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

DIY Projects

There's nothing Hubby and I won't try.  Here's our collection of some of our favorite projects, big and small.  Whether you're looking for tips on sewing curtains, on the hunt for some easy art ideas, or want to see a budget-friendly kitchen reno, we've got something for you!  For convenience, the projects are organized by theme.  Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and click on the link to see the full post for any project that tickle your fancy!

Stenciled Feminist Mirror

"Antiqued" Bathroom Mirror

Mirror Decorated with Stenciled Poem

Simple Frame for Art or Mirrors

Tips for Hanging Heavy Art on Brick

Easy Agate Art

A Photo Turned into an Oil Painting

An Easy to Build Float Frame

Floating Credenza (Ikea Hack with DIY Plywood Top + Sides)

Furniture Grommets to Hide Lamp Cords

Welded Desk

White Stained Desk Top

Ikea Hack: Swinging Doors from Painted Canvases
(See the details on how I made my paintings here)

A Brighter, Bolder Ikea Expedit Hack

Plywood Magazine Files for an Expedit

Rub 'n Buffed Vintage Hardware

Painted Filing Cabinet

Houndstooth Upholstered Vintage Chairs

Antique Chair Painted Matte Black

 A New Look for a Mid-Century Chair (DIY Refinished Arms & Legs but Professional Upholstery)

Treadle Sewing Machine Base Desk


Solutions for Awkward Windows: Gathered Curtains + Tied Curtains


This is Charlie
A Terrible Doggy Haircut (although Szuka seems happy with it)

To be continued . . .we're getting in over our heads right now!
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