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

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Disclaimer: I am not a professional electrician. I was given advice by someone that has done this for many years. Please proceed at your own risk using these instructions, or consider hiring an electrician. If you have any helpful advice to share, I will add your comments to this blog post. Thank-you! Part 1 – How […]

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 […]

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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FeatherLite WeedEater

This post contains Amazon affiliate links so you can find this beauty.  Because it’s my fav! 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 yard work, except for the odd mow my son takes […]

Basic must have DIY tools and workspaces (with sources)

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Disclosure: This post has been updated as of 2016, and contains Amazon affiliate links, so you can pick up the very things I adore myself! Basic must have DIY tools and workspaces (with sources) Being a junker type, I actually buy very few supplies. But when we’re talking tools, it’s a whole other story.  Everyone needs basic […]

A portable, collapsible 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… Enhanced pallet wood tool shelf for a workshop Pallet wood hammer organizer […]

Workshop Series – 5 must have power tools

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Welcome to the Workshop Series, brought to you by Funky Junk Interiors and Mustard Seed Creations! Miss Mustard Seed will be bringing you a new edition after her Luckette’s gig. She’s going to be talking about her biz and how she runs it from home, so stay tuned for that very cool series!  And I […]