Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cabinet of Dreams, Part III: You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until You Clean the Basement

Previously on D’oh, we decided to build cabinetry and a fireplace in our sitting room. I talked about choosing the fire and surround in Part II. With an electric firebox picked out, we turned our attention to building the cabinetry. … Continue reading

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Cabinet of Dreams, Part II: Light My Fire

In the first part of this series, I talked about how we wanted to build cabinetry and a fireplace in our sitting room. First we considered which type of fire to install. The main options were: A real fire or … Continue reading

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Cabinet of Dreams, Part I: Genesis

My dreams will go unfulfilled? I don’t like the sound of that one bit. – Homer Simpson When we bought this house it ticked most of our boxes. The only box left unticked was the one next to “Fireplace.” But … Continue reading

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DIY Instagram Coasters

Today, we are so happy to host Christine and Jan from Little House on the Corner, one of our favorite DIY blogs. Please jump over to check them out–they are prolific and terrific!  – Stacey & Kevin Hi Guys, it’s Christine … Continue reading

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DIY Quartz: Checking the Measurements

Two more feet, and I can fit it in the fridge. – Homer Simpson When we ordered our quartz, the kitchen person told us to await templates that we could roll out over our existing counters to check our measurements. Yesterday, they … Continue reading

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A Frayed Knot

Doll: I’m Krusty the Klown and I’m going to kill you! Homer: Heeheehee! Didn’t even pull the string that time. – The Simpsons When I squared up the Princess Leia frame the other day, I worked by faint, cold light filtering … Continue reading

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Rabbits of Unexpected Size

After learning of the rabbit-based tree devastation, the Kev and I bought a live trap. Out cunning plan was to relocate whatever rabbits we could catch to a nice nearby conservation area, thereby at least reducing the overall number of … Continue reading

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It’s a Frame-Up!

It’s hip to be square…like the song says! – Homer Simpson Ever buy a gallery frame, hang it up, get on with your life, and then later notice that the top rail is bowed? If you hang a frame from … Continue reading

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Time for the Holy Hand Grenade

 I’ll go into the bushes over there, make a lot of noise, and flush out a rabbit. When he comes out, you step on him. – Homer Simpson Last year, I wrapped up my baby espalier apple trees to an … Continue reading

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Finally, A Decision

Bart: Dad, you’re giving in to mob mentality. Homer: No, I’m not–I’m hopping on the bandwagon. Come on, son, get with the winning team! – The Simpsons We ordered some countertops. Then I had to have a lie-down, because a … Continue reading

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