Wood storage cart under a farm table workbench

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The big pie in the sky plan this weekend was attempting to get to some garage sales on Saturday and the flea market on Sunday to start shopping for The Olde Farmhouse event. But with my son not feeling up to par, I knew it was a stay at home kinda weekend. One more setback sealed that deal… The […]

Why I use mainly screws for building

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I had to nod in total agreement when I read a certain comment in the survey.  Someone mentioned that since I use mainly screws for building, my stuff was pretty do-able. She was so right! I do use screws for most everything. One big reason is because they don’t take a lot of man power to build with. I […]

Conditioning rusty metal

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Whenever I land a piece of rusty metal, I like to condition it with something. For the most part, I keep a satin spray sealer on hand to do just that. I like to seal or treat rusty metal: * So it’s easier to clean. * Enhances the patina by deepening both the painted surface […]

Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf

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I cut myself a deal. Whatever I’d put in my single car garage turned dream workshop, it would be: #1. Unique. #2. Super easy to make for others to copy. #3. Hopefully, quite possibly free. #4. Very me. And I do believe I’ve achieved that with this one. Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet […]

Reclaimed wood wall and junky storage workshop reveal

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Friends, I did it! You’re about to see a reveal of the reclaimed wood wall and junk storage in the workshop! Visit all dream box building updates HERE    I’ve long desired a workspace that was absolutely me to a rusty ‘ol T. My ways are not the ways of most. And I’m ok with that. What means more to […]

My little cheater branch and box toolbox

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I was desiring something to put all my cordless drills and palm sanders in for travel. And then it dawned on me… In my little red tray post, I had this grey box. With leftover paint, the box got hit with a little new colour. I didn’t know what to do with the box at first, […]

Learn it, buy it, make it! and an update

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“Where did you find that? “Where can I buy it? “Where’s your store? As many times that I’ve created a project, I get asked at least that many times if not more where one can find the stuff I use to create with. Or if I sell it. There’s never been an easy answer because so much […]

Another pallet wood drill handled toolbox planter

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My friend Hanne had an old drill that use to belong to her Grandfather. We recently connected and she expressed an interest in having a toolbox made with it like I did to my original drill handled toolbox HERE. It’s been awhile… could I remember how to make another pallet wood drill handed toolbox planter?!  Not […]

Make an instant, chunky 2×4 tabletop with firewood coasters

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 With our muggy, summery days of late, it’s been nice to escape to the patio to take in the summer breeze. But I was missing one thing. While I made a handy little crate side table with a tray top, it wasn’t really perfect for say… a laptop. Being that I had two pallet sofas, another table […]

Junky sawhorse pipe lamps with chalkboard shades

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Today’s post is rather special. Or should I say, it was a special gift, which eventually morphed into junky sawhorse pipe lamps with chalkboard shades! Yes. TWO of them! Visit #1 JEN RIZZO HERE! Welcome to those of you from Jen’s house! I’m #2 so here we go! Jen Rizzo is the mastermind behind this […]

Reclaimed wood business card holder toolbox

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As I was creating some toolbox kits to bring to the Fraser Valley Women’s Expo event on Saturday, the old sewing machine drawer sitting next to them wasn’t cutting it. Dumping out the drawer full of business cards, a little rustic reclaimed wood business card holder toolbox was created instead! It was only fitting. Part […]

Building an antique toolbox revolution at the Expo

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Drill handled one board toolbox HERE Today upon coming home from work, it was pretty much like any other day. I walked towards the front door, tripped over the newspapers, mindlessly threw them into the recycle bin and proceeded inside.  Once the door clicked shut, I gasped. Repening it in a real hurry and scrambling […]

How to make a board and batten feature attic wall

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Everyone’s heard of a board and batten wall by now. Board and batten is boards attached to a wall, with both painted out one colour, to give the illusion of a boarded wall, when in fact, most of it is drywall. It’s a great trick for added character at a low cost! I’ve done a […]