Are you a visual learner?

So are we! Check out the videos below for video tutorials.

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!...

How to Apply Wood Stain

How to Apply Wood Stain by Alex Merrill Staining wood. At its root, the act of staining wood is actually a branch of art, which therefore leaves the learner much room to grow in technique and nuance. What a pun-tastic intro. On a more mature note, the process of...

How to Build a Rustic Console Table

How to Build a Rustic Console Table by Alex Merrill Project Preface This project has quite a few steps to it, so we've added a video tutorial to give you lots of visuals. It is not a hard project, but it does take lots of patience and precision in measuring your cuts....

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...

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...