Tagged: Homeowner

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...

Easiest Hardwood Floor Refinish

This is the easiest way I’ve found to give new life to your tired old hardwood floors. No kneeling, no steel wool, no sanding, no fumes, no mess. What is the secret to the...

Supermom Surveillance Installation

SuperMom Surveillance Installation

My neighbor, Jen, mentioned to a friend that she wanted to install a home surveillance system. The friend told her to watch my Home Surveillance Installation video from 2012 when I installed a Zmodo...

Repair Drywall in 14 Minutes

Repair Drywall in 14 Minutes

Drywall is as basic as basic gets! If your house was built in the past 100 years, odds are your walls and ceilings are covered with drywall (also known as plasterboard, wallboard, or gypsum board)....

ikea hack bed bridge bookcase

IKEA Hack Bed Bridge Bookcase

The IKEA Hack Bed Bridge Bookcase is a bridge bookcase made from IKEA cabinets that takes the place of nightstands and spans a full or queen size bed. I built this project for my oldest...

IKEA Hack Platform Bed Q&A

I am overwhelmed by the popularity of my IKEA Hack Platform Bed (affectionately known as #thebed in my house). On YouTube, the video generated more than 16 million views, 40 thousand subscribers, and four thousand comments. Those comments...

Cordless Tools

As a general rule, I don’t like cordless tools for two reasons: battery life and battery life. Batteries often don’t last long enough to do a whole day on a project. They tend to die when...