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How to Sand Paint on a Front Door [Repaint/Refinish]

This article covers the basics and finer details on how to sand paint on a front door when refinishing / repainting. Specifically, this documents how we completed this step on our fiberglass front door,...

Alfred DB1 First Look [Alfred DB1 Review]

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed living with the Alfred DB2. I absolutely love it–turning the mundane task of opening my front door into a classy experience. However, I recently had the opportunity to try out an...

How to Sand Primer on a Front Door [Repaint/Refinish]

This article covers the basics and finer details on how to sand primer on a front door when refinishing / repainting. Specifically, this documents how we completed this step on our fiberglass front door,...

Eliminate Cracks in Tiled Wall Corners: Caulk vs Grout

Have you discovered cracks in the corners of your showers and/or bathtub surround? You most likely have grout in the corners and, instead of grout you should have caulk. End of post! Shortest post...

Consider This Before Buying a Child Porch Swing Set

Installing a kid swing seat on your front or back porch can be a welcome distraction during your shelter-in-place and/or social distancing. This post is a pre-purchase checklist to make sure a child’s porch...

Quarantine Child Entertainment: A Porch Swing Set

There are a million different ways to cope during Coronavirus induced quarantine and I’m sure there are a million mom blogs talking about this right now. But this here is a DIY blog–run by...

11 Tips for Priming a Fiberglass Door [No Paint Sprayer]

Let’s be honest. Who primes a fiberglass door? Someone who cares–like you. I’m putting this right out there because, with my vast experience (aka my own fiberglass front door with two layers of unprimed...

Live Action! Showing All the Alfred DB2 Features [Video]

I don’t punt often, but when I do, it’s worth it! The Alfred DB2 features video is up on YouTube! Was there too much math in the last one? Too many words? I know...

The BEST Smart Lock in 2020: An Alfred DB2 Review

I’d like to introduce you to the best smart lock in 2020: the Alfred DB2. Sleek. Secure. Smart. That is my Alfred DB2 review in three words. There are four items I’d like to...