Adding inexpensive solar lighting to your yard

Sharing an inexpensive solar lighting option for your yard with these waterproof fence lights and solar fence post lights from Amazon.

Days are getting shorter, nights darker, and evenings spent outside; fewer.

One thing I wanted to tackle before the full onset of Winter was to add a few inexpensive solar lights to my yard for areas that I access fairly often.

I didn’t want to worry about batteries or electrical outlets.  I didn’t want any added costs for hydro, or involved installs; […]

2022-10-21T12:32:59-04:00October 21st, 2022|DIY|Comments Off on Adding inexpensive solar lighting to your yard

How to paint stairs – it’s not as hard as you think!

If I told you, you could makeover your staircase in less than 8 days and for $230, would you try it? Today I’m partnering with DAP® Canada to show you how to paint stairs and save thousands of dollars!

This article is a long time coming.

Like 10 months looooooong before coming.

Not because of the work – I was able to completely refinish my stairs in 8 days (including dry time) – but because I was intimidated.

Yes, big projects still intimidate […]

2022-09-27T09:58:42-04:00September 26th, 2022|DIY|Comments Off on How to paint stairs – it’s not as hard as you think!

DIY a collapsible paint booth

Looking for a painting solution that is inexpensive, simple to DIY, and easily put away when not in use? Learn to DIY a collapsible paint booth today!

I am so proud of this project guys!

It took some mental gymnastics to figure out how to make this DIY paint booth work for my space – I had a few criteria that had to be met;

2022-09-21T17:19:25-04:00September 21st, 2022|DIY|Comments Off on DIY a collapsible paint booth

DIY dog crate for large breed dogs

Dog crates can be expensive and/or ugly. Build your own DIY dog kennel to suit your decor and size/breed of dog.

As you know, we adopted a puppy in April – Bentley, the most gorgeous puppy in the universe!

Granted a proud Mama, but he is spectacularly adorable.

The only thing with Bentley is that he is growing – A LOT.  At 5 months old he is already 45lbs (20kg) and seems to be on-track to be about 100lbs (45kg) as an adult.

No […]

2022-07-18T12:16:20-04:00July 18th, 2022|BUILD IT, DIY|Comments Off on DIY dog crate for large breed dogs

Updating my outdoor coffee table

Update your patio set by whipping up a new tabletop for your existing furniture.  Today I’m sharing plans to both build your own outdoor coffee table, and/or just replace an existing one with a new wood top! 

Do you have patio furniture that has seen better days?

Have you ever thought about updating it instead of buying new?

I built this patio coffee table back in June 2018 – out of scrap bits of wood I had in my garage – and I […]

2022-05-20T12:09:45-04:00May 20th, 2022|BUILD IT, DIY|Comments Off on Updating my outdoor coffee table

Build your own outdoor side table

With about $30 in lumber and a bit of your weekend, you too can build an outdoor side table inspired by a $400 designer version.

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links to products I used in building this outdoor side table.

Happy Monday folks!

I am so excited about this project – in fact, I’d say it’s my favourite build so far this year!

I’ll start at the beginning; my parents very kindly gave me their “old” patio set.  I put “old” in quotes […]

2022-05-09T13:54:37-04:00May 9th, 2022|BUILD IT, DIY|Comments Off on Build your own outdoor side table

Ladder plant stand – for maximum green on a minimum footprint!

Whether your green thumb is for indoors or out – this ladder plant stand offers maximum space for your plant babies and gives a ton of display and decor options within a very small footprint.

Good morning and Happy Easter for those celebrating!

It’s SPRING!

Well, the calendar tells me it should be Spring even though the weather still brought snow this morning.

Regardless of weather, the sunshine and birds chirping has me itching to get out in the garden and clean up the […]

2022-04-17T12:28:42-04:00April 17th, 2022|BUILD IT, DIY|Comments Off on Ladder plant stand – for maximum green on a minimum footprint!
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