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|1 Comment

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.

This […]

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

DIY Planter from House Becoming Home

Build your own DIY planter with chippendale accents using the free plans from Angie at House Becoming Home.

Each month a group of brilliant DIY bloggers get together and take on a challenge – for the month of May, the challenge was a #DIYOUTDOORCHALLENGE.  I wasn’t able to participate this month because of several other projects on the go, but the other women did not disappoint and the projects are awesome.

One in particular had me drooling; a gorgeous chippendale planter from […]

2019-06-03T10:12:49-04:00June 1st, 2019|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Ultimate Workbench – free building plans

I’ve built the ultimate workbench with room for both your table saw and mitre saw (as well as outfeed space) and plenty of storage and room to grow. Free building plans here.

My Ultimate workbench has been months in the making and will likely continue to evolve for months to come as my needs change.  That’s what’s great about these workbench building plans – I’ve created a perfect saw station complete with a recessed table saw section and outfield table, as […]

2019-05-05T10:27:02-04:00May 5th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments
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