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 […]

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


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 […]