How to make a lamp

How to make a lamp, make your own lamp, decorative metal lamp, pewter lamps, DIY lamps, MD Building Products

This is a sponsored post; MD Building Products provided the metal sheeting used for this project. Yup – I actually learned how to make a lamp this past weekend and it is SO SIMPLE! You could make a lamp out of just about anything, all you need is this little lamp kit. I had a […]

Fall Yardwork Checklist- prep now for gorgeous results in Spring

Fall yardwork, Fall yard cleanup, Prepping your yard for winter, winterizing your yard, WORX Tools, WORX Turbine Fusion, leaf blower, mulcher, leaf vacuum

Have the leaves started coming down where you live? I’ve heard that certain parts of Canada have seen their first snow already, so I know that it’s just a matter of time before the deluge begins. As it stands, we’ve already started round 1 of our Fall yardwork with the pine needles that have dropped […]

Make your own decorative metal tray

Fall tablescape, Thanksgiving tablescape, Fall dining room, Autumn dining room, Fall table setting, Autumn table setting

Remember my Fall tablescape from last week? I promised I’d show you how we made the super-simple decorative metal tray, and today’s the day! M-D Building Products sell sheets of metal – aluminum, brushed nickle, copper, gold, black, in solid sheets and patterned ones.  You can find a selection of M-D Building Products at your […]

Gold handles – why you shouldn’t spray paint them

Gold handles, painted gold handles, Liberty Hardware, updating furniture hardware

I’m sorry. I wrote a post a few weeks back that showcased a DIY way to get your own gold handles.  I used some spray paint over the old plastic coated handles and showed how easy and inexpensive the makeover was. But look what happened: This is after a few weeks of use.  My beautiful […]

Fall Pruning – the when and when not to

Fall pruning, pruning evergreens, when to prune evergreens, WORX polesaw, when to use a polesaw

I’ll start this post with the note that all trees and shrubs are different, so before doing any Fall pruning, please research the type of tree you are cutting to make sure you don’t kill it off. Also, I would like to mention that, as I know what I am doing, I felt confident in […]

Spring Gardening – Patio and Yard Prep

Spring gardening and yard prep, preparing your yard in Spring, Spring patio prep, 10 ways to turn your backyard into a haven, 10 patio decorating tips, Spring lawn care, TruGreen

Do you have Spring fever? I’m terrible for it – every year I jump the gun and get the patio furniture out and garden planted far too soon (often losing new plantings to frost) – but the sunshine beckons and my heart happy-dances at the idea of using my favourite room in the entire house… […]

Crafty Crates Subscriptions – Try Before You Buy

Crafty Crates Subscriptions, subscription box, craft box, try new crafts, Crafty Crates

Crafty Crates Subscriptions is a brand new subscription box company – like brand-spanking new – but with a BRILLIANT concept… crafts for ADULTS (and/or older kids). I know, you’re subscription-boxed out, but hear my argument; if you read this blog chances are you are a Crafter/DIYer or at the very least a Wanna-be-Crafter or Wanna-be-DIYer… however, […]