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Beach House Progress: Original Trim, Doors, And Lots of New Tile!

Compared to the last nine months of gradual progress on our beach house, it feels like things are moving at breakneck speed lately. So this post is one big smorgasbord of updates (but the good kind of smorgasbord, with exotic cheeses and chocolate fondue). Show More Summary

Build an LED Broom to Light Up Life’s Dark Corners

I realized I wanted a lighted broom for cleaning up in my office a few weeks back, but was surprised to find none available for sale. So I built my own by hacking an LED worklight into my favorite angle broom. Here's how I did it. Read more on MAKE The post Build an LED Broom to Light Up Life’s Dark Corners appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

#60: Game-Changing Organization Tips From The Pros

We’ve been on an organizing bender lately, so we called up pro organizers to the stars (yes, they’ve done Gwyneth Paltrow’s pantry!) and Target’s new home organizing experts: The Home Edit. Clea and Joanna explain how people are sabotaging...Show More Summary

TV Point Installation Cost – TV Aerial Socket Installation Advice

If you already have an aerial tv installed and you want to watch tv in another room then you will need another aerial socket or aerial point installed. Find out how much does it cost to install tv aerial points or sockets in this guide. Show More Summary

How To Install An Irrigation System (But Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Do It)

Welp, I’ve found it guys – the DIY project I most regret undertaking: installing an irrigation system in our yard. Don’t be fooled by my friendly wave below. Why? The short answer is that it was much more exhausting and took much longer than I expected. Show More Summary

#59: The Renovation Rollercoaster That Brought Sherry to Tears

It’s been a busy few weeks on our beach house renovation and they’ve been… well… less than smooth, to say the least. So this week we’re taking you through the saga of three setbacks that happened pretty much back to back (including a missed deadline, having no water line to our house, and a surprise medical complication). Show More Summary

Kids Room Ideas From The Cutest Kids Bookstore Ever (Really, It’s AMAZING)

When we were visiting the Bowers this weekend, we shared some fleeting photos of a super adorable kids bookstore on Instagram stories. Then we got a barrage of messages and comments to the tune of: PLEASE DO A POST ABOUT THIS STORE SO...Show More Summary

#58: Why We Stopped Sharing Our Kids On The Internet

When does sharing things about your kids online become oversharing? And how do older kids who have grown up on their parents’ blogs and social media feeds feel about having their childhoods posted for public consumption? You’ve probably...Show More Summary

The Beach House Has Drywall And It’s Glorious

This has been a LOOOOOONG TIME COMING, and we couldn’t be more excited: our beach house has walls again! When we first “met” our house the original crumbling plaster was full of mold and termite damage, so it has taken over eight solid...Show More Summary

#57: The Home Design Choices That Drive Us Crazy

Decorating is incredibly subjective, and everyone has design choices they LOVE and other things that make them feel… I don’t know… twitchy? Sad? Hangry? So we’re sharing what we’re neurotic about avoiding in our own home: like a certain way of arranging furniture and a specific color combo. Show More Summary

A Little Wooden Playhouse In The Woods

Yup, we’re following the blogger trend that seems to be sweeping the internets: our kiddos officially have a playhouse. It was actually a gift from my mom for their joint birthdays back in the spring (yes, our 7-year-old and 3-year-old both agreed on precisely one thing, and it was that they wanted a little outdoor house to call their own). Show More Summary

#56: The Big Mistake We Made Selling Our House By Owner

With another wave of decluttering washing over our house, we’re looking back at our last yard sale and the strange trick we used to make it a fast-selling success (and the minor detail we overlooked that nearly turned it into a major disaster). Show More Summary

Celebrating Ten Years (!) Of Marriage In Puerto Rico

You might as well just pronounce us Mr. and Mrs. Puerto-Retersik, because we recently snuck off for a few days to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary (!!!) in Puerto Rico. Also because Puerto-Retersik rolls right off the tongue if you try hard enough. Show More Summary

#55: What’s Feng Shui? And Are We Screwing It Up?

This week we talk about a fun new design assignment we’ve taken on (our first commercial space!) and we finally have some good news in the beach house department! We also get a crash course in Feng Shui by an expert, and learn the places...Show More Summary

This Dad Goes Above and Beyond with a Space Ship Bunk Bed Build

Pete Dearing went to infinity and beyond for his kids, making them a spaceship bunk bed with a fully interactive cockpit. Read more on MAKE The post This Dad Goes Above and Beyond with a Space Ship Bunk Bed Build appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

#54: What We’d Change About Our $4000 Backyard Wedding

Back in July of 2007, we couldn’t imagine getting married any other way than exactly how we did: a small sweet wedding held in our very own backyard. But fast forward ten years and there are a few things we’d do differently in hindsight. Show More Summary

Our Patriotic Front Porch + Front Yard Planning

Just dropping in with a quick little patriotic update out front and some future yard plans. We’re no strangers to decorating in reds, whites, and blues outside, and the good news is that the back of our house isn’t having all the fun anymore. Show More Summary

#53: The Curveball That Blew Our Beach House Timeline

Sherry has taken on a new side job that I’m steering clear of, and – spoiler alert – it has already given her a good excuse to go shopping. Plus, we’ve missed our goal of being able to spend a night at the beach house by the start of summer, and it’s all due to something we never could’ve anticipated (or prevented). Show More Summary

This Band Goes Multi-Sensory with Interactive Lights and Beer

To make their band's performances a multi-sensory experience, The Lights Out added LED wearables and instruments to their act. Read more on MAKE The post This Band Goes Multi-Sensory with Interactive Lights and Beer appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Easy Makeover: A Hardworking Homework Room

Remember how I’m slowly slinking around my BFF’s house and eating all of the food in her fridge making over rooms for her? (You’ve seen her living room upgrade here). Well, I’m back with a sweet and simple homework room that we pulled together for her kids….juuuuust in time for school to be over for the year. Show More Summary

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