Tagged: Homeowner

Bed Builder: Karin Alvarado

Two Girls, Two Beds, One Weekend Karin Alvarado has a special place in my Bed Builder Hall of Fame. She’s a mom of twin 12-year-old girls, Isabel and Audrey, who saw my IKEA Hack Platform Bed...

Platform Bed TV

Platform Bed TV

The IKEA Hack Platform Bed that I built for my daughter, Becca, is celebrating a birthday! It’s one year old and still going strong. This video shows how I installed a platform bed TV on...

Summer Prep: Pool, Pergola and Patio

Memorial Day weekend is summer prep time in New Jersey. My to-do list includes opening the pool, washing the patio furniture and preparing the pergola for sunny days ahead. Although it sounds easy, it’s...

Chalk Painted Dressers

Chalk Painted Dressers

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? This was my first time using chalk paint, and I think it turned out really well! I built this furniture in 1991 for our baby’s...

Boy's Room Makeover

Boy’s Bedroom Makeover

My boy’s bedroom makeover was an investment of time (about eight weekends) and a little bit of money for some new furniture that would go with him when he eventually moves out on his own. This...

Crazy Bedroom Lighting

Crazy Bedroom Lighting

I know. I know. I’m crazy. Who needs lighting like this in a bedroom? Well, this crazy bedroom lighting is a testament to my obsession with lights; an obsession that I have in common...

Pallet World Map

Pallet World Map

My son’s bedroom makeover was bold with a very masculine black and tan theme. Very contemporary, slightly industrial. It was the first time I ever painted a wall black in my house. We always...

Upside Down Fire

How to Build an Upside Down Fire

A Tried and True Pattern When I was a Boy Scout in 1970-something, I earned a merit badge for building a campfire according to the laws of physics. I was taught to crumple some newspaper, cover...

Bed Builder: Brandon Kalicki

A lot of people leave comments to thank me for ideas. Some write to ask questions or seek advice. But Brandon Kalicki is different. He’s the first person to actually say I gave him...