Adding a Room over a 2-Story Foyer

Remember how I said in an earlier post that most of the things we did in the past, we hired out? About 5 years ago, in our old house, we desperately needed more space. We decided to look into putting a room on the second-story, closing up our two-story foyer. Well, this was a BIGContinue reading “Adding a Room over a 2-Story Foyer”

Kitchen Table Re-Do

Hammertime is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our blog, we may earn commissions. We got an oval-shaped kitchen table from Rooms to Go about 10 years ago. It is really nice… the table is counter height, and there’s an expander in it where it can go from being a circle to being anContinue reading “Kitchen Table Re-Do”

Easy Board & Batten

Another quarantine project Stephen and I attempted was adding board and batten in our kitchen’s breakfast nook! We did a lot of research on the best way to install the wood pieces, and figured out a very easy way to make it happen. I started off by painting all of the pieces of wood outside.Continue reading “Easy Board & Batten”

Dining Room Furniture Makeover

Hammertime is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our blog, we may earn commissions. We fell in love with the dining room set we purchased, but once it was in our house, we noticed the “antique white” just didn’t go with the bright white paneling and trim. I got some chalk paint off ofContinue reading “Dining Room Furniture Makeover”

Fireplace Update

Hammertime is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our blog, we may earn commissions. Our second quarantine project involved our fireplace. Let me give you a little background info on our fireplace. Our house was built in 2018 by a big builder. We were drowning in the 30+ pages of “upgrades”, and the $5,000Continue reading “Fireplace Update”

Adding a Wooden Frame to a Frameless Mirror

The very first project we attempted during quarantine was adding a wooden frame around our builder-grade frameless mirror. Originally, we were going to replace the mirror with a hanging mirror of some sort. However, when you think about the amount of work tearing down a glued-on mirror, replacing the messed-up drywall, and repainting the wallContinue reading “Adding a Wooden Frame to a Frameless Mirror”

All About that Paint!

Before we really got into woodworking, we usually had to hire people to build whatever it is we needed. Most of our home projects involved simpler things, like paint. But man, what a difference something like paint can make! Having lived in 3 different houses, owning 3 different rental properties, and helping prepare my parents’Continue reading “All About that Paint!”