Hi! I'm Tanya, an avid DIYer, maker, crafter, painter, design lover, Pyrex collector, treasure hunter, writer, and feminist.
I'm so happy you stopped by the lakehouse for a visit!
"Dans le Lakehouse" is my Bug Bunny-esque French for "In the Lakehouse" (I'm a bad Canadian) and this is where I share all of my creative endeavors.
There are few projects I won't take a stab at, as long as my Handy Hubby is game too. You can see our updated DIY project gallery here and you'll find everything from small and do-able home decor projects to fresh and modern craft ideas, as well as budget-friendly room makeovers and handy home renovation tips - we've even painted a car!
Hubs and I have been DIYing together since we met as teens, so of course the first house we bought was a fixer upper. We spent years updating our little 1970's townhouse in Ottawa, Canada. In 2013 we sold our place (with disappointing results) but we weren't sad for long because we moved 1600km to our dream house, a small bungalow on the shores of Lake Superior. Now we're updating our little lakeside gem on a budget, transforming it from a 1990s oak bonanza into a sleek, mid-century inspired abode, and I'm so excited to share it with you. (I like snooping into homes, so I'm sharing our progress for my fellow snoops!)
Moving to the country has been a transition for me, a former city mouse! When my hands aren't busy making something, I share my thoughts on my new rural life, saving money, and every now and then I bust out a recipe or two. The foxes think my baking is the bomb.
Who is my Handy Hubby? He's the brawn behind some of our most ambitious projects (like our DIY wood counters) and also the second set of hands for some of my fancier DIYs (like these agate necklaces). We spent four months apart when I spent time in Hungary doing research for my PhD, so he took over the blog to share his thoughts on our time apart, but otherwise he likes to stay behind the scenes.
I'd love to hear from you!