Monthly Archives: December 2012

Home Improvement Resolutions for 2013

I resolve to lose 10 pounds, and then gain it back by Valentine’s Day. – Homer Simpson I emailed the Kev today with a proposed list of projects for 2013. Nothing is all that urgent, but I want to have … Continue reading

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Starting the New Year Organized and Neat

Now it’s Marge’s time to shine! – Marge Simpson To give us something to look forward to in January, I’ve signed us up for the Apartment Therapy January Cure. This will be news to the Kev when he reads this post. … Continue reading

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Cheap and Cheerful Christmas Crafts

Let me see… that’s three Christmases I saved… eight I ruined… two were kind of a draw. – Homer Simpson This year, Stacey decided to go with old-fashioned homemade paper chains for our Christmas decorations. She bought a big wadge of multicolored construction … Continue reading

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Recent Projects: Providing Closure

British Fonzie is right. -Homer Simpson A kind friend (above-referenced) pointed out that I’m quite keen to blog about the process, but not so good on posting results. That is, of course, because I’m rather judge-y about my results, and more … Continue reading

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There’s Deck Screws in the Jar-O

It’s not just a store, Marge. It’s a MEGA STORE! Mega means good and store means thing. – Homer Simpson After doing a few DIY projects, you’ll probably find that you have a small collection of left-over screws, nails, assorted … Continue reading

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Using Craigslist for Home Improvement and Decor

Internet? Is that thing still around? – Homer Simpson I recently read an excellent post on Young House Love about buying and selling on Craigslist.  There are a lot of posts on the topic, but the YHL edition is the most … Continue reading

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Dry Wells: Everything You Ever Wanted in a Well, And Less

If you’re going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I’ll just have to stop doing stupid things! – Homer Simpson One of the solutions to window well drainage problems that I mentioned … Continue reading

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Before and After: French Provincial Dresser Made Manly

Homer: Quit running, son! I just wanna give you a big hug. Bart: It’s gotta be a trick. Run like the wind! – The Simpsons Stepson Ben is coming to town for Christmas, and the excitement Chez D’oh is PALPABLE.  … Continue reading

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Window Well Drainage: The Options

Following on from my thoughts about installing window wells around basement windows, I just wanted to add a few items about drainage. Putting in window wells was part of a larger project to prevent water infiltrating our basement. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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Basement Windows Update

So much violence on the surface world, I’m going back. – Homer Simpson We have an unfinished basement, which is brilliant. Houses in England don’t have basements, so this is a new experience for me. Now, all my English relatives … Continue reading

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