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#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

#52: Six Phone Calls That Saved Us $1,500

We don’t always see eye-to-eye when it comes to purchases for our home, so this week we’re sharing some strategies we’ve developed for helping the other person see things our way – whether they’re the one who is itching to buy something, or the one trying to rein it in. Show More Summary

The Affordable, Compact Pressure Washer That Revived Our Outdoor Furniture

Despite having a blast with the pressure washer we rented a few years ago, we’d always been hesitant to bite the bullet and purchase one. Part of us didn’t want to store another bulky tool, especially since it didn’t seem like something we’d be using all that often. Show More Summary

A Vintage Pink Stove For The Beach House

Oh snap, our “new” stove for the beach house is older than we are. In fact, it’s from 1959! And it’s pink! And I’m ridiculously excited about it. John’s current stove mood might best be described as “cautiously optimistic” – but we’ll get to that in a second. Show More Summary

#51: Why We Want To Tear The Deck Off Our House

It may seem counterintuitive (don’t most people want to add a deck?!), but ous is just not pulling its weight anymore. So you can find out why we think tearing it down is the way to go – and what the heck we want to put in its place on this week’s episode. Show More Summary

Solder Together a Fairy Lights Mason Jar

Brighten your 4th of July festivities with mason jars of sequentially fading strands of red, white, and blue LEDs. Mix up the colors for other holidays. Read more on MAKE The post Solder Together a Fairy Lights Mason Jar appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Two Easy Kids Birthday Parties: Into The Woods & Under The Sea

We’ve had so much fun putting together kids birthday parties with random themes like worms and dragons (complete with a fire-breathing kid photo session). Shortly after our last party post back in 2014 (remember the “Pink & Gold Everything...Show More Summary

How To Build The Perfect Glass Extension?

If you fancy expanding your property in a modern and exciting way, glass  extensions might be just thing to transform your home Sometimes all your property needs is a little extra space and light to improve its value and your lifestyle. Show More Summary

#50: Behind The Scenes – Regrets, Bloopers, & Beyonce

We’re celebrating fifty episodes and one year of podcasting (!!!) with a special episode that takes you behind the scenes and unearths some of our weirdest moments, cringiest sound bites, and even an email we got from Beyonce’s dad (for real). Show More Summary

Two Things I Bought (And A Whole Lotta Weekend Sales)

Happy Friday, guys! Just wanted to stop in with a public service sale announcement because as usual there are TONS of home items that are discounted for Memorial Day and since I’m now shopping for our house and the beach house (DANGER!) I’m on high alert for deals. Show More Summary

Installing A Subway Tile Backsplash For $200

One regret Sherry and I have about our first house is not doing a tiled backsplash as part of our kitchen makeover. Best I can remember, we wanted an easily changeable “pop of color” in the form of good ol’ fashioned paint instead (and we spent a lot on that makeover, so it was a cost saving measure as well). Show More Summary

#49: The Problem With Following Decorating Trends

There’s no denying that we’ve fallen hard for the color pink over the last few years, and we’re certainly not alone (Millennial Pink, anyone?). So today we’re talking about the color trend that’s seemingly everywhere, how it relates to our beach house, and the pitfalls of being swayed by style trends. Show More Summary

#48: The Not-So-Peachy Parts Of Our Beach House Renovation

Making over our beach house isn’t all rainbows and unicorns and pink siding. So this week we’re diving into a few tasks that have been especially stressful – and we’re sharing one thing we did to calm our nerves (and remind ourselves why we’re doing all of this in the first place). Show More Summary

A Custom Kids Portrait That Gets Me All Choked Up

Ok, so this post is WELLLL overdue. Every time someone asks about the art in our foyer whenever they catch a glimpse of it on Facebook or Instagram (like in this pic or this pic) I say something like “A good friend of mine made thatShow More Summary

That Time We Thought The Bedroom Would Simmer For A While, And Then Bam.

We mentioned some recent master bedroom movin’ & shakin’ on this week’s podcast, so we thought a post full of photos was in order for anyone wondering how it’s looking these days. Pretty much everything in our bedroom was purchased while...Show More Summary

#47: How Do You Know If It’s Your “Forever House”?

What happens when you aren’t sure if your current house is your long-term house? And if it’s not, how do you know when to stop improving it? We’re tackling those two BIG questions, including how the answers affected our own renovating decisions. Show More Summary

How I Built a Giant Mechanical Iris Skylight with a CNC Router

When you have a CNC router, making a giant mechanical iris isn't that difficult! Read more on MAKE The post How I Built a Giant Mechanical Iris Skylight with a CNC Router appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

#46: The New Home Habit That’s Saving Us Nearly $1,000!

We did it! We finally cut the cable cord (thanks in part to your suggestions) and we’re spilling how it all went down and, more importantly, how it’ll save us tons of money this year. And yes, Sherry still has her beloved Bravo channel. Show More Summary

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