DIY

  • Building Tips

    Composite vs Wood Decking

    You might have heard me say before, I am a huge fan of real wood. There is just something about that wood grain and texture that faux wood cannot measure up to. However, in some applications, I think careful consideration should be made over the choice of real wood or fake. Decking is one of these applications.

    May 24, 2019
  • DIY

    How to Paint Windows Black: No Taping Required

    Black widows have been, and continue to be, on the rise in popularity. They are very aesthetically pleasing and add so much visually to the exterior and interior of the home. But they can be a bit pricey compared to standard white windows.

    May 22, 2019
  • DIY

    How to Hang a Porch Swing

    Since I’ve written three articles on how to build a porch swing, I thought it was about time that I showed you how to hang one. I recently built a crib mattress size swing for my sister-in-law, and my brother-in-law and I hung it on their front porch. I used it as an opportunity to document the process.

    May 17, 2019
  • Organizing

    How to Organize a Junk Drawer

    As much as we don’t want to admit it, we all have one: a drawer somewhere in our kitchen that catches all the small items. Whether it be a hairband, paperclip, pencil, or a dime, we just toss it into the junk drawer.

    May 15, 2019
  • DIY

    How to Build a Crib Mattress Porch Swing

    Since posting my original porch swing bed tutorial, I’ve gotten a lot of requests for a smaller version. Bed swings are large since they are made to fit a twin mattress, and they do take up a lot of room on a porch. So it’s understandable that someone would rather have a smaller swing.

    May 11, 2019