Last year, I put up a Tongue and Groove Ceiling in my Bedroom. I liked it so much I decided to do the rest of my upstairs (referred to collectively as the "Living Room"). The process was almost identical, the only difference being that I had to do a lot more ceiling than I had previously done.
When I moved into my house, the closest thing to a railing it had was a folded piece of cardboard that just stood by the stairs. My Mom always complained to me that I needed a railing, and that someone could seriously hurt themselves... it just took me a couple years to do anything about that warning :p.
I decided to build a railing myself with a dark stained wood and black metal balusters.
My sister Jaime broke the glass to one of her favorite tables. I took the legs home, gave them a new look with some Burnished Amber spray paint, and created a brand new wood top with some pine scraps I had lying around stained with a coat of Provincial pine stain from Minwax.
Right before I moved, I broke the glass to what I thought was my favorite table. It was gold with a glass top. I was going to throw the base away but my brother took it home. I forgot about it, he brought it back like this to me today. NOW it is my favorite table! He got the bark deer head too. Thanks @bahamas10 !!! #hermano #deerhead #woodwork #handmade #table
If you have a Raspberry Pi on WiFi then you are probably aware of the struggles
with it randomly disconnecting. If anything goes wrong with the WiFi (access
point restarts, IP address changes, you look at the pi the wrong way, etc.) the
WiFi will drop and never fix itself. I've written a script called
to kick the network device if a ping check fails.
There are a lot of small scripts floating around forums that do what
net-dev-kick does (albeit, poorly and with a lot of assumptions) so I decided
to clean it all up and make a simple yet robust program to deal with this
This script attempts to ping a server that should always be up (use your
router or something similar) and if it fails, it restarts the interface given
net-dev-kick is intended to be used on the raspberry pi to fix wlan0, but can
theoretically be used on any machine to fix any interface. It's best used
as a cronjob that runs every 5 or so minutes.
I bought a patio set of furniture from Ikea when I was living in California around 2011/2012. I was using it up until last year as a desk for my iMac that I replaced with a DIY Computer Desk. My mom gave me the idea to make a wood top for it and turn it into a dining room table - so I did!
After seeing how much I liked the DIY Closet Barn Doors that I made, I decided to make new doors for my bedroom and upstairs bathroom.
I had already purchased some hardware (that I used for the bathroom door) from Lowe's about a year ago, so I ended up by what new pieces I would need to finish the bedroom and bathroom doors from Amazon
- SMARTSTANDARD 8 FT Sliding Barn Door Hardware (Black) (I Shape Hangers)
- SMARTSTANDARD Sliding Barn Door Hardware Hangers 2pcs (Black) (J Shape Hangers)
- Iron Valley - 9" Square Door Pull Handle - Solid Cast Iron
I found this piano on Craigslist for free, as the owner was moving from NY to Florida. I hired piano movers to transport it to my house, and from there I ventured onto trying to fix it myself. Most of the keys were chipped and needed to be re-topped, and about 5 of the keys did nothing when pressed (didn't play).
I managed to fix most of the issues, but there is still some weirdness with the piano where I will need to hire a professional to come fix it fully.
All of the parts I ordered were from Howard Piano Industries
I added LED strips to the Bed Frame I built earlier this year activated by a motion sensor. This way, when I walk into my room or get out of bed when it is dark, these will light up and provide a nice ambient glow that will make it easier to see.
- Le Zoey® 200CM 120leds USB 5V 5050 RGB LED Flexible Strip Light Kit
- AUKEY USB Wall Charger with Foldable Plug
- Westek MLC12BC-4 Indoor Plug-In Corded Motion Activated Light Control
The 2 led strips on either side of the bed connect to the USB wall charger adapter, which connects to the motion sensor. Whenever motion is detected, the strips turn on for ~30 seconds providing a nice low light.