Lisa’s Pieces

Updated: Derek and Duck and Dodo

Although Derek continues to make tables and other items out of wood, he seems to have found his niche in making one-of-a-kind lamps. He also loves the work. I tell him that they’re functional works of art and he says, aw, g’won. But they are. 

Off the Hook!

At Lisa’s Pieces, puns are free – this lamp, yes, it’s off the hook and it will stay that way as it lights up a life/desk/counter/table/what-have-you. 

Dining Light Dream Come True

Hubby scours Pinterest a lot more than I do. He’s an idea guy and a builder, after all. And when he sees something he wants to make, he calls me in. That’s how our dining room light fixture came to be. 

DIY Book Decor – Published in The Londoner

A DIY Gift for Book Lovers Dec 19/16 We are a nation of book-lovers. For many people, a couple of shelves full of beloved books provide comfort and make us feel at home. Even though we’ve embraced E-readers, there’s still nothing like cracking the spine of a brand new book.

One of Byron’s Hidden Talents

The January edition of the Byron Villager features an article on my hubby’s workshop pursuits. It’s drawn a lot of reaction, from people taking down old homes offering him a walk-through to salvage what he wants, to those ordering custom furnishings and lamps.  

Worthy Clickbait

If you’re on the Internet, you know clickbait. It’s often headlined with something that ends with, “You Won’t Believe What Happened!” or “He Never Imagined THIS!” And then you click through a series of slides and bring revenue to a company – possibly Diply here in London – whose owners get paid by the click. …

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Everything Old is New

It appears that I won’t be writing House Proud for Sun Media anymore. My column has been running across the country for about 9 years now, but the marketplace has changed and the newspapers sections are getting smaller. But my terrific friend Erin had a great idea.