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Stinky Mid-Century Dresser Makeover

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If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that last month I bought this beautiful mid-century style dresser second-hand on Varage Sale:   My new-to-me dresser was exactly what I was looking for. It was beautiful and stylish but…there was a…smell.   I tried all the things – vinegar, coffee grinds, charcoal, oder absorbers, Fabreze. The […] Read more…

DIY Stone Flowerbeds

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I am so excited to share one of my favourite DIY projects, our raised stone flowerbeds. These were a weekend project that made a huge impact in our backyard.  Chris and I had talked about adding some raised flowerbeds along our back fence after we built the second deck (now referred to as “mini deck”). Because […] Read more…

Master Bedroom Walk-in Closet Redo

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I’m so happy that I just finished a project that I started a few months ago – new doors for my walk-in closet. When I replaced the builder standard closet hardware (a hanging bar and single shelf) I decided to put most of my stuff along the side walls of the closet, instead of just […] Read more…

How to Build a Floating Deck

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If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that Chris and I build a little floating deck back in June. In case you’re thinking of building your own floating deck I’ve put together all the details on how we did it in one weekend. I hope you find this helpful and don’t forget to […] Read more…

Deck Building Tips

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We’re in full deck building mode this weekend building a floating deck in a previously unused corner of our yard. We loved building our first deck and definitely learnt a lot. Are you thinking of building a deck but have no idea where to start? I feel ya. Here are some tips I hope will […] Read more…

DIY Floating Shelves tutorial

DIY Floating Shelves

If you checked out our kitchen renovation you might remember that I totally convinced Chris to replace one of our cabinets with floating shelves. I did not think he would go for it, because…you know…cabinet space…but he did!  Winner!    We decided to do the shelves before we did our tiling so we made sure […] Read more…

Awesome and Easy Drill Press Projects

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To you have a drill press? I have to say, I’m kinda crushing on this tool right now. After Chris and I took over my dad’s workshop in the garage I decided that I wanted to try and use every tool it contained…and that ended up being a lot of tools. There were two that […] Read more…

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