DIY Giant Patio Clock (Farmhouse Style)

Learn how to make your very own DIY Giant Patio Clock!

Have you noticed lately, that everyone’s clocks seem to be a lot bigger than they used to be?! They are huge these days, and in my opinion, just beautiful!

The only problem is, that they tend to be on the more expensive side… That’s why I decided to DIY my very own giant patio clock, out of an old tabletop!

This summer, I’ve really been trying to make my porch and patio the perfect outdoor family relaxation space…

My budget was pretty tight this year, so I pretty much tried to DIY just about everything that we needed out there, including my latest addition, my DIY Giant Patio Clock!

I had this old table sitting out in The Project Pile, that I had picked up on the side of the road for free, probably before I even had kids… Wow – that seems like forever ago!

The tabletop was in kind of rough shape, and was also the perfect size to hang right above my DIY Bench, so I decided to go for it! 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

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

Easy DIY String of Wooden Beads (My amazing thrift store find!)

Lately, I have been seeing large strings of wooden beads all over in different home décor settings… At first I wasn’t one hundred percent sure about them, but the more I saw them, the more I fell in love and appreciated them!

Last week when I was out treasure hunting/thrifting, I happened upon a great find! A big bag of large wooden beads! I thought, oh my goodness, I bet I could just string these guys together, and voila! I would have my very own string of wooden beads! Continue reading

10 DIY Amazing Twine Projects (that you need to try, right now!)

Does anyone else have a slight obsession with twine, lately?! I love it! You can basically take any object, one that you don’t especially care for, wrap it in twine, and get a whole new look! It’s really like one of the easiest and least expensive décor hacks out there…

Did you know that twine is actually composed of two or more smaller strands that are individually twisted, and then twisted together, to make a larger strand.

I actually just had a flashback to my childhood years, and I think my fascination with twine may have all started when I was young and to keep busy while my parents were working in the fields on the farm, I would twist and braid pieces of bailer-twine… (And that’s how it all started?!) Continue reading