Rustic Christmas mantel with DIY wooden spool clock
DIY Business & Blogging, DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas, Woodworking

A DIY Wooden Clock + The Importance of Blogging Friends #12MonthsofDIY

This year, I had the pleasure of hosting a monthly challenge called #12MonthsofDIY. Each month, our group of 12 Canadian bloggers each made something out of the same type of material. It was such a wonderful challenge, and not only did it spark my creativity, but it made me realize how important it is to collaborate with my blogging friends. Today, let me share with you a recap of our #12MonthsofDIY challenge, what my favourite project was,¬†and what I’ve learned about collaboration. Also, make sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see all of our favourite projects from the year!Continue reading

Build a DIY Board and Batten Hook Wall - The DIY Mommy
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Woodworking

Build a Board & Batten DIY Hook Wall

We moved into Our DIY House on July 1st – about 6 weeks ago. We took a relative break for a month (because we were exhausted and I had morning sickness all day). This month, we’ve finally got the ball rolling again on finishing everything up. We have some painting, trimming, our master bath, and some random finishing to do yet. My goal is to get the majority of it done before Christmas!

One of the things I wanted to get done before school starts for the year was a DIY board & batten hook wall for our back entry. I thought it would be wonderful to have a place where my little girls could hang up their things by themselves and a spot for us to quickly hang up hoodies and jackets. I didn’t want just a plain row of hooks, I wanted something with a little more character and that matched the craftsman feel of our home.        Continue reading