DIY

DIY

Harvest your own Aloe from an Aloe Vera Plant!

Aloe Vera plants are hardy and an adorable addition to any container garden. However, they are also incredibly useful! I purchased a tiny little aloe vera plant years ago and named him Octo. He began to flourish and grow like crazy so I began to research how I could make use of the wonderful aloe inside each leaf. After pouring over tons of online material, I came up with this method which is a mishmash of lots of what I read! To remove the leaves, you can either slice them off close to the stalk with a sharp knife or…

DIY

Pipe Based Unit with Boxed Shelves

As the nerd cave comes together in the basement, I wanted something along a blank section of wall between two windows. I had been dreaming up a small shelving unit for some time before FINALLY putting pencil to paper and coming up with a rough plan for this pipe based shelving unit. I came up with a rough sketch – I have ZERO skill when it comes to drawing to scale, mind you… and planned out some basic measurements. Then on a Saturday when I had some free time, I took a trip to my trusty Lowe’s…

DIY

An Easy to Install Do-It-Yourself Plank Wall!

Wooden plank walls have turned into all the rage these days. I decided that the first floor of the Burrow doesn’t have the right feel for such a dominating feature, so I found the perfect place to put one! In the basement!! When I first moved in, there was a massive closet installed by the stairs in the basement that really made no sense. It stuck way out, was difficult to maneuver, the doors didn’t work… It was just a silly closet. You can see it in this photo here: So, I ripped it out…