Category: My Handmade Home

DIYing while on vacation

Our family recently spent eight sunny days in southern Ontario, visiting my dad and stepmom. While it was a vacation away from my writing, I apparently couldn’t last eight days without getting paint all over myself. I hadn’t planned on DIYing on vacation, but…

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.

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.”