Painted Brick Fireplace

This my friends, is a story of a makeover. A makeover that happened twice. Well, 2-1/2 times. You’ll see what I mean. I am in love with this painted brick fireplace. It has contrast and texture and simplicity. But it took a bit of work to get here… First, don’t be alarmed by the giant […]

My dreamy new (mostly) white kitchen

Ok, so it’s not a totally white kitchen. It’s so much better. It has wonderful deep midnight blue lower cabinets, and beautiful texture in the backsplash tiles, a fun thrifted island — and I’m going to share it all. But first, of course, we have to take a peek at the before. I mean, what is […]

Felt Hexagon – DIY Coasters

This project for my DIY Coasters is super easy, and is a fun house-warming gift or perfect party detail. Follow along and check out what you can do with a little felt and your sewing machine. This project is also a part of our Instagram Challenge. Find us, and play along using the hashtags #12MonthsofDIY, #JulyFelt, […]

Adoption, Our Story and the Wait

There’s been a few unpublished versions of this post. Many starting paragraphs keyed in and deleted. An adoption story begun, and then abandoned. A draft waiting for it’s turn. I know this isn’t the usual fun DIY, but I ask you to bear with me. Our Story I never really knew how to begin. Our […]

DIY Mirror and Photo Frame from an Old Window

Good morning! Today’s a fun day as it’s “12 Months of DIY” project time! This month we took on spray paint, and I’m creating not only a DIY Mirror, but a DIY Custom Photo Frame too! If you’ve missed our previous “12 Months…” projects, you can find them here: January – DIY Mason Jar Travel […]

Sharpie Mug – Full DIY and Free Artwork Download

We’re going to have fun with Sharpies today! I promise, this Sharpie Mug project is cheap and easy. What could be better, right? My original designs are even available for download — even easier! Be sure to grab yours, and let’s get started! Do yourself a favour and visit your local Dollar Store. They always […]

Decoupage a Foot Stool

Decoupage for days! Getting back to my crafting roots for this fun little project… We’re back with another month of DIY, in our 12 Months on DIY Instagram Challenge! Follow along on Instagram with #12MonthsofDIY and #MayModPodge. Today it’s all things Mod Podge. Mod Podge is the master ingredient to all things decoupage. And, that’s […]

DIY Table – Thrifted Wood Cubbies

Today is a fun day! We’re starting it off with a little something different. I’ve got a makeover piece, and a full DIY table project for you. Remodelaholic and I have partnered up to bring you the same project: two ways. I found these amazing wood cubbies at my local thrift store and I instantly […]

Drum Shade Upcycle

Good morning my lovelies! Just a quick post this morning to let you know I have a new contributor post up over at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body! Tasha is the best, and I just love sharing some of my projects with her readers. You’d love her too — promise. I’d love it if […]

Kids Bedroom Design Reveal – ORC Week 6

We made it! I have completed my first ever ORC. Six weeks of throwing fabric around, painting things, and spinning my sewing machine at full speed. This is my Kids Bedroom Design Final Reveal! My little lady gets her room back, at last… well, minus a couple little details, but we’ll get to that. This […]

Week 5 – ORC, Kid’s Bedroom Design Mishaps

Oh man! This has been some week. And it wasn’t all ORC – Kid’s Bedroom Design, all-the-time. We moved out of the tiny cabin after four months, it’s our first week in the newly renovated house (though not complete), we sold the condo we bought together just before we were married (we had kept it as […]

Week 4 – ORC, Bedding and Kids Bedroom Design

Is it seriously week four of the One Room Challenge, already?! Phew! It’s been a biiiiig week around here. If you don’t already know, we’ve been living in the family cabin for four months (yes, I said months), while we completely gutted our house. And, this is the weekend we move back home! Uhh! It’s […]

Week 3 – ORC, Minted Art & Kids Bedroom Design

We are on week three of the One Room Challenge! I’m making over my little lady’s room with a fresh new Kids Bedroom Design. We have made big strides, including some incredible artwork from Minted… though it’s tough to show the progress in a few pics. White paint over white primer doesn’t make for the […]

Upcycling Wood Bowls

It’s the 12 Months of DIY: Thrift Day, and I’m upcycling wood bowls! What is the 12 Months of DIY? It’s when a bunch of fantastic Canadian bloggers get together once a month, and challenge ourselves with a new material. This month was April Thrifting, and that’s where my upcycling project comes in. Vintage wooden […]

One Room Challenge – Kids Bedroom Design – Week 2

Here we go again! Time for week two of the One Room Challenge, and my little girl’s bedroom design. This week I gotta talk inspiration — not because there isn’t much change to show — okay, it’s totally because there isn’t much change to show, but I digress. I do however have one important piece […]