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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bathroom Updated


Ellie and I have been fairly busy lately but I though I’d share some updated pictures of our recently renovated bathroom….found here, here and here. Not much has changed but you can see how the whole bathroom has come together.

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Subtle Hint


So it wasn’t too long ago when Ellie dropped the subtle hint that she wanted a pallet turned into some sort of wall decor. I obliged and modified a pallet to her liking. Her post can be found, here. There really wasn’t much to it.       I took two similar size and similar looking pallets. I stripped one…

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It’s Hammer Time


Well……more like pneumatic nailer time….but how could I miss an opportunity to make a reference to one of my 1980 idols. This project has been one of my favorites. It was super easy, really quick, and I think it turned out pretty awesome. It’s not quite finished…we still need to figure out how we are going to stain it (I’m…

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Anyone remember that old Diet Pepsi commercial? Bueller? While the paints drying on our apothecary console, aka Pottery Barn’s Andover Console, I decided to quickly whip together another one of my pallet projects. I found the building plan on and used it as my source of inspiration. Some friends of ours recently got married and used some mason jars…

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From This….. To This… It’s still a work in progress……but it’s beginning to come together. Details are coming. I tried to take pictures of almost every step… battery died during some of it but hopefully I’ll be able to fill you in on the specifics. Do you want one?

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Here’s a sneak peek at what I’m working on right now. I’ll do a full write up when it’s finished but I’m pretty confident that at the end of this project I’ll sit back and say….”That’s ridiculous.” And I hope that you will say the same. Why? Because so far I’ve only spent $5 on a piece of scrap wood…

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Pallet: A portable platform used for storing or moving cargo or freight. Pallet (Tommy’s Definition): Free wood that can be used for various projects. I’ve been checking the “Free,” section lately of Craigslist looking for things that I could dismantle and use for the wood. There’s been lots of listings for free pallets but most of them are about 20-30…

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Holy Bats!


Holy crap. We have bats in our attic. I wish we were kidding, but we just counted all 30 (yes 30) of them fly out of this attic vent (above) at dusk on Wednesday night. What we have been assuming was a chronic case of bird poop on our back deck turned out to be, you guessed it….bat poop, or…

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I’m going to stop our regularly scheduled blogging to talk about Pinterest. It’s the best thing that has happened to my uninspired brain all summer. If you haven’t heard of it yet, here’s Pinterest’s definition of, well, itself: Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use…

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After Ellie dropped several subtle hints about wanting to paint the guest bathroom, I decided to surprise her by painting it before she got home. I had just re-stained the vanity, found here, and Ellie wanted me to use some of the leftover paint from our living room, found here. Unfortunately, I had already used up that paint in an…

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