September 2010

Entry Bench Quick Refinishing

by Josh on September 30, 2010 · 6 comments

in furniture,Projects

More than just a place to change shoes and deposit packages, a bench at your home’s entry can make an inviting first impression to guests.  At least that’s what I had in mind when I brought home this remnant church pew a couple years ago. Functionally the bench has been just what I’d hoped for, […]


Hatching Monarch Butterflies at Home

by Josh on September 10, 2010 · 5 comments

in garden,Journal

My bungalow yard has suddenly become a terrific habitat for monarch butterflies thanks to an ideal tagteam between Mother Nature and me. Nature did her part by distributing milkweed seeds to my yard from nearby wetlands and then providing more precipitation than in recent years. My part was to take a lot of summer vacations […]


True Value Design SOS Contest

by Josh on September 7, 2010 · 0 comments

in Journal

Calling all denizens of disastrous domains!  If you know of a home–either your own or a friend’s– that needs a design intervention, True Value Hardware has a new contest just for you.  It’s the 2010 True Value Design SOS Contest. Here’s how it works: Between now and October 7, 2010, submit a description and some […]