How to use a pocket hole jig – with video!

how to use a pocket hole jig

How to use a pocket hole jig with video! Not that long ago, I was browsing the aisles of a hardware store, and walked past the pocket hole jig isle. And I knew this was the day a jig would finally come home with me at long last! Why a pocket hole jig? . I’ve […]

Build this easy DIY window screen with wood for tricky windows!

wood frame window screen

Wish you had a window screen for a tricky window? Here’s how to make a DIY window screen built with a wood frame that’s easy, beautiful, and works fantastic! .I’ve wanted a window screen on this goofy two-handled problem window for over 10 years. TEN YEARS. The problem: . This big, massive picture window is […]

4 – Kitchen Christmas winter branch valance


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. CONGRATS TO #39 LISA COOK! YOU HAVE BEEN EMAILED. 🙂   Being that we had kinda sorda planned to go away for Christmas, I’m always on the hopeful lookout for ideas where fresh greens won’t die on me. And that’s when I head outside to do some outdoor shopping, and […]

You Asked – How to decorate a bathroom rustic


I get lots of emails behind the scenes. And I tend to answer lots of questions the same way. Zipping an email back has been a pretty standard thing. Rather than hiding all those valuable answers, I thought I’d bring a few of them to the blog every now and then, in hopes that the […]

How to make a board and batten feature attic wall


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 […]

Salvaged farmhouse bathroom makeover with vintage window moulding

Farmhouse bathroom makeover, with ladder towel bar, vintage window moulding, yardstick mirror

Salvaged farmhouse bathroom makeover It’s hard to define my style. I like a mix of so many different things, as well as a sprinkle of salvaged / vintage architecture for good measure. So I’m going to name this room the salvaged farmhouse bathroom makeover! Because that’s the feeling it gives off. It’s a little bit […]

How to make farmhouse window trim with stock lumber! (with photos)

farmhouse window with moulding

Learn how to make farmhouse window trim using stock lumber! NO fancy miter cuts nor expensive boards required. Easy and authentic! I cannot believe this vintage farmhouse window resides in my now Salvaged Farmhouse Bathroom! It’s the first farmhouse window trim I’ve ever played with, so I’m pretty pumped! But it sure didn’t look like […]

9 – a tour of the fabulous Lucketts Design House


 Part 8 – Let’s Meetup at Lucketts! is HERE. Let’s say there was this cool old house that you could decorate any way you wish, using all the things you love. Wouldn’t that be like a dream come true? That’s exactly what visiting Lucketts’ Design House is like.  For those not in the know, I […]

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


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