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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to make a farmhouse window with moulding

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Guys!!!! I cannot believe this pretty window is in my bathroom! It’s the first window moulding I’ve ever played with, so I’m pretty pumped! But there’s a secret to making this one EASY… NO miter cuts! NO fancy boards to buy! Only standard schmandard straight cut wood anyone can get and do with any saw.  […]

How to winterize an rv by blowing out the lines

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We were backing out of the driveway, taking off into town yesterday when my son piped up, “Mom, it’s 1 degree out! It’s nearly ready to snow, right?!” SCREEEEECH!!!!! Yes, son, it’s nearly ready to snow. And good golly, I could have busted my travel trailer! I had forgotten to drain the the water lines […]

Part 2 – How to wire a (cat toy junk) lamp

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Part 1 – How I made the oil funnel gear junk lamp is HERE. Buying a ready made lamp in a store is easy. But if you’re anything like me, you may have been pining for something a little more original. So you go ahead and make an oil funnel gear junk lamp. But with […]

When new casters for a trunk win over vintage rust!

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I admit it. I go to GREAT lengths to spend very little on DIY. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE to shop for new things and appreciate good quality. And I’d love nothing more to win a shopping spree and buy all of my heart’s desires… rustic style of course. But I will always hold […]

The $1.67 travel trailer door repair… and a lesson

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  A travel trailer door repair was not exactly on my agenda. Not really sure when the deterioration transpired, but one evening I went to go put something in the trailer and the door wouldn’t shut. I bent down to take a closer look and it appeared the frame had broken away from the hinges. […]

Tools for women – get a FeatherLite WeedEater

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First of all, this is not a sponsored post. This weed trimmer is a quality item I am so, SO thrilled I found after having been told they were discontinued. Here’s the deal… I do all my own yardwork, except for the odd mow my son takes care of. This means one thing… my tools […]

Basic must have DIY tools and workspaces

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Some may think being a junker type that I buy very little. Supply wise, that is true! However in order to mount, tweak or build anything, tools and a work area are an absolute MUST. So what do you do if you need tools, but you don’t know what to get? And how much work […]

A portable workbench every DIYer needs

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I think when you’ve grown up on a 40 acre farm, the farmland never leaves you. While I kinda live in the middle of a countrified suburbia, if I pull all my tools outdoors and face my favourite view, I’m back on that farmland again, listening to Dad clamouring away in the barn, with the […]

9 cheater indoor/outdoor cleaning tips… for busy people!

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Should you EVER desire to hire help to spring clean up your house, please do not call me. Trust me, your money won’t be well spent. Cleaning is necessary, but I don’t do enough of it by a LONG shot. Out of pure choice mind you. If you hand me a blog assignment vs wiping […]

How to make pipe curtain rods with sheet curtains – plus video

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Hey everyone! Remember my photo studio in part 1?   Here’s the promised tutorial on how to make pipe curtain rods with sheet curtains – plus video! If you love industrial with a dash of beach, you’ll love this look. These pipe rod cheap sheet curtains are so easy to make, and help to diffuse the sunlight […]

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about pallet wood

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Pallet wood is one of my all time favourite things to work with. But some risks come with it.  Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about pallet would will be in this blog post. Here are a few of my own pallet wood projects… Pallet wood gate on shed Pallet wood tool rack in workshop […]