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

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.

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.