woodworking

Easy DIY Bench tutorial.Perfect for the Lake

In honour of Canada 150 (for you non Canucks, Canada is celebrating its 150th Anniversary on July 1) Ryobi Canada gave the Ryobi North team the challenge to create something that we felt is ‘truly Canadian’. I did a lot of thinking, of course I instantly wanted to make a maple leaf sign, that’s kinda my jam. Then I thought something […]

I’ve recently partnered with Ryobi Canada to bring you a Canadian inspired project. Pop over to read all about the Ryobi North Canada 150 challenge here. This project is perfect for beginners, can be built in approximately 1 hour, and rings in at less than $75. Below are the instructions How to Build an Easy DIY Bench. […]

TV console built with Elmers wood glue

This past week my living room went under the knife. It was totally unplanned, but all seem to fall into place. Today I’m sharing the DIY TV console I built that got the ball rolling. Quite a simple design, it actually resembles my sons bookcase I built last month (not intentionally). The best part, is […]

DIY boys bedroom bookcase, with drawers

Say that three times fast! Today I’ve teamed up with my friends at Ryobi Canada and a little group of my favourite Canadian ladies to bring you some fabulous DIY ideas! I’ve been working hard on this project, and kinda proud of this bookcase because I built it 100% by myself. I’ve ripped apart and fixed […]

Farmhouse bed- Create a new attractive bedroom furniture by adding trim and paint to your existing pieces

Everyday I’m hustlin’ to get our master bedroom makeover together. First on the list was the bedroom furniture makeover. Last week I shared how I took our hard on the eyes tall dresser and gave it a stunning makeover, and today I have to show you what I did with the bed. You might not believe your […]

Add Metrie trim to an outdated dresser for a fresh modern makeover- full tutorial

Last week I put my bedroom furniture under the knife… like open heart surgery kind of knife. If you missed my nasty bedroom where I introduced the 90’s pine nightmare you can check it out here.  Something HAD to be done, I couldn’t live with the boring lines and the dreadful yellow pine for one minute longer- yuck. […]

Fun Kids Craft- Make these wood scrap monster with wood offcuts, and a drill. Decorate with crayons, pipe cleaners, beads, and googlie eyes.

With the kiddos being home all summer long we’re on the hunt for fun stuff to do. I’d love to take them out every day, but Momma’s gotta do some work too. While I’m working the babes like to ‘help’, so I created this super duper easy wood scrap kids craft, that keeps their hands busy […]

I love you photo gift idea

Wowza how this month is flying by! Father’s Day is already here this weekend, I need to show you what we’re gifting this year. You’ll love this clip photo frame idea, it is super easy to make, will only cost a few dollars, the kiddos can help out, plus you can make it in about 10 […]

Easy to make DIY Marshmallow roasting sticks

It was garbage week here a few weeks ago. Unlike most places,  Nova Scotia has some pretty tight garbage laws. I’m not complaining I know its best for the environment, but there is only 1 day a year when you can dispose of big ticket items (‘big ticket’ spoken like a true garbage picker). I often find a few […]

Dollar Store flower pots displayed in a DIY patio planter

Late last fall we built a deck on the back of our home, it has just been sitting there waiting to get used. I’ve been so excited for the weather to warm up so I could get at it. The first up was to add some pretty flowers, and after finding some cute dollar store plant pots, […]

Lucky Gold horseshoe sign

Since the first of the year I’ve been spending a lot of time in the wood room. Cutting, glueing, nailing and creating all kinds of awesome (check out my instagram you’ll see what I’m talking about!). Today I have one of my new favourite signs to share, a Lucky Gold Horseshoe Sign. I thought this was […]

How to build a Monitor riser and charging station- easy DIY project

My office makeover is finally coming together. I’m just putting the finishing touches on a few things, I can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on! Today I’m giving you a little sneak peek of what has been going on in office town, and share how to make your very own monitor riser and charging station […]

Fun Mini Gallery wall all you need is one board cut at the Home Depot

I’m so lucky I was asked to be a part of Kristen Duke’s Decorating with Family Pictures series. I love a good series or hop to give me the kick to get going on some back logged ideas. My daughters bedroom needs to have a few updates. It really needs painting and a new decor theme, but it […]

Sweet Love Hot Air Balloon

Love is in the air, can you feel it? I’d be lying if I didn’t say I mostly feel the -20 degrees and the snow blowing in my face first, but as February quickly approaches the little red cinnamon hearts will call my name and I’ll be set for Valentines Day! Today the May Arts […]

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