House by the Bay Design


Stinky Mid-Century Dresser Makeover

stinky dresser

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

diy stone flowerbeds

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


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


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

deck building frame

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…

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