You’re Sill The One

Built Up Porch Window Sill

I started writing this post going into a rousing round of Shania Twain “you’re still the one” lyrics circa 1998 but replacing “still” with “sill” along with a few other choice words, but I didn’t.  You’re welcome.  So now that you have THAT song permanently stuck in your head, let’s talk about our porch reno […]

The State Of The Porch Address

Porch Repair Progress

Let’s talk porches.  In particular our front porch which we decided to “remodel” last fall.  And by remodel I mean rip the whole thing apart, expose it to the elements, and put it all back together again Humpty Dumpty style.  Mind you, this was fall…in Maine…and a MAJOR undertaking of a project.  Needless to say, […]

How To Repair Damaged Wood

Plastic Wood For Wood Repair

Let’s just file this blog post under “really awesome tricks I learned from Colby (the PG-13 edition)”.  Although, that may be a bit excessive, so I’ll just stick with the good ol’ “construction knowledge” category.  So today we’re back on the porch remodel train and this time around we’re talking damaged wood and how to […]

It’s Not Vented Rip It Down

Porch With Windows Removed

Do you ever watch the TV show Holmes on Homes?  We do.  All the time.  Not that we ever watch it on purpose, it’s just one of those shows that’s always on.  A few years ago, right after we bought our little fixer upper of a home, we were watching an episode when Holmes started […]

Our Porch Has 99 Problems

Porch Makeover Demo

Literally.  We have 99 porch problems.  I was trying to finish the sentence a-la Jay-Z style, “Our porch has 99 problems but a ______ ain’t one” and couldn’t think of a single thing that’s okay with our porch. Sad.  So when we left off last week, we were planning on lofting our porch ceiling this […]

The One That Got Away And A Porch Plan

Old Farmhouse In Maine

Nothin’ like a little Jake Owen to get a blog post goin’…you know…”The One That Got Away”…the song…by Jake Owen?  Do you guys get the country pun-ie titles?  Or is that just a I-grew-up-in-Northern-Maine kind of thing?  Anywho…let’s talk about our one that got away…enter our dream home: You may have seen that pic on […]

We Don’t Have Mistakes Here

The Bob Ross Moment

“We don’t have mistakes here, we just have happy accidents.”  This quote pretty much sums up our whole house project/DIY experience.  The million dollar question, who said that?  C’mon…I know one of you out there in TV land knows this one?  Dad?  I’m counting on you here!  Ok, ok…it’s the great American painter, Bob Ross.  […]

When ADD Sets In…Porches Get Made Over

Porch Makeover

The porch makeover would have to be somewhere around number 363 on the must do to-do list on house renovations.  However, neither Colby nor I can concentrate long enough on one thing to actually finish it.  Hence, once the porch got cleaned up and no longer served as storage space for construction debris, a make […]

Virtual Tour Of Our New Pad…Pre Big Mess

The Yard

Although we wanted to begin ripping out all things seventies (paneling, vinyl, more paneling, shag carpets, and even more paneling) we took a little time to take some before pictures.  Here are some pics before the mass chaos of demo began!

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