Freestanding, Angled Bookcase – free building plans!

Build this Crate & Barrel “Strut Bookcase” knock-off for about $39 US (versus $799) with these free building plans for my freestanding, angled bookcase.

I’m happy today guys…

I was “nudged” back out to my She-Shop to get building again and after I (grudgingly) did, I felt inspired.

Frustrated with my errors (listed below), happy I could fix them, happy to have company to help and VERY happy with how this freestanding, angled bookcase turned out!

I started with this image I found on […]

2020-02-12T16:39:57-05:00February 12th, 2020|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|2 Comments

Scrap wood playing card holder – help for little/old hands

Know someone with little hands, old hands, achey hands, shakey hands…. you get the idea.  Gifting them this simple scrap wood playing card holder can help bring the fun back into games and it only takes minutes to make!

Good morning everyone!

We had an awesome weekend here in SW Ontario – Sunday brought freezing rain all day and then Monday we received a light coating of snow overtop.  Dangling icicles from evergreens with just a frosting of snow – magical.  Treacherous […]

2019-12-02T11:57:45-05:00December 3rd, 2019|BUILD IT, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|0 Comments

DIY Doghouse – Keep your pets warm this winter

Looking for DIY doghouse plans for a larger breed dog?  This DIY dog house (with free building plans), is perfect for our Berner and would easily fit labs, golden retrievers and other breeds in the 100lb range.

London has introduced new bi-laws where anyone caught leaving their dogs outside for an extended time in the cold can and will be fined.  I am 100% on board with this – I abhor animal cruelty – BUT Miss Lacey is a Bernese MOUNTAIN […]

2019-12-01T10:35:38-05:00December 1st, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|1 Comment

Handmade Gift Challenge – Who doesn’t need a charging station?

What do you gift someone that has everything?  Chances are a DIY charging station (or two) would be a welcome addition to most homes and for most anyone over the age of 8.  Today I’m sharing the plans as part of the #HandmadeGiftsChallenge on Instagram.

 

🎶 Good morning, good morning!  🎶 (in my best Debbie Reynolds voice)

Today is the #HandmadeGiftsChallenge with some of the best DIY bloggers in the biz – and I am so excited to have been invited to […]

2019-11-04T14:10:54-05:00November 4th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|7 Comments

DIY King Size Bed

Take it from me, building a bed – even a DIY king size bed with upholstered panels – is NOT as difficult as you might think.  With plans from Rogue Engineer as my jumping off point, I was able to build this Rachel Ray knock-off for about $255 US!

*This post contains affiliate links to some of the products I used.  For full affiliate disclosure, please see sidebar (on desktop) or the bottom of this post (on mobile).

It is just plain […]

2019-11-04T14:13:19-05:00October 26th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|2 Comments

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|2 Comments
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