DIY Kitchen Island

Need a little extra storage space in your kitchen?

This DIY kitchen island/ kitchen console can provide extra seating space as well as storage and is a very simple build.

My friend needed a bit more workspace and a lot more storage in his small kitchen.  But, and like most of us, there just wasn’t space for a centre island – the only available space to add any storage to his kitchen was against the wall.

I started this build by looking for […]

2020-09-08T15:41:03-04:00September 10th, 2020|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Freestanding coat rack with shelves

You don’t need to have a fancy mudroom or a lot of space to keep kids’ gear organized and tidy for back-to-school…  this freestanding coat rack with shelves (I’m so excited about the shelves) offers a lot of storage on a very small footprint and the best part is you can build it really inexpensively with these free building plans!

Anyone else geek-out over back-to-school?

I got into my girls’ desks this morning and sharpened all of their pencil crayons and pencils […]

2020-09-08T11:44:22-04:00August 29th, 2020|BUILD IT, DECOR, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

DIY Tall Planters

Add instant curb appeal with these simple and inexpensive DIY tall, tapered planters.

I’m getting old folks.

I’m not happy about it in the least, and this past month has really knocked me on my ass.

It started with my 12 year old asking if I was going bald because she saw a patch of white hair showing through one bed-head morning (I’m between colourings).  The next day I must have sneezed or something and I threw my back out for a couple […]

2020-08-24T12:53:11-04:00August 23rd, 2020|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Raised Dog Dish Stand

A $0 build made up of scrap pieces of wood and leftover paint, this raised dog dish stand can be customized to fit any dish with a lip and is sturdy enough for even the biggest dogs!

Good morning friends!

Popping in this morning with a quick and easy (not to be confused with cheap and easy – of which I’m neither lol)

Ever since Anika posted her DIY Dog Bowl Stand, I have wanted one.

I made a smaller version of it […]

2020-08-23T14:58:46-04:00July 16th, 2020|BUILD IT|0 Comments

Patio console table / BBQ table

A few 2″x8″ and 2″x2″ boards and an afternoon of your time and you too can have this functional (and SO PRETTY) patio console table / bbq table.

You guys,

I built this thing over a month ago, but I was holding off on posting an article until my petunias grew in so I could have a beautiful window box display over top…

It’s been over a month and it’s not looking like my petunias will ever be photo-worthy, and no one will […]

2020-08-23T14:58:46-04:00July 3rd, 2020|BUILD IT|0 Comments

Porch Planter Bench

Do you have a small front porch?  One that is an easy target for porch pirates?  Whip up one of these porch planter benches in just a few hours to add curb appeal AND create a drop space for deliveries to be hidden away from view.

Happy Sunday everyone!

I’m finally getting my rear-in-gear and sharing the building plans for this awesome (if I do say so myself) porch planter bench that I made back in early May.

My friend lives in a […]

2020-08-23T14:58:46-04:00June 21st, 2020|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Freestanding Plant Shelf

This freestanding plant shelf can be manipulated for so many uses – a cedar plant stand (as in this article) bathroom storage or for a child’s bedroom if painted white, and Crate & Barrel are selling a teak version (at $800 US) that looks spectacular as office furniture.  These free building plans will help you with whatever version fits your home and needs.

You wanna know what’s been going on over here?

You don’t really, but I’m ticked so I’m going to […]

2020-08-24T12:54:46-04:00June 14th, 2020|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments
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