Painting a deck

Painting the Cottage Deck

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.

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Ice harvest

Ontario’s Ice Harvest History

Our mysterious island barn is a legacy of Ontario’s historic Ice Harvest industry.

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The Ugly Cat Door

The Cat Door Needed to Go

How to remove and fill in a pet door or cat flap. Nothing against cats – we just don’t have one!

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Metal roof

Fiddling with the roof

Having to fix a roof or replace a roof is just no fun at all. It’s one of those things that has to be done, it’s likely going to be expensive, but just how uplifting is it to spend money on something that’s just not that interesting.

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Dark stained butcher block

Kitchen Reno – Dark Stained Butcher Block

Solid wood butcher block countertops – how to darken light wood counters with food safe stain.

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