I installed a French door!

installing a French door, single French door, French door on a home office

I let this project intimidate me for months but when I finally tried, I was amazed at how easy it is to install a French door yourself. Oh guys, oh guys, oh guys – so much has been going on over here.  Nothing overly exciting – some good things, some bad things, most fairly mundane […]

Tips for installing vinyl flooring

scoring vinyl flooring for cutting

As one of the easiest DIY’s you can do to your home, I was thrilled with the dramatic before an after in my laundry room makeover. Today I’m sharing a few tips I learned on the way. This laundry room makeover is a multi-faceted project – we’re not talking just a can of paint here… […]


Do you get tired of seeing perfect finished projects without any sign of mistakes or “unexpected features”? You won’t find that on this blog – I don’t think I’ve made a single thing in 2,000 posts that has come out absolutely perfect. Generally I share where I went wrong so that you don’t have to […]

Hiding an electrical panel

hiding an electrical panel, electric panel cover, hide a breaker box

Tired of that giant breaker panel eating up all of the visual real estate in your basement?  I was, so I decided to create a visual feature while hiding the electrical panel at the same time! This laundry room makeover is a multi-faceted project – we’re not talking just a can of paint here… This […]

Painting an unfinished ceiling

painting exposed ceilings, painting unfinished ceilings, painting basement ceilings

Looking to upgrade your unfinished basement on a budget? See how I painted my exposed basement ceiling – including costs, colours, tips and how-to. Happy Easter everyone! I’ve been quiet on here for a couple of weeks now because of a fairly large project I’ve been working on… I’m FINALLY building/creating a budget laundry room! […]

Dollar store tea organizer

tea organizer, tea box, tea storage

Two dollar store boxes, two hinges and a pretty ribbon are all you need to make this cute and compact tea organizer. Oh my gosh, I have built SO MANY tea organizers over the years.  I’m a chai girl myself, but my Mum likes Orange Pekoe, my daughter likes green tea, if my tummy is […]

Did you know it’s easy to change out light fixtures?

changing out light fixtures

Intimidated by electrical work? Not me; once I changed out my first light I realized just how easy it is to change out light fixtures – today I’ll show you how! I’ve always been intimidated by electricity.  Movies with people getting shocked (Home Alone 1,2,3) as well as one decent shock I received myself have […]