Build your own trash and recycling centre

trash and recycling centre

With free building plans from Ana White, I was able (as a beginner) to build my own trash and recycling centre for my kitchen and create a bit of extra counter space at the same time! We are GREAT recyclers in our house!  (I’m so modest lol)  We don’t consume any more or any less […]

DIY Cold frame / DIY mini-greenhouse

DIY cold frame, DIY mini greenhouse, repurposed shower door

Repurpose old windows or shower doors to extentend your growing season with this simple DIY cold frame. When I told people I was going to build a cold frame, most of them asked “A what?” A cold frame is exactly what it sounds like: a transparent outdoor frame that protects plants from cold weather while […]

Build Your Own Monitor Stand

DIY monitor stand, monitor stand, desk organization

I have to show you the little section of the house where I sit and blog: It’s a corner of my bedroom and yes, most days it looks like this (I’m embarrassed to admit). Part of my problem, besides stockpiling snacks everywhere, is paper. I have books, course manuals, receipts, and a million notes that […]

Great Gift Idea – DIY Folding Lap Desk / Breakfast Tray

Folding lap desk

As soon as I saw this image from Jen Woodhouse, I knew I wanted one. Better still, I knew it would make a GREAT gift idea – I mean, who doesn’t love the idea of staying warm and cozy in bed and eating a hot breakfast, or reading the paper, or working on the computer […]

DIY Wood Moose

This is Marty Moose. Marty Mazel Tov Moose because when I asked friends what they thought he was, I got a mixed response of “moose”, “reindeer” and “Hanukkah candle holder”. I don’t care, he’s the moosiest moose I know – Marty Moose. (did you get that? Maybe I’m showing my age?) It started because of […]

DIY Coat Rack

DIY coat rack, coat tree, coat stand, hat stand

Do you know what this is? Okay, that was a stupid question – the blog title clearly tells you what it is – but would have guessed a DIY coat stand just by the photo? I wouldn’t have, mainly because these bits and bobs of scrap wood don’t match – we have some 2×4’s in […]

DIY Doll Furniture – Patio Lounger

DIY doll furniture, doll lounger, DIY patio lounger, DIY sun lounger, Amercian Girl furniture

I’ve got a neat tutorial for you today – DIY patio lounger for your 18″ dolls (as in Maple Lea and American Girl dolls).  I haven’t seen these available for purchase on the doll sites, so your creation will be a novel addition to your child’s dollhouse. To build this DIY doll furniture – you […]