Showing posts with label diy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diy. Show all posts

Sunday, December 9, 2018

DIY Draft Stopper for windows and doors

DIY Draft Stopper
This DIY draft stopper is easy to make at home. It is very useful in keeping cold air from entering through windows and doors. This economical DIY is cheaper and easier to make at home, and it will save us a few dollars while keeping the cold air out.  

Sunday, October 7, 2018

SoSoft Fabric Painted Water Lily pillowcases and bed sheet

I used the steps from the book Ten-Step Drawing: Flowers by Mary Woodin to draw the water lily flowers and customize pillowcases and a bed sheet. For the paint, I used the SoSoft Fabric paint from DecoArt. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Poppy Flower Inspired Fabric Painted Cushion Cover

Poppy Flower Inspired Fabric painting Cushion Cover
Fabric painting is a fun technique to use on clothes to add unique designs. For this cushion cover project, I chose to do a bright poppy flower inspired cover.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

DIY Embroidery Top Wooden Stool

We wanted to a customize and make our own DIY wooden stool with a soft cushion top that can be used as an extra seating, a table, or a footstool. The colours we used are inspired by our love for Moroccan and Bohemian designs and colours. We feel this gives the punch of colour we want to make the interior of our home feel brighter even during the long winter seasons!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Painting on Glass with Americana Gloss Enamels

decoart glass paint project
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this wall display on an old glass picture frame. Prior to starting the project, I cleaned the glass with rubbing alcohol. Once the surface air dried, I drew a Mandala themed design using a black DecoArt Glass paint marker

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Cable Stitch Knit Scarf

cable stitch knit scarf
I love knitting cable stitch! It is easier than it looks. All you do is simply catch the knit stitches according to the pattern onto the cable needle and hold it either in the back or front then knit the stitches on the knitting needle, then knit the stitches you put on the cable needle. I find the knitted projects using cable stitch add elegance and a beautiful texture. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

DIY Stencil Wall Art

decoart stencil wall art
We changed a wall space in our home using the Moroccan Tile Stencil from DecoArt. These washable and reusable 18" x 18" stencils are a fun way to add colour to any surface from walls to rugs and furniture. The stencils are available in different sizes, so we can use it on different surfaces for both small and large projects.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Adding Colour using wall mural and canvas prints from Photowall

photowall
Photowall.com, a Swedish brand which has a selection of wall mural and canvas prints we can use to add a different decor to any area in our home. We really like how these murals and canvas prints add dimension to our wall and changes the focal point, and the interior design of the space. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fun Board Games to Encourage Learning

how to build a game cart
I believe playing board games with our children is a fun way for us to get involved in teaching lifelong skills such as problem solving, team playing, communication skills, and help in the development of cognitive thinking. It is so much easier to shop for these toys for children in all ages right from the comfort of our home through Amazon.ca.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Security Cameras from EZVIZ helps us keep an eye on our home

ezviz mini trooper camera
It is surprising how far technology has evolved, making it easy for us to keep an eye in our home and surroundings from far away through crystal clear quality video. As we travelled many places this summer, we are glad we installed a couple of security cameras from EZVIZ.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Dewalt DCP580B 20V Max Brushless Planer #DIY tool

Dewalt Max Brushless Planer
We do a lot of DIY projects using wood and have a decent collection of tools to get the job done. The latest addition to our tools is the Dewalt DCP580B 20V Max Brushless planer. A planer is a really useful tool to have, as it has lots of varying uses. The DEWALT DCP580B 20V Max Brushless planer we are using is the cordless version, and it comes as a bare tool without any batteries. Since, most of our power tools are Dewalt we already have batteries to go with them. It is always best to use 3 Ah batteries or greater, so there is enough power to get the job done. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

More Convenience with Keyless Schlage Connect

Schlage Connect
Last year, with the help of the Schlage Touch we started our journey to the Keyless future. This made things convenient for us, and we had one less thing to worry about. The Schlage Touch uses a custom pin to unlock the front door, which makes it very convenient for the adults and children. In the mornings when heading out, there is no waiting near the door for everyone to be out to lock the door with a key as all it takes with the Schlage is to turn the lever to lock the door.

Monday, June 5, 2017

BigSteelBox A Solution for Storage During Renovations and Moving

bigsteelbox storage solution
In the past few years, we've done a number of different renovations around the home and most recently renovated our basement, bathroom and kitchen. When undertaking these big scale home renovation projects, it can become quite stressful when living in the same space. Clearing the space helps, but finding additional space to store the items can be difficult. We also found everything in the home gets covered with fine dust, which means we need to constantly clean up; so, having lots of things around doesn’t make it easy. In our experience, we felt when the space is not cleared the furniture and belongings get in the way and become a hassle, and it is hard to envision the full potential of the space.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Crocheting Motifs following the Granny Square Book

granny square book
The Granny Square Book, Second Edition: Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square has 100 Motifs and 25 All New Projects. Since first published in 2011, The Granny Square Book has instructed and inspired crocheters to make and create beautiful, stylish projects with these classic motifs.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DIY Chalk Board and Crocheted Heart Duster

diy chalkboard recycle
We transformed a clipboard into a chalk board using the Americana Chalkboard Paint. This chalk board will by useful to hang anywhere you need to write quick messages in your home or office.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Making our own Jewellery

making jewellery bead
Jewellery School: Let's Start Beading by Carolyn Schulz is a perfect book for everyone who wants to start making jewellery. It includes all the information we need to start making beaded jewellery. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sewing a Crotchet Hook Case

Sewing a Crotchet Hook Case
I recently invested in a set of crotchet hooks, and really like how comfortable this set of crotchet hooks are. I use these hooks for variety of projects, and wanted to make sure I keep the hooks in one place. Since these hooks did not come with a case, I stitched a crotchet hook case using felt. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The 3-Step Werner Project Step Stool is Handy for DIY projects

The 3-Step Type II Project Ladder Step Stool available to purchase at Lowe's is ideal for any task in our home, kitchen or garage. We find the utility tray on this ladder to be useful for our painting and DIY projects as it can hold paint cans and tools that we need. We like having the option of either being able to keep the tray attached or removed depending on our need. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

How to Build a Step Stool #DIY

step stool DIY
We made this cute step stool with only a few pieces of wood. This step stool is sturdy and strong. It is very convenient, and useful for us.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Enhancing the Curb Appeal with this #DIY Driveway Project using Rust-Oleum EpoxyShield

Rust-Oleum EpoxyShield driveway
We feel the driveway is one of the most important part of a property, as it adds to the curb appeal. It is also the most used space in a home, and wears out the fastest because it is exposed to the sun, rain, snow, and dirt, as well as vehicle oils. In the past, to keep our driveway looking clean, fresh, bright, and dark we have used asphalt driveway sealers, and also professional driveway sealing services. However, these looks have not lasted more than a few days before the driveway has gone back to look like its old self.