Simple lattice privacy screen

Want to add a bit of architectural interest to your garden? This simple lattice privacy screen provides both form and function to your yard. 

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We have a fairly private backyard.  We are separated from the neighbours behind us by a 30 foot easement that the city has paved for a public walkway.

Sure we […]

2021-08-04T07:42:15-04:00August 4th, 2021|BUILD IT|0 Comments

The one-afternoon porch swing

I was shocked at how easy this build was! We built not one, but two couch-length porch swings in one afternoon! 

Do you have friends where, even if you haven’t seen them in a decade, when you do get together it’s as comfortable and easy as if you’d seen them yesterday?

That’s my friend Jen.

We went to University together and were sorority sisters (go ΚΑΘ!), and had so much fun getting in trouble together.

Life took us different directions – schooling, marriage, kids […]

2021-07-27T09:10:42-04:00July 27th, 2021|BUILD IT|0 Comments

Upcycled dresser turned hall tree

In a time when wood prices are crazy and landfills are beyond capacity, let me suggest to you that upcycling / repurposing is the way to go.  Save money, save the environment and have fun creating – like this upcycled dresser turned hall tree!

I love this so freaking much!

I don’t know what to tell you – I’m a genius!!

Okay, an accidental genius, but I’m still taking it because (for once) my idea turned out spectacularly!

See this dresser:

Make your own charcuterie board

By now you know my love of charcuterie. Today I’m going to show you how to make your own charcuterie board in any size and any shape.

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I have wanted to make a charcuterie board for SO LONG!

Seriously… like years! 

I’ve made shaped cutting boards , raised serving boards, and

2021-07-22T10:14:57-04:00July 22nd, 2021|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Patio side table (with lights!)

Add solar lights to this simple patio side table build and create a gentle glow on your patio for those warm, summer nights.

This project didn’t turn out quite how I’d envisioned.

I wanted to make a small side table for the patio with an opaque plexiglass top and a warm overall glow coming out from the top and sides.

But I broke the plexiglass.  I broke 3 sheets actually. 🤦🏻‍♀️  So I had to improvise…

I rifled through my wood pile and decided […]

2021-06-30T08:00:02-04:00June 29th, 2021|BUILD IT, DECOR|0 Comments

Make your own wood Canadian flag

With Canada Day around the corner, now is a great time to use up scrap bits and make a wood Canadian flag to decorate inside or outside your home. 

There were a lot of likes and comments on my scrap wood mosaic post the other day (thank you so much!), one of which suggested that I use the same technique and make a wood Canadian flag sign.

I have made a wooden Canadian flag in the […]

2021-06-27T08:45:37-04:00June 27th, 2021|BUILD IT, CRAFTS, DECOR|0 Comments

Simple Cat Ladder

If you have an outdoor cat and a high fence, abundance of coyotes, or he’s just old and not-as-nimble, this simple cat ladder will help.

Popping in for a quick and dirty today (Yeah!)

‘Quick’ post that is in my ‘dirty’ backyard – get your minds out of the gutter! 😂

Mr. Odie, our 8 year old orange tabby is “solidly built”.  I won’t say he’s obese because I believe in “more to love”, but he is about 20lbs which means he is […]

2021-06-26T07:38:46-04:00June 26th, 2021|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments
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