Make your own pet food stand

Instead of spending a ton of money buying a raised pet feeder, make your own pet food stand with a few pieces of scrap wood!

Most of the projects on this blog stem from a problem.

Most times the problem is that I’m too broke to purchase the items I want lol.

The problem I needed to solve for today’s post however, was small, grey, and a thank-goodness-she’s-cute-handful…
Miss Luna.

In particular, it’s Miss Luna’s proclivity to getting into Lacey’s water dish and splashing it […]

2018-11-14T19:17:06+00:00November 15th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Christmas Orb

These metal spheres are typically found in gardens, but today I’m showcasing how I turned it into a glowing Christmas orb hung from our pergola.

Chloë and I hit the Lucan craft show a couple of weeks ago – a yearly tradition we have – and, per usual, we were amazed at all the crafts and DIYs from all of those creative minds.

One such brilliant brain was C&D Steel Works – who make beautiful metal objects for your home and […]

2018-11-13T19:26:14+00:00November 13th, 2018|HOLIDAYS|1 Comment

Wooden Christmas Trees

All you need to create these festive and rustic wooden Christmas trees is some scrap wood and a jig saw!

I was at HomeSense the other week – which is my SAHMom version of a luxury vacation – and I was snapping photos here and there of projects that I wanted to buy, but knew I could make for a fraction of the price (even though HomeSense really does have great prices).

One item caught my eye in particular; a wooden Christmas […]

2018-11-10T15:59:27+00:00November 10th, 2018|BUILD IT, HOLIDAYS|2 Comments

Rustic-Industrial Office – One Room Challenge, Fall 2018, Week 6

Over the past 6 weeks we have made over a dull and dingy basement office into a rustic-industrial retreat that anyone would be happy to work in.

It’s REVEAL DAY!

The Fall 2018 One Room Challenge is done and we are so thrilled with the results of our basement office transformation.

Remember this?

One Room Challenge Fall 2018, Basement office makeover

That was Sherri’s home office before.

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2018-11-07T21:14:33+00:00November 7th, 2018|DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

WORX TOOLS GIVEAWAY!!

Looking to build your tool arsenal?  WORX Tools and 100Things2Do are partnering on a huge giveaway over on Instagram!  Follow @WORXTools and @100Things2Do.ca  and you could win $360 (US) worth of tools to get your DIY on!

I’m so excited to share today’s (sponsored) post.

Like super-uper-schmooper excited!

If you follow my blog then you will know what a HUGE fan I am of WORX tools.

Our romance started a few years ago when the company […]

2018-11-05T13:17:01+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

100 Christmas Gift Ideas – for everyone in your life

If you’re looking for gift ideas for all of those “hard-to-buy-for” people in your life – look no further!  I’ve done the shopping for you to compile a “100 Christmas gift ideas” list for just about everyone in your life!

*This post contains affiliate links – please read affiliate disclosure on the sidebar.

For quick-access shopping click over to my Amazon storefront where I’ve created a boutique with these, and many more, ideas.

This blog post took a looooong time […]

2018-11-10T20:39:27+00:00November 3rd, 2018|GIFT IDEAS|0 Comments

Low bookcase for my staircase landing

Build this long, low bookcase in a day and use it as a room divider, to sit under a window or as extra storage on your staircase landing.

Good morning!

I’m working with Jen Woodhouse again (woot, woot!), where she draws up amazing plans and I do my best to execute them.  This month we’re collaborating on a low bookcase.

I had my local home improvement store cut my ¾” plywood to width to make it easier to carry home – […]

2018-11-05T10:50:27+00:00November 2nd, 2018|BUILD IT|0 Comments

Brick paneling, baseboards & trim – One Room Challenge, Fall 2018

Week 5 progress of the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge and we are almost to reveal day!

The bi-annual One Room Challenge (with media partner Better Homes and Gardens) is in Week 5 (of 6) and the checklist is going down!

One Room Challenge Fall 2018, Basement office makeover

The ORC is a challenge to completely makeover one room in 6 weeks.  We’re talking flooring, lighting, plumbing (if applicable) and of course […]

2018-11-07T20:46:46+00:00November 1st, 2018|DECOR, DIY|5 Comments

Faux zinc filing cabinet

Learn how to create your own faux zinc finish and apply it to anything from metal to wood – like this filing cabinet makeover!

Hey friends,  I apologize for being AWOL of late, but I’m just back from Blissdom – a Canadian blogging conference – where I went to learn the latest and greatest goings on in the blogging world.  I’ve got some great ideas and new projects coming up, so I think you’ll forgive me in the end.

Today I want […]

Door desk, paint and flooring – One Room Challenge, Fall 2018

Week 3 progress of the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge includes stripping down an antique door, painting and flooring

The bi-annual One Room Challenge (with media partner Better Homes and Gardens) is in Week 3 (of 6) and the checklist is going down!

One Room Challenge Fall 2018, Basement office makeover

The ORC is a challenge to completely makeover one room in 6 weeks.  We’re talking flooring, lighting, plumbing (if applicable) and […]

2018-11-07T20:48:12+00:00October 17th, 2018|DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Scroll Saw Sign

If you have any familiarity with a sewing machine, then you can use a scroll saw!  Check out how I made a custom business logo sign using my scroll saw and some scrap wood.

As you may know, I’m in the midst of the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge and I’m working with my friend Sherri – contractor and owner of Details Renovations.  Sherri is footing the bill for her home office makeover and allowing me to come in, learn, […]

2018-10-16T18:02:15+00:00October 16th, 2018|DECOR, DIY, GIFT IDEAS|2 Comments

Adding snow to an artificial Christmas tree

Snow-flocked trees have been all the rage for the past couple of years, but purchasing a pre-flocked tree can be pricey.  Instead, add artificial snow to your existing tree in a few easy steps.

Do you have a neighbour that does weird things?  Maybe they put out their Hallowe’en decorations in August or their garage is always open and it’s chock-full of chaos.

I’m that neighbour – and it’s to the point now where my neighbours don’t even bat an eye when they […]

2018-10-15T11:29:51+00:00October 13th, 2018|DECOR, HOLIDAYS|5 Comments

Frame a puzzle?

If you’ve spent hours and hours finishing a puzzle, only to have to break it apart again to box it up, then this idea might just be for you!

My parents love puzzles.

I guess I should say they love THIS puzzle, and have solved it and broken it down and solved it again more than a few times.

My Mom decided that she wanted to keep their hard work, and the beautiful picture the puzzle created, by framing it up to hang […]

2018-10-15T11:31:14+00:00October 12th, 2018|CRAFTS|0 Comments

Demo Day! – One Room Challenge, Fall 2018

Week 2 progress of the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge is all about DEMO DAY (and repair).

The bi-annual One Room Challenge (with media partner Better Homes and Gardens) is in Week 2 (of 6) and we’ve made some awesome progress!

One Room Challenge Fall 2018, Basement office makeover

The ORC is a challenge to completely makeover one room in 6 weeks.  We’re talking flooring, lighting, plumbing (if applicable) and of course […]

2018-11-07T20:49:34+00:00October 10th, 2018|DECOR, DIY|2 Comments

One day board and batten

Create a gorgeous accent wall of board and batten in just one day – paint and all!

I’ve been working on a board and batten accent wall in my master bedroom this week, and the entire build – from purchasing the wood to the second coat of paint was all done in ONE DAY.

Seriously – we started Monday morning at 10am and I had finished up the second coat by 8pm (keep in mind a lot of that was drying time […]

2018-10-15T11:33:52+00:00October 7th, 2018|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Wall-mounted plate rack

Short on cupboard space or just looking to display your servers and cutting boards?  Build this simple wall-mounted plate rack (with drawer) to organize and decorate in one!

I’m working with my super-hero Jen Woodhouse today on the building plans for this gorgeous (and functional) wall-mounted plate rack.

Think plate racks are just for Grandmas (that’s what my Hubby said when I told him I was going to build one) – not so my friends.  Sure you can decorate it with […]

2018-10-15T11:35:06+00:00October 5th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY|1 Comment

Basement office makeover – One Room Challenge, Fall 2018

It’s time!

The bi-annual One Room Challenge (with media partner Better Homes and Gardens) is underway!

One Room Challenge Fall 2018, Basement office makeover

For those of you that haven’t followed along as I’ve tackled the One Room Challenge before;

The ORC is a challenge to completely makeover one room in 6 weeks.  We’re talking flooring, lighting, plumbing […]

2018-11-07T20:50:43+00:00October 4th, 2018|DECOR, DIY|4 Comments

Free Fall Desktop Wallpapers / Fall Screensavers

Use these free Fall desktop wallpapers / Fall screensavers to decorate your workspace.  If you can’t be outside, you can dream about it right?

A couple of years ago I compiled some of my favourite desktop wallpapers/screensavers into one easy, clickable blog post.

That post continues to see traffic today, so I figured I’d create a few more Fall inspired wallpapers so you can change out your dreary desktop for something crisp, cool and Autumn.

Click on any of the individual images to […]

2018-09-29T15:14:50+00:00September 30th, 2018|FREE PRINTABLES, Uncategorised|0 Comments
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