Turning a Covered Patio into a Screened-In Porch

The first “big”, “official”, “serious”, “what are we thinking??” project Stephen decided to tackle was changing his mother-in-law’s covered patio into a screened-in porch. Luckily, the groundwork had been laid… the concrete was already there, as was the roof and the columns. This made the job so much more do-able by a DIY newbie! StephenContinue reading “Turning a Covered Patio into a Screened-In Porch”

Selling a Rental House (Part 2)

I wanted to share more before and afters from my sister’s rental house that she is selling! The hardest part of painting these walls with Agreeable Gray is the fact that the colors that were on the walls were SO dark. That required two coats of Kilz and then two coats of the gray. ItContinue reading “Selling a Rental House (Part 2)”

28 Book Character Pumpkin Ideas

This is a little out of this blog’s realm, but I was looking through old pictures and found a bunch on a time when my child’s class made book character pumpkins! I remember the stress I felt with googling ideas, and I thought I would show some examples that the kids (ahem… parents) made, toContinue reading “28 Book Character Pumpkin Ideas”

How to Build a Shed Door

Hammertime is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our blog, we may earn commissions. When Stephen was building the shed, he had originally planned on purchasing doors to go on it. He started looking into how to build doors, and was surprised at how simple it was! A bonus of building your own doorContinue reading “How to Build a Shed Door”

Tips for Selling a Rental House (Part 1)

My sister is selling a house that she bought in the mid-90s, which was originally built in the 1960s. She lived in it for about 10 years, and has rented it out for the last ~ 15 years. Between the house being almost 60 years old, and the fact that the house needed some updatingContinue reading “Tips for Selling a Rental House (Part 1)”

DIY Decorative Tray

Hammertime is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our blog, we may earn commissions. I recently made a 14″ x 21″ table tray for a friend. She wanted something to go on her rustic/farmhouse table for decoration, and she liked the tray I had previously made. It was super easy, so I wanted toContinue reading “DIY Decorative Tray”

Painting a Message on a Spirit Rock

Hammertime is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our blog, we may earn commissions. Does your school or town have one of those big rocks that you can rent and paint a message? Our school got one a couple of years ago, and I was able to rent them for two of my kids’Continue reading “Painting a Message on a Spirit Rock”

How to Cover & Prevent Mildew with Primer

Our mountain house is constantly humid. It’s in the woods, surrounded by trees, so there’s not a lot of sun that hits the actual house. Inside, that translates to an overall damp feeling. One thing we have noticed is that there are small mildew spots along the white trim/doors in the downstairs. When I gotContinue reading “How to Cover & Prevent Mildew with Primer”

DIY L-Shaped Desk

Hammertime is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our blog, we may earn commissions. My hubby is the BEST! He just built me the most sturdy, beautiful desk, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Our old desk was a dark, mahogany-colored desk that we got from Office Depot years ago. It was a typical-sizedContinue reading “DIY L-Shaped Desk”

Fun Fall Decorative Deals

Hammertime is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our blog, we may earn commissions. Here are some fall decorative deals for you to check out! (Deals are available at time of being published… they may change) Four autumn-themed throw pillow covers– $13.59 (normally $17.99) Cute Scarecrow Door Hanger– only $7.99 shipped (normally $13.99) DecorativeContinue reading “Fun Fall Decorative Deals”