About Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca

Single Mom, Blogger, DIYer, furniture refinisher and lover of all things crafty.

Refinishing a side table – and my first circle round!!

A $10 table can look like a million bucks with just a bit of elbow grease and a hint of confidence.

Hellooooo my friends!

I have been chugging away in the background building a board and batten wall in my dining room, refinishing an old oak school chair, building a cabinet for my daughter’s guinea pigs and refinishing some bookcases that are going to be SPECTACULAR.  I’ve also been planning and plotting the rest of my dining room makeover, including refinishing my […]

Faux greenery – and where I’ve had great luck!

Plants breathe life into your home – but not all of us have green thumbs.  Today I’m sharing where I’ve had some success with faux greenery and I’ll show you how I’ve incorporated them into my decor.

Through blogging, I’ve had to learn a lot about photography and staging.

I’m still not particularly good at it, but over the years I have improved.

One tip that an interior design blogger told me was that “the best photos are the ones that have greenery […]

2021-02-14T11:12:34-05:00February 14th, 2021|DECOR|0 Comments

How to build mudroom storage (built-ins that aren’t actually built-in!)

Do you have a mudroom that houses more than just coats and shoes?  I needed to incorporate a LOT of storage into ours, including room for a fridge, so I came up with a plan for how to build mudroom storage that looks like built-ins (but aren’t really built-in at all!)

I want to start this post by telling you what my “formal” carpentry/cabinetry training is…

Grade 8 wood shop.

Seriously.  I haven’t taken one single course outside of public school where we […]

2021-02-12T18:57:47-05:00February 12th, 2021|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Kate’s nightstand

Sometimes making over furniture isn’t about a complete overhaul and hours of work.  Sometimes it’s a single surface that needs refinishing, like Kate’s nightstand, which looks like new with very little work.

Good morning!

Countdown to the weekend is on, and I’m just popping in with a quick project – a partial makeover really – to show you how to save furniture that might otherwise be in great shape – except for a spot or two.

Actually, I’m not sure what happened to […]

Under window bookshelf

Do you have windows that are too large or low to fit standard furniture pieces under? Check out this long, low under window bookshelf Chris built.

Have I ever told you that I can be a bit of a bully?

It’s true.  It doesn’t happen often – but when I want something, I want it.

Usually that entails me doing it for myself, but there are times when I want something for someone else so I pressure them into it. 

Only good things – […]

2021-02-09T06:47:49-05:00February 9th, 2021|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

DIY Decor – Wooden Chain

Not your typical DIY, this wooden chain was inspired by one I purchased, but decided to see if I could replicate out of scrap wood.

Happy Weekend!

I hope you all are staying safe (and warm) on this gorgeous, sunny but -21° C day?  (that’s including windchill – which, for those that don’t know, is the temperature it feels like outside with the biting cold and not necessarily the thermometer temperature).

Come winter we Canadians care more about the windchill temperature than the actual […]

2021-02-07T13:13:14-05:00February 7th, 2021|DECOR|0 Comments

DIY Decor – Painted Vases

Update your decor with a can of spray paint and those old vases you have sitting in the back of a cupboard somewhere.  Painted vases are the easiest, and least expensive way to add a bit of character to your space.

Hellooooo there my friends!

I am so excited today – MY COMPUTER IS WORKING!!

It has been a months-long battle with my iMac and I had resigned myself to throwing this one out (not even 2 years old) and buying a new. […]

2021-02-04T12:40:22-05:00February 4th, 2021|DECOR, DIY|0 Comments
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