New to DIY?

These projects are all very easy to complete with minimal tools and experience – A great way to get started with do-it-yourself projects!

Easy Outdoor Projects

How to Reseed Your Lawn with Grass and MicroClover

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your lawn? Right now our front yard looks great, but rewind a few years and it was a completely different story. The sod that our home builder had put down was hard to maintain and died so easily. In 2016 my mum and I went away for a

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DIY Faux Copper Pipe Trellis | House by the Bay Design

Spring Garden Clean Up + Inexpensive DIY Pipe Trellis

This DIY pipe trellis project is part of the Summer Outdoor Blog Hop – thanks for visiting and make sure to visit the other blogs linked at the bottom of this post for more outdoor inspiration! This past weekend Chris and I spent some much needed time in our backyard getting the garden ready for

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diy stone flowerbeds

DIY Stone Flowerbeds

I am so excited to share one of my favourite DIY projects, our raised stone flowerbeds. These were a weekend project that made a huge impact in our backyard.  Chris and I had talked about adding some raised flowerbeds along our back fence after we built the second deck (now referred to as “mini deck”). Because

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Projects for Around the House

Easy Do It Yourself Wood Blanket Ladder Tutorial

This week’s theme for the Deck the Home Blog Hop is “Wood Projects” and I’m sharing my easy tutorial for creating a DIY blanket ladder. I originally made this ladder to hold towels in our master bathroom, but last year I moved it to our living room to hold throw blankets and it’s never left.

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DIY Pallet Wood Headboard | House by the Bay

How to Build an Easy and Inexpensive DIY Pallet Wood Headboard

Progress is moving quickly in my $100 guest room makeover – the DIY pallet wood headboard is finished and installed! This headboard was made from two pallets that we had leftover from when we built our deck. They sat leaning against our house for YEARS waiting for the perfect project. Browsing around Pinterest I came

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How to Build an Inexpensive DIY Wood Tabletop

Hey! I’m really excited to share this plank tabletop tutorial today. This is one of my favourite DIY projects – The wood plank tabletop. To make this tabletop you will need: 3 – 10′ 1 x 6 Wood Boards (I like knotty pine) A Kreg Jig – I use the K4 Pocket-Hole System but the

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Transform with Paint

Reused Granite Countertop | Kitchen Makeover Reveal | House by the Bay Design

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets (2 ways)

Have you been thinking about giving your kitchen a new look? Paint is a great way to give your kitchen an update without a lot of expense. I thought I would put together this guide on how to paint kitchen cabinets based on my experience doing it six years ago. I’ve shared all my tricks

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chalk paint dresser

Dresser Makeover with Chalk Paint

A couple of months ago my mum and I started planning a makeover for her bedroom. To keep costs low we decided to keep as much of her existing furniture as possible, but give some pieces a bit of a makeover.   Seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out this chalk paint stuff everyone’s

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