Category Archives: Before & After

Fort D’oh

All I’m gonna use this bed for is sleeping, eating, and maybe building a little fort! – Homer In the interest of getting one thing completely done, we made a fort (UK: den) in the attic. We decided to make … Continue reading

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Calculated Vintage Pan Light

It’s darker than a French chick’s armpit. – Random Hoodlum A while back, I picked up a paint-caked pan light off Craig’s List for $20. “FOR THE HALLWAY!” I told the Kev. “Of course it is!” he replied. He’s a … Continue reading

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Behold the Awesomeness of My Man

Oh, Homie! – Marge Simpson Quick like a bunny before he notices this post title and changes it*, take a look at what the Kev did. Remember the knee walls were pushed back, leaving gaps in the floor? We pulled up … Continue reading

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A Little Off the Top

On Thursday, six guys tore the roof off the house and garage and put on another. We were expecting it would take at least two days, but they started at 6:45 a.m., left at 9:15 p.m., and only took about … Continue reading

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I Waited Over 300 Posts to Use This Quote

Demo is underway on the loft! OH, YES, the remodeling has begun! The general plan is to increase floor space (by pushing out the knee walls), heighten the ceiling, add skylights and larger windows, put in a master suite (including … Continue reading

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Undenting the Sideboard

That’s a bit of a whoo-hoo indeed. – Homer Simpson The sideboard veneer fix is done and revealed, but I also wanted to share how I got a dent out of the top. This particular dent occurred when I dropped the mirror on … Continue reading

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Fear No Veneer

So you see yourself more as a buffet-style intellectual. – Declan Desmond We bought our Duncan Phyfe dining set and buffet from an angry man. “This stuff is classic, but my wife wants oak,” he fumed. He was annoyed that we … Continue reading

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And Then I Threw the Looking Glass

We had such a beautiful dream. What went wrong? – Lisa Simpson All I wanted to do was move a mirror. Not even move it — just change its orientation. The relevant mirror is over the sideboard in the dining room. … Continue reading

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Cut a Mat, Just Like That

Blowing off steam in the crafts room, Marge? – Reverend Lovejoy A while back, I completely and utterly failed to cut a picture mat freehand. A reader suggested that I use a mat cutting kit, swearing it was easy. My craft … Continue reading

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Faking Leaded Glass in Cabinets

Marge: My address?! It’s…umm…1-2-3…Fake Street! Chief Wiggum: 123 Fake Street. Got it! When we finished the built-ins, I intended to gussy up the glass cabinet fronts. One idea was making the glass look old, but I really wanted to emulate the … Continue reading

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