Upcycled Repainted Chair Planter

Upcycled Repainted Chair Planter
Tracy had mentioned that every time she was in the car traveling to Ann Arbor with her sister she always said she loved this one house that had painted chair planters for sale out by the road. For the last few years, this avid upcycler paints dozens of chairs in a...READ MORE

Barn Wood Shelves and Candle Holders

Barn Wood Shelves and Candle Holders
Last weekend I decided to clean out the garage a little, and make a few small projects. This is what we ended up with, a pair of barn wood shelves, a pair of barn wood candle holders, and a reclaimed barn wood 3-tiered shelf. The 3-tiered shelf is made from 100 year...READ MORE

DIY Garage Workbench Plans

DIY Garage Workbench Plans
Earlier this year I found some plans online for a garage workbench on the Family Handyman site: That seemed like a pretty cool workbench, and the $50 price tag seemed reasonable. My second oldest son, who recently bought a new house – has an empty garage. So, I...READ MORE

How to Grill Veggies

How to Grill Veggies
Earlier this year we bought a grill. For the first time in many years we now own a gas grill. And this one is 4 burner, and with a charcoal grill – well, from experience I can tell you that you have your hot, and not-so-hot spots. I point this out only because...READ MORE

Barn Wood Light Switch Covers

Barn Wood Light Switch Covers
I had some left over 100 year old reclaimed barn wood scraps under the work bench and for some reason I thought those might make good light switch covers. The thing is they were a little under 4/4 (1″ thick). I just ran them over the table saw in 2 passes and...READ MORE

Melt in Your Mouth Crockpot Chili Recipe

Melt in Your Mouth Crockpot Chili Recipe
Chili recipes are a dime a dozen – but I thought I would post this one because it’s noteworthy. We have been cooking chili, both on the stove and in the crockpot for years. Chili is really just (for us) an amalgamation of what you have on hand at the time....READ MORE
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