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Picardy Project

Picardy Project

Chris and I are enjoying the adventure of renovating our first house together. Seeing as every room of the house and nearly the entire exterior will need a facelift, it will be a long process.....

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gardening

Vegetable Garden DIY Revamp

By Picardy Project on Apr 25, 2013

Every spring the veggie gardens get a re-do. I wasn't too excited for it this year because my allergies have been seriously kicking my ass, but yesterday they weren't nearly as bothersome as they've been... Continue reading

tools

Tool Obsession: Skilsaw

By Picardy Project on Apr 11, 2013

Quick note: we weren't compensated in anyway for this post, but if anyone wants to send us free stuff, I'm not going to send it back ;) Pretty much any time I'm doing a carpentry... Continue reading

diy, kids

DIY Mobile for the Nursery

By Picardy Project on Apr 04, 2013

I've been lagging on actually making Cashew's mobile ever since I made all the cute little objects that will hang from it. After asking for advice from you guys I settled on making 2 mobiles,... Continue reading

diy, decor

DIY Painting Poster Frames

By Picardy Project on Mar 14, 2013

Once our frames were all built, it was time to get them painted and installed. Before painting, we worked on patching the slight imperfections in the corners We used wood filler to fill the gaps.... Continue reading

diy, installation

DIY Baseboard Installation

By Picardy Project on Mar 13, 2013

To get move the TV room even closer to being done, Chris and I figured we might as well get to installing that five-foot baseboard. (Remember that little sliver of baseboard that wasn't installed?) Well,... Continue reading

tools

Tool Obsession: Channellock Pliers

By Picardy Project on Mar 06, 2013

Channellocks are like Kleenex and Coke, brand names that became genericized on account of so successfully dominating a market niche. Most people know the company for its eponymous tongue-and-groove plumber's pliers, but Channellock makes many... Continue reading

tile, diy

DIY Tales: 52.5 Hours of Tiling Later

By Picardy Project on Feb 26, 2013

You may think that's just some random number I came up with because I'm so sick of tiling, but nope, that's the number of hours Chris and I spent tiling the floor, shower floor, walls,... Continue reading

diy, decor

DIY Gallery Wall: Spray Painting & Hanging Picture Frames

By Picardy Project on Feb 12, 2013

I've been staring at a really blank wall across from my desk for the last three months, ever since I repainted my art room/office It's not that I don't have artwork and photos that I... Continue reading

diy

Trade Tricks: How One DIYer Stays in the Know

By Picardy Project on Feb 07, 2013

Experience. I'm a handyman, I used to work for a tile setter, on a paint crew, and even for an electrician for a short period of time, so I've gotten to help enough people over... Continue reading

tools

Tool Obsession: Barwalt Tile Trowels

By Picardy Project on Jan 30, 2013

A quick note: We weren't compensated in anyway for this post, but if Barwalt (or anyone else) wants to send us free stuff, I'm not going to send it back ;) Since I have a... Continue reading