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DIYdependent

A gal with an affinity for building & baking - exercising these passions. The only tools in my life are in a drawer or the shed. Location: LA, CA

http://katherinepilot.arbonne.com/

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An itty bitty bit of progress. Header, crippling above header, one rafter installed. The other rafters have 1 end cut. Because the shed isn’t a rectangle, but instead a trapezoid that narrows going east to west, every rafter will be different. Also, the spacing will not be 16” OC for each side. It will be more like a fan... and I have to be sure I have support for the plywood roof seams - so a lot of math and planning to go. πŸ“ β€’ β€’ β€’ #diy #sweatequity #homeimprovement #🏠 #πŸšͺ #πŸ†• #beam #structure #construction #house #building #HashmeApp #architecture #houses via @HashMeApp #shed #leanto #design #framing #Iworkalone #yard #chickswithtools #powertools #tools #18V

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#tbt this was me, Monday, trying to get as much done as possible by dusk while it rained off & on and I swear there was a bit of hail! A cordless framing nailer and impact driver were my best friends! πŸ”¨ Outfit by @lululemon - the pants don’t get snagged on equipment or sag when I bend down! πŸ‘ β€’ β€’ β€’ #timelapse #DIY #homeimprovement #yardimprovement #shed #leanto #shack #wood #building #chickswithtools #ryobi #paslode #nailgun #drill #driver

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This is where I stopped at dusk today. I still have to get the header and crippling in, and then the roof!!! I had help yesterday getting the back wall up since it was fully framed, with siding, and since it is 11’ long there was no way I know if I could do it alone!!! The weather was not on my side either today - cold (55F), windy, and then water falling from the sky. How much further could I have gotten with 3 hours? β€’ β€’ β€’ #diy #framing #homeimprovement #sweatequity #wood #architecture #bestlaidplans #presidentsday #πŸ”¨ #paslode #ryobi #dewalt #bosch

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Sometimes this is what the day starts as... I love doing my own projects!!! And #becauseofArbonne I can. 🏚🏑 β€’ β€’ β€’ #diy #homeimprovement #project #lumber #lumberyard #wood #construction #industrial #tool #work #heavy #wooden #architecture #power #cool via @HashMeApp

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Sometimes you have to rent the truck! 🚚 β€’ β€’ β€’ #building #buildingmaterials #buildingsupply #F150 #worktruck #DIY #homeimprovement #plywood #lumber

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These poor hands and feet have been suffering for far too long! I needed a proper mani/pedi to get me back on track!!! I also tore a fingernail pretty far back last weekend while skiing and my methods to fix were not working so having a pro handle it was the best solution. Good as new! πŸ’… β€’ β€’ β€’ #pamper #pretty #colors #nailpolish #polish #dippowdernails #mani #pedi #handiwork #essie #girly #girlythings #manhands #bighands #bigfeet #feet #toes #toepolish #nails #brokeanail #pamper #treatyourself #treatyoself

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A cute and easy idea for lent! Over the 40 days, select 1 item to donate daily. This slow purge is also a great way to not have the maniacal mess of pulling everything you own out to go trough it, but also having your eyes scan the house for what you come across. Your purpose is 1 item daily you no longer wear or need. β€’ β€’ β€’ #slowpurge #lent #latergram #ashwednesday #lentenpromise #religious #giving #donate

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Now this is ❀️! Let’s be honest, Easter candy > Valentines candy, so this bouquet has added the sweet treats that are my fave!!! Mounted @cadbury #cremeeggs to bamboo skewers and placed them in the arrangement. I also dyed the skewers with gel food coloring, but that step can be skipped. 🐰 β€’ β€’ β€’ #valentinesday #galentinesday #cadburycremeeggs #cadburycremeegg #roses #easter #diy #flowerarrangement #timelapse #crafting #πŸ’ #flowers #specialdelivery #πŸ’ #gift #present #festive #celebrate #flower #tradition #bouquet #love via @HashMeApp

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Have you seen that #seanspicer has a very reasonably priced rental property and he’s looking for a new tenant? I would love to live-in while I perform a little bit of work including creating a totally usable yard. The kitchen needs a look at since the photo doesn’t show much. There are always new and innovative space saving & storage solutions on the market. Someone like me is willing to make what may be lacking. And I didn’t see any pics of the bathroom, so no idea if there are any improvements to make there. I may also consider revamping the curb appeal! But if you make it too nice, you may want to live there yourself! 🏑 β€’ β€’ β€’ #rentalproperty #townhouse #diy #landscaping #yardmakeover #kitchen #DC #DCadjacent #alexandria #virginia #beltway #smallliving @realtordotcom @brightmls

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No new snow 😒

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Don’t let the sparks fly to your face Wear long sleeves and pants Consider a face shield and not just safety glasses β€’ β€’ β€’ #rotozip #metalwheel #tools #cutting #metalcutting #sparks #sparksfly #diy #homeimprovement #gate #fence #fancy #chickswithtools #timelapse #sharemyrotozip #latergram

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#treattuesday my inner sugar addict loves these! It’s a chocolate cupcake with a gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookie (fake-Oreo) with crushed cookies in buttercream frosting, garnished with another cookie. πŸ˜‹ so yummy. Worth the work too! 🍫🍰 β€’ β€’ β€’ #glutenfree #cupcakes #fakeoreo #glutenfreeoreo #glutenfreebaker #baking #innerfatkid #sugaraddict #chocolate #homemade #DIY

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This dog is the reason there is a steel fence atop a retaining wall. πŸ•πŸ• β€’ β€’ β€’ #escapeartist @loveurk9 #fencing #steel #dogsofinstagram #dogsofig #dogs #🐢 #blacksteel

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It may not be pretty but it tasted good!!! Used @bobsredmill gluten free pizza dough mix. I typically freeze 1/2 of it for later. You get 4 decent sized personal pizzas out of 1 bag of mix. To defrost, either put it in the fridge overnight or I was able to use the defrost function on my microwave (rare that I can do that). Baked at 400F on a pizza stone for 12 mins. β€’ β€’ β€’ #pizza #homemade #bobsredmill #pizzadough #glutenfree #eeeeeats #πŸ• #eatingfortheinsta #nomnom

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It’s always great when a tenant loves the placement of certain small details... cabinet, towel bar, etc. 🏘 β€’ β€’ β€’ #fbf #timelapse #latergram #ryobi #ryobination #diy #homeimprovement #sweatequity #rentalproperty #bathroom #interiors #interiordesign #bathroomdesign

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Finishing touches on this bathroom. You can see the stacked washer/dryer on the far right, which is opposite the toilet. Not ideal, but it’s a new washer/dryer in a 900 sq ft rental home so huge benefit. Used a 1/4” diamond bit (about $13) to drill with an impact driver into the tile & hardy board to mount the towel bar in the shower. Put it up high enough so the towels don’t get wet. Found the towel bar at @bedbathandbeyond because I love my coupons!!! πŸ’β€β™€οΈ β€’ β€’ β€’ #ryobination #bathroom #bathroomdesign #interiordesign #diy #sweatequity #homeimprovement #rentalproperty #ididitmyself #bedbathbeyond #coupons @ryobipowertools @ryobi_one_plus #notanad

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Ain’t she pretty? This @ikeausa kitchen cabinet was cut down from its 15” depth to 12”. This bathroom has very little storage, so with the vaulted ceiling, it made sense to go up, up, up; using a 40” high cabinet. Since this bathroom has a stack washer/dryer we went with glass doors to prevent the room from looking too cabinet heavy. There is a matching 30” wide, very deep refrigerator cabinet over the washer/dryer directly opposite this cabinet. Always look for how something can be used other than its intended purpose, or β€œoff label”. 🚿🚽 β€’ β€’ β€’ #ikeahack #diy #homeimprovement #sweatequity #Ididitmyself #rentalproperty #renovation #remodel #newtoilet #kohler #ikea #bathroom #interiordesign #bathroomdesign #bathroomredo #bathroomreno

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@samontv I’ve done a lot of @ikeausa work... I can help you with those shelves for @allisonbjanney. All those awards do get heavy. πŸ˜‰ β€’ β€’ β€’ #diy #eastpeasy #awardsseason #ikea #homeimprovement #sweatequity #storage

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