DIY Wood Ceiling Beams

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DIY Wood Ceiling Beams

Back to the basement. There were a few reasons for making ceiling beams. We have a weird, lumpy low ceiling in the basement. Despite having just told you this, we wanted a way to draw attention away from its imperfections, and ceiling beams do just that. They’re also functional – this I will explain in a bit. And lastly, they just plain look good.

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St. Pat’s Snack Attack

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DIY shamrock cookie hack with heart cookie cutters

Last Minute Recipe

If you’re in the market for a last-minute St. Patrick’s Day treat recipe, I’ve got the goods for you. Even better, it involves those cookie cutters you used for Valentine’s Day a few weeks ago. Am I the only one with a cookie problem?…

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Bathroom Remodel | Framing the Shower

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framing the bathroom

We Have Walls

They’re up! We just have to get them covered with sheetrock, but they’re looking good already. I’ve never done this, so it was all a learning experience for me. I even got to use gunpowder to nail into the concrete! It took me a few tries, but I finally made it through.

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Good Things Come in 3’s (2/3)

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bean bag toss DIY cornhole bag toss game

Sewing Things

I think you can guess that my three projects were all sewing related! I’m afraid I jinxed myself when I said good things come in threes, because first Joe was sick and now I’m sick! I hope there’s not a third person next. I’ve tried my best to quarantine myself all week.

At least I was able to whip out my sewing machine last week before all the sneezing ensued. Now I just have cabin fever.

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United States of Bean Bags

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DIY how to make bean bag toss cornhole yard game

Bags or Cornhole?

That will be the great debate of our generation. Does it depend on where you were raised? Whether you grew up around more corn or more beans? Is it a midwest farmer thing? I’m not quite sure…

But it has crept into the cities and city slickers pay big bucks for these lawn game sets. Luckily it’s not hard to make your own set! You just need a couple 2×4’s, some paint, screws and plywood. Joe, my brother and I made a set for my parents’ birthdays. Since they always want to play, but never had the game.

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Door Progress

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building a door DIY barn door wood bamboo sliding barn door

 

Movie Room Teaser

We can’t reveal the whole door all at once! Need to keep the theatrical suspense and drama going. For theme’s sake… We officially finished everything just last night, and got to christen in the movie room with all the roommates. Unfortunately it was late and dark, so Joe’s taking some better “after” photos today. If the rain lets up we may even get graced with a hint of natural light. Start here for the beginning of our door, and here for the finished product.

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A Blanket Butler

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warm blanket please blanket butler

 

May I interest you in a blanket sir or madam?

“Why yes, I think I’ll take a pillow as well Edgar.”

 

At Your Service

If only it could fluff up your pillow too… Maybe when the robots take over.

blanket storage

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