Dollar store cat scratching post

With a dollar store mat and a bit of scrap wood, you can whip out several of these DIY cat scratching posts and save your furniture from little claws.

Good morning sweet friends!

I have been AWOL this past week, but here’s why…

Home office built-ins, Hale Navy

My home office built-ins are almost done!!

A few touch-ups, maybe some crown, paint the surrounding room, a bit more staging, and then I’ll share all the how-to’s.

I love […]

2021-09-23T11:48:06-04:00September 23rd, 2021|DIY|Comments Off on Dollar store cat scratching post

Upcycled dresser turned hall tree

In a time when wood prices are crazy and landfills are beyond capacity, let me suggest to you that upcycling / repurposing is the way to go.  Save money, save the environment and have fun creating – like this upcycled dresser turned hall tree!

I love this so freaking much!

I don’t know what to tell you – I’m a genius!!

Okay, an accidental genius, but I’m still taking it because (for once) my idea turned out spectacularly!

See this dresser:

2021-07-23T20:19:08-04:00July 23rd, 2021|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Upcycled dresser turned hall tree

Make your own charcuterie board

By now you know my love of charcuterie. Today I’m going to show you how to make your own charcuterie board in any size and any shape.

*This post contains affiliate links to items I used to make my charcuterie boards.  For full Amazon Affiliate disclosure, please see sidebar or bottom of the page.

I have wanted to make a charcuterie board for SO LONG!

Seriously… like years! 

I’ve made shaped cutting boards , raised serving boards, and

2021-07-22T10:14:57-04:00July 22nd, 2021|BUILD IT, DIY|Comments Off on Make your own charcuterie board

Simple Cat Ladder

If you have an outdoor cat and a high fence, abundance of coyotes, or he’s just old and not-as-nimble, this simple cat ladder will help.

Popping in for a quick and dirty today (Yeah!)

‘Quick’ post that is in my ‘dirty’ backyard – get your minds out of the gutter! 😂

Mr. Odie, our 8 year old orange tabby is “solidly built”.  I won’t say he’s obese because I believe in “more to love”, but he is about 20lbs which means he is […]

2021-06-26T07:38:46-04:00June 26th, 2021|BUILD IT, DIY|Comments Off on Simple Cat Ladder

Pantry organizer for spice packets

Do you have dry mix packages cluttering up your your cupboards or pantry? This simple pantry organizer for spice packets will keep them organized.

I did a poll on Instagram recently about what content you would like to see more of on the blog.  Gratefully, the majority vote was “small builds”.  Whew!

There are some bigger builds coming this summer, but I was worried that I was letting you down with smaller projects, so it was a great relief to know I […]

2021-06-15T15:36:10-04:00June 15th, 2021|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|Comments Off on Pantry organizer for spice packets

Staining your fence black

If you want elegance and sophistication in your yard, try staining your fence black and let the greenery pop! #blackfence

Well, my fence is 17 years old and the bottom sections are starting to rot out, so it won’t be too long before it needs replacing… a perfect time to test out my vision!

If it works, my new black fence will be a gorgeous backdrop to my garden, it will hide the wood rot at the bottom, AND it will prolong […]

2021-06-07T13:08:15-04:00June 7th, 2021|DIY|1 Comment

How to epoxy a garage floor

If you do one project this summer – THIS is the one!  I’m going to show you how easy it is to epoxy a garage floor all by yourself!  The results are spectacular and the long-term benefits of durability, ease of cleaning and overall aesthetics make this more than worth the investment.

*This post is sponsored by Rust-Oleum Canada.  I was provided with the supplies to complete the makeover in exchange for detailing for you […]

2021-05-28T15:40:10-04:00May 28th, 2021|DIY|Comments Off on How to epoxy a garage floor
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