Simple plant stands made from scrap wood

Simple scrap wood plant stands that require only 6 pieces of wood. These and 14 other DIY plant stand options that I’ve made over the years.

I was in my She-Shop the other day working on a plant shelf for my Aunt.

scrap wood plant shelf

You’ve seen this “Slatted plant stand for a bay window” a few months ago – but she wanted another for her friend and neighbour.  Since I had lots […]

2021-03-29T15:41:36-04:00March 29th, 2021|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Refinishing hardwood floors yourself

Hardwood floors scratched, dinged, dated and looking worn?  Refinishing hardwood floors yourself is TOTALLY do-able and will save you a ton of money!  See how I DIY’d my dining room floors and saved $1,500!

I’m going to start with a sort of disclaimer here…  you can TOTALLY refinish hardwood floors yourself, but hiring a professional will undoubtedly give you a better overall finish.  Professionals just have the practice, the skills, and the expertise to do a much better job than a […]

2021-03-12T19:00:59-05:00March 12th, 2021|DIY|0 Comments

Re-caulking your shower

Did you know that you are “supposed” to re-caulk your shower/tub about every 5 years?  I’m not sure who set the rule and deadline – but if my shower was any indication, it seems an accurate timeline for this chore.

mildew forming in shower caulking


The close-up makes it look only slightly worse than it was, but even the pink areas are signs of mildew forming on the existing caulking.  It doesn’t get much […]

2021-03-09T13:55:44-05:00March 7th, 2021|CLEAN, DIY|0 Comments

Gorgeous DIY Wainscoting you can do in a day!

One day to create a spectacular feature wall like this DIY wainscoting (faux board & batten). Tips, tricks, video, costs, and what not to do to DIY your own.

 Oh guys!

This might be one of my favourite DIY’s of all-time!
I’ve done the faux board and batten in my bedroom – and I love it – but trimming it out and putting in the extra detailing really takes it from “gorgeous” to WOWZA!!!

I’ve done a time-lapse movie of the process (a bit […]

2021-03-06T14:49:20-05:00March 6th, 2021|DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

How to build mudroom storage (built-ins that aren’t actually built-in!)

Do you have a mudroom that houses more than just coats and shoes?  I needed to incorporate a LOT of storage into ours, including room for a fridge, so I came up with a plan for how to build mudroom storage that looks like built-ins (but aren’t really built-in at all!)

I want to start this post by telling you what my “formal” carpentry/cabinetry training is…

Grade 8 wood shop.

Seriously.  I haven’t taken one single course outside of public school where we […]

2021-02-12T18:57:47-05:00February 12th, 2021|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Under window bookshelf

Do you have windows that are too large or low to fit standard furniture pieces under? Check out this long, low under window bookshelf Chris built.

Have I ever told you that I can be a bit of a bully?

It’s true.  It doesn’t happen often – but when I want something, I want it.

Usually that entails me doing it for myself, but there are times when I want something for someone else so I pressure them into it. 

Only good things – […]

2021-02-09T06:47:49-05:00February 9th, 2021|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

DIY Decor – Painted Vases

Update your decor with a can of spray paint and those old vases you have sitting in the back of a cupboard somewhere.  Painted vases are the easiest, and least expensive way to add a bit of character to your space.

Hellooooo there my friends!

I am so excited today – MY COMPUTER IS WORKING!!

It has been a months-long battle with my iMac and I had resigned myself to throwing this one out (not even 2 years old) and buying a new. […]

2021-02-04T12:40:22-05:00February 4th, 2021|DECOR, DIY|0 Comments