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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┬áspecial 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┬átastes 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(…)

Easy, thrifty pillow covers anyone can make

Easy, thrifty pillow covers anyone can make

Chances are, if you attended an American high school anytime from the 70s through the 90s, at some point you wrote a “found poem.” As Poets.org will tell you, “Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made(…)