We’ve been loving our garden patio for a couple of months now, and thought it was time to share a DIY. Building a patio and laying pavers is definitely a do-it-yourself kind of project. It’s more labor than skill and relatively affordable. This project is all about the prep, so don’t skimp on that. And you’ll probably need to brush off the old TI-85 (aka calculator) to determine how much gravel and sand you’ll need. But if you have a long-weekend on your hands and a friend or two, this is a project for you!Read More
Has this ever happened to you?
You buy an old house (or 6…) and it has mortise locks in the beautiful, old interior doors. But the last owner didn't leave any skeleton keys. Not one. In their defense, the keys were probably lost long before they bought the house. But still, one lock-able door would be nice, even if it was just on the bathroom. What’s an old home owner to do? Well we’ve got you covered! Scroll down for the easy solution.Read More
One of the major projects we wanted to tackle at the Dexter House kitchen earlier this month was replacing the faucet. It’s funny to call a project that takes an hour major, but a new faucet can certainly feel major. It’s the most frequently used item in the most frequently used room in a home and a good one will change your life. Or at least the dishes 😉Read More
how to build a stone-topped side table (we used marble) including DIY marble honing and cuttingRead More
Back when we were getting the Ravenna House ready to sell, we added panel moulding (which looks like picture frames on the wall) to the master bedroom. It was a relatively easy project and went a long way in making this small bedroom feel more ‘master-ey’. Scroll on to read all about this project (psst: room sources are also at the bottom of this post).Read More