw. The purpose of the anchor...

How to Mount a Bike on the Wall

How to Mount a Bike on the Wall by Alex Merrill Living in small spaces necessitates innovative ways to store things. Since Allie and I have found ourselves confined to a 600 square foot apartment with no additional storage, we have faced many dilemmas about how we can...
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Home Remodeling

A little sweat equity goes a long way. Also, getting your hands dirty has never been so rewarding!

Tips & Tricks

Learn the tricks of the trade, and small workarounds that can make a big difference in the end.

DIY Projects

Everyone loves Pinterest, right? It’s an awesome place to keep all your great ideas, but now it’s time to create them!

Product Reviews

Using the right tools for the job is key to a successful project. We can help you navigate the wide world of tools.
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