Projects Archive

Before and After: Taking a Dresser from Old and Ugly to Sleek and Stylish in an Afternoon

This winter break didn’t quite shape up as I had planned.

Five Inexpensive Ways to Add Value to a Rental Property

This summer, we put the breaks on our “big house” home

How to transform a small outdoor space to make it feel larger

The patio and privacy fence at our rental property

How To Paint Cabinets Without Sanding

  I love painting cabinets . . . well, I love

Don’t Strip Paint Before Reading This

Learn From My Many Mistakes

How to Paint a Damaged Wood Floor

a.k.a. What I Did Over Spring Break

Painting Knotty Pine Walls

From knotty to nice

How to Build a Simple Kitchen Storage Banquette

The first project with my new miter saw

How to Finance a Fixer-Upper on a Shoestring Budget

How we Used a 203k to buy and fix up a