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Repairing a Textured Ceiling

Some days the projects go smoothly.  They follow the chicken scratch I call a plan and just sorta work out.  Poof. Kittens and glitter.  Some days the project morphs in a pile of tuba players piling up like dominoes on … Continue reading

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Wainscoting is Installed!

Remember back when I began the DIY Diva Duel?  No?  It was a long time ago – before the hurt ankle, ripping plywood fail, insane summer heat.  It was so long ago that I almost forgot all about it.  Well, … Continue reading

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Salad and Sludge

I tried to make salad.  I washed and chopped and peeled making a huge salad of fresh tomatoes, spinach, cucumbers and broccoli.  I spent at least a half an hour slaving over the counter top, figuring out what knife to … Continue reading

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Toilet Water and Wine

It should have been a normal day.  Or normal enough.  Kids art camp had ended, it was the weekend.  Wine was chilling in the fridge, a slew of DIY projects were dancing around my head.   Oh wait… Maybe that was … Continue reading

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DIY Landscape Lighting

There is a corner of our yard that is dark, shadowy.  The shadows by the bushes freak out the dogs when they go out at night.  We tossed around the idea of a motion sensor light, but that would also … Continue reading

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DIY Concrete Patio Planters

Who says it never snows in Georgia? Northern Georgia has three seasons: winter, pollen and hot.  Even though everything outside (and inside) is covered with a layer of yellow pollen, it’s not hot.  And that is cause for bring outside … Continue reading

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Dueling Divas: Horizontal Wainscoting:

I often get asked why I do so much work to a house I will eventually sell – a home I live in for a while instead of a forever home.  Why take the time to do projects that will … Continue reading

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DIY Horizontal Wainscoting: Cutting the Strips

After the first failure of cutting plywood into strips for the horizontal wainscoting, we went big.  Four by eight feet kind of big.  Two by fours support the plywood.  The strips on the left form a track for the jig … Continue reading

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Horizontal Wainscoting Take 2

This weekend, there was a lot of this: And did some of this: Until we had a bunch of these: Boom!  Straight 8 foot long, 3 inch wide strips cut from sheets of plywood.  The wood was then glued using … Continue reading

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Cheap Light and a Faux Post

In Georgia, the window between warm and gross sticky is smaller than the apartment in New York city.  This means we spend all winter dreaming about the warm months, while dreading the cross into the humidity.  So far my porch … Continue reading

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