Porch Column After

Restoring the Porch Columns

We’ve wanted to upgrade the columns on our front porch for a while. Although Jonathan very ably rebuilt the stairs a few …

Rain Chain

Daily Snaps

Spending a rainy afternoon building a rain chain.

Daily Snaps

When you set a huge construction dumpster on the street, it’s always a good idea to get the neighbors on board. People …

(Re) Building the Fence – Part 1

We usually spend Memorial Day weekend at the Pedaler’s Jamboree, a  bicycle/music festival/camping trip on the KATY Trail so imagine our surprise when …

Construction Flashback

It amazes me that we all just went about our business for more than a week while our backyard was torn apart.

Staggered Shingles

We’re in the process of brainstorming a porch upgrade (the original posts were replaced at some point with plain 4 x 4s …

Brick Edging

When our new patio was poured, we set aside the random assortment of bricks used as pavers with the thought we could …

Standing Desk in the Upper Position

Desk, Part Deux

So we once built a desk. It was a good desk. We blogged about it. Then I decided I wanted to stand. It …

New Day, New Door

We’ve wanted to replace the off-the-shelf front door that came with the house since day one. It was cheap looking—especially the fake leaded …