DIY decor

DIY decor: Steampunk toilet paper holder

DIY decor sometimes couldn’t be simpler. Or more awesome. Or more used. We use this every day. It’s our Steampunk-inspired toilet paper roll holder. We love it. We made ours like our DIY Decor Steampunk shelf, which we also love. All the pipe and parts are black steel gas pipe. It’s available in any home [...]

Poop

Crap design. No seriously, designing for what we all do: Poop

Call it it poop, ca-ca, #2, the deuce, potty, or just nothing at all, it happens. And we live right next to it. Whether it’s our pets or the tiny people we love so much what comes out of us is, at one point or another, inside where we live. So when it comes to [...]

Used beer depository wall art

Man cave bathroom ideas we love

Looking for unique man cave bathroom ideas? Check these out. Mark and I have been planning a new bathroom as part of our basement renovation. The first remodeling project we did was a bathroom in our 110-year-old home, and we were still learning about what each other liked in a bathroom. And over the last [...]

DIY Landscaping

Landscaping DIY question: Dust in the desert

Question: I’ve got a landscaping DIY question about my dirt yard. I need a desert do-over! I was watching Yard Crashers. I Googled Matt Blashaw which led me to you. I’ve always been into DIY projects, but never too good. I live in Blythe, CA—the desert about half way between L.A. and Phoenix. Our lot [...]

DIY Decor: Steampunk Shelf

DIY decor: Steampunk bathroom shelf

Hey guys—actual male guys I’m talking about here—let’s talk DIY decor. Wait, what?! Yeah. DIY decor. For guys. That you will like. Theresa and I are experimenting with looks to help make our bathroom remodeling project include design touches we both enjoy. Decor-wise, unless it’s a man-cave, 10-to-1 a master bath doesn’t really have anything [...]

Fypon Phoebe Bathroom Shower

The perfect molding for your bathroom

Molding in the bathroom is an often overlooked design feature. Who thinks about crown molding or raised panels in the john? But our question: Why wouldn’t you? As much design poetry you’ll read with words like ‘oasis’ and ‘refuge’—and it’s true—what gets lost is what we really use the bathroom for. Everyone knows what happens [...]

How to hacks

How to hacks: Store (damn near) everything: Fertilizer bags

How to hacks help keep me sane. And maybe from becoming a hoarder. Maybe. They also make it so I don’t throw away things I already paid for, like fertilizer or grass seed. That’s the thing about stuff. No matter what it is, it’s going somewhere. But not just anywhere. PLEASE! That is hoarding! (Or at [...]

Bark mulch

Dyed bark mulch: Beauty beats weeds

I’ve heard chatter in the gardening world that bark mulch is bad. Especially dyed bark mulch. I’m not sure I agree. The reasons why people, ‘experts’ I guess, say dyed bark mulch is bad range from the complex—citing lots of esoteric science—to the panicked: As in, dyed mulch is made from recycled wood: Some of [...]

Krylon man cave

Man cave ideas: From lame to loud

Take your man cave from lame to loud in a weekend with some sweet upcycle, repair, and DIY projects that’ll refine a rusted, busted space. Rusted, because lots of us park cars, lawnmowers, bikes, and bags of driveway salt in our man cave. And ‘busted’ because anything from cellars that should be a dry basement [...]

Yes, you never know what you might find underneath clutter. drop zone

Should we drop the ‘drop zone’ in the kitchen? Let’s talk.

The drop zone is a dreaded area for most every mom and designer. How do we deal with it? Join us.

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