April 22, 2016

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Painting an Accent Wall with Zero VOC Paint

I like the smell of gasoline. And bondo. And fiberglass resin. Also oil. There’s probably more toxic substances that I enjoy smelling, but I can’t recall right now. Maybe my short-term memory has been affected. My better half doesn’t like any of those smells. It’s probably because she knows about VOCs. That’s “volatile organic compounds” … Continue Reading

Painting an Accent Planter – Ace 31 Days of Color

Open the door. Keys. Phone. Sunglasses. Coffee mug. Mail. Dog leashes. That’s all the stuff you drop on that one table, shelf or in our case…the planter. More on that in a moment. Everyone has this place, right? Where you come inside and drop everything. Like I said. Ours is the planter. Now our planter … Continue Reading

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

Mancave Makeover

What’s a mancave? I first think of some air-conditioned space full of leather recliners, with at least one each of the following: Beer dispenser or beer storage en masse Some kind of frat boy, high-fivin’ game Lighted neon sign(s) Flat-screen tv(s) Sports memorabilia or theme Every other sentence in the room starts or ends with … 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

Painting an Accent Wall with Zero VOC Paint

I like the smell of gasoline. And bondo. And fiberglass resin. Also oil. There’s probably more toxic substances that I enjoy smelling, but I can’t recall right now. Maybe my short-term memory has been affected. My better half doesn’t like any of those smells. It’s probably because she knows about VOCs. That’s “volatile organic compounds” … Continue Reading

Painting an Accent Planter – Ace 31 Days of Color

Open the door. Keys. Phone. Sunglasses. Coffee mug. Mail. Dog leashes. That’s all the stuff you drop on that one table, shelf or in our case…the planter. More on that in a moment. Everyone has this place, right? Where you come inside and drop everything. Like I said. Ours is the planter. Now our planter … Continue Reading

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

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