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

Freestanding Plant Shelf

This freestanding plant shelf can be manipulated for so many uses – a cedar plant stand (as in this article) bathroom storage or for a child’s bedroom if painted white, and Crate & Barrel are selling a teak version (at $800 US) that looks spectacular as office furniture.  These free building plans will help you with whatever version fits your home and needs.

You wanna know what’s been going on over here?

You don’t really, but I’m ticked so I’m going to […]

2020-08-24T12:54:46-04:00June 14th, 2020|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

One-weekend backyard makeover – on a budget!

What can you do with $280 (CDN), a weekend and a bit of elbow grease?  

How about a COMPLETE backyard makeover?!

I love dramatic before and after projects – HGTV has made millions on people like me eating up every program (the beginnings and endings anyways) of incredible transformations done on a budget, as a DIY, and with ingenious tips and tricks to help you do it at home.

That’s why, when my friend moved into his new place, I couldn’t wait […]

2020-08-23T14:58:47-04:00May 25th, 2020|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, DIY|2 Comments

Over-the-toilet-shelf

Short on space and money, but need extra storage in your bathroom? This easy DIY over-the-toilet shelf is a perfect fit!

Did you know that 4.4 million Canadians rent their home?

In the U.S., roughly 36% of the population live in rental units.

That’s a LOT!

I have nothing against rental units other than that you can’t go to town DIYing everything – particularly permanent fixtures – without approval beforehand, or loss of your security deposit afterwards.

Kind of a bummer for someone that likes […]

2020-08-23T14:58:48-04:00May 7th, 2020|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Pallet Board Desk with Total Boat

Working with epoxy resin doesn’t have to be daunting – trust me, I was daunted but was surprised at how easy it was to work with.  This pallet board desk is made up of rough, wormy wood, but the epoxy finish makes it a gorgeous working surface with character you won’t find anywhere else.

I can’t take credit for this project…

as much as I LOVE and am so thrilled with how it turned out, the idea wasn’t mine, but that doesn’t […]

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 […]

2020-08-23T14:59:22-04:00February 12th, 2020|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|3 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 […]

2020-08-23T14:59:24-04:00December 1st, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|1 Comment
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