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...

How to Build a Roof Rack

How to Build a Roof Rack by Alex Merrill If your car is like mine, it has the front to back ‘rails’ from the factory, but it’s missing the cross rails, which hold up whatever it is you’re trying to carry on the roof.  I’ll say at the outset that I receive more...

5 Favorite Items in My Tool Bag

5 Favorite Items in My Toolbag by Alex Merrill 1. 5-in-1 I know what you must be thinking, I've used up all five of my entries with one blow...or this is a loophole...or something. I don't know what to say about it, but this little dude is my favorite. I...

How to Make a Rope Swing Shelf

How to Make a Rope Swing Shelf by Allie Merrill If you want a quick and easy project that pays off in good looks, this is the one for you. I built this in about thirty minutes! Supplies 5/4 x 6" board You can use whichever size board you prefer, but since I was...

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Home Remodeling

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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

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