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 […]
I started working on the idea that maybe I could hang them off of screws but what I really needed was a neat old piece of wood to make this really work. I headed out the barn because I thought of the perfect old sign that I had spotted out there! I added screws spaced out along the bottom of it to hang the binder clips on and I was in business!
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.
Sometimes a little decorative touch can totally transform something mundane into something rather more remarkable, it can add the wow factor. Well that’s exactly what I did with with this ridiculously easy Ikea lamp hack. I was subtle with my map pimping and decoupaged the inside of my Ikea lampshade and not outside. Therefore you get a hint of map, so when you look up at these ceiling lamps instead of a boring white inside you now see a cool map.
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?
When I was cleaning out the old play house and converting it to my new Tack Shack I ran into these three old chairs and a light bulb went off in my head. What we needed most on our deck was some end tables that might also work for extra seating. So, with a little barn wood and spray paint we had some fun!
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 […]