Handmade Gift Challenge – Who doesn’t need a charging station?

What do you gift someone that has everything?  Chances are a DIY charging station (or two) would be a welcome addition to most homes and for most anyone over the age of 8.  Today I’m sharing the plans as part of the #HandmadeGiftsChallenge on Instagram.

 

🎶 Good morning, good morning!  🎶 (in my best Debbie Reynolds voice)

Today is the #HandmadeGiftsChallenge with some of the best DIY bloggers in the biz – and I am so excited to have been invited to […]

2019-11-04T14:10:54-05:00November 4th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|5 Comments

DIY King Size Bed

Take it from me, building a bed – even a DIY king size bed with upholstered panels – is NOT as difficult as you might think.  With plans from Rogue Engineer as my jumping off point, I was able to build this Rachel Ray knock-off for about $255 US!

*This post contains affiliate links to some of the products I used.  For full affiliate disclosure, please see sidebar (on desktop) or the bottom of this post (on mobile).

It is just plain […]

2019-11-04T14:13:19-05:00October 26th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|2 Comments

DIY Guinea Pig Hide

Using a few pieces of scrap ¼” plywood and a bit of imagination, my daughter and I created this ADORABLE DIY guinea pig hide VW bus for our fur-babies!We have been having so much fun over here!

We have two new additions to our family:  Chanel (Tri-colour) and Pixie – Miss Maddie’s new guinea pigs and they are ADORABLE!

This started because Maddie wanted to foster dogs – and I told her we absolutely would – but I needed to get some […]

2019-08-08T17:30:01-04:00August 8th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY, KID'S CRAFTS|1 Comment

Hot Tub Steps

Good morning my sunshiney friends!

Yes, spell check is unhappy with my adjective, but I don’t care – I am rebelling against proper English and creating my own word of the day and today it is “Sunshiney”!  (because you bring light to my life)

I’m pretty excited about today’s project for a few reasons;

  1. It was part of my no-spend July challenge and I managed to build it for almost nothing
  2. because I repurposed wood that […]
2019-08-21T13:40:20-04:00August 3rd, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|2 Comments

Bath shelf / Hot tub shelf

Dreaming of a luxurious soak in your tub – bath or hot – then you need this DIY bath shelf / hot tub shelf to complete the fantasy. Room for wine, snacks, iPad or accoutrements, this $0 build keeps everything close at hand (and dry).

I made this with two uses in mind…

  1.  I wanted to be able to bring my iPad outside to watch a movie while soaking in the hot tub and
  2. I’d […]
2019-08-05T14:44:27-04:00August 2nd, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Lutyen’s DIY Garden Bench

DIY a statement piece for your garden with the free building plans for this DIY Lutyen’s garden bench – made with pocket holes in lieu of fancy joinery – so it’s perfect for the self-taught builder (like me!)

I like creating plans and coming up with solutions to fit my specific needs at home but there are so many fantastic plans already out there – many for free – that you really don’t have to reinvent the wheel with every build. […]

2019-08-05T14:43:09-04:00July 31st, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|1 Comment

Scrap Wood Window Box

I made this DIY window box for $0 using scrap 2″x 4″s and you can too! 

Good morning friends!

Does it bug you that I use capital letters in my titles?  I grew up learning to capitalize letters in a title, but later – while working in Marketing – I learned that the proper way to title articles was to capitalize only the first word in the title.

But that bugs me.

Like Pluto fluctuating between a moon and a planet bugs me.

Like dinosaurs […]

2019-07-29T11:52:44-04:00July 29th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|4 Comments
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