DIY Mug Stand

Mug stand, Mug tree, mug rack, DIY cup stand, coffee cup holder, coffee mug tree, DIY gift idea, scrap wood project

As we close in on the Holidays, I like to post a few ideas that are easily created, very affordable and would make great gifts for just about anyone on your list – like this DIY mug stand. I’d seen a version of this on Shanty 2 Chic and thought “what a great idea!”  We […]

DIY Outdoor Garbage Bin

DIY outdoor garbage bin, outdoor garbage shed, outdoor garbage can enclosure

Since this has been “nagging projects” week, I have to show you something… This is the side of my house. Worse, this is the side of the house that my neighbours see whenever they descend their staircase. They have a window that looks directly over at my garbage pile. Granted, it isn’t always this bad […]

DIY Rustic X Bookshelf (part of Basement Makeover)

DIY Rustic X Bookshelf, DIY bookshelf, Ana White Rustic X, $21 DIY bookshelf, build your own bookshelf, farmhouse bookshelf

I have been SO BUSY lately! It’s entirely my own fault – the girls went camping with their Grandparents the other week and I set my sights on making over my basement… problem is, I didn’t break it down into bite-sized steps like “sand and paint trim”, then “paint walls” then “DIY rustic x bookshelf”. Nope, […]

Chevron Home Decor / Wood Chevron Decor

Chevron home decor, wood chevron, decorating with chevron, scrap wood chevron, wood arrow,

I have an easy DIY for you today, one that requires no nails or screws and only a few cuts – chevron home decor! Would you call these sculptures? Accents? Ornaments? I didn’t know what to file it under as I haven’t seen any on Pinterest anywhere – so for now it will just be […]

Pottery Barn Inspired Buoys

Pottery Barn Knock-off Wooden Buoys, DIY wooden buoys, coastal decor, PB inspired buoys

I love Pottery Barn. Everyone loves Pottery Barn right? But if you’re reading this (a DIY) blog, then you’re probably in the same boat as I am and don’t really want to pay Pottery Barn prices for projects that seem completely DIY-able. Like these decorative wooden buoys for instance: Whew!  They’re on sale right now. […]

DIY Decorative Trays

Tutorial - DIY decorative trays, hexagonal trays, nesting trays

I made these decorative trays last week in preparation for end-of-school Teacher gifts – the first two were made entirely from scrap wood, and were meant to be prototypes, but the girls loved them so much they decided to give both the crappy and good versions to their teachers. I was worried this project was […]

Farmhouse Gallery Wall

DIY Farmhouse gallery wall

It’s done! Happy dance, happy dance! I quoted this project at “it’ll only take me about three hours”…  oops, business mistake #1. This is the wall we were looking to mimic: This was the plan I came up with to keep the feel, but change out the names: THIS is the finished product: This farmhouse […]