Our Home from Scratch

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We are Lisa and John and we run a home DIY blog. In addition to our projects, we also share our adventures in cooking, baking and whatever else comes along.

How to Remove Hardwood Flooring

Authors: John

So last weekend we ripped out some of the hardwood flooring in our vestibule and got started with adding in the new boards.  Since we were super busy with work and our Free Built-In Plans, we haven’t had much opportunity to continue work on it.  Even though the office floor is roughly half done, it’s probably still going t...

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Free Built-In Cabinet Plans

Authors: John

Well, we’ve had another busy week.  Fortunately for you, we’ve been busy working on our next set of free woodworking plans.

These plans took FOREVER! I kinda went a little overboard too.  They’re more like an ebook than plans.  Complete with a material and tool list, step by step instructions, etc.  It’s more th...

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Hardwood Floor Installation

Authors: John

Happy 2014!!  We’re back.  Cue the theme music.

A few weeks ago, I finished up my last grad school course and headed into the holidays ready to take some much needed time off.  Consequently, we decided to take a blog vacation until the holidays were over.  Hope you missed us.

This past week, we kicked-off our Home Office improvemen...

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Our 2013 Blog Year in Review

Authors: John

Maybe this post is a week or so early, but with the holiday week fast approaching, I think it’s now or never.  I’m not sure how much time I’ll have next week for a wrap-up, plus I want to make some changes to our theme during my Christmas vacation.  I actually LOVE tweaking the html and css for our site.  Probably be...

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Our Home Office Ideas

Authors: John

Happy Friday folks!  Christmas is less than two weeks away.  Hope your shopping and decorating is going well.  I have yet to purchase a single item.  Pretty par for the course for me though.

Today I wanted to start sharing some of our home office ideas.  If you follow our Pinterest home office ideas board, you may have already seen...

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Free Mobile Workbench Plans

Authors: John

We are excited to finally make some woodworking plans available.  We’re starting with our Mobile Workbench.  The plans include a complete material list  as well as detailed, graphic instructions.  The workbench plans are absolutely free to our newsletter subscribers.  You may have seen our How-To post on this workbench on our...

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The Next Project: Our Home Office

Authors: John

Even though we’re still wrapping up some work in our sitting room (paint and some decor still to-do), we wanted to let everyone know what project we’d be starting after we finish.  We’re psyched to be switching gears soon and finally getting to work on our home office.

If you took our home tour, you may have noticed...

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Instagram Christmas Ornament Party

Authors: John

It’s that time of the year again around here.  Lisa is digging through our Christmas decor bins and dressing up the house.  While holiday decor isn’t really my thing, I do enjoy laughing at some of our older ornaments as we pull them out of the bins.  It’s a fun tradition.

Since we could use a break from the whole...

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Our New Weekly Newsletter

Authors: John

Wanted to check in with everyone before Thursday!  I forgot to mention in our media cabinet wrap up post that our total cost was approximately $155.  Originally, I had hoped to build it from leftover material from the bigger built-in, but I ended up needing more wood than I thought.  We’re happy with $155 considering it’s...

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Custom Media Cabinet: Complete Wrap Up

Authors: John

The TV stand is finally done.  During the week I wrapped the bottom of the cabinet with some baseboard molding using the same procedure we used on our first built-in.  The only thing I may still do to the cabinet is re-coat the top and shelves with some cabinet grade enamel paint.  The latex paint doesn’t seem to be holding up q...

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