How to Fix Veneer That is Lifting

Have you ever passed up a piece of furniture because you don’t know how to fix veneer that is llifting? We’ve got solutions on how to fix veneer! Repairing veneer isn’t as scary as it seems. There are plenty of things to spook you this Halloween season, but how to fix bubbled or missing veneer shouldn’t be one of them!

I love to try new things and then pass that learning along to you but instead of my usual abundance of information all at once, I’m splitting this project into manageable chunks and will get to the final reveals another time! I promise, it will be worth the wait (there are links at the end of this post)! Continue reading

Guitar Planter: Playing a New Tune

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This is a project that was 7 years in the making because I couldn’t bring myself to destroy a perfectly good guitar! However, when Hubs came across an abandoned guitar that was beyond saving as an instrument, it was game on!  Continue reading

Retro Bathroom Scale Makeovers – Step It Up!

Hubs had a thing for vintage metal pieces even before he met me, so when he came across a vintage display holder for a retro bathroom scale he stepped right up and bought it. I’m a Star Trek fan, so I instantly loved the ‘Borg’ reference! Once we wed and started frequenting antique markets together, we kept coming across scales. It wasn’t long before he found a Borg scale to accessorize it at our favourite antique market in Aberfoyle! Continue reading

Vintage Light Fixture – Enamel Light Rehab

A vintage light fixture can add a unique touch to a space. When hubs built my craft studio in the basement, the main source of lighting was pot lights but I also wanted pendant lighting over my sewing machines for additional task lighting. We chose a pair of Ranarp pendants* from Ikea. Continue reading

Repurpose Your Bathroom Fixtures: Garden Mirror

Why would you repurpose your bathroom fixtures in the garden? Because you can! When we left off in our last post, we had a blank section of fencing at the entry to our backyard that needed a little somethin’ somethin’. Continue reading

Faux Barn Board Phone Booth Shelf

Try saying the title 3 times fast; it’s a tongue twister! Reclaimed wood in our area costs a fortune so we worked hard to develop a DIY technique for faux barn board that was just as beautiful but a fraction of the price. Continue reading

Milk Paint DIY – Partners in Grime Planter

This milk paint DIY, my ‘partners in grime‘ planter, is a celebration of 16 years of DIY.

I feel like we’ve come a long way since Hubs first raised his eyebrows when he helped me replace all the ‘perfectly good’ door knobs in my house soon after we met. The gentleman doth protest too much, methinks! It wasn’t until he agreed to help me install a little pond beside the front walkway that I realized Hubs really was a DIY wannabe.

Little did he know what I had in store for him after we wed! Although we’ve only been documenting our DIY pursuits on Birdz of a Feather for a few short years, since tying the knot Hubs has become my one and only ‘partner in grime’. We really do enjoy DIY’ing together. Continue reading

If it’s Spring, it Must be Antiquing Season!

I look forward to antiquing season in the Spring for so many reasons. When the outdoor markets open up, we’re so there! A few weeks ago, we were at our favourite antique market in Aberfoyle, Ontario. Today we’re showing you some interesting finds that we’ll be making over and featuring on Birdz of a Feather in the near future (we’ll also show you what we’ve done with a few past finds). Continue reading