Freestanding, Angled Bookcase – free building plans!

Build this Crate & Barrel “Strut Bookcase” knock-off for about $39 US (versus $799) with these free building plans for my freestanding, angled bookcase.

I’m happy today guys…

I was “nudged” back out to my She-Shop to get building again and after I (grudgingly) did, I felt inspired.

Frustrated with my errors (listed below), happy I could fix them, happy to have company to help and VERY happy with how this freestanding, angled bookcase turned out!

I started with this image I found on […]

2020-02-12T16:39:57-05:00February 12th, 2020|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|2 Comments

DIY Doghouse – Keep your pets warm this winter

Looking for DIY doghouse plans for a larger breed dog?  This DIY dog house (with free building plans), is perfect for our Berner and would easily fit labs, golden retrievers and other breeds in the 100lb range.

London has introduced new bi-laws where anyone caught leaving their dogs outside for an extended time in the cold can and will be fined.  I am 100% on board with this – I abhor animal cruelty – BUT Miss Lacey is a Bernese MOUNTAIN […]

2019-12-01T10:35:38-05:00December 1st, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|1 Comment

Handmade Gift Challenge – Who doesn’t need a charging station?

What do you gift someone that has everything?  Chances are a DIY charging station (or two) would be a welcome addition to most homes and for most anyone over the age of 8.  Today I’m sharing the plans as part of the #HandmadeGiftsChallenge on Instagram.

 

🎶 Good morning, good morning!  🎶 (in my best Debbie Reynolds voice)

Today is the #HandmadeGiftsChallenge with some of the best DIY bloggers in the biz – and I am so excited to have been invited to […]

2019-11-04T14:10:54-05:00November 4th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|7 Comments

DIY King Size Bed

Take it from me, building a bed – even a DIY king size bed with upholstered panels – is NOT as difficult as you might think.  With plans from Rogue Engineer as my jumping off point, I was able to build this Rachel Ray knock-off for about $255 US!

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It is just plain […]

2019-11-04T14:13:19-05:00October 26th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|2 Comments

Do-It-Yourself Rummoli Board

Do you remember Rummoli from when you were a child?  I used to play with my grandparents and it was a treasured memory I’d like to revisit with my kids.  This DIY Rummoli board is made with ¼” mdf and some spray paint, and will last for years – so they too can share the fun with their kids!

My parents recently brought out their Rummoli board from 1940.  It’s a Copp Clark paper version that my Step-Dad used to play […]

2019-11-04T14:15:47-05:00September 4th, 2019|DIY, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|0 Comments

Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps

Canada is implementing (or trying to implement) a ban on certain ‘single-use plastics’ by 2021; things like straws, plastic plates, cutlery, bags and stir sticks to name a few.  It’s not nearly enough to reverse the damage we’ve done to the planet, but it is a move in the right direction and these DIY beeswax wraps are just one of many ways our family is participating.

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The […]

2019-08-22T14:02:36-04:00August 24th, 2019|CLEAN, CRAFTS, DIY, KIDS|0 Comments

Side Yard Surprise

This side yard makeover “before and after” isn’t very dramatic – but it wasn’t very expensive either – and sometimes elbow grease is all you need to transform a space.

This was the side yard at my parent’s house. Like any side yard, it houses pipes and hoses and the air conditioner as well as miscellaneous outdoor items that wouldn’t fit in the garage. (I’m pretty sure I tipped the garbage can over – not my parents – this will […]

2019-08-22T10:46:12-04:00August 22nd, 2019|DIY|0 Comments
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