Garage Makeover DIY

This DIY was interrupted by my mother's brain cancer diagnosis and convalescence. I'm doing my best to call it good; I kept postponing finishing it as if that would mean our journey wasn't real. I'm proud of how it turned out. Enjoy! When I was around 4 years old, my grandpa designed his own storage... Continue Reading →

Happy First Birthday Château Enginerd!

Could you believe it has already been a year since we moved to the custom home delay prone project from hell? The yard is still not done, with pending landscaping due to fair weather. The builder pretty much ghosted after the holidays so we are on our own. W is still distraught about the front... Continue Reading →

DIY Shiplap: Fireplace Upgrade!

For those new to the blog, when we bought our new house (see Chateau Enginerd tab/category for more info) the builder's contract painter wanted more money to paint accent walls and the ceiling even though the interior was unpainted at the time. This is why our entire house was painted the same shade of Standing... Continue Reading →

Hawken (PS4)

As a PS+ member, I like to look for value titles to justify paying the yearly subscription and Hawken didn't disappoint. Set in some soet of post apocalyptic or future world where everyone can pilot a robot (or so I think, it wasn't clear to me), you get combat peers and AI to earn points... Continue Reading →

DIY Industrial Look Toilet Paper Holders

After scouring the internet for ideas, I settled on a one roll and a two roll solution for our guest and master bathroom, respectively. The designs called out 3/4" black pipe but we realized the cheaper 1/2" works well too. However, the real cost differential lies in the galvanized pipe amd fittings vs the common... Continue Reading →

DIY Pantry Makeover For $60 or Less!

For those of you not familiar with the Château Enginerd story, our brand new home was designed with a few low cost features that were poorly executed and not to our liking. The wireframe pantry we got, which was small to begin with, wasn't optimized for storage so we decided to give it a cheap... Continue Reading →

What’s In A Name?

Names are attached to our identity. They are given or adopted, changed or shortened depending on tradition and convenience. In a world full of Rodríguezes, Johnsons and Nguyens, we all want to stand out and be recognized by our name. No wonder so many celebrities and authors use pseudonyms! Having a memorable name can make... Continue Reading →

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