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DIY Projects to Tackle This Summer + A Table Saw Giveaway

It’s hard to imagine in a few short weeks “J” and I will be knee deep in spring projects! I mean, I am not sure what happened to the “April showers,” but we are ankle deep in snow right now!

Despite the weather, our to-do list is quickly growing. We have plans for our kitchen, dining room, master bedroom and backyard, just to name a few. As excited as I am to get those projects going, I always love to take a look back at some of my favourite home projects to date!

Cedar Bench with Planters

This was one of the first furniture projects “J” and I tackled together, and it all came from a desire not to be boring! I spent the better half of early spring that year searching out everything from wicker chairs to a bistro dining sets for our front porch, but they all looked like “filler” pieces, I wanted a “statement” piece. Turns out a custom cedar bench was exactly what our front porch needed!


Nightstands with X-Legs

Winter rolled around and I vowed I would take on the guest bedroom, but the planning process for it was a long and frustrating one. I flipped and flopped on a lot of my choices… but mostly agonized over the idea of painting it white. I’ve lusted over white rooms forever, but never considered myself “bold” enough to pull it off in my own home. Once I came to the conclusion that this room had to be white, everything else sort of fell into place… including the custom, handmade nightstands and headboard.


Covered Patio

Our backyard has been a constant, ever-evolving project. A lot of blood, sweat and tears have gone into making it what it is today! In four short years we built a garden, a shed, poured two concrete patios, stained our deck and extended our outdoor living space by adding a covered patio. From start to finish the covered patio took us approximately 2.5 weeks to build & complete. While the bulk of the construction took place during the course of one weekend, many of the finishing touches required several hours throughout the week to finish. Who is ready to party!?


One thing all of these projects have in common is the tools. Having the right tools can make or break your DIY project! That’s why The Home Depot is always there to help.

Whether you shop in-store or online, The Home Depot has every tool you will ever need to get the project done right! Aaaaand it just so happens The Home Depot is gearing up for one of their biggest sales of the season: Spring Black Friday! Yes you read that correctly… a Black Friday Sale in April! You can score everything from a 20 inch tile cutter to a Dewalt Hammerdrill Impact Driver Kit – just what you need for your next big project!

Speaking of everything you need… how about a brand new Ridgid Table Saw? I don’t know a single person who would say “no” to winning one of these!

// Ridgid Table Saw Giveaway \\


Prize: One 10-inch Portable Table Saw with Stand. Prize is valued at $399 CDN.
To Enter: Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. No purchase necessary for entry.
Open To: Canadian residents of legal age (void in Quebec)
Giveaway Closes: Sunday April 10, 2016 at 11:59pm

This contest is now closed! The winner of the table saw is….


No purchase necessary to enter. This giveaway is open to all legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority at the time of the contest in the province or territory in which they reside. Giveaway will run from Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 12:01am to Sunday April 10th 2016 at 11:59pm. Winner is chosen at random via Rafflecopter. Winner will be contacted via email and given 48 hours to respond. If not, a new winner will be chosen. Winner selected MUST correctly answer a skill-testing mathematical question. Winner’s name will be displayed on Rafflecopter widget. Email address will never be given out to any third party or anyone for that matter.

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