These warmer months bring about the perfect opportunity to take entertaining outdoors. I've rounded up 10 practical DIY projects that make entertaining all that more enjoyable, from simple upcycling through full DIY outdoor kitchens, there is something for everyone, from the hobbyist to seasoned DIYer.
More and more we find ourselves cutting meat out of our daily diet, replacing it with the likes of mushrooms, eggplants and chickpeas, all great, 'hearty' substitutes. If you're looking for a 'meaty' dish that even your omnivorous friends will enjoy, try this easy to make casserole.
Pink tiles, yellowing cabinets and an old laminate countertop made for a pretty dated kitchen... but with some creative thinking the owner was able to transform the space into an open, inviting place to cook.
Independence Day is fast approaching, but there's still time to make some fun fourth of July inspired crafts. Whether you're hosting a big bash or just celebrating at home with family and friends, adding some red, white and blue will surely lend a festive feel to your day!
(HEY! We're giving away a $200 Home Depot gift card at the bottom of this post! Read on to find out how to win!)
My dad was a jack of all trades as far as DIY was concerned. Plumbing, heating, engine repair. He did just about everything. The one thing he rarely did was make furniture. Only two such projects come to mind: a coffee table that was long gone by the time I came around, and there is the bench you see above. Dad's bench, as we refer to it, was never meant to be a 'beauty' piece, but rather a workbench of sorts for my mother.
It went on the auction block when they downsized about 6 years ago. As I stood watching the auctioneer offer up the bench, I decided I couldn't part with it and entered into a heated bidding war with a total stranger. I paid five bucks for it.
For being 60+ years old, it's in pretty good shape, and, thanks to box nails, it's still super sturdy. All it needed was some love and some Moroccan spice.
Today in the Southern Hemisphere we celebrate the winter solstice, making it the shortest day of the year. I've decided to share my favourite winter soup recipe, which of course can be enjoyed all year round, but is particularly relevant today.
That lengthy title says it all. An empty "wipe" container turned into a very handy pop-up plastic bag holder.
Celebrate Dad this Father's Day with a pratical gift he'll really appreciate. These custom, etched glass beer mugs are easy enough for even the most novice crafter to conquer. Bonus: It's a fast one too. Complete a pair for Dad in around an hour.
As father of a toddler and baby I'm always looking for fun and interesting ways to make food and cooking more appealing to them. I've found that involving them in these fun exercises has lead to them expressing more interest in our daily meal planning and preparation.
I stumbled across this faux fur message board by design by Portuguese designer Gonçalo Campos.
I know, I know... this kitchen isn't so bad. It is certainly livable, and the appliances are beautiful. But it doesn't have a lot of personality, and lacks cohesion. You'll just have to trust me that the "after" image is worth seeing.
I first stumbled across this recipe at The Green Kitchen and instantly fell in love with it, I've tweaked it a little, but by and large it's true to the original.
I swear, succulents and cacti get all the good DIY planters these days! (Probably because they're cute and sculptural and hardy as all get out.) They certainly look great in these hanging macrame eggshell pots, though!
Father's Day is right around the corner (June 16th, mark your calendars!). If you're planning on making your old man a gift this year, here are 25 DIY gift ideas that are sure to make the occasion a memorable one!