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.

My Biggest DIY Project Ever

Authors: John

If you’ve been a regular reader for the past couple of years you know we’ve worked on some prety sizable home improvement projects since our beginning in 2011.  We completely renovated our home office from the ground up this past fall.  We spent a few months and upgraded our dining room with raised panel...

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Our Next Project: Shadow Boxes

Authors: John

The last couple months have been super busy.  In case you couldn’t tell by my complete lack of posting, I haven’t done a whole lot of home improvement work lately.  Life with three little kids is much more time consuming than it was with two and my free time is just about gone nowadays.  I have maybe two hours every ev...

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3 DIY Projects that STILL Save Me Money

Authors: John

Most of the home improvement projects I’ve done around our home are one-time savings events.  I’m doing the work once and saving money over hiring a contractor one time.  There are a few projects, however, that continue to save me money even though I finished them years ago.  In this post, I’ll share with you three...

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Video: How to Build a Medicine Cabinet

Authors: John

In this post, you’ll learn:
– How to build a medicine cabinet

Well I wanted to show you this medicine cabinet completely finished and painted, but I think it may be a little while longer before it gets warm enough to spray paint it.  Maybe I’ll just brush paint it with a few coats instead.  We’ll see.  In any ca...

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5 Tips for Dealing with Project Burn Out

Authors: John

Happy Sunday everybody!  We finally got started with our new medicine cabinet project and I’m hoping to show you the video next week.  The build is going very fast.  I’ve only put in around 2 hours of work and I’m nearly finished.  Ideally, I’ll be painting it later this week.  That’s going to be a cha...

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Child Safety and Your Home

Authors: John

In this post you’ll learn:

- How to keep your furniture from tipping 
– About other child safety devices for your home

As a Philadelphia Eagles fan (womp womp), I’m usually not rooting for a team actually playing in the Super Bowl.  I’m more a fan of the spectacle and of course the commercials.  This year was s...

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Let’s Build a Medicine Cabinet Part 1

Authors: John

In this post you’ll learn:

- The first steps to build a medicine cabinet

For a few years now I’ve been itching to build a medicine cabinet.  I’m not really sure why.  I guess I never liked the idea of paying a couple hundred bucks for a small painted box.  They’re pretty simple after all.  I had thought about bui...

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How to Fix a Door That Won’t Shut

Authors: John

Since we just wrapped up the biggest home improvement project we’ve had in years, we decided to keep the next few jobs more low key.  There’s a laundry list of little things I need to fix around the house.  The most annoying one by far involves a couple of our interior doors.

**But if you like our furniture builds,...

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Shoe Organizer Projects on Hometalk

Authors: John

Happy Friday!

In today’s post I wanted to share with you a collection of shoe organizer projects I’ve curated on Hometalk.com.  Each of these projects are available for viewing on my Shoe Organizer Clipboard on Hometalk.

If you don’t already have a free user account at Hometalk, I’d recommend you sign up for one....

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