Category Archive for "DIY"

wood-framed, four-pane window with "Life begins" in script in the upper left pane and "with coffee!" in the lower right pane. Coffee is in capital letters.

Love Letters

It’s been too cold to drag a saw out of the shop and cut wood. Too cold to sand or stain or paint for that matter, even in shop #2 in our basement. But it’s not too cold for stencils.  Continue reading

Moving Pieces

Lisa’s Pieces pieces have been on the move. Here’s an update on where to find us when you’re in London.  Continue reading

Boob Job

Some people call them “boob lights”. They’re those ceiling fixtures that sort of resemble breasts. You see them everywhere and the most basic design can be had for less than $20. It’s what was on our kitchen ceiling and once... Continue reading

DIY Coasters – Published in The Londoner

Forgotten CDs Play on As Drink Coasters Dec 19/16 CDs, once the brave, new technology for recorded music, were left in the dust by digital technology. And in the dust is where they sit, in piles or on racks. Even... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – A Moving Experience

Sometimes I think the rest of my life is going to mainly consist of asking, “that was how long ago?” The passage of time is on fast-forward. It’s already been five years since our friends Laurie and Jeff moved a... Continue reading

Hairy Holder

My blowdryer and hair-straightener bug me. When not in use, they just lay there on my bathroom counter, cords tangling and getting caught in a drawer and a cupboard door. They easily slide off the countertop onto the floor, or... Continue reading

A Cash-ionary Tale

Everyone in our neighbourhood has been watching a major renovation to a home on our street. It looked like it was going to be beautiful. We may have been more interested than most onlookers because part of the project involved... Continue reading

DIY Book Decor – Published in The Londoner

A DIY Gift for Book Lovers Dec 19/16 We are a nation of book-lovers. For many people, a couple of shelves full of beloved books provide comfort and make us feel at home. Even though we’ve embraced E-readers, there’s still... Continue reading

One of Byron’s Hidden Talents

The January edition of the Byron Villager features an article on my hubby’s workshop pursuits. It’s drawn a lot of reaction, from people taking down old homes offering him a walk-through to salvage what he wants, to those ordering custom... Continue reading

When One Door Closes….

…just open it again. That’s how doors work!  Continue reading