Bye-bye, ugly front door! Going-- Going- Gone! Although I didn't need to use the orbital sander (overkill) or take the door entirely down for easier painting, it still feels great to complete a project that I never tried before. I'm glad I made myself round up a bunch of new-to-me home improvement projects; we have… Continue reading July Project #1, All Done- No More Ugly Door
What happens when you have little to no home improvement skills or experience, and you try to apply wood filler to parts of your front door? What happens if you botch up the job? Will you permanently ruin your lovely front door? Will the children have to hang their head in shame and say that… Continue reading Move over, Nike, I’m Going to Just Do It
Today's trip to the home improvement store was quick, painless, and I think I only need to go back one more time for this project. That's pretty good for the novice DIYer, oh yeah! Today I started my front door repainting project... Decided on a color- isn't that always the hardest thing to do? I… Continue reading Front Door Repainting Step 2 (in only two trips to the store!)
"Oh yeah, I learned how to do that on You Tube." -Everyone Everyone except me... I have to admit, I've never used online videos to learn how to do anything. Supposedly there is a video tutorial for everything online. The Girl taught herself how to play guitar just by using You Tube and other online… Continue reading What do DIY Tutorials and Teen Culture Have in Common? You Tube.
Getting greedy this month, I'm hoping to finish two books. I used to finish some books in two days, then I got a job, got married, and had kids. I like to tell myself I traded in one kind of crazy fun (hours of non-stop reading, woo-hoo!!) for another (grading papers, saying stuff like "don't… Continue reading July Read: “Hild” by Nicola Griffith and “Divine Vintage” by R Heskett and J Butler