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 […]

Winterizing the Garage Doors

We tend to think of garage door maintenance come Fall when “Winterizing” is on our minds, but weatherizing your garage doors will protect your home from pests, insects, leaves,water, dirt and extreme temperatures any time of the year.

Is the above photo shocking?

This is the bottom weatherstrip on my garage door.  It’s shifted, been chewed and/or frozen to the ground and ripped, it was full of sawdust and water and clearly completely ineffective in sealing out anything that wanted to come hibernate […]

2019-12-02T12:35:57-05:00September 22nd, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, CLEAN, DIY|4 Comments

Before & After – Bedroom Set Update

If you have wood furniture, of any age, updating it to fit current styles and trends is as easy as sand-stain-and go – check out this gorgeous bedroom set update.

I sometimes take commissions – projects that friends ask me to do for them – where I charge for the labour and then post the before and afters on the blog.  I don’t do it too often because I figure you guys would get tired of seeing nightstand after nightstand after […]

Classic Kids Wagon

How many of you had a classic kids wagon when you were small?  Maybe a Radio Flyer metal deck one or a wood deck wagon with removable gates on the sides.  If you’re a Mom now, then you are likely to have, or have had, a more current version like a Little Tykes plastic wagon or something like it?

The girls grandparents bought them this fantastic classic kids wagon when they were small, and it is the one ‘baby item’ we […]

Boring brown to bright white nightstands

These were our boring brown nightstands before I built our PB knock-off ones.  They are about 15 years old (we bought a bedroom set when we got married) and they are decent quality, but they have a few scuffs here and there.  (They are particularly dusty because they’ve sat in my She-Shop for months)

The Ginormous Bird Feeder

Recently, a friend brought me an enormous bird feeder and asked if I could repair it.  We’re talking a  feeder that would cost hundreds of dollars to buy – if you could even find one for sale.  To say I was a bit nervous about ruining her Mother’s treasured piece was an understatement.

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You can see how […]

One Room Challenge – the REVEAL! (Home Gym / Theatre Room)

It’s week 6 of the One Room Challenge, which means it’s REVEAL WEEK!

One Room Challenge Spring 2018

My parent’s basement didn’t need structural work, tiling, carpeting or electrical work – but I think you’ll agree that it certainly needed a makeover:

2018-06-18T13:38:23-04:00May 10th, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR|3 Comments
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