Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

DIY Project Gallery

Handy Hubby and I are ambitious DIYers.  Between the two of us, we've painted a car, built solid maple kitchen counters, made jewellery, created art, and tackled hundreds of other DIY projects - big and small!  Our projects have been featured by Better Homes & Gardens, Bob Vila, Buzzfeed, Country Living, Domino, Elle Decor, Good Housekeeping, HGTV, House Beautiful, Poppytalk, Redbook, In Style and a ton of other awesome magazines and websites - check out the press page for details.

Below you'll find a collection of our all-time favorite projects, organized by category:
  • Kitchen + Dining Accessories
  • Art + Home Decor
  • DIY Furniture + Furniture Makeovers
  • Sewing Tutorials
  • Home Renovations + Repairs
  • Holiday Projects + Ideas
  • Jewellery + Clothes
  • Project for Pets + Kids

Click on the link to see the full post for any of the projects below.  And don't forget to check out the Lakehouse Tour and Townhouse Tour for before and afters of complete room makeovers!


DIY Solid Walnut Trivet

DIY Dip Dyed Napkins

DIY Solid Wood Hex Coasters

DIY Edge Painted Wood Coasters

DIY Chalkboard Knife Block

DIY Hand Painted Tile Trivet

DIY Cloth Napkins with Mitered Corners

Beachy DIY Beaded Napkin Rings

DIY Dyed Doily Runner

DIY "Snowy" Centerpiece

"Paint a Pot" Project


DIY Felted Wool Billy Buttons

DIY HUGE Borax Crystals

DIY Agate Wreath (Painted Grapevine)

DIY Earl Grey Tea Scented Soy Candle

Easy DIY Framed Agate Art

Black + White DIY Abstract Art

Colorful DIY Abstract Art

Rothko-Inspired Cardboard Art

Framed Vintage Bakelite Brooches

DIY Stenciled Feminist Mirror Makeover

DIY Magnetic Memo Board

DIY Framed Skeleton Keys

DIY Painted Terracotta Pots

DIY Layered Abstract Tutorial

Creative Alternative to Custom Mat

DIY Needle Felted Art (Lots of Ideas)

DIY "Sigh" Text Painting

DIY Muted Abstract

DIY Drippy Abstract Art (Step-by-Step Photos)

Turn a Photo into an Oil Painting

Mirror Upcycled w/ Stenciled Poem

How to Antique a Mirror

DIY Float Frame for Canvas Painting

DIY Frame for Canvas Painting

DIY Frame for Mirror or Art

How to Hang a Heavy Mirror on Brick


Floating Credenza Ikea Hack

How to Apply Edge Band to Plywood

How to Hide Lamp Cords in Furniture

DIY Walnut + Metal Plant Stand

MCM Teal Velvet Chair Makeover

How to Refinish Furniture Arms + Legs

Welded DIY Desk (Pre-Fab Top)

How to Stain + Varnish Wood

DIY Welded Headboard (Vicarious DIY)

MCM Mint Mingo Chair Makeover

Modern Captain's Chair Makeover

Dipped Furniture Leg Stool Makeover

DIY Nautical Rope Accent Table

How to Oil + Condition Teak Wood

Ikea Expedit Hack

Ikea Expedit Hack II

Mint MCM Coffee Table Makeover

Retro Metal Table Makeover

How to Upholster a Chair

Gold Typewriter Table Makeover

Chevron Table Makeover

DIY Treadle Sewing Machine Desk

DIY Painted Fire Tool Set

DIY Wood Jewellery Display

DIY Walnut Storage Box with Lid

DIY Plywood Magazine File

Hardware Updated with Rub n Buff

How to Paint Plastic Chairs

Turquoise Chair Makeover

DIY Painted Blue File Cabinet Makeover


DIY Round Thermal Pot Holder

DIY Oval Table Cloth Tutorial

DIY Embroidered Pillow

How to Transfer Design to Fabric

DIY Cat Nip Toy

DIY Boot Stuffer

How to Sew a Mitered Corner

DIY Layered Sheer Curtains

DIY Green Tweed Back Tab Curtains

How to Sew Back Tab Curtains

Hide a Washer + Dryer with Curtains

DIY Gathered Curtains on Track

DIY Faux Roman Blind Sheer Curtain

DIY Ruched Curtain for Tiny Window


Paint Kitchen Cabinets with a Sprayer

Apply Stain with a Paint Sprayer

How to Re-Varnish Wood Cabinets

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations

How to Paint a Faux Stone Fireplace

How to Safely Paint Fireplace Doors

How to Paint Concrete Floors

How to Paint Particle Board Floors

How to Install Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Tips for Installing Hardwood Floors

How to Paint Over Ceramic Tile

How to Finish Tile with Metal Edging

How to Stain a Deck Pale Grey

How to Prepare a Deck for Stain

DIY Solid Maple Counters

How to Install Modern Paneling

DIY Pantry Shelves or Cabinet

How to Paint Baseboard Heaters

How to Paint a Microwave

How to Install a Door Knob

Hide Damaged Floor with Trim

Budget-Friendly Railing Makeover

DIY Painted Cabinet Hardware

Hide Damaged Walls with Textured Paint

Stop Gutters Leaking in Minutes

DIY Medicine Cabinet Door

Understanding Wood Movement

DIY Memo Boad Using Cork Trivets

Bright Orange Closet Makeover

Upgrading Sliding Closet Doors

DIY Painted Door Bell Cover

How to Paint Ceiling Tiles

Update Pot Lights without Replacing Can

Update a Door with Paint


DIY Beaded Christmas Spider

Retro Holiday Table Setting for Two

DIY Dyed Bottle Brush Trees

How to Style a Narrow Mantle for the Holidays

DIY Scandi Plywood Christmas Tree

Decorate a Rustic Ladder for Christmas

DIY Framed Holiday Ornaments

Ornaments Hung in Front of Window

How to Make a Natural Evergreen Wreath

Decorating with Nature for the Holidays

DIY LED + Plywood Celebrate Sign

Personalize a Wreath in Minutes

DIY Birch Slice Ornament

DIY Wood Ornament Stand

Wintry Tablescape

DIY Cranberry Centerpiece

DIY Agate + Grapevine Wreath

3 Holiday Decorating Videos

DIY Yarn Wrapped Spider Wreath

Rothko-Inspired Hand Painted Note Cards


How to Wash Dry Clean Only Cashmere

How to Remove Sweater Pills

How to Dye Clothes in the Washing Machine

DIY Needle Felted Wool Applique

DIY Shell Casing + Crystal Necklace

DIY Aquamarine Tassel Necklace

Easy DIY Nautical Knot Cord Bracelet

Simple DIY Agate Slice Pendant

Adorable DIY Felted Wool Ring

DIY Felted Wool Bead Necklace

Turn a Brooch into a Pendant

Super Simple DIY Penny Ring

Simple DIY Beaded Bracelet

Chain + Coin Pearl Necklace

DIY Beaded Earrings (Two Styles)

DIY Bead + Chain Necklace

How to Re-String a Necklace


DIY Cat Nip Toy

DIY Dog Treat Recipes

Modern Dog Bowl Stand

DIY Dog Grooming Tips + Advice

DIY Dog Platform for Truck

DIY Vintage-Inspired Play Kitchen

DIY Play Kitchen Pot Holder

DIY Play Kitchen Tea Towels

DIY Play Kitchen Accessories

Grow Huge Borax Crystals with Kids
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