DIY Kitchen Island

Need a little extra storage space in your kitchen?

This DIY kitchen island/ kitchen console can provide extra seating space as well as storage and is a very simple build.

My friend needed a bit more workspace and a lot more storage in his small kitchen.  But, and like most of us, there just wasn’t space for a centre island – the only available space to add any storage to his kitchen was against the wall.

I started this build by looking for […]

2020-09-08T15:41:03-04:00September 10th, 2020|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Hot Tub Makeover

Updating an old hot tub to a sleek new colour and more energy efficient functioning is as easy as a few DIY steps you can do in a weekend!  My hot tub makeover included new insulation, a thorough clean, new filter, waterproof stain and some decorative planters.

This project has been a bit of a comedy of errors;  I wanted to stain my hot tub, and I certainly needed to repair/rebuild the planters – but the hot tub makeover kept evolving […]

2020-09-08T13:04:23-04:00September 8th, 2020|BEFORE & AFTER, DIY|0 Comments

DIY Tall Planters

Add instant curb appeal with these simple and inexpensive DIY tall, tapered planters.

I’m getting old folks.

I’m not happy about it in the least, and this past month has really knocked me on my ass.

It started with my 12 year old asking if I was going bald because she saw a patch of white hair showing through one bed-head morning (I’m between colourings).  The next day I must have sneezed or something and I threw my back out for a couple […]

2020-08-24T12:53:11-04:00August 23rd, 2020|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Teen Bathroom

I gave my daughter a limited budget and the parameter that she had to do most of the work herself and this is what she came up with for her teen bathroom.

I think I told you before that the girls were in the midst of bedroom makeovers?

If I forgot, then I’m telling you now. lol

In lieu of vacation (since we can’t go anywhere anyways) I told the girls that I would fund and help them with bedroom makeovers – but […]

2020-08-24T12:53:56-04:00August 10th, 2020|DECOR, DIY, KIDS|0 Comments

How to patch drywall

This was a project I REALLY didn’t want to DIY, but now that I have learned how to patch drywall, I’m awfully pleased that I tried.  My easy step-by-step here.

It has been a bit crazy over here lately…

as you may (or may not know) I work part-time outside of the blog – so essentially 2 jobs – and on top of that I’m a Mom to teenagers… kind of feels like the work never ends most days.  (I know you […]

2020-08-23T14:58:45-04:00July 18th, 2020|DIY|0 Comments

Quick and easy pantry upgrade

We quadrupled the storage space of this tiny closet by using scrap wood pieces to give a dramatic pantry upgrade on a $0 budget!

Popping in with a quick post today… but one that SO MANY OF US could use!

Do you have a small cupboard in your house that you aren’t using to it’s full potential?

Come on, who doesn’t?

Instead of purchasing wire shelving and then battling with cuts and installation, try this quick and easy pantry upgrade using scrap pieces of […]

2020-08-23T14:58:46-04:00June 24th, 2020|BEFORE & AFTER, DIY, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Porch Planter Bench

Do you have a small front porch?  One that is an easy target for porch pirates?  Whip up one of these porch planter benches in just a few hours to add curb appeal AND create a drop space for deliveries to be hidden away from view.

Happy Sunday everyone!

I’m finally getting my rear-in-gear and sharing the building plans for this awesome (if I do say so myself) porch planter bench that I made back in early May.

My friend lives in a […]

2020-08-23T14:58:46-04:00June 21st, 2020|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments
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