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Spring 2018 One Room Challenge – Week 3

It's week 3 of the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge and I have a confession to make... I am not a natural designer. I know what I like, but putting a room together beyond paint and DIY projects is a little out of my depth. Scale, texture, palette, style - not my forte by any stretch of the imagination. For my Week 3 ORC post I'd like to share the ace up my sleeve for those of you that might be less-than-interior-designers (like me);  Modsy. I'll start with the before photos of my parents' basement - which includes a home [...]

DIY Cat Tree

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you will know that we've had a new addition to our family - Baby Luna Grayce - an 8 week old kitten that has stolen all of our hearts. The thing about new kittens though is that they have these spurts of energy that usually result in some kind of damage; climbing curtains, falling between the stair rails, tipped plants and scratching.  Oh my God the scratching! She doesn't mean to cause any damage, but when you are 2 lbs and only 5" tall, using your claws to climb is the only [...]

Spring 2018 One Room Challenge – Basement Makeover

Today's the day bloggers everywhere showcase the progress they've made for their projects in the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge.  I've submitted my parent's basement - which houses a theatre room section and a home gym section - as my challenge entry. This week was all about boxing up all the shit items that have turned their home gym into a hoarder's haven. I wouldn't say that I'm OCD by any stretch of the imagination, however - and compared to my parents and sibling - I am fanatical, and this space had me swearing and carrying on in such a [...]

Happy Birthday Madison!

Twelve years ago today, well yesterday actually, I was admitted to the hospital to be induced because the little lump in my tummy refused to move out.  She was stubborn even before she came into the world.  Somewhere around 16 hours, a fainting Hubby and a c-section later, Miss Madison blessed our lives. Today I/we want to wish her the very best 12th birthday any little girl young lady could ever have: To my beautiful baby girl that I accidentally dropped on her face at 8 weeks old (she wasn't buckled into the bassinette and the handle wasn't locked). To [...]

The best way to deep clean your shower

Yes, hire someone else and rebuild your entire shower from scratch.  Failing the whopping budget for that, the easiest and best way I've found to deep clean your shower is to use the HomeRight SteamMachine. (This is not a sponsored post however the links to purchase the Steam Machine are affiliate links - which means if you buy, 100Things2Do will get a small commission for sending you over.) I thought my shower was relatively clean.  I mean, I do the grout on my hands and knees using a nail brush a couple/few times a year, and in between that we [...]

Spring 2018 One Room Challenge – Basement makeover

I am a couple of days late in posting this, but I was back and forth on whether or not to submit my parent's basement makeover into the Spring 2018 edition of the One Room Challenge. The basement needs a LOT of work, and the basement makeover will be dramatic - but I wasn't sure if I would have 6 weeks worth of content to share on the blog since I won't be changing out carpeting or lighting.  I finally decided (yesterday) to go for it because I think you guys will enjoy seeing the before and after. So, without [...]

DIY side table / small bookshelf

As you may (or may not) know, I am a guest contributor over on the amazing, incredible, brilliant blog House of Wood.  Over the past few months, I have shared a few builds that you would not have seen on 100Things2Do like a super-sized shoe rack, a DIY upholstered ottoman, and this week's awesome DIY; a mid-century-modern style DIY side table / mini-bookshelf. I won't share the full building plans here, but I can give you a few finished images to tempt your taste buds so-to-speak... then you can rush over to Jen's site to get the plans and check [...]

Simple Step Stool

Good morning sunshine(s)! The sun is out, I saw a robin last week and even though the grass is still a dead-brown colour and the temperatures are barely above 0°, I've been working in my she-shop with the garage doors open!! Wahoo!  (I've been freezing my kibibees off, but just being able to open the doors to let some sunlight in has given me a shot of Vitamin D happiness!) I have some pretty big projects coming to the blog in April (like say.. two different coffee tables!) but Sunday was all about a simple step stool for my Aunt. [...]