Assembling DIY HEPA air filter

Let’s face it: Dust is one of the worst parts of any home renovation project. It has a way of seeping out of whatever room you’re working on and coating everything in your home in a fine layer of hopefully-not-toxic powder. That’s why controlling dust during the renovation process is so important, especially as you […]

DIY Air Filter for Dusty Home Projects

June 16, 2024

Ah, demo day—a thrilling yet potentially chaotic phase of any renovation project! My projects usually call for delicate demo, but my kitchen renovation was a gut job, and my sister and I learned a LOT during the process. So from managing debris to ensuring safety, here are my 10 top tips for navigating your first […]

Demo PPE
June 15, 2024

Whether you’re painting your front, back, or side door, there are a few additional steps that you need to take whenever you’re painting an exterior door vs. an interior door. Because exterior door paint needs to hold up against everything from extreme weather and UV rays to armfuls of groceries and impatient pets, it’s always […]

Exterior door after painting
June 9, 2024

If you’re like me and hate when your metal vent covers stick out like sore thumbs in an otherwise beautiful room or exterior, here’s how you can make them virtually disappear. And the best part? This inexpensive fix won’t block air flow, like hiding them behind furniture would. Without further ado, here’s how to paint […]

Vent Covers After Painting
June 3, 2024

This bathroom was a labor of love, and I can’t believe how well it turned out. I took an awkwardly disproportionate space with a rusty tub, peeling wallpaper, and cracked tiles to the cozy dark green bathroom of my dreams. Here it is before: This post may include affiliate links, which means I may earn […]

May 15, 2024

How to restore wood’s natural beauty without sanding off patina. Before: Shiny orange cheeto floors. After: Soft, rosy patina (and some cat hair). Glossy amber floors, meet natural antique heart pine.  Refinishing the downstairs floors was one of my first projects—and one of the only ones I had time to finish before moving in. Or […]

Heart Pine Floors After Refinishing
March 26, 2022

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