An easy way to take apart pallets or fences without fancy tools

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Guys, if I’ve ever needed to move to a bigger place to store this motherload of a wood haul, that would be yesterday. Welcome to my front driveway!  And if the neighbours don’t fire me NOW… I’d gift them with some old wood. 🙂 Don’t mind the kiddie pool… it’s there for a splash of colour for […]

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 […]

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 work up the courage to try something new

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With anything new I approach, I generally take a little bit of time to think about it first.  I seem to need a period in which to mull new over. New needs extra energy. And guts. So this bathroom reno? I eyed the window I’ve been looking at for only 4 years wishing it looked […]

Tools for women – get a FeatherLite WeedEater

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FeatherLite WeedEater

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 (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 […]

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 […]

How to work with tools – intro (with video)

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Pin It   New tools are prettier than jewelry to the eyes of a wannabe builder. With the arrival of my new cordless drill, I needed a few accessories to work alongside it. Enter… my new purse. 🙂 These Makita tool kits are really difficult to land. They only come out during certain promotions and […]