October 30, 2015

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Painting Furniture: Makeover a Child’s Chair with A Dr. Who Theme

“EXTERMINATE…EXTERMINATE!” Ugh. I shudder. The shrill, modulated cheap voice effect screams from my television. “EXTERMINATE.” For those of you who don’t know Who, then the Who I refer to, is the Doctor. Dr. Who. I don’t mind it, but there are these robot things that yell “exterminate” all the time—those I can’t take. My kids … Continue Reading

American Girl Dollhouse Accessories 3D Printed

3D Printed Dollhouse Accessories

My daughter and I share the love of creating. While my version of creation might have me covered in woodchips or grease, my daughter is keen to painting, coloring and modeling clay. I guess, in a way, one could call us “Makers.” But I’ve always envisioned a “maker” as someone who is building circuits, programming … Continue Reading


Install a 3-Way Lamp Switch

Click…click…click. Click. Click-click. That’s the sound of a lamp with a three-way bulb. It was my grandfather trying to find the right level of light to read by. I think one almost never gets it right the first time. So you turn it on…up…up. Off. Then you realize two clicks will get you there. I … Continue Reading

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Lawn Fertilizer Challenge – Part 2

So this is where our fescue fracas ends. The results of Pete and I fertilizing half of our lawns, having the lawns look kinda dumb for a month or so, and seeing who grew the best blades. If you got this far and are like “huh?,” then check out part 1 here. If you got … Continue Reading


DIY Container Garden

In case you didn’t see, Pete and I are having a little spring challenge to grow the best lawn. And while I was at Lowe’s picking up the Sta-Green fertilizer to get this off the ground, I thought it might be cool to do a little container garden instead of watching my grass grow. This … Continue Reading


Lawn Fertilizer Challenge

Ahhh…Spring. A time to break out the tools. Tools that cut, blow, edge and mow all the things that grow. So, Pete and I are having a little dad-ly challenge. A cultivation contest…a blade bash…fertilizer feud…or a “grass-off” of sorts. To ensure we have stuff to cut, blow and mow, we’re gonna fertilize our lawns … Continue Reading


Fixing Dents and Painting an Exterior Door

Kung fu for my déjà vu. That’s what I wanted to call this post. It’s because I’ve been here before. My front door. Oh, how I’ve fixed your dents and painted you. And then… Skateboard, skateboard, dog, dog, groceries, keys, stroller, surfboard, lumber, lumber, kid, kid, kid, kid, neighbor’s kid and scooter happened. Times 365. … Continue Reading


5- or 6-Day Bathroom Remodel: Part 2 – Paint

In my last post, I took on a bathroom refresh that was intended to be a quick update, maybe a faucet…some paint…and I’m out. But as I peeled the onion, I realized the previous owner of the home did some pretty shoddy work—I saw my one-day refresh turn into a remodel. Stripping wallpaper, patching drywall, … Continue Reading


5- or 6-Day Bathroom Remodel: Part 1

I decided to give my mom a hand and do some work on the bathroom in her (new-to-her) home. Maybe a faucet and a coat of paint. Well, it turned into a remodel. Kind of like my ’56 Ford project that I was going to drive while I fix it up. Now it’s stripped down … Continue Reading


Make Your Own Valentine’s Day (or any holiday) Gifts

I know, I know. With a title like this you might be thinking that I’m that unprepared husband that is combing the convenience store on Valentine’s Day morning looking for gift cards and overpriced crappy candy. And they’re out of everything except for microwave burritos and king size payday bars. You know your wife won’t … Continue Reading

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