Here at McLendon, we’re always talking shop. We're an eclectic bunch and someone always has a project going on. That’s what’s fun about DIY. Doing something for yourself feels good, even when it goes spectacularly wrong. We got this blog going to help you build on what you already know, and maybe learn something your grandma hasn’t yet taught you.Read More
During months of downpours, managing where water goes is of utmost importance. Gutters, sump pumps and French drains are the unsung heroes of Northwest winters, protecting homes from flooding and foundation damage. These basic methods are a good place to start when it comes to keeping your home healthy and habitable for years to come.Read More
Post-holiday cleaning can be pretty darned meditative—the inner peace that comes with zoning out and literally washing last year away. Reclaim your home for the New Year with higher air quality, fresher water and a sparkling clean domicile, to boot.
If you appreciate trees so fresh y’all might share a zip code, and want the most beautiful tree for your buck, read on. You’re in luck—and out of the woods!—with our Christmas Tree Guide. Our freshly cut Christmas trees look and smell spectacular—stop in and get yours today!
At your next summer gathering, party like it’s 1399 with these five (really) old-school games. Predating Jesus of Nazareth, these backyard sports will have you channeling ancient Olympians in an attempt to “Be Like Mikkos.”
In our last blog, I detailed how we made a DIY table for our Big Green Egg. Henryk wanted a Big Green Egg grill for a long time. We purchased ours at McLendon’s couldn’t be happier. Here’s our experience—and a few Southern-style recipes—using a Big Green Egg!
Our latest project that was extremely fun to build was our Big Green Egg table. If you do a search on Etsy, a similar custom-built table would run about $1,300 to $1,500. Spending less than $400, we made ours for a fraction of that. I hope it inspires you to do the same!
In this edition of The Corner Cottage Journal, Nila and Henryk replace their kitchen flooring with luxury vinyl tile—yes, luxurious vinyl flooring! Beautifully realistic, tough-wearing and warm underfoot, it’s definitely not your mama’s sheet-vinyl flooring.
Hey y’all! Welcome to my second guest blog, The Corner Cottage Journal, a how-to guide on doing it yourself.
Last summer, we decided to finally tackle the outside of the cottage. We couldn’t keep putting it off—wood eventually rots without protection from rain. The cost of dealing with extensive rot is far more pricy than painting.