Wiring my basement #hammerhome


One of the first things I noticed about my house was the lack of lights in my unfinished basement.  For months, I used a plug- in light and flashlight and my system was working well, but enough was enough. After learning about basic electrical at my home maintenance course, I was inspired to give wiring a try! … Continue reading Wiring my basement #hammerhome

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Adulting tasks: Drywalling #firsthome


Over the last two weeks, I've been learning about drywalling at my home maintenance courses. When I moved into my house, I knew I needed to fill and patch a bunch of holes. One room, in particular, was all scratched up, and a closet was missing a chunk of wall. I googled drywalling and my … Continue reading Adulting tasks: Drywalling #firsthome

Electrical 101 #DIYHome


At my latest general home building course with Threshold I learned the basics of electrical work. Our tasks for the night were to hook up a light to a switch and also add a power outlet. Check it out! The first thing we did was strip wire and make little hooks at the ends. Then … Continue reading Electrical 101 #DIYHome

#FeaturedHomeOwner : Leanne Graham


Leanne and I met at De La Sol yoga studios in Hamilton. She is a wealth of knowledge, a supporter of women in skilled trades, and an overall bad-ass. Her house is so unique and she's put a ton of work into it. Read her story. About Leanne and her home Bio:  My name is … Continue reading #FeaturedHomeOwner : Leanne Graham

#DIY Headboard for under $40


Making my own headboard was on my to-do list for a few weeks. Follow along with my step-by-step instructions and pictures. I picked out the fabric, I collected the materials, and one October afternoon, I decided to get the headboard done! Here are the materials I used: Cardboard (I used the cardboard from some Ikea … Continue reading #DIY Headboard for under $40

Adulting task: Learning from my mistakes #hammerhome


Without a doubt, I have made a bunch of mistakes on the house. To-date, my biggest issues have been with painting. I am writing my mistakes out, so you don't make them! I painted things out of order. Apparently, you're supposed to paint the ceiling, then the trims and then walls. I did everything out … Continue reading Adulting task: Learning from my mistakes #hammerhome