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 …

Nesting

After a mild fall, winter has finally arrived. Our new furnace is keeping us warmer than past years but we were finding that …

Tuck Pointing Trauma

It’s been a busy summer and while we’ve worked on some projects, we’ve really spent the bulk of our DIY time fixing …

Planting the Parking Strip

The city is turning our street into a bike boulevard and one thing we’ve been thinking about is how we might improve …

Back Stairs

After a successful rebuild of the front stairs, Jonathan decided to tackle the back stairs once the weather warmed up. As with …