Transform Ugly Hardware into Something Lovely!

Transform Ugly Hardware into Something Lovely!

Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect hardware for whatever gorgeous project you are working on… Here, I will show you how to save money by transforming your already existing, ugly hardware into something fresh and new that you will love!

About a month ago, I purchased an old china cabinet from the 1970’s to makeover and sell. My husband did not like it. He took really fast corners on the way home, hoping it would fall out of the back of the truck… But it didn’t!

I’ve been slowly making it over for weeks, just painting a little bit here and there, whenever I could. It took a few coats of paint along with some sanding and distressing. Continue reading

Fast and Fabulous Fall Decor!

Fast and Fabulous Fall Decor!

This year I started out super ready for fall and hit the ground running! I started out with my Free Burlap Fall Printables, and my Burlap Rag Wreath, and thought wow — I am so ready, let’s do this!

Then… Life hit! Turns out that fall is actually, totally the most busiest time of the year for our family… Especially this year.

[Oh! Did I mention that some of my favorite bloggers and I throwing a teeny, tiny Fall Decor Link-Up Party?! Well, we are, and it’s amazing! Follow through the links below this post to check out their completely stunning fall home decor ideas!]

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A Quick and Easy Burlap Rag Wreath Tutorial!

The easiest & fastest, most gorgeous Burlap Rag Wreath, ever!

 

Learn how to make your very own gorgeous and full burlap rag wreath like this one, with this very easy-to-follow tutorial! This is a classic wreath that you will fit just about anywhere in your home, and be used for any season!

 

If you follow along with The Project Pile on Facebook, you may have seen the beautiful fluffy and poofy burlap wreath that I shared the other day, that my good friend, (Courtenay from over at The Creek Line House) made and posted about… Gorgeous!

 

This was my inspiration, or rather motivation, to finally get my butt into gear and whip up the burlap rag wreath that I had been hoping to devise long before now!

 

So yesterday, I finally got my act together and came up with this really beautiful, yet really easy and fast wreath to make! Continue reading

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Faucets For Everyone!

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Faucets For Everyone!Raise your hand if you are one of those crazy people like me, who loves a good kitchen faucet! Whether I am visiting someone’s home or strolling down the aisle of the local DIY store, I am always checking out the faucets!

Personally, I have always loved the looks of the old farmhouse style faucets… And the really nice thing about technology these days, is that we can now get these beautiful farmhouse/antique looking faucets, with all of the convenient functionality of the modern day faucet! It’s totally the best of both worlds! Yah! Continue reading

Get This Burlap Printable Set for Fall, for Free!

Gorgeous Burlap Printable Set for Fall, for Free!Have you started getting ready for fall yet?! I have… I just can’t help it! Fall is like, um, the most amazing decor season of all!

A few years ago, is when I actually created these three fall burlap printables. They have just been sitting idle on my computer, doing nothing, ever since then! I thought of them the other day and decided to try and track them down, and see if I still liked them… and I totally did! Continue reading

How to Get Rid of that Icky Grime Line on your Boat!

How to Get Rid of that Icky Grime Line on your Boat!

Last summer my husband and I decided to upgrade our boat for something a little more kid friendly, so we ended up purchasing a really deep boat with a cuddy… Perfect for the kids, as well as fishing in those bigger waves that can sometimes pop up out of no where on the great lakes!

The boat that we purchased was not brand new, but totally new to us! In fact, this boat is actually a 1998… But it still looks pretty darn good, right?! When we launched our boat for the very first time, at a local boat launch, someone actually came up to us and said “Wow, that’s a really nice boat… It’s brand new, right?!” Continue reading

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 Cosy 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