Stepping onto a wooden deck overlooking a tranquil lake can be one of the most calming experiences. The water’s gentle ripples, the chirping birds, and the scent of fresh air all combine to provide a serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But as picturesque as it might seem, the wear and tear from nature’s elements can take a toll on such decks, making a fresh coat of paint or stain not only aesthetic but often essential.
We painted our extra large cottage deck – a DIY story.
Continue reading “Painting the Cottage Deck”
I dream of a lush carpet of green, a mosaic of leaves in various shapes, textures, and patterns, all dancing to the whims of dappled sunlight under the pine trees. Hostas are the unsung heroes of the shade garden, bringing drama and elegance to forgotten corners.
Continue reading “Unleash a Symphony of Shades in Your Garden – Hosta Love!”
Our summer cottage had an old wooden floor painted forest green which I did not love. We gave it a coat or two of neutralizing paint for a quick makeover.
Continue reading “Painting the Cottage Wooden Floor”
We had fun making a batch of “home made” wine at our local make your own wine store!
Continue reading “We Made Our Own Wine”
Our mysterious island barn is a legacy of Ontario’s historic Ice Harvest industry.
Continue reading “Ontario’s Ice Harvest History”
We replaced the existing wooden countertop of our kitchen island with quartz. This was a quick refresh to our existing kitchen in our 130 year old home. Continue reading Kitchen Island Counter Replacement
Our island sheds were filled to the brim with old stuff – and a few treasures that I painted blue. Continue reading Junque from the Sheds
How to clean old oil paintings at home – a DIY project Continue reading How to Clean Oil Paintings
Renovating the Master Bedroom in our century home ourselves. Part 1 of a Before and After story. Continue reading Renovating our Master Bedroom
A before and after story about our century home family room makeover. Continue reading Family Room Reno – Before and After
I painted my 1990s green slate fireplace surround to give it an inexpensive makeover Continue reading Midnight Fireplace Surround Makeover
We renovated three bathrooms in our 1890s home and this is a quick summary Continue reading 3 Bathrooms Before and After
We are turning our laundry room back into a bathroom in our century home with a little help
Continue reading Laundry to Bathroom Progress
We were happy to make our ledgestone wall disappear with a thin layer of paint
Continue reading Painting Ledgestone
We wanted to move our washer and dryer in our 1890s home but things didn’t go as originally planned. Continue reading Airing My Dirty Laundry
We didn’t like our shiny green gas 1990s fireplace, so we gave it an inexpensive DIY makeover Continue reading 1990s Gas Fireplace Makeover
How to remove and fill in a pet door or cat flap. Nothing against cats – we just don’t have one!
Continue reading “The Cat Door Needed to Go”
Chalk painting furniture and copper faux finish of hardware for our second bedroom renovation in our 1890s home. Continue reading Renovation Painting Projects