diy
home
You might recall that I wasn’t even all that interested in home ownership. But a project like this just seeps into everything, almost like an obsession you can’t quit (really, you can’t or we might have tried at some point).
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Aug 15, 2013 at 6:00pm | 56 comments

renovations
I looked at moving in to our incomplete house mostly like a camping experience, which is fun for a weekend but… a whole month? Two months? Three months?
diy
Do you ever think about your toilet? Do you even like it? Whittling things down to essentials, it turns out a toilet is pretty much house MVP.
in

Jun 20, 2013 at 5:00pm | 55 comments

failure
Every time I announce I'm beginning a project, my husband has moved beyond the “Are you sure?” questioning phase to the small smile, “If you must” phase, because he realizes there's no hope. This ship is always, always going to sink.
in

Jan 8, 2013 at 1:30pm | 69 comments

closets
Build a 4-ft modern-industrial rack for hanging clothes in about 30 minutes, for about $60.