Gorgeous Farmhouse Decor for Less than $25


Gorgeous Farmhouse Decor for Less than $25!

Guess what! Farmhouse decor design style is still going strong! Whether you are a true lover of farmhouse decor, or not really that into it, chances are that you probably already own something of this style, perhaps without even realizing it… I can’t say for sure, but I think that farmhouse is one of those classic design styles that is here to stay!

If you think about it, you can have a straight up farmhouse decor design style, or you can take this style and mix it with another… modern, classic, rustic, traditional, industrial, french, coastal… just about anything!

Farmhouse decor can sometimes be very expensive, so I often try to DIY it as much as I can. I often find original and authentic, old, rusty pieces, then clean them up and give them a fresh coat of paint, like this DIY Tin Wall Art, for example.

However, you can’t always DIY everything, and sometimes it is just easier and more cost effective to but the decor than make it! Continue reading

Design and Devise your Dream Outdoor Space on a Budget!


Design and Devise your Dream Outdoor Space on a Budget!

Today, I’m so excited to share my little summer living outdoor getaway, with you! Plus an entire blog hop full of other beautiful outdoor spaces, The Great Outdoor Living Event: Summer! (At the end of this post you can find all of my awesome fellow bloggers’ links to check out their amazing outdoor spaces too!)

This year, I decided that I really wanted to make our outdoor space the perfect family hangout spot! It took a lot of designing, and a little bit of devising in order to make this affordable, on my way-to-close to zero dollars budget… But, I think that I may have achieved exactly what I was going for! 

So let’s check it out, and you can let me know what you think!  Continue reading

Easy DIY Decor Ideas to Take Your Home to the Next Level!


Easy DIY Decor Ideas to Take You Home to the Next Level

Guess what! Tonight we are trying something new on The Project Pile… We are featuring our very first guest post, ever — Easy DIY Decor Ideas to Take Your Home to the Next Level! I’m so excited to introduce Jennifer Beaner of Cozy For You!

Tonight Jennifer is sharing a round up of Easy DIY Decor Ideas to Take Your Home to the Next Level! Her commentary is not only fun and witty, but also clever too, as she gives us helpful DIY tips along the way! Enjoy! Continue reading

Simple Canvas Prints (An honest review!)


Affordable Museum-Quality Canvas Prints with Simple Canvas Prints!

I recently had the opportunity to review a canvas print, from the company Simple Canvas Prints. It was really hard to decide what I wanted to put on my canvas print, but ultimately, my husband and I decided that we would like to do a print with our beautiful girls, since we really didn’t have any of them both together, hanging on our walls yet.

In order to create the perfect photo for our new canvas print, Miss Lacee Grace, Miss Soffia Rose, and I decided to have a little tea party, where I could snap some shots with my camera. Continue reading

10 Pretty and Eclectic DIY Benches!


10 Pretty and Eclectic DIY Benches! Find the perfect bench for all of your benching needs!

Today we are talking all about benches! If you were able to tune in earlier this month, you may have caught my post on my DIY bench made from a head-board and foot-board…

I found this bed set at a thrift store for about fifteen dollars, over two years ago, in hopes of making a bench out of it… But with life and stuff (working, momming, snowmobiling and fishing), it just sat around in The Project Pile, for practically, forever. Well until this month, that is!

I finally dug the bones for that bench out and had at’er! I was so happy and excited with how it turned out, I kind of feel like I want to make another one, and another one… and another one!

That’s how I decided to take a look at some other bloggers’ ideas and projects, and let me tell you, there really are a lot of neat DIY benches out there!

It was a little bit tough, but I was able to narrow down all of these great ideas to my top ten favorite. Some are so pretty, some are so eclectic, some are rustic, and some are fancy… Basically, what I’m trying to say is, that there is a bench for everyone on this list, no matter what your tastes are! Continue reading

Canada Day Rustic Maple Leaf Sign

DIY Rustic Maple Leaf Sign for Canada Day, made from Barn Board

This year just happens to be Canada’s 150th birthday — Can you believe it?! I really wanted to create something special in order to celebrate this year. I wanted to devise something that would look a little on the rustic side, and also look just as old as Canada, itself… Continue reading

A Quick Chair Makeover with Stain!

A very easy, yet very dramatic chair makeover using stain!

I recently had the opportunity to join a new blogging group called Furniture Refresh! Each month, we get to take an old piece of furniture and breath new life into it using different products and techniques! This month, our mission was to stain a piece of furniture.

This is my first project with the Furniture Refresh group, so I’m really excited to share it with you all! Continue reading

DIY Bench made from a Head-board and Foot-board!


This year, I really wanted to make our porch into the perfect relaxation/hang-out space for our family. In order to do this, I decided that we needed a bench so that we would have more room for everyone to sit. So I headed out to The Project Pile… Did some digging… And this is what I found! Continue reading

Making those Teeny-Tiny Spaces Look & Feel Larger (16 Bloggers Share their Best Advice!)


I recently had the opportunity to ask 16 amazing home design and decor bloggers any question that I wanted! Since I know that everyone has at least one of these types of spaces in their home, I decided to ask:

What is your best advice for making those teeny-tiny, small spaces in your home look, or at least feel larger than they really are?

The answers that these 16 pro-bloggers came back with are pretty clever, and I’m more than sure that they will definitely help when you are faced with this more than common, design challenge! Continue reading

Why I’m Obsessed with Flea Markets, and Why You Should Be Too! (Check out the newest additions to The Project Pile!)

Have you ever been to a flea market before?! If not, then you totally need to go! Even if you’re not that much into finding pieces of furniture to flip, there’s almost always something for everyone! Car parts, furniture, antiques, collectibles, toys, and usually lots and lots of junk… Sometimes items jump right out at you, and other times you may have to sift through, but if you wonder around enough, you’re sure to find something!

This weekend I was able to spend my whole Saturday at one of my favorite flea markets, back in my hometown, the Annual Stirling Agricultural Society Flea Market, which is always held on the first weekend of May. Continue reading