Edging the Planters

We’ve been saving up old bricks for quite a while now with the ultimate goal of lining the front flower beds. We …

Painting the Porch

It wasn’t until the paint had completely worn off the front steps that we realized it had been nearly seven years since …

Installing New Rain Chains

We loved our new porch columns but quickly realized the attached downspouts detracted from the design. I had thought to paint them the …

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 …