Build a Low Budget Aircraft Cable Railing

When we bought our house back in 2013, one of the biggest disasters was the back patio. There was a moldy, mildew-y vinyl fence hiding a cracked & sunk concrete pad and perhaps the world’s ugliest & most unsafe basement staircase railing. See below: Absolutely terrible! The

How to Make a Vintage Trunk Table

A few days ago, I stumbled across this old, vintage trunk at a thrift store in town called “The Price is Right.” It was sitting in the far back room among all the usual thrift junk with a $20 price tag on it. I noticed that it

How to Build a Simple, Low Cost Work Table

Although I built a wall mounted stand up desk to do all of my computer work, I still found myself hunched over on the floor while working on my diy projects. It was time to build a work table. My aching back was begging for it. Now,

How to Build a Wall Mounted Stand Up Desk

Easily, one of the best projects I’ve built for myself in the last couple of years is this simple wall mounted, stand up desk. I used to always just sit hunched over at my work station editing all my videos, pictures, blog posts, etc. It always felt

How to Make Homemade Wood Stain (2 Easy Ways!)

Ever thought about making your own wood stain, but you weren’t quite sure how? Well, let me tell you. It’s actually pretty easy! Here’s a couple of videos I made that show you how to quickly & easily make some using supplies you probably already have in

Our Barn House “Murder” Bathroom Renovation

Ah… the downstairs bathroom in our barn house. When we toured the house before buying it, the bathroom was one of those rooms that made your skin crawl instantly. It was so grungy & gross and the floor looked like someone was murdered on it. We knew

How to Build a Reclaimed Wood Crate Table

For the last year or so, I’ve had a vision in my head of building a really awesome crate table. I’ve been “liking” pictures of crates in Instagram and clipping pictures of them from magazines. (I’m actually staring at one of the magazine clippings hanging on my

How to Find a Wall Stud or Ceiling Joist (2 Easy Ways!)

While renovating our barn house, we quickly found out how hard it is to find a stud in the wall using one of those electronic stud finders you see at the hardware store. We plugged in a battery, and it beeped & booped in the most random

Our Barn House Kitchen & Dining Room Renovation! – Part 2

When we first looked at the barn house, we knew the kitchen & dining room area would have to be changed. The original idea was that we could “live with it” for the time being until we really decided how we wanted to change it. But once

Our Barn House Kitchen & Dining Room Renovation! – Part 1

When we first looked at the barn house, we knew the kitchen & dining room area would have to be changed. The original idea was that we could “live with it” for the time being until we really decided how we wanted to change it. But once