Monthly Archives: July 2013

Before and After: Refreshed Flatpack Bookcase

Marge: Homer, we have a perfectly good bookcase. Homer: Yeah, but this is what they’re doing on campus.  – The Simpsons The whole pointed pointy point of our bedroom project was to open up the wall to access closet space. Having … Continue reading

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Wanna See Something Permanent?

Fiddle-dee-dee. That will require a tetanus shot. – Homer Simpson Today at work, I showed a co-worker my thumb. “Check out my cool blood blister!” I said. “Doesn’t it look like there’s some sort of weird worm under my skin?” … Continue reading

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Sudden Sanding Sense

Make sure it’s squished flat, and crunchy on the outside. – Homer Simpson You ever have one of those moments of complete clarity about something you never understood before? I had one of those about sanding. Really! If I’m not using … Continue reading

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Lost in the Crafting Market

Smithers: Help…me… Dr. Nick: Holy smokes! You need booze! – The Simpsons I am not crafty. I’ve never felted, scrapped or decoupaged. It’s not that I’m anti-craft(!), it’s just not something I’ve done. But I still find myself wandering aimlessly … Continue reading

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In Which I am Mocked by Paint

I’ll show you some of the tools I’ll be using. This is the scraper. This is the poker. And this happy little fellow is the gouger. – Dr. Wolfe They say that a poor workman blames his tools. You know … Continue reading

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Before and After: End Table to Floating Nightstand

And here I am using my legs like a sucker! – Homer Simpson Before we start, check out our sidebar — House of Hepworths featured our vanity table makeover this week! Color me DELIGHTED. If you don’t already visit regularly, hop over … Continue reading

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Good Easy Plants: Clematis

Lisa: It’s not “foilage,” Mom. It’s “foliage.” FO-LI-AGE. Marge: That’s what I said: “foilage.”  – The Simpsons The Kev says “clah-may-tis” and I say “cle-mat-is” but we both say “ooooooh” when they are blooming. (He says it in a manly … Continue reading

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Cherries Jubilee

Ick, lemon … ugh, cherry … ooh, custard … mmmmm, purple ……. – Homer Simpson We have a pie cherry tree. “Pie cherry” is a euphemism for “sour thing that needs lots of sugar to be edible” but I still … Continue reading

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“I Love These!” “I Know!”

Until this moment, I never knew why God put me on this earth, but now I know: to buy that comic book. – Bart Simpson Neither of us are given to impulse purchases, but every once in a while, I chance … Continue reading

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Making and Installing Upper Closet Doors

Last time, I talked about how we decided to make our own MDF cabinet doors, and today, I’ll explain how I did it. The first thing was measuring. Inset doors need to be carefully measured because there’s less room for … Continue reading

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