As Spring takes a stronger hold on the Northland and the snow melts, Northlanders start to get in the mood to spruce up their homes. The fresh air helps us get crafty! Whether it is refinishing furniture, working on a deck or remodeling the kitchen, are you starting a garden or making a centerpiece?
Good Morning Northland’s Dann Saxton and Brandon Weatherz have been asking to see viewer photos of Do It Yourself Life. What are your Do It Yourself projects?
Here are some of the submissions for Our Life in Pictures for April. If you would like to submit your project visit
Patriotic handmade quilt for the Mid-Range Honor Guard Raffle Fundraiser. Mary Phipps Barn quilts are painted based on traditional quilt patterns and are usually displayed outside. Jill Dalbacka. During COVID, Kyle started working with wood and metal to pass the time. Here is an example of a cutting board he made out of walnut, maple and hickory. Jim and Jill say they made these three deep container gardens to grow all kinds of vegetables, even root veggies. Mary Ubl says she learned how to make pine needle baskets from the Ely Folk School. Ann King makes stained glass windows in her spare time. This is one of her favorites. A bench made with two different kinds of free wood. Made on Christmas Eve. Lark Radtke Pyrography of a Brown trout hungry for a mayfly. Brian Tucci. Judy and Bill say if it doesn’t move, they’ll paint it! They started to paint last month, and are on their 3rd room! A vintage record player upcycled. Lisa Dunaiski This is a sign Maureen Fjelstad made from a piece of wood washed ashore from Lake Superior. The wood was sanded down, stained and then the design burned into the wood. This vintage dresser was restored with a pop of color. Lisa Dunaiski. With lots of time in the winter, Judy and Bill Rehak painted a mailbox, adding buttons and RICK RACK! Fun! Early 1900's Empire Style Buffet brought back to life as Buffet/Wine/Liquor Cabinet. "Me and You Redux" Husband and Wife team in Foxboro, WI. Alexa McDonald donates a raffle quilt every year for ALS fundraiser event in Embarrass, Minn.