DIY Cat Tree

April 16th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY|

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you will know that we’ve had a new addition to our family – Baby Luna Grayce – an 8 week old kitten that has stolen all of our hearts.

The thing about new kittens though is that they have these spurts of energy that usually result in some kind of damage; climbing curtains, falling between the stair rails, tipped plants and scratching.  Oh my God the […]

DIY side table / small bookshelf

April 4th, 2018|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|

As you may (or may not) know, I am a guest contributor over on the amazing, incredible, brilliant blog House of Wood.  Over the past few months, I have shared a few builds that you would not have seen on 100Things2Do like a super-sized shoe rack, a DIY upholstered ottoman, and this week’s awesome DIY; a mid-century-modern style DIY side table / mini-bookshelf.

I won’t share the full building plans here, but I can give you a […]

Simple Step Stool

April 2nd, 2018|BUILD IT|

Good morning sunshine(s)!

The sun is out, I saw a robin last week and even though the grass is still a dead-brown colour and the temperatures are barely above 0°, I’ve been working in my she-shop with the garage doors open!!

Wahoo!  (I’ve been freezing my kibibees off, but just being able to open the doors to let some sunlight in has given me a shot of Vitamin D happiness!)

I have some pretty big projects coming to the blog in April (like […]

Yoga Mat Storage / Treadmill table

April 1st, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|

I’m in the midst of a home gym makeover for my parents and in doing so I noticed that they were missing an essential piece of “equipment”…  something for yoga mat storage and/or a treadmill table.

No, they aren’t yogi’s, but they do “enjoy” walking on the treadmill or riding the stationary bike, so even without yoga mat storage they still needed a treadmill-height table to rest their drinks and sweaty towels on.  Adding rungs for barbells, foam rollers and/or yoga […]

DIY Pet Ramp

March 28th, 2018|BUILD IT|

Have an aging pet?  Nothing is as difficult as watching them struggle to do activities they could easily have done in their youth (true of us all really). Your heart breaks a little to see the arthritis set it, maybe their hips are aching or their coördination is a little off and snuggle time on the bed or couch becomes difficult.  This DIY pet ramp will help your little fur-baby to reach higher areas without strain from jumping up or […]

Pallet Potting Bench

March 11th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, REPURPOSE|

In my part of Ontario the rule is not to plant until after Victoria Day weekend.
(nicknamed “May two-four” – since people usually drink 24 beers on the long weekend).

With this up-and-down winter we’re having, the Spring weather had me thinking of planting.  Don’t worry, I know we’ll get at least 3 more ‘good’ […]

DIY Round tray from a concrete form

February 25th, 2018|BUILD IT, CRAFTS, DECOR|

Hey 100T2D readers!  I’ve got a GREAT project for you today, and a sneak peek at another great project that I’m showcasing over on House of Wood later this week:  I figured out how to make a DIY round tray from a concrete form!!!

I’m so excited because I’ve racked my brain for months to figure out how to build/make a round tray without wasting a lot of wood, involving a router or creating pretty elaborate jig – and today […]

Ironing board storage

February 24th, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|

This ironing board storage solution is from Ana White, so please click over to her Iron Board Holder post for the details.

What I will share are the changes I made to her building plans – just a couple, don’t worry.

Ironing board storage, ironing board rack, laundry room organization, ironing board DIY

This is (essentially) what you will build following Ana’s plans; an 18″ by 20″ ironing board storage rack with […]

In-cupboard hair dryer holder

February 22nd, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|

Are you sick of my bathroom yet?

Can you hang in there for one last post on how I organized it by making an in-cupboard hair dryer holder?

Prior to my bathroom makeover the other day, I was using a store-bought hair dryer holder that just hung over my bathroom cupboard door – and it worked perfectly – except that over time it scuffed and scratched up my cabinetry.  While painting my bathroom cabinets wasn’t a ton of work, it’s certainly […]

Small Storage Crates

February 18th, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|

So what did you think of the bathroom makeover yesterday?  Pretty cool right?  Well, the outside of the cabinets wasn’t the only transformation I made in our master ensuite – I also upped our storage and organization game with a few small storage crates.

This came about because my Dad is obsessed with condiment trays.  He is constantly buying trays, boxes, bins and organizers to carry his ketchup, mustard and relish out to his patio – I get it…  kind […]