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Mod Kitchen Furniture DIY

Mod Kitchen Furniture DIY

This kitchen bench post been a long time coming. I started it last fall and have been sitting on it since sometime in early spring. For some reason or other I never got around to finishing it. It’s just as well, though. It’s given us some time to live with the benches and table for a bit(…)

Bag by Bag

Bag by Bag

Sometimes, I feel so overwhelmed by the enormity and complexity of the problems facing our world and my seeming inability to do anything that feels real about them. Kind of like Marion: “At times the problems seem so enormous, and there seems to be so little evidence that anyone else cares, that I’d like to simply give(…)

Modular Reclaimed Wood Chair

Modular Reclaimed Wood Chair

Well, I’ve finally decided to finish up this post on a chair I made last spring. I’ve been sitting in it every night for dinner for a few months now and I really like it. It’s light and strong and fairly comfortable. It’s rustic looking for sure, but it’s grown on me. There is something(…)

DIY salvaged door trash can screen

DIY salvaged door trash can screen

Ever have something in your home that just wasn’t right, but it felt wrong to get rid of? Maybe it had sentimental value, or maybe it was a gift, or maybe it was a special DIY that it felt wrong to let go of? We had such a thing, and you might have seen it before:(…)

Strawberries are my jam

Strawberries are my jam

Strawberries are the best part of June. In our part of the world, June days can be gray and cold and feel way too much like March, but every year this is the month our local Hood strawberries come in, reminding me once again what real summer tastes like. Those big, pale monstrosities they sell at(…)

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(…)

One man’s trash=crafty Christmas treasure

One man’s trash=crafty Christmas treasure

Oh, I had plans. I was going to make things, I tell you. There was a perfect crafting storm brewing around here about a month ago. I rediscovered my love of craftiness through the family room pillow project, and for the first time in years I found myself looking forward to the holiday season with(…)