Simple plant stands made from scrap wood

Simple scrap wood plant stands that require only 6 pieces of wood. These and 14 other DIY plant stand options that I’ve made over the years.

I was in my She-Shop the other day working on a plant shelf for my Aunt.

scrap wood plant shelf

You’ve seen this “Slatted plant stand for a bay window” a few months ago – but she wanted another for her friend and neighbour.  Since I had lots […]

2021-03-29T15:41:36-04:00March 29th, 2021|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|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

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

Simple, freestanding pet gate

The success of this simple, freestanding pet gate will depend on your dog.  If you have a willful, no-fear dog – then they will likely charge this and topple it and think nothing of the loud bang.

But, if you have a dog that doesn’t challenge visual barriers – like our Miss Lacey – this is the perfect solution.  It can be moved anywhere you need it without installation into walls or door frames and it’s open enough that your pet […]

2021-01-30T09:52:43-05:00January 30th, 2021|BUILD IT|0 Comments

Four board console table

Four boards, 12 screws and a bit of wood glue to this gorgeous DIY console table / DIY sofa table / DIY entryway table – inspiration pieces are selling for over $1,600 US!

I’ve been sitting in front of my computer for hours – literally HOURS!

My F*&%ing iMac is working at a snail’s pace again and my photos are all locked up.  I only bought this computer in 2019 (although it is a 2017 model – I don’t know how that […]

2021-01-18T14:42:29-05:00January 18th, 2021|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Desk organizer lazy susan

January always brings on the urge to de-clutter and organize.  This cute desk organizer lazy susan was the perfect start to getting my desk in order and it’s a simple build made entirely with scrap wood!

Good morning my friends!

Happy 2021 (I hope) – or at the very least – Happy fresh start!

It’s a new year – with vaccines a reality!!  

I’ve also consumed just about all of the Holiday treats in my fridge, so just having those gone will constitute […]

2021-01-04T13:22:33-05:00January 4th, 2021|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Toddler room idea – bear shelf and stool

Make this simple bear shelf and bear chair and create a sweet reading nook for the toddler in your life.

I don’t have a toddler (sniff, sniff) but I do have a friend with a new baby which was excuse enough to create a couple of little decor pieces for his bedroom.

Yeah, I’m pushy – decorating someone else’s child’s bedroom. lol

I’ve actually had both the bear shelf and the bear stool completed for months now, so I’ll share the project, but […]

2020-12-14T14:42:11-05:00December 14th, 2020|BUILD IT, DECOR, GIFT IDEAS, KIDS|0 Comments
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