How much paint to cover a room?

This post is really so I can remember what to do when I need to figure out how much paint I need to paint a room. The formula is quite simple but if you don’t have it in front of you then you will just be guessing. Add all the walls widths in feet that you want to paint, multiply the total by the rooms height and then divide the total by 350 (the square footage a gallon of paint usually covers) and then you have how many gallons of … Read more…

Simple home alarm…

This is a great idea that was sent to me via email today. I thought it would be good to pass it on to everyone else that may be reading this. If you have a car with an alarm that has a panic button on the keyfob, put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or the sound of someone trying to break into your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and … Read more…

Tree Vault Project

It took some time to complete but I think it came out pretty nice. If you live in NYC you probably know what a tree vault is. Basically it is the piece of land between the curb and your sidewalk that the city usually plants a tree in. Well many years ago the tree that was there forever died and was taken down. The city never replaced the tree so I took it upon myself to do it with many different trees that could not stand up to the harsh … Read more…