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 →

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 →

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 →

The Upgrade List (a poem)

Booked my flight, checked in and ready to roll I look at the upgrade list and what do you know! I am 3 out of 3 for a better seat. I go to sleep, full or wonder and pride, My Medallion perks ready to fly, And I look at the list to gloat to my... Continue Reading →

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