Category: DIY

DIY Adirondack Chair

Since this is Nova Scotia and our summers can be very rainy — not to mention the Adirondack chair is likely going to sit outside year-round — we wanted to use pricier pressure-treated lumber.

DIY hanging baskets (that will never die)

Every summer, I buy hanging baskets for the hooks on our front porch. I usually get yellow flowers because they’re my favourite, but I’ll do pink or purple sometimes — and yes, I refer to most flowers by colour because I can’t identify any…

Success with stain — finally!

After years of putting a Band-Aid over the problem — slapping on more of the paint-like “stain” to hide the chipped areas — it does feel satisfying to have finally taken the porch boards down to bare wood and done things “properly.”