My Home Office is Finally DONE!

I did a feature home office makeover for the One Room Challenge last Fall, but in truth, the room wasn’t completely finished at the end of the 6 week challenge period.  My budget didn’t allow for the new carpeting, task lighting and blinds that would complete the room.

In case you didn’t see my home office makeover, this is the before (when it was Hubby’s space):

ORC challenge, home office, One room challenge, home office makeover

2018-06-18T13:38:18+00:00 June 18th, 2018|DECOR|1 Comment

Budget Kitchen Upgrade with Instant Granite

I have an exciting makeover to share with you today and it took less than 3 hours start (filming, photography, learning curve) to finish!  Let me introduce you to the countertop vinyl that will take your kitchen from builder’s grade laminate to posh luxury: Instant Granite®.

Our kitchen is 13 years old, which really isn’t that old, but as times and tastes have changed, so has the style – which makes our 2005 ‘warm and dark’ look, dated.  Hubby […]

2018-06-18T13:38:21+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|DECOR, DIY, HOME TOUR|2 Comments

Monogrammed Door Mat

I have another simple project for you today – a monogrammed door mat that you can make in minutes!

I picked up a 24″ x 36″ natural coir door mat from Amazon the other week, with plans to personalize it to look a little more like the $100+ monogrammed door mat from FrontGate.

Welcome mat, DIY welcome mat, coir mat, monogrammed welcome mat, front door mat

As you can see, it’s pretty plain […]

2018-06-18T13:38:22+00:00 May 17th, 2018|CRAFTS, DECOR|0 Comments

DIY Napkins – with flamingo flare!

Are you ready for summer?  I. AM. SO. READY!

In my part of Canada the weather in April fluctuated from snow and freezing rain to a balmy 25° C (77° F) – so we really haven’t had Spring at all.  More like Win-ummer and the sudden change has left me pining for patio time.

With my flamingos.

Last summer I found the cutest little appetizer plates with flamingos on them and they went perfectly with my patio makeover.  This year, I decided […]

2018-06-18T13:38:22+00:00 May 15th, 2018|CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Pot feet / Planter feet

So we’ve all heard of “pot heads” right?  Either in the form of marijuana smokers or those ugly chia seed heads that are advertised at Christmas – but have you heard of pot feet?  Little stands to keep your garden pots off of your deck or floor.

I came across pot feet a couple of weeks ago in a magazine and I thought “what a brilliant use of scrap wood!”  Really, you could just cut four little blocks of 2″ x […]

2018-06-18T13:38:23+00:00 May 12th, 2018|DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Dollar store gallery wall – how to cut your own picture mats

Do you love gallery walls?  I love gallery walls.  But gallery walls can get expensive – you need to buy several frames that go together, then find pictures/photos that will fit into the pre-cut mats inside those frames, or get custom mats cut (which again can cost a pretty penny).  Today I’m going to show you my sneaky way to get a gallery wall on a budget; by cutting your own picture mats.

This was the gallery wall in my parent’s […]

2018-06-18T13:38:24+00:00 May 5th, 2018|DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Rustic Industrial Side Table

Today’s post is a two-bee; on 100Things2Do I’m sharing building plans for three versions of a rustic industrial side table and on The House of Wood, I’m sharing the building plans for the rustic industrial coffee table to match!

The inspiration for both of these tables came from Restoration Hardware.

Restoration Hardware Torano square side table

That’s $1,195 folks.

The coffee table (plans over on Jen’s blog) came in at over $3,000!

2018-06-18T13:38:24+00:00 April 28th, 2018|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|1 Comment

Spring 2018 One Room Challenge – Week 4

It’s week 4 of the challenge and I am thrilled to say that all of my “heavy lifting” for my parent’s basement makeover is done!  By heavy lifting I mean the big jobs that give the greatest “bang for your buck” in their home gym / theatre room makeover.

One Room Challenge Spring 2018

This week I’m going to show you the colour – or rather the removal of colour from the home […]

2018-06-18T13:38:25+00:00 April 26th, 2018|DECOR|0 Comments

Wood Art Challenge – Birdhouse Collage

I was invited to take part in a Wood Art Challenge with some of the biggest names in DIY blogging and I am psyched!  This morning will be the first time seeing what the other influencers have come up with so I’m just as excited to check out everyone’s creativity as you are!

If you DIY anything, then you will end up with scrap pieces.  Scrap fabric, paper, and in my case […]

2018-06-18T13:38:25+00:00 April 24th, 2018|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|36 Comments

Scrap wood projects – Owls

I must be the Queen of scrap wood projects.  I don’t even know how I accumulate so much scrap wood, other than the fact that I hate to throw anything into the landfill – even if it is a 6″ scrap of 2″ x 2″.  For today’s simple scrap wood project I dug through my pile and came out with two bits of 4″ x 4″ pressure treated post – just perfect for making scrap wood owls!

2018-06-18T13:38:26+00:00 April 21st, 2018|BUILD IT, CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Spring 2018 One Room Challenge – Basement Makeover

Today’s the day bloggers everywhere showcase the progress they’ve made for their projects in the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge.  I’ve submitted my parent’s basement – which houses a theatre room section and a home gym section – as my challenge entry.One Room Challenge Spring 2018

This week was all about boxing up all the shit items that have turned their home gym into a hoarder’s haven.

I wouldn’t say that I’m […]

2018-06-18T13:38:27+00:00 April 12th, 2018|DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

DIY side table / small bookshelf

As you may (or may not) know, I am a guest contributor over on the amazing, incredible, brilliant blog House of Wood.  Over the past few months, I have shared a few builds that you would not have seen on 100Things2Do like a super-sized shoe rack, a DIY upholstered ottoman, and this week’s awesome DIY; a mid-century-modern style DIY side table / mini-bookshelf.

I won’t share the full building plans here, but I can give you a […]

2018-06-18T13:38:28+00:00 April 4th, 2018|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Concrete form ideas – fabric hamper, copper planter and more!

Good morning!

If you have clicked over from House of Wood – welcome!  If you start your day with 100T2D – then you need to click over to House of Wood to see another project that I built/made using a concrete form.

For this post though, I want to show you a couple more ideas of things you can make (easily) with a concrete form:

  • House of Wood is showcasing my ottoman/footstool.
  • The other day I showed you how simple […]
2018-06-18T13:38:32+00:00 February 28th, 2018|DECOR, DIY|1 Comment

DIY Round tray from a concrete form

Hey 100T2D readers!  I’ve got a GREAT project for you today, and a sneak peek at another great project that I’m showcasing over on House of Wood later this week:  I figured out how to make a DIY round tray from a concrete form!!!

I’m so excited because I’ve racked my brain for months to figure out how to build/make a round tray without wasting a lot of wood, involving a router or creating pretty elaborate jig – and today […]

2018-06-18T13:38:32+00:00 February 25th, 2018|BUILD IT, CRAFTS, DECOR|0 Comments