Ironing board storage

February 24th, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|

This ironing board storage solution is from Ana White, so please click over to her Iron Board Holder post for the details.

What I will share are the changes I made to her building plans – just a couple, don’t worry.

Ironing board storage, ironing board rack, laundry room organization, ironing board DIY

This is (essentially) what you will build following Ana’s plans; an 18″ by 20″ ironing board storage rack with […]

In-cupboard hair dryer holder

February 22nd, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|

Are you sick of my bathroom yet?

Can you hang in there for one last post on how I organized it by making an in-cupboard hair dryer holder?

Prior to my bathroom makeover the other day, I was using a store-bought hair dryer holder that just hung over my bathroom cupboard door – and it worked perfectly – except that over time it scuffed and scratched up my cabinetry.  While painting my bathroom cabinets wasn’t a ton of work, it’s certainly […]

Small Storage Crates

February 18th, 2018|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|

So what did you think of the bathroom makeover yesterday?  Pretty cool right?  Well, the outside of the cabinets wasn’t the only transformation I made in our master ensuite – I also upped our storage and organization game with a few small storage crates.

This came about because my Dad is obsessed with condiment trays.  He is constantly buying trays, boxes, bins and organizers to carry his ketchup, mustard and relish out to his patio – I get it…  kind […]

DIY – Free-Standing Pet Gate

February 8th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, REPURPOSE|

Do you have a dog?
Do you want to keep that dog contained somehow – like off of your carpet with their muddy little paws?

We did.
We had two BIG dogs.
With BIG muddy feet.
AND they liked to greet people at the door… but not everyone was thrilled at the prospect of 200 lbs of dog […]

10 DIY Furniture Projects for Beginners

February 3rd, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY|

If you’re looking to add some new pieces to your current decor, but don’t have the budget for big-box stores, make your own with these 10 DIY furniture projects for beginners.

My formal carpentry training consists of wood shop in grades 7 and 8 – and while that is two years of pretty intensive hands-on experience (amounting to about 1 hour per week), I’d hardly say it puts me in anything more than a beginner class when it comes to building.

One […]

DIY Nightstand

January 31st, 2018|BUILD IT|

Today’s the day!

The day I showcase a build over on The House of Wood!  It’s something you won’t have seen on this blog – and it has my favourite features – function, form and it’s easy-to-make.

I figured that since Jen was sharing one of my builds to her readers, then it’s only fair that I showcase one of her builds to you guys – so today I’m showing off these Pottery Barn knock-off nightstands.

I used Jen’s plans […]

DIY Makeup Caddy

January 27th, 2018|BUILD IT|

Is YouTube killing you?

It’s killing me.

My girls watch endless videos – everything from kids playing video games to makeup tutorials – and everything they see they want to try.

We’ve caved and let them play MineCraft and Sims, and for Christmas all Madison asked for was makeup. (Don’t worry, this is for play, not for school.)  I placed an order with ELF (REALLY inexpensive makeup) and we were able to get her just about everything her favourite You-Tubers have.  I liken […]

Simple Toy Display

January 25th, 2018|BUILD IT, KIDS|

This has been a week of I.O.U.’s over here.

I promised my Dad I’d build him a condiment carrier, I promised Chloë I’d build her a tiered shelf to display her toys, I promised Madison I’d refinish a mirror for her….

Technically not I.O.U.’s as in money – but simple projects that I’ve put off for a while and have weighed on my mind.

I’m not sure if simple builds are too boring for you guys now?  Now that I’m showcasing bigger builds […]

Classroom Coat Rack

January 20th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY|

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Are your (or have your) kids ever been in a portable?  Those boxes that make up classrooms outside of the school building?

Miss Madison was in a portable last year, and this year it’s Chloë’s turn to enjoy the cozy atmosphere (find a silver lining folks) – but given the small square footage and the lack of access to a major hallway for coat hooks and shelves, the winter coat/boot/snowpants situation was becoming a […]

Simple, rustic wood frames

January 6th, 2018|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|

One of my Christmas gifts this year (or last year I guess) were some laser-cut wood letters from a small company called Details 2 Enjoy.

I wanted to purchase their pre-made signs, but shipping from the US to Canada ended up being more than the signs themselves, so I opted for a smaller shipping package, and charge, and decided I would make my own, simple, rustic wood frames myself.

I started out by setting my letters out on a wood board […]