Spring is finally here and the weather is getting warmer at long last. This means we can actually get back to the cottage renovations we started last fall. Hooray! Today I wanted to bring you up to speed on the progress we’ve made so far with our new sunroom and front porch. Plus I’ll also fill […]
You are in for a special treat today! As you may recall, a few years ago my brother-in-law, Curt and his wife built an amazing DIY covered patio to provide some shade and rain protection in their backyard. Curt is back at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home today sharing how they made a DIY pond with […]
Happy New Year! I’m Rita Joy from Harbour Breeze Home, and I’m starting off a fresh new year by talking kitchens. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have visions of my dream kitchen ~ the layout, white marbly countertops, and laughter around a giant island. It’s delightful that dreaming doesn’t cost a cent. ‘Cause in […]
First thing I thought of first was function: I hated having to move all of our yard furniture every time we mowed so I wanted something our furniture could sit on. Second thing was safety, I wanted a fire pit we didn’t have to worry about still smoldering a little bit when we went to bed. Also, I didn’t want a fire pit that (if not used) would fill full of grass and weeds. Everything pointed to the free pile of sand we had in our backyard, we made ourselves a beachy fire pit!
I decided to tackle my teen daughter’s bedroom and redo it into a space she would love to hang out in and have friends over. The idea I was working with was a brightly colored, modern bedroom with gold accents. We created a lounge area with the beds that will be perfect for accommodating guests for sleepovers and made a bold statement in the the closet with a removable wallpaper.
If your stairs only exist to get you from point A to point B, you’re missing out on some serious fun. Stairs present a unique opportunity to add character and charm to your home. Plus, staircases are often front and center in architecture, making them a fantastic candidate for a interior design focal point.
Looking for some ideas on how to give your stairs a little more oomph? Look no further! Here are 14 DIY projects to give your stairs new life.
Like many old houses that cling on to their original fixtures the wind howls through the gaps in the old doors and the windows rattle. To minimize the draughts, I make my own DIY draught excluders for both my doors and windows. They are made by upcycling old jeans. I also added a bit of humour to them by stenciling on a pun or two.
I had a bit of a problem with the mason jar solar lights tutorials I’ve seen online. Every tutorial I’ve read had you cut a square out of the lid and attach the solar light to the lid. This always bothered me, it seemed like then wouldn’t the jar fill with water and become all nastiness? So, I got to work on my own design. Why not flip the jars over and glue the top of the light to the bottom of the jar instead?
If you love watching major home improvement projects unfold, you’re really going to enjoy today’s post. We have big plans for cottage renovations to begin soon and can’t wait to tell you about our ideas. Last week we gave a tour of how we transformed this cottage from a 1970s retro cabin with red shag carpets and […]
If you enjoy extreme makeovers, you are going to absolutely LOVE today’s post. This cottage makeover is dramatic! Take the tour to see how we transformed a little 1970s cabin with red shag carpet into a relaxing river retreat for our family. This renovation was the first really big DIY project Kent and I tackled in our married […]
I wanted something both modern and rustic in my office to support my extensive library. The solution came to me in the form is just basic L brackets screwed into the studs and the books hide them to give the impression the shelves are floating!
This project shows a home-assembled wine rack and a beautiful wine painting! In the description, you’ll find tips on exactly how the wine rack was assembled, and what the recommended strategies are.
We finally got to one of the projects I had been looking forward to the most! We hung the hanging barn door off of my grandparents’ wood shed up for our master bathroom! It was simpler then we expected and we are so excited by how it came out!
The table was gifted and the cross back chairs found at a thrift store. They were unified into a set with white chalk paint and the chairs upholstered in a bold floral print. The table top was stained and dry brushed in layers and a stenciled doily was added to the middle for an extra touch.
An electrician installed unsightly electrical panels next to a front door. See how this homeowner covered it and still kept the room looking stylish. Get directions: This post was submitted by and is shared with their permission. If you’re a blogger or website owner and have a great idea for the home, you’re welcome to […]
Learn how to make DIY Corner Shelves for your garage or pole barn in this easy step-by-step tutorial. This storage solution will help you get organized. If you’re like me, you probably have a propensity to collect “stuff”. While most of it has a purpose, there are a lot of items that need to be […]
The brass on fireplace trim can really give a room a dated feel. The solution is easy and fast…paint it with grill paint. The link includes lots of detailed directions, pictures and tips. Get directions: This post was submitted by and is shared with their permission. If you’re a blogger or website owner and have […]
Dress up your entryway with a pretty, durable and affordable DIY rug. Here’s how to make a rug with rope to give your home a rustic touch! Get directions: This post was submitted by and is shared with their permission. If you’re a blogger or website owner and have a great idea for the home, you’re […]
Learn how to paint an outer space mural for a boys bedroom using this DIY tutorial and DecoArt paints. It’s easy to create a rocket and planets that are out of this world! Disclosure: We owe a big thanks to DecoArt for sending us complimentary paint to create this outer space mural. No other compensation was provided. This blog […]
Closet doors are so expensive that I went to the drawing board to make our own! Find our how I did it with 2x2s a little paint and some sheer fabric!
This week for the One Room Challenge, we’re sharing how we chose Outerspace paint from Sherwin-Williams to create a galactic color change to the walls in our boys’ outer space bedroom. Disclosure: Sherwin-Williams gave us Outerspace paint at a free or reduced rate to use for this galactic room transformation. No other compensation was provided. This blog post also contains affiliate links for […]