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Category Archives: Home Improvement


Build a DIY Garbage Bin Though we live in the country, we still have weekly garbage pickup. If we don’t keep the garbage properly contained (not in a regular garbage can), the critters get into it and it becomes a Read more…


DIY Sliding Door Spice Cabinet In my quest to find decorative projects to build (I wanted to take a break from the massive rebuilding of the house since the tree fell on it), I found this Beauty Cabinet designed and Read more…


Easy to Build Open Chunky Shelving When we converted the spare bedroom into a kitchen after the tree fell on the house, we reused the old lower cabinets and countertop, but didn’t want to use the upper cabinets in fear Read more…


DIY House Number Address Sign Before the tree fell on my house, I had been planning on making a new address sign for the house… for years. I bought the metal numbers about 5 years ago and just procrastinated. It’s Read more…


A Few Reasons to Use Cellulose Insulation We all know the importance of proper insulation in the home – it keeps the home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, plus it reduces energy consumption which in return saves Read more…


How to Use a Countertop Coating to Update a Kitchen or Bathroom When I remodeled my kitchen and bathrooms the first time, I built custom countertops for each space. Eventually, it was time for a change and I discovered a Read more…


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Cutting an Opening and Installing a Window In my daughter’s room, there was only one window which housed her air conditioning unit and since the tree incident, we really needed to add a second window for egress. Our chances for Read more…


Installing an Exterior Door in an Existing Opening As we begin the process of making the remaining portion of the house livable (also known as “Deer Camp”), we needed to add a better entrance. For a while, we were referring Read more…


What I’ve Learned Since a Tree Fell On My House Yes, it’s true… A few weeks ago, we were awakened by the sound of a storm followed by a loud “boom”, then shattering glass. My first thought was, “What did Read more…

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