Category Archive for "DIY"

The Weekend, The Book and Other Things

Saturday was hotter in London, Ontario than it was in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Dubai, that over-populated, but-it’s-a-dry-heat, desert playground, where 40C+ is the norm. Where millions of people hustle through the world’s tenth-busiest airport on their way to spend... Continue reading
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stacks of packed boxes by Ari via Flickr

A New Method for Decluttering

Lisa
Forget the KonMari method – deciding to keep only the items that bring you joy. Don’t buy a bunch of baskets and sort your stuff. That only helps the basket-makers and doesn’t do enough to reduce the amount of stuff... Continue reading
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Je T’adore

Lisa
Hands up, anyone who loves scraping layers of paint off a metal door? Anybody? Bueller? I didn’t think so.  Continue reading
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Thankful Thursday – The Ultimate Garage Sale

It’s difficult to find an audience for your online wares. When people found Lisa’s Pieces, they liked our tables, lamps and found treasures, but translating that into sales wasn’t easy. We ended up with a lot of unsold stuff simply... Continue reading
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woman in pantyhose wearing white high heels and a blue skirt has her legs crossed

Gripping Hose

Pantyhose. Am I right? PANTYHOSE!  Continue reading
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Poly Wants a Freebie

The question I asked myself was, where can I buy a can of turkey gravy and a container of PolyFilla? I’m very tired and must get home to nap so this magical place must not be out of my way.... Continue reading
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wood-framed, four-pane window with "Life begins" in script in the upper left pane and "with coffee!" in the lower right pane. Coffee is in capital letters.

Love Letters

It’s been too cold to drag a saw out of the shop and cut wood. Too cold to sand or stain or paint for that matter, even in shop #2 in our basement. But it’s not too cold for stencils.  Continue reading
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Moving Pieces

Lisa’s Pieces pieces have been on the move. Here’s an update on where to find us when you’re in London.  Continue reading
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Boob Job

Lisa
DIY
Some people call them “boob lights”. They’re those ceiling fixtures that sort of resemble breasts. You see them everywhere and the most basic design can be had for less than $20. It’s what was on our kitchen ceiling and once... Continue reading
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DIY Coasters – Published in The Londoner

Lisa
DIY
Forgotten CDs Play on As Drink Coasters Dec 19/16 CDs, once the brave, new technology for recorded music, were left in the dust by digital technology. And in the dust is where they sit, in piles or on racks. Even... Continue reading
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