A DIY Sofa Makeover

A DIY Sofa Makeover

  Can This Sofa Be Saved? Rita’s Turn: From the beginning this was really a marriage of convenience. I mean, it wasn’t exactly true love. Before I had this sofa, I had a camel-back sleeper-sofa that I found on craigslist when I was setting up a new household for my kids and me. I was(…)

Salvaged closet doors: An easy win

Salvaged closet doors: An easy win

Well, we finally did it. We actually put up closet doors. When we first moved in our closet had those mirror doors on it. We are just not fans of the mirror doors. I don’t mind mirrors and I don’t mind doors but mirror doors? What’s the deal with those? It’s just really too damn(…)

Garden dreaming…

Garden dreaming…

Late last spring we wrote a post about our grand plans to grow some vegetables. We didn’t know what we were doing, but we decided to forge ahead anyway. (Kinda like we do almost everything around here.) With the encouragement of Mama Holt (whose blog I miss all the time, even all these months after(…)

To DIY  or not to DIY…

To DIY or not to DIY…

…that is the question. Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous DIY misfortunes, Or to take Charge (or cash) against a Sea of handmade troubles, And by buying something ready-made, end them? OK, that’s as far as I can go with that. Here’s the point: Much as we(…)

I hate these frickin’ chairs

I hate these frickin’ chairs

I hate looking at them. I hate working on them. I hate writing about them. After our last post, it got personal with me and these chairs. A point of honor.  I was not going to be defeated in this DIY endeavor. Defeat was just. not. gonna. happen. When we discovered we didn’t have enough(…)

Have you ever done this kind of thing?

Have you ever done this kind of thing?

Remember that easy-breezy chair make-over project I was going to knock out and share with you absolutely fo sho no later than today? (You know, the one we wrote about here and here.) Well, maybe these pictures will explain how it’s gone down better than a thousand words ever could. And that’s where we are.(…)

Beating your DIY addiction

Beating your DIY addiction

In our last post, I came clean about my chair challenges and promised to share my principles for recovery from DIY addiction. Because, sadly, this empty little graphic is just as true of my chair project progress today as it was the day I made it in the summer of 2012. But before I dive(…)