"Dans le Lakehouse" is my Bugs Bunny-esque French for "In the Lakehouse". I'm a bad Canadian.
Hey there! I'm Tanya, an avid DIYer, maker, crafter, painter, design lover, Pyrex collector, feminist, and PhD.
From renovating a kitchen with a small budget to taking a stab at Hungarian embroidery, from painting a car to grooming our giant, 85 pound Komondor, there are few projects I won't try - as long as my Handy Hubby is game too. You can see our updated DIY project gallery here.
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.
P.S. Who is 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 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!