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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tutorial on How to Change Cabin Air and Engine Filters

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fram cabin filter
Changing the cabin air filter in our vehicle is very important. A clean cabin air filter allows passengers to breath easily, as it improves the air quality inside the vehicle. In the past, the dealership usually changes the filter on our vehicle and it costs us more than if we were to do it ourselves. Recently, when we found out how easy it is to change the air and engine filter in our vehicle ourselves using FRAM products, we realized how it helps maintain the vehicle and saves us money. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Bring Your Garage Door to Life using Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Controller

Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Controller
With the rapid growth in technology, it is becoming more easy for us to manage our homes using smart home tech. We find that investing in home tech such as smart bulbs and security cameras does not cost us much, compared to changing prior investments such as garage doors to make it smarter. In order to make it more affordable for folks, Chamberlain has made an universal smartphone garage door controller that we can install to our already existing garage door at a fraction of the cost compared to if we were to change the entire door.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Improving Curb Appeal with Renfrew Blue Fusion

Renfrew Blue Fusion paint door
We have a four panel steel door for our main entrance. Although it was already primed when we purchased it, it had never been painted over. Since the door was off colour and looked dull we decided to give it a fresh coat of paint. We decided on using the beautiful green-blue shade of Renfrew Blue Fusion paint for the outer part of our front door to enhance the curb appeal. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Yard Maintenance with the Dewalt Brushless Blower

We have been wanting to reduce our work in the yard, and enjoy spending more time just relaxing in the garden. One of our manual tasks in the garden is raking - we can do this job much easily using a leaf blower. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tones for Tots Fusion Mineral Paint

Tones for Tots Fusion Mineral Paint
The Tones for Tots is a new line of Fusion Mineral Paint. This Natural Nursery line of eco friendly, zero VOC paint is available in 7 beautiful colours that can be purchased online and in independent stores across Canada and the United States for SRP $24.99/pint (500mL) and $5.99 for a tester. Each pint covers approximately 75 sq.ft or 7 m2.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Completed Bathroom Renovation #BathroomReno

We have been busy taking on a DIY bathroom project, which has been long, but fun and satisfying. We wanted our bathroom to be functional and fit for everyone in the family, so when we designed it we had an universal design in mind. This allowed us to make the space functional and safe without compromising style and character.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Building our own rolling DIY Door and Organizing with Rev-a-shelf

building a rolling barn door DIY
We love the concept of barn doors, rolling door, and pocket doors because they are neat and trendy! We were so excited that we were able to include a sliding door in our #BathroomReno project. We had a closet outside the washroom, where we keep our linen. To access this closet we needed to come out of the washroom, which was not convenient. When we were planning our renovation, we decided to bring the closet inside the bathroom, which would allow us to have more space and use it functionally.  

Monday, March 14, 2016

Adding Style and Sophistication with Delta Dryden #BathroomReno

delta dryden collection
For our recent bathroom renovation project, we used Delta products because of our positive past experience with their bathroom and kitchen products. I like the spectrum of finishes and styles Delta has. I think the choice of what finish and style we choose to add, changes the feel of our space. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Building a Custom Vanity #BathroomReno DIY

DIY custom vanity
In our #BathroomReno we decided to build our own custom vanity to fit our need and space. Instead of spending money for a ready-made vanity that restricts what we want in our vanity, our decision to build one allowed us to add a variety of features we wanted.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

OXO Essentials In Our Bathroom

OXO bathroom sink grip
Couple of years ago we added a shower stall for a bathroom in our home, and we find having a shower stall is more useful for our family. We built a barrier that gives us the option of being able to fill the shower stall with water. I found this OXO 5" silicone tub stopper allows us to effectively seal the drain to fill the shower stall with water if we want. The suction cup secures the stopper to the floor when we use it. I like that when we are not using the stopper, we can use the suction cup to store it upright.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sleek DIY Computer Table

computer table DIY
We created this sleek narrow table to be used as a computer desk using 2x4 wood, and a Kreg Jig, which was inspired by this site. We finished off our project with Fusion Paint.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Decoupage Vase and Using Stencils on Fabric

stencil book
I enjoy looking through, and being inspired by a couple of Amy Butler's books. The Stencils book has beautiful fresh, decorative patterns that we can use for many of our decor projects. The 14 die-cut stencil designs in this kit comes with an inspiring book that has colourful projects.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Adding a Splash of Colour and Getting Organized

organizing wires with washi tape
We added Fusion paint to a few things around our home to add a splash of colour and used Washi tape in functional ways in our home to keep us organized.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Fusion Mineral Paint: Dresser Project

We are excited to be using the Fusion Mineral Paint to do a variety of projects! Fusion Mineral Paint is an innovative product that is easy to apply, self-leveling, and requires minimal prep work. We like how the end projects have a durable matte finish that lasts for a long time. There are 24 custom-blended colours that we can choose from, which are rich in colour, depth, and hue. The paint is perfect for any of our home d├ęcor projects small or large, inside or out. We chose three colours, Upper Canada green, Fort York red, and Champness blue to do a few projects that we are excited about. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Making a Trellis DIY Project

how to build diy trellis
In spring, we made a v-shaped Trellis for our Clematis. It is cheaper to make a trellis with only a few materials compared to buying one. For this project, I haven't provided exact measurements because you can adjust the length of the wood according to where you want to place the trellis for example in a deep pot or against the fence etc. The measurements also depend on what type of plant you want to use the trellis for such as Clematis, Jasmine etc. Hope the pictures and the instructions below will inspire you to make your own trellis and save some money.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Our Cabinet Transformation Using Rust-Oleum

kitchen renovation
After transforming the cabinets with Rust-Oleum
We have used Rust-Oleum about three years ago to transform our front porch, and love the results. Due to our trust in their products my husband and I undertook a DIY project during the holidays using the Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation kit. Using this kit to transform the kitchen cupboards to our preferred colour is less costly compared to changing the entire cupboards or doing messy demolitions. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

This Roll and Stow Will Help Us With All Our Painting Projects

roll and stow painting
Painting is one of the top do-it-yourself projects in Canada because it is inexpensive to do it ourselves. Taking on this project is fairly easy, and fun. I feel every time we do our own painting it also gives us a sense of accomplishment when the project is complete. However, every paint project comes with challenges including paint spills, the inconvenience of temporarily packing up paint supplies when we cannot finish a project in a single day and keeping paint tools organized and neat in a single storage place between paint jobs. This new Canadian made Roll and Stow solves all these problems.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

DIY Decor Mirror

We made this DIY Decor Mirror to add personality and functionality to our completed #BathroomReno. To do this mirror project we used...

Adhesive Weldbond
Frameless mirror and hanging clips
Pieces of accent tiles
Craft knife to cut the tiles


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Adding Lahara Touch2O Technology Faucet To Our Bathroom

You may already know about our DIY #BathroomReno project, we started a couple of months ago. I am glad our hard work during some evenings and weekends are paying off and the project is coming together to reflect our vision. With so many options available in today's market, my husband and I planned to invest and make our bathroom modern and eco-friendly. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

How to Stitch A Rectangle Cushion Cover For A Bedroom Sofa Chair

cushion cover for bedroom sofa chair
It is very hard to find matching cushion covers and curtains, so I decided to make my own cushion cover to compliment the curtains in our bedroom. This unique, easy to do project is fun and will complete the decor of the room. If you have all the cloth, buttons and matching thread already at home this project would cost zero dollars.